difficulty

A Quote by Thomas Merton on belief, difficulty, nations, patience, peace, politics, preparation, skill, spirituality, technology, wisdom, work, and world

I believe we are going to have to prepare ourselves for the difficult and patient task of outgrowing rigid and intransigent nationalism, and work slowly towards a world federation of peaceful nations. How will this be possible? Don't ask me. I don't know. But unless we develop a moral, spiritual, and political wisdom that is proportionate to our technological skill, our skill may end us.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on character, difficulty, and resolution

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on ability, acting, anxiety, character, citizenship, concern, difficulty, duty, honesty, individuality, information, interest, knowledge, men, motives, necessity, time, and understanding

Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfil. The knowledge of character possessed by a single individual is of necessity limited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Elias Shipman and others of New Haven, July 12, 1801.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on difficulty

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Theodore H. White on difficulty and world

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong, without comment.

Theodore H. White (1915 - 1986)

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A Quote by Theodore C. Speers, D.D. on christianity, cities, danger, difficulty, faith, needs, and pessimism

City folk need not feel sorry for themselves or be pessimistic about the soil in which Christianity is planted to live and bear fruit. The Christian faith was made for contest, and its best fruits are always produced out of the harsh soil of difficulty and danger.

Theodore C. Speers

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A Quote by Thales on difficulty and life

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.

Thales

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A Quote by Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer) on difficulty

An easy task becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance.

Terence (190 - 159 BC)

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A Quote by Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer) on difficulty

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Terence (190 - 159 BC)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on country, difficulty, good, and life

Life is a difficulty in the country, and it requires a good deal of forethought to steer the ship, when you are twelve miles from a lemon.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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