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invitation to measure oneself against others, to confront them in a competition
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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.


Bart Simpson: I thought you came here looking for a challenge.
Lisa SImpson: Duh! A challenge I could do.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norrin Radd: Those to whom no distant horizons beckon ... for whom no challenges remain ... though they have inherited a Universe ... they possess only empty sand!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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