By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it's difficult to sort them out.
In youth we run into difficulties; in old age difficulties run into us.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
AfterThe Real Thing,I thought about giving up acting because it's difficult to have a rich life outside your work when you're an actress, a private life that can survive being picked up and put down. That's what I thought, anyway.
It is difficulties that show what men are.
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy: in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
We must face up to a difficult paradox: The U.S. can maintain a leading position in science only by giving up its desire to be number one.
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
Lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty; the difficulty comes from lack of confidence.
I think giving up people is a difficult thing.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.