In the presence of trouble, some people grow wings; others buy crutches. - Harold W. Ruoff

Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life. - Anonymous

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. - Hannah More

Everybody has barriers and obstacles. If you look at them as containing fences that don't allow you to advance, then you're going to be a failure. If you look at them as hurdles that strengthen you each time you go over one, then you're going to be a success. - Benjamin Carson

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. - Leonardo da Vinci

You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be faint-hearted. Be resolute, but never bitter. - Ralph J. Bunche

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. - Claude M. Bristol

Let a person rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles, for it means that he has reached the end of some particular line of indifference or folly, and is now called upon to summon up all his energy and intelligence in order to extricate himself, and to find a better way; that the powers within him are crying out for greater freedom, for enlarged exercise and scope. - James Allen

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. - B. C. Forbes

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. - Orison Swett Marden

The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles one encounters on the road to fortune are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance. Peril is the element in which power is developed. - William Mathews

The door of success swings on the hinges of obstacles. - Denis Waitley

Welcome difficulties and obstacles as valuable steps in the ladder to success. - Brain Tracy

If there are obstacles, the shortest line between two points may be the crooked line. - Bertolt Brecht

Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. - Anthony Robbins

The hardships of life are sent not by an unkind destiny to crush, but to challenge. - Sam E. Roberts