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In the realm of the unknown, difficulties must be viewed as a hidden treasure! Usually, the more difficult, the better. It's not as valuable if your difficulties stem from your own inner struggle. But when difficulties arise out of increasing objective resistance, that's marvelous!

The First Circle
You can eat an elephant one bit at a time.

Mary Kay (1981)
Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.

The Art of Happiness
Like a path in autumn: no sooner is it cleared than it is once again littered with fallen leaves.

The Zurau Aphorisms (15)
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance
Difficulties are things that show what men are
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."