obstacles

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

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on goals, needs, obstacles, and past

We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on glory, obstacles, and overcoming

The greater the obstacle, the more the glory in overcoming it.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on contentment, egotism, evil, god, good, leadership, needs, obstacles, people, relationships, reputation, and separation

Among their attributes: renouncing both worlds from their hearts, and preferring their brethren among God's creatures to what they possess; relying upon God Most High in all their affairs; being content with everything that happens to them which the ego detests; and bearing patiently sufferings and separation from one's homeland. They dissociate themselves from creatures without believing that there is evil in them, but rather out of preference for the Creator over creatures. They sever relationships, surmount obstacles, and strive in fulfilling the needs of people after emptying themselves: for whosoever strives to do that before emptying himself is actually seeking leadership and a good reputation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 128

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A Quote by Henry Ford on goals and obstacles

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Source: see Hannah More

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on motives, obstacles, and power

.He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on despair, force, life, and obstacles

Do not despair of your life. You have force enough to overcome your obstacles.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on experience, joy, obstacles, and richness

The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no obstacles to overcome.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Hannah More on goals and obstacles

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

Source: see Henry Ford

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A Quote by George Washington on acting, character, circumstances, death, decisions, doubt, fatherhood, fortune, good, imagination, integrity, inventions, judgment, justice, mind, nature, obstacles, prudence, purity, purpose, and words

Written about Washington after his death by another of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson: His mind was great and powerful . . . as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion. . . . Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw doubt, but, when once decided, going through his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed. His integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known. . . . He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and a great man . . . On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect . . . it may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great. . . .

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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