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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on fear, merit, obstacles, sorrow, and tears

When a man venerates those worthy of veneration, be they Buddhas or their disciples, who have transcended all obstacles and passed beyond sorrow and tears - venerating such as these, whose passions are extinguished and for whom there is no further source for fear, no one can calculate how great his merit is.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 195, 196

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on learning, life, obstacles, success, and trying

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on obstacles, overcoming, and success

Success is not measured by the heights one attains, but by the obstacles one overcomes in its attainment.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on education, facts, freedom, intelligence, obstacles, paradox, and thought

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by William Benjamin Basil King on awareness, duty, facts, fear, happiness, idealism, jobs, nature, obstacles, reality, responsibility, present, and ugliness

To me it seems basic to the getting rid of fear to know that our trials, of whatever nature, are not motiveless. In our present stage of development we could hardly do without them. So often looking . . . ugly . . . they are in reality the branches by we which we catch on and climb. They are not obstacles to happiness. . . . Every call of duty has its place in this ideal; every irksome job, every wearisome responsibility. The fact that we are not always aware of it in no way annuls the other fact that it is so. . . .

Basil King (1859 - 1928)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on defeat, heart, history, and obstacles

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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