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Challenges Quotes

Challenges give the strength to go beyond records. One should learn to love challenges in life and integrate his abilities to achieve the most. In ancient India, a group of ascetics named ‘Samanas’ used to leave their home, fast and punish themselves in an attempt to make themselves leave the connection with the material world. By fasting, torturing their body, they apparently got the courage and bodily strength to live without food and proper shelter for days. And this is what challenges do! They make you stronger by pushing you hard. Read these challenge quotes to make yourself stronger.

Baltasar Gracian

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.

John F. Kennedy

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.

Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Helen Keller

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

Tony Blair

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.


Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Robin Williams

I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

Maya Angelou

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Osama bin Laden

The dream to kill me will never be completed.


I will celebrate, but I know new goals and objectives will come and I am ready to take them.

George Eliot

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

Chuck Palahniuk

I just don't want to die without a few scars.

Achievement Adversity Guts Sureness
Simone Weil

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

Mia Hamm

It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.

Leo Buscaglia

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

Hope Hicks

If you work hard and you work for somebody who empowers you and challenges you, you'll be successful.

Alexander Hamilton

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

Henry James

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.

Thomas Hobbes

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

Napolean Hill

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

Billie Jean King

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.

Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Golda Meir

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

Andre Gide

Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.

Hillary Clinton

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

Robert Kennedy

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.

Ulysses S. Grant

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

Hillaire Belloc

All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.

Cameron Diaz

Everything's a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. There's no guarantee.

Nicole Kidman

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.

Charlie Chaplin

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.


My life has always been a series of challenges and I'm psychologically-prepared but this is the biggest challenge of my life.

Francis Bacon

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.

Paulo Coelho

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

William Arthur Ward

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

Andy Warhol

During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.

Marcel Proust

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Warren G. Bennis

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.

Benjamin Disraeli

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Don DeLillo

In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow?

Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

John D. Rockefeller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

Alexis de Tocqueville

There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it.

Andre Gide

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

Kurt Cobain

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Stephen King

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

Oprah Winfrey

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Life Achievement Adventure Dreams
Carl Jung

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Joseph Campbell

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

Henry Miller

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

Abraham Lincoln

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Hillary Clinton

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.

Mia Hamm

There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.

Winston Churchill

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

Helen Keller

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

Walt Disney

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

Life Acceptance Adversity Tough
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Andre Gide

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

George Bernard Shaw

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

Kevin Smith

When times are tough like this, and they certainly are challenging, it's not a time to recoil or retreat from the situation. You've got to be strong, and you've got to play your plan out as best you can.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.

Jean Baudrillard

The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Mia Hamm

You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.

Brian Tracy

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

Helen Keller

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Honoré de Balzac

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.

Lee Iacocca

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

Anais Nin

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom

Barack Obama

We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.

Donald Trump

When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.

For any young democracy, the most difficult but important step is burying the legacy of tyranny and establishing an economy and a government and institutions that abide by the rule of law. Every country faces challenges to the rule of law, including my own.

Michael Jordan

I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.

Donald Trump

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

World Face Togetherness
Barack Obama

Through every victory and every setback, I've insisted that change is never easy and never quick; that we wouldn't meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime.

We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country.

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.