Obstacles Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old obstacles quotes, obstacles sayings, and obstacles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.     

Henry Ford

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.     

Michael Jordan

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.     

Og Mandino

Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.     

Orison Swett Marden

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.     

Naomi Wolf

Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.     

Barbara Sher

Well, you've got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.     

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.     

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.     

Robert H. Schuller

No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path, there are ways to except them and to live through them.     

Robert Zemeckis

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.     

Orison Swett Marden

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them.     

Ralph Marston

We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.     

Goldie Hawn

But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.     

George Weinberg

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have the right answer or do the right thing every single time.     

Shannon Miller

The more you can remove the obstacles between you and the world as a woman, the easier and simpler life becomes.     

Cate Blanchett

It takes obstacles to learn, grow, be better.     

Orlando Bloom

There are many challenges, there are many obstacles; let us try to change the obstacles to advantages.     

Harri Holkeri

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.     


See every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone, and never be defeated by anything or anyone.     

Eileen Caddy

For every mountain there is a miracle.     

Robert H. Schuller

Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.     

Orison Swett Marden

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

Robert Collier

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

Clarence Blasier

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?     

Jim Rohn

There seemed to be endless obstacles... it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.     

Joanna Field

Often one of the stumbling blocks to living a simpler life is our inability or unwillingness to change how we play some of the games that got us into these complicated lives in the first place.     

Elaine St. James

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.     

Zig Ziglar

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

Les Brown