Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
There's a thrill in the midst of the hardship in knowing that I'm making the invisible real. And I'm doing what I want.
I want the shuffles and echoes, and a certain mysteriousness... It's so bloody hard to paint.
It was a startling task to undertake, for the Book of Mormon had never been illustrated before, at least on any professional level. There were no precedents.
Only the four corners of the background remained. It was terribly difficult to fix my eyes on all of them at the same time. My experience was that the most difficult thing of all in art is painting in all four corners at the same time.
The more powerful the obstacle, the more glory we have in overcoming it; and the difficulties with which we are met are the maids of honor which set off virtue.
What makes you think painting is any less difficult than brain surgery?
Once you realize that it is impossible to capture the character of the various manifestations of nature by pictorial means, and that an interpretation based on imagination is equally erroneous, you will not find yourself facing a gaping void as you might have feared.
It's difficult to paint every day, and people who say they do, probably don't; it's a very demanding thing.
My difficulties belong to me!
Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment.
If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
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