obstacles

A Quote by Martha Graham on desires, faith, obstacles, perfection, practice, and vision

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.

Martha Graham

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on change, desires, determination, life, obstacles, past, and success

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. The situation that we hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant. We have not managed to surmount the obstacle, as were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us around it, led us past it, and then if we turn around to gaze at the remote past, we can barely catch sight of it, so imperceptible has it become.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on change, mind, obstacles, and yielding

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on achievement, greed, immortality, obstacles, reward, virtue, and wealth

Greed for enlightenment and immortality is no different than greed for material wealth. It is self-centered and dualistic, and thus an obstacle to true attainment. Therefore these states are never achieved by those who covet them; rather, they are the reward of the virtuous.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (59)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on adaptability, divinity, humility, obstacles, perseverance, sincerity, understanding, and universe

Gently eliminating all obstacles to his own understanding, he constantly maintains his unconditional sincerity. His humility, perseverance, and adaptability evoke the response of the universe and fill him with divine light.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (18)

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A Quote by Ken Hakuta on ideas, money, and obstacles

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.

Ken Hakuta

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on darkness, life, obstacles, and tranquility

Braving obstacles and hardships is nobler than retreat to tranquility. The butterfly that hovers around the lamp until it dies is more admirable than the mole that lives in a dark tunnel.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John William Gardner on difficulty, exploring, failure, fear, growth, learning, life, obstacles, personality, and personality

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure - all your life.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on custom and obstacles

The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on difficulty, magic, obstacles, patience, and perseverance

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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