Challenge is a common English word that is used generically for many different named competitions and for things that are imbued with a sense of difficulty and victory.


  • Doctor: Don't challenge me, Harriet Jones, because I'm a completely new man. I could bring down your Government with a single word.
Harriet: You're the most remarkable man I've ever met, but I don't think you're quite capable of that.
Doctor: No, you're right. Not a single word, just six.
Harriet: I don't think so.
Doctor: Six words.
Harriet: Stop it!
Doctor: Six.

(The Doctor goes over to Alex and whispers in his ear.)

Doctor: Don't you think she looks tired?
Harriet: What did he say?
Alex: Oh, well, nothing, really.
Harriet: What did he say?
Alex: Nothing. I don't know.
Harriet: Doctor! Doctor, what did you? What was that? What did he say? What did you say, Doctor? Doctor! I'm sorry.
  • Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
  • only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.
  • The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
    • Bertrand Russell, as quoted in Crainer's The Ultimate Book of Business Quotations (1997), p. 258.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 92.
  • If not, resolve, before we go,
    That you and I must pull a crow.
    Y' 'ad best (quoth Ralpho), as the Ancients
    Say wisely, have a care o' the main chance.
  • I never in my life
    Did hear a challenge urg'd more modestly,
    Unless a brother should a brother dare
    To gentle exercise and proof of arms.
  • There I throw my gage,
    To prove it on thee to the extremest point
    Of mortal breathing.
  • An I thought he had been valiant and so cunning in fence, I'ld have seen him damned ere I'ld have challenged him.

External linksEdit

Wikipedia has an article about:
Read in another language