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What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.

Author: Douglas Adams (1952)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.

Author: Terry Bradshaw

Profession: American Football Player, Sports Commentator

I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.

Author: Connie Chung (1946)

Profession: Chinese-American TV Personality

We only think when we are confronted with problems.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Educator

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.

Author: Alexander Douglas Home


The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

One must be aware that one is continually being tested in what one wishes most in order to make clear whether one's heart is on earth or in heaven.

Author: Pir Vilayat Khan (1916)

Profession: Western Philosopher Teacher, Master, Author

I love the challenge.

Author: Nancy Lopez (1957)

Profession: American Golfer

Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

Author: George S. Patton (1885-1945)

Profession: American Army General during World War II

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon


You have to erect a fence and say, ''Okay, scale this.''

Author: Linda Ronstadt

Profession: American Entertainer, Singer

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.

Author: Robert H. Schuller (1926)

Profession: American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader