Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.
Other Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:
He who moves not forward, goes backward.
Life is but a preparation for what there is to come.
There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wants.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, power and grace.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
It is ever true that he who does nothing for others, does nothing for himself.
At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you.
If you want to make life easy, make it hard.
Before you can do something, you must first be something.