Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 77
Hidden Had

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Own Reporter

The day of the daredevil reporter who refuses to see obstacles to getting the truth, and seeing it with his or her own eyes, seems to have died.

- Alastair Campbell

Challenges Had

As a premature baby myself, my family faced many challenges in ensuring that I had a healthy start at life. There are so many obstacles for these babies and their families that each new day is a milestone.

- Ally Brooke

Overcome Other

Since losing my legs, I've found out that I am able to help other people by sharing how I've overcome my obstacles.

- Amy Purdy

Need Inevitable

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

- Albert Bandura

Reward Records

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former.

- Alfred A. Montapert

Path Some

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of the many obstacles put in your path.

- Andy Hertzfeld

I Think Overcome

For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.

- Ann Bancroft

Woman Idea

At the point when I wanted to become a designer, I didn't think about, 'Oh, but I'm a woman,' just like didn't think about like, well, 'I'm Chinese' or that 'I'm in Michigan.' You know, none of those things were obstacles to me. I just had this idea that this is what I had to do.

- Anna Sui

Goal Giving Up

I have a motto on my bedroom wall: 'Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.' Giving up is not my style. I just want to do something that's worthwhile.

- Chris Burke

Emotions Means

Emotions aren't the obstacles to a successful negotiation; they are the means.

- Christopher Voss

Always Will

I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.

- Chuck Norris

Thinking About

In Silicon Valley, if you spend a lot of time thinking about the obstacles, you'll talk yourself out of everything, because the more you look at it, the less logical something sounds, since no one has done it yet.

- Dan Rosensweig

Learn Go

You have to go understand that life and baseball is littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way. You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life.

- Dave Winfield

Personal Dangers

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.

- John F. Kennedy

Hymn Least

In my head, at least, the business of spinning stories has no closing time. Twists in my characters' lives, glimpses of their secrets, obstacles to their dreams... all arrive unbidden when I'm getting cash at the ATM, walking my son to camp, singing a hymn at a wedding.

- Julia Glass

Challenges Will

There are obstacles and challenges that my dark-skinned sisters face that I will never know. How they are perceived when they walk in a room of strangers is something I will never truly know.

- Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Real Imaginary

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't.

- Barbara Sher

Like Take

Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.

- Barbara Sher

More Formidable

If you have a vision for something, things are navigable. If it gets fuzzy, then obstacles become much more formidable.

- Bennett Miller

Muslim Lot

I did notice growing up that there are so many things, obstacles and things, that people think you can't do because you're Muslim or because you're wearing a hijab. You hear a lot of no's. That was something that I wanted to see change.

- Halima Aden

Way Seriously

Don't take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.

- Halle Berry

Spirit Need

The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering.

- Henri Nouwen

Wisdom Goal

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

- Henry Ford

Going Old

When I came out, when I was 17 years old, it was one of those things where I realized that there was going to be so many obstacles, but being gay doesn't mean being weak.

- Bob Harper

Long Him

I take my hat off to my friend, Mark Wahlberg, because I know that it took him a long time to make 'The Fighter', and he overcame a lot of obstacles to do it, and now the film is an unqualified success.

- Holt McCallany

Kid Some

I want to share some insight into why someone would want to be a SEAL. A lot of us faced obstacles growing up. I didn't have any type of real nurturing as a kid. I hope people will relate to my story and go, 'Hey, if this guy can do it, so can I.'

- Howard E. Wasdin

Thrive Then

I thrive on obstacles. If I'm told that it can't be told, then I push harder.

- Issa Rae

Achieving Dream

Immigrants have faced huge obstacles to achieving the American Dream, yet have persevered to overcome them.

- Charles B. Rangel

Happiness Nature

Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.

- Dennis Prager


Techno-optimism is a belief in the power of technology to extend our sphere of possibilities and, ultimately, a belief that technology helps us solve and transcend problems, limitations and obstacles.

- Jason Silva


Creating something that builds lasting value and changes the lives of millions of people requires forging a team that will work hard to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, stand up to the pressures of fame and fortune, and stay true to the original vision long after others stop believing.

- Jay Samit

Overcome Lot

The best people I know have had a lot of obstacles to overcome.

- Jayne Meadows

I Think Happiest

I think we're programmed for hardship. In my experience, human beings are happiest when they're working themselves to the bone. People are more likely to feel adrift and unsatisfied when they have too much leisure time. Obstacles are good.

- Jeff Carlson

Big Our World

If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.

- Jeff Hawkins

May Sustained

Obstacles may retard, but they cannot long prevent the progress of a movement sanctioned by its justice and sustained by a virtuous people.

- Jefferson Davis

Every Day Craft

The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence - the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day - the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying.

- Jennifer Weiner

Sometimes Going

Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you'll be: How good are you at going around obstacles?

- Jeremy Renner

Express Brought

The inner me was always under attack by authority, by the way my parents wanted me to be brought up, by these English schools I went to. So I've always felt this kind of anti-authoritarian strain in me, pushing to express itself despite the obstacles.

