Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
There are people who want to make men’s lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.
Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
It is difficult not to write satire.
It is very difficult to hang onto the relics of history.
We should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances.
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
It’s a fantastic privilege to spend three or four hundred pages with a reader. You have time to go into certain questions that are painful or difficult or complicated. That’s one thing that appeals to me very much about the novel form.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.