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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life. Les Brown

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The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.

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As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor... Robert Collier

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A barrier is of ideas, not of things. Mark Caine

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The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. Helen Keller

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In each age men of genius undertake the ascent. From below, the world follows them with their eyes. These men go up the mountain, enter the clouds, disappear, reappear, People watch them, mark them. They walk by the side of precipices. They daringly pursue their road. See them aloft, see them in the distance; they are but black specks. On they go. The road is uneven, its difficulties constant. At each step a wall, at each step a trap. As they rise the cold increases. They must make their ladder, cut the ice and walk on it., hewing the steps in haste. A storm is raging. Nevertheless they go forward in their madness. The air becomes difficult to breath. The abyss yawns below them. Some fall. Others stop and retrace their steps; there is a sad weariness. The bold ones continue. They are eyed by the eagles; the lightning plays about them: the hurricane is furious. No matter, they persevere. Victor Hugo

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

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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Molière

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The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness. Havelock Ellis

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A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality. John F. Kennedy

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When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself. Ryszard Kapuściński

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Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. Og Mandino

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Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. Orison Swett Marden

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Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. Orison Swett Marden

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An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goals you are trying to reach.

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There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale

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The obstacle is the path.

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For every mountain there is a miracle. Robert H. Schuller

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

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Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. Zig Ziglar

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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

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We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. Maxwell Maltz

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Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.

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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

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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'Tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Thomas Paine

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It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficult, that makes man. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties do not have to be encountered and overcome before any decided means of success can be achieved. Samuel Smiles

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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

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It takes a little courage, and a little self -- control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. There's no easy path to glory, There's no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor game; But it's prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don't know when to quit.

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

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To fight fear, act. To increase fear -- wait, put off postpone. David J. Schwartz

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Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out, Don't give up though the race seems slow, You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem worse, That you must not quit.

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Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't. But you can't tell the difference when you have no real information. Fear can create even more imaginary obstacles than ignorance can. That's why the smallest step away from speculation and into reality can be an amazing relief. The Reality Solution means: Do it before you're ready. Barbara Sher

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When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. Denis Waitley