There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.— Friedrich Nietzsche
Inspiring Stumbling Blocks quotations
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
The right attitude can transform a barrier into a blessing, an obstacle into an opportunity or a stumbling block into a stepping stone.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
Advocates for a single line of progress encounter their greatest stumbling block when they try to find a smooth link between the apparently disparate designs of the invertebrates and vertebrates.
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.
Instead of looking on discussion as a stumbling block in the way of action, we think it an indispensable preliminary to any wise action at all.
How often do we stand convinced of the truth of our early memories, forgetting that they are assessments made by a child? We can replace the narratives that hold us back by inventing wiser stories, free from childish fears, and, in doing so, disperse long-held psychological stumbling blocks.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it. Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing. People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful.
What we sometimes consider a stumbling block is rather a rock we can step on.
Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Choose the positive. You are the master of your attitude.
Small causes are sufficient to make a man uneasy, when great ones are not in the way: for want of a block he will stumble at a straw.
I often wonder if my knowledge about God has not become my greatest stumbling block to my knowledge of God.
Great truths that are stumbling blocks to the natural man are nevertheless the very foundations upon which the confidence of the spiritual man is built.
Most of the time I liked school and got good grades.
In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college.
In point of fact, Western philosophy has never set itself free of Christianity: wherever Christianity did not have a hand in the construction of modern philosophy it served instead as a stumbling block.
Successful people see adversity as a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
What are stumbling blocks and defeat to the weak and vacillating are but stepping stones to victory to the determined soul.
You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
The virgin birth has never been a major stumbling block in my struggle with Christianity; it's far less mind boggling than the Power of all Creation stooping so low as to become one of us.
The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
Racism may be as systemic as it always was.
It is the great problem of America. It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
Our wounds ultimately give us wisdom.
Our stumbling blocks inevitably become our stepping stones. And our setbacks lead us to our strengths
The only thing that I know is that, growing up, I came across stumbling blocks, and I always said to myself, 'If I ever get into a position to do something about this, I would like to, so that somebody does not deal with what I went through.
Why did the achievers overcome problems while thousands are overwhelmed by theirs? They refused to hold on to the common excuses for failure. They turned their stumbling blocks into stepping stones. They realized that they couldn't determine every circumstance in life but they could determine their choice of attitude towards every circumstance.
Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.
If science could get rid of consciousness, it would have disposed of the only stumbling block to its universal application.
In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
Turn your stumbling blocks into steppingstones to success.
In Germany, you have a huge official memorial to the murdered Jews and then you have this artist who's been putting these stumbling blocks, these brass cobblestones, outside the houses Jews were taken away from. It's somewhat controversial and has met some resistance.
The path to inspiration starts upon the trails we've known;
each stumbling block is not a rock, but just a stepping stone.