- Edward Said

Proud Underdog

I am extremely proud of my rags-to-riches story. It's fun to be a misfit or an underdog if you acknowledge your gifts and befriend your obstacles.

- Kangana Ranaut

Simple Overcome

To me, obstacles in life build character. You have to be able to overcome adversity in order to succeed and appreciate the simple things life has to offer... that's where most of my inspiration for writing and singing comes from.

- Elliott Yamin

Own Lives

The ogres and witches and giants of fairytales stand in as metaphors for those obstacles that we all face in our own lives.

- Kate Forsyth

Behind South

In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the Corps directly on the South coast, to form a bridgehead for the Army - as the area immediately behind the coast was now covered with obstacles. These doubts were accepted by Hitler.

- Kurt Student

Path Find

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

- Frank A. Clark

Reach Big

How you handle the obstacles has a big impact on how you do. If you give up, then you obviously don't get there, but if you're persistent, and you keep thinking of new ways to approach the business, you're more likely to reach your goal.

- Fred DeLuca


Poverty places not just one or two obstacles but multiple obstacles in a child's pathway to what we would consider to be regular development - cognitively, intellectually and emotionally.

- Geoffrey Canada

Most Decisive

But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.

- George Weinberg

Year Income

At Year Up, our students - low income 18-24 year olds - come to us having already faced substantial obstacles in life. They are not in search of a handout; what they want most of all is the ability to take ownership of their own futures.

- Gerald Chertavian

Will Electric

As long as Wanxiang exists, we will pursue our dream to make electric cars, whatever the obstacles.

- Lu Guanqiu

Happiness Own

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.

- Lucinda Williams

Believe Realist

I'm a realist, not a sugar coater. I believe in always letting people know what their obstacles are. And at the end of the day, I just want to be respected for my hard work.

- Tichina Arnold

Path Allow

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them.

- Ralph Marston

Woman Yes

Yes, there are obstacles as a woman; there is no doubt about it.

- Reem Acra

Been Discard

I had been so focused on what to discard, on attacking the unwanted obstacles around me, that I had forgotten to cherish the things that I loved, the things I wanted to keep.

- Marie Kondo

Root Seemed

There seemed to be endless obstacles... it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.

- Marion Milner

Career Honestly

I admire Brad Pitt, honestly, just because of how he started and the obstacles he had to overcome to have the career that he's had.

- Shemar Moore

Feel Available

I want a painting to be difficult to do. The more obstacles, obstructions, problems - if they don't overwhelm - the better. I would like to feel that I am involved at any stage of the painting with all its moments, not just this 'now' moment where a superficial grace is so available.

- Richard Diebenkorn

Path More

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.

- Shirley Chisholm

About Part

There is a part of me that's oblivious. People always ask me, 'What obstacles have you faced?' and I always think, 'What are you talking about?' Whether or not there were obstacles, I never saw obstacles. It's never occurred to me that I wasn't good enough for something.

- Shonda Rhimes


We all have obstacles. The feeling of satisfaction comes by overcoming something.

- Marta

New Leaders

New leaders must also expect and manage setbacks. In post-revolutionary times, expectations are high, and the obstacles to meeting them are enormous.

- Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Will Laws

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.

- Olusegun Obasanjo

Ahead We Cannot

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.

- Orison Swett Marden

Through Achieves

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

- W. Clement Stone

Size Same

Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.

- Robert H. Schuller

Young Endeavors

I have a message for the young kids. Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked.

- Wade Boggs

Death Faith

We need to have a modicum of faith in people's common sense, creativity and will to survive and prosper even in the face of great difficulties and obstacles. If people could keep society running in the aftermath of the Black Death, they could keep it running after the U.S. government defaulted on its debt.

- Robert Higgs

Career Notion

Early in my career, having many visible tattoos created obstacles and presented quite a challenge to move forward. I've heard comments like, 'actors don't have tattoos.' The notion of typecasting was a reoccurring theme despite my passion toward creativity and personal expression.

- Robert LaSardo

Best Within

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

- Walter Scott

Republic Year

Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights.

- Walter Ulbricht

Through Thrown

No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path, there are ways to except them and to live through them.

- Robert Zemeckis

Will Presented

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.

- Paul Harris

Bad Badly

The characters I've played that I like the most are people that have a lot of obstacles. They have a lot of bad things going on. They're seeking to do something good amidst all the detritus around them, and they're aware of how badly they've screwed it up. That kind of self-awareness is tragic.

- Paul Sparks

Been Telling

Growing up, I've had plenty of obstacles, but to be honest, I didn't always have doubters. I was a standout athlete, so when that happens, you don't have too many people telling you 'You can't do this,' and 'You can't do that.' I've always been a bit of a people person and a hard worker.

- Roman Reigns

Death Other

Macro-trading requires a high degree of skill, focus and repetition. Life events, such as birth, divorce, death of a loved one and other emotional highs and lows are obstacles to success in this specific field of finance.

- Paul Tudor Jones

San Diego Seal

Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.

- William H. McRaven

Greatness Old

Teachers today are breaking down obstacles, finding innovative ways to instill old lessons, proving that greatness can be found in everyday places.

- Taylor Mali