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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

Author: John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

Profession: Sixth President of the USA

The greatest obstacle to progress is prejudice.

Author: Bavee


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.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.

Author: Lawrence Bixby


The obstacles you face are... mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.

Author: Clarence Blasier


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

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

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

Author: Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951)

Profession: American Author of ''The Magic of Believing''

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

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

A barrier is of ideas, not of things.

Author: Mark Caine


It is not necessary to hope in order to understand, nor to succeed in order to persevere.

Author: Charles The Bold (1437-1477)

Profession: Duke of Burgundy

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

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

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

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A desire can overcome all objections and obstacles.

Author: Gunderson


It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Author: Sir Edmund Hillary (1919)

Profession: New Zealand Mountaineer