Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
Elbert Hubbard nearer quote

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.
— Robert Frost

Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves.
— Francois de la Rochefoucauld

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
— nearer quotation by George Orwell