Hindrance Sayings and Quotes

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


Let every hindrance to joy become the soil out of which joy blossoms.     

Elizabeth George

Old age is a hindrance to creativity but cannot crush my youthful spirit.     

Rembrandt

The greatest hindrance to living is expectancy, which depends upon tomorrow and wastes today.     

Seneca The Younger

The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.     

Bruce Lee

Good cheer is no hindrance to a good life.     

Aristippus

It could be that one of the greatest hindrances to evangelism is the poverty of our own experience.     

Billy Graham

Help that is not positively necessary is a hindrance to a growing organism.     

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A monk's extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making.     

Harsha Bhogle

The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.     

Ernest Hello

One of the greatest hindrances to happiness in the present day is our tendency to standardize our conception of it.     

J. E. Buckrose

The greatest hindrance to growth in faith is comfortable living.     

John Carey

Modesty isn't always a virtue; it can be a hindrance; a careful measure of personal pride builds confidence and ensures success.     

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Impatience is a hindrance. As with all things if you attempt to take shortcuts, the final destination will rarely be as good and may even be attainable.     

Chris Bradford

Anything which is a hindrance to the fight of the soul is a delusion and a snare, even like the body which often does hinder you in the path of salvation.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Beware of anger. It is the most difficult to remove of all the hindrances. But it is the alcohol of the body, you know, and the devil of it is that it deadens the perceptions.     

Margery Allingham

Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies from them.     

Plato

Religions have become a hindrance, rather than a help, to our shared pursuit of peace and progress. They tend to make us meaner rather than better human beings, less sensitive to the demands of justice, compassion and fellow humanity in our times.     

Agnivesh

The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.     

Hazlitt

There is no greater hindrance to the progress of thought than an attitude of irritated party-spirit.     

Alfred North Whitehead

A prayerless church member is a hindrance. He is in the body like a rotting bone or a decayed tooth. Before long, since he does not contribute to the benefit of his brethren, he will become a danger and a sorrow to them. Neglect of private prayer is the locust which devours the strength of the church.     

Charles Spurgeon

Sickness is a hindrance to the body, but not to your ability to choose, unless that is your choice. Lameness is a hindrance to the leg, but not to your ability to choose. Say this to yourself with regard to everything that happens, then you will see such obstacles as hindrances to something else, but not to yourself.     

Epictetus

But by far the greatest hindrance and aberration of the human understanding proceeds from the dullness, incompetency, and deceptions of the senses; in that things which strike the sense outweigh things which do not immediately strike it, though they be more important. Hence it is that speculation commonly ceases where sight ceases; insomuch that of things invisible there is little or no observation.     

Francis Bacon

The principal hindrance to the advancement of the kingdom of God is greed. It is the chief obstacle to heaven-sent revival. It seems that when the back of greed is broken, the human spirit soars into regions of unselfishness. I believe that it is safe to say there can be no continuous revival without 'hilarious' giving. And I fear no contradiction: wherever there is 'hilarious' giving there will soon be revival!     

O. S. Hawkins

The greatest impediments to personal change always come from within, not without.     

Andy Greenwald

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.     

Marcus Aurelius

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.     

Thomas Reid

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There are no impediments to meditation. The very thought of such obstacles is the greatest impediment.     

Ramana Maharshi

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.     

Honoré de Balzac

The biggest impediment to growth is in our minds and not in the world outside, and only constant in the world is change.     

N. R. Narayana Murthy

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.     

Augustus Y. Napier

The biggest hindrance to the missionary task is self. Self that refuses to die. Self that refuses to sacrifice. Self that refuses to give. Self that refuses to go.     

Thomas Hale

Thoughts are impediments to seeing your deepest nature. Don't give rise to any thought, and discover who you are. That ocean of eternal peace is you. What is the difficulty that we suffer from? It is that we seek peace elsewhere and do not experience that we are peace incarnate itself.     

H. W. L. Poonja

The major impediment to experiencing the sacred depths of ordinary moments is the speed and distraction of contemporary life that moves to the imperatives of the global economic order.In addition, we increasingly live in a virtual world in which our reality is filtered through media and information technology.     

Sam Keen

All we are asked to bear we can bear. That is a law of the spiritual life. The only hindrance to the working of this law, as of all benign laws, is fear.     

Elizabeth Goudge

The hindrances to being psychic are a general dullness that develops from living in the material world, and being a material girl.     

Frederick Lenz

By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.     

Phillip Moffitt

Difficulties and obstacles are God's challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.     

A. B. Simpson

Conscription is an impediment to achieving the forces Australia needs. It is an alibi for failing to give proper conditions to regular soldiers. We will abolish conscription forthwith. By abolishing it, Australia will achieve a better army, a better-paid army – and a better, united society.     

Gough Whitlam