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The biggest obstacle to people becoming better is that you have to really want to be a good person in order to be a better person, and most people would rather be other things.
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
Adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life.
I think that they way my parents raised me, they taught me to always follow my dreams and never give up, no matter what the obstacle.
If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
Romantic love can be terrifying. We experience another human being as enormously important to us. So there is surrender - not a surrender to the other person so much as to our feeling for the other person. What is the obstacle? The possibility of loss.
The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before, but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access. It is an American dream, and I think that one of our challenges is to find a way to make that available.
The greatest obstacle to international understanding is the barrier of language.
Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
The big problem of our modern society is that we feel that we are separated from the nature. But it's just the opposite. We are interrelated and our DNA is the same. And only when human beings understand that, the nature will not be obstacle.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
Simone de Beauvoir
The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race, with me as the chief obstacle.
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
Clement Clarke Moore
I don't really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself.
Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma. Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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