|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Die grössten Schwierigkeiten liegen da, wo wir sie nicht suchen.|
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
GoetheSprüche in Prosa. P. 236.
|Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit.|
The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing.
HoraceSatires. II. 3. 103.
| Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.|
Samuel JohnsonRasselas. Ch. XIII.
| Blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.|
Matthew. XXIII. 24.
|So he with difficulty and labor hard|
Movd on, with difficulty and labor he.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 1,021.
|Ardua molimur; sed nulla nisi ardua virtus.|
I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty.
OvidArs Amatoria. II. 537.
| Men might as well have hunted an hare with a tabre.|
Richard the Redeles. (1399).
|It is as hard to come as for a camel|
To thread the postern of a small needles eye.
Richard II. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 16.
| Nil tam difficile quin quærendo investigari possiet.|
Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.
TerenceHeauton timoroumenos. IV. 2. 8. HerrickHesperides. No. 1009. Seek and Find.
|Nulla est tam facilis res, quin difficilis siet,|
Quum invitus facias.
There is nothing so easy in itself but grows difficult when it is performed against ones will.
TerenceHeauton timoroumenos. IV. 6. 1.
| There is such a choice of difficulties, that I own myself at a loss how to determine.|
James WolfeDispatch to Pitt. Sept. 2, 1759.