Overcoming Obstacles Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old overcoming obstacles quotes, overcoming obstacles sayings, and overcoming obstacles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.     

Robert A. Heinlein

When the goal seems difficult to reach, take a break but never give up.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm     

Sun Tzu

Those who don't know how to suffer are the worst off. There are times when the only correct thing we can do is to bear out troubles until a better day.

Deng Ming-Dao

If you expect life to be easy, challenges will seem difficult. If you accept that challenges may occur, life will be easier.

Rob Liano

Never give in to the obstacles that lie in your path towards the achievement of your dreams.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Don't settle for your human capacity. Live up to your God-given potential.     

Benjamin Lotter

Don't run from your weakness, you will only give it strength.

Stephen Richards

Always follow your dreams, even if they lead you down a few dark alleys.

Teresa Mummert

Some people will just go with the flow of things and sway in life, while others will fight against the currents and go upstream to reach their destiny.

Anthony Liccione

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

Jack Penn

Others can stop you temporarily -- you are the only one who can do it permanently.     

Zig Ziglar

Today is a new day. Yesterday's mistakes cannot affect today's possibilities unless you dwell on them.     

Benjamin Lotter

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.     

John Wooden

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Nelson Mandela

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.     

Virgil

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.

Pythagoras

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.     

William James

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Rabindranath Tagore

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.     

Michael Jordan

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

Never complain about your troubles; they are responsible for more than half of your income.

Robert Updegraff

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?     

Jim Rohn

It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.     

Edward W. Ziegler