Quotes with difficult
Do not despair. I know you will not despair. You have a manly and proud heart. A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone.
Things Fall Apart
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
I think a human can go supersonic, I believe that's true. There are possible difficulties. I'm not sure they'll exhibit themselves until you are fast enough or in dense enough air that you start to create shock waves. And when shock waves influence your ability to stabilize yourself, that's a difficult area to predict. But I think it's possible.
To Felix Baumgartner during their meeting (2010)
The more competent and streamlined journalism becomes, the greater its threat to public mind -- particularly in a countly like the United States. It becomes more and more difficult to distinguish the secondhand from the real thing, until most people end by forgetting there is such a distinction. The very success of technique engenders a whole style of life for the period, which subsists purely on externals. What lies behind those externals -- the human person, in its uniqueness and its totality -- dwindles to a shadow and a ghost.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do so without destroying the health of the mind.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficult.
Each five-minute piece you now see in my show takes two years from idea to execution. That is why - when someone steals my creations - it's very difficult to deal with.
Being called very, very difficult is the beginning of success. Until you’re called very, very difficult you’re really nobody at all.
You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.
It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death.
Governing was always difficult for conservatives, but as they return to the opposition, they are rediscovering their skill at blame evasion.
The loser is always a part of the problem; the winner is always a part of the answer. The loser always has an excuse; the winner always has a program. The loser says it may be possible, but it's difficult; the winner says it may be difficult, but it's possible.
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
My experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
It is difficult at times to repress the thought that history is about as instructive as an abattoir.
Nobel Lecture, Dec. 7, 1995
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.
History is not a narrative of events. The historian’s difficult task is to explain what happened.
The Century of Revolution: 1603-1714 (1961)
There is a lot of sadness in my past life. My father beat me. It was difficult to take being beaten and then going on stage. He was strict; very hard and stern.
I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project...will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important...and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish...
One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
I once said that the most difficult things to design are the simplest. For instance, to improve the form of a scalpel or a needle is extremely difficult, if not impossible. To improve the appearance of a threshing machine is easy. There are so many components on which one can work.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
We are told that wealth is a test of character -- few of us have to submit to it. Poverty is the more usual test. It is difficult to be very poor and maintain one's self-respect.
The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections (1918)
I would not leave anything to a man of action as he would be tempted to give up work; on the other hand, I would like to help dreamers as they find it difficult to get on in life.
The balance between price in past achievements and consciousness of present shortcomings is difficult to strike.
That's the way you feel, because that's a euphoria that is difficult to describe to anybody. It's quite a feeling,
Comparing winning Super Bowl to sex.
So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history.
It is as easy to deceive one’s self without perceiving it as it is difficult to deceive others without their finding it out.
It Is more difficult for a man to be faithful to his mistress when he is favored than when he is ill treated by her.
I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
Des Moines, Iowa, November 4, 1910
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Every man would like to be God, if it were possible; some few find it difficult to admit the impossibility.
Power: A New Social Analysis (1938)
We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty.
On the 1984-85 miners' strike
No one can make any money. It was a really tough slog and I had a good go at it, but it was difficult. You put in so much effort and put in so many long hours for not much return. I was making all my money from endorsements and appearances, but I didn't make that much from the actual record sales. I think everyone is suffering in the music industry. It wasn't just me. I do something until it's not fun any more and then move on. Music wasn't fun any more.
Interview in Men's Style magazine, in October 2007
Learning trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
A much more difficult and confusing situation would arise if we could, some day, establish a theory of the phenomena of consciousness, or of biology, which would be as coherent and convincing as our present theories of the inanimate world.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)
It is difficult to avoid the impression that a miracle confronts us here, quite comparable in its striking nature to the miracle that the human mind can string a thousand arguments together without getting itself into contradictions, or to the two miracles of laws of nature and of the human mind's capacity to divine them.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)
Ridding oneself of this feeling that the universe has a personal grudge against one is the first and most difficult task in growing to adulthood.
Beyond The Outsider: The Philosophy of the Future (1965)
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.