Wednesday, 15 May 2013


A clever person turns great problems into little ones and little ones into none at all. - Chinese Proverb

A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. - Dorthea Brande

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. - Robert Schuller

All problems become smaller if you do not dodge them, but confront them. - Unknown

An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions. - Robert A. Humphrey

Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it. - Ralph Marston Sublime

Do not take on the problems of other people. They are better equipped to handle their own problems than you are. - Unknown

Do not take your problems to bed with you. They are bad and unhealthy companions for natural sleep and rest. - Unknown

Don’t buy other people’s problems. - Chinese Proverb

Dont duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done – its downhill from then on. - Norman Vincent Peale

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. - Joseph Sugarman

Everyone has to have either this or that problem, if he can’t find any problem, he loses all reason for living. - Gao XingJian

Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution. - Stanley Arnol

For problems that arise when one steps into the shadow, the obvious cure is to step back into the sunlight. - Anon

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. - J. Krishnamurti

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively. - Norman Vincent Peale

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humour in it. - Frank A. Clark

If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time. - Shimon Peres

If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future. - Jim Stovall

If we really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. - J. Krishnamurti

If you don’t understand a problem, then explain it to an audience and listen to yourself. - Tom Hirshfield

In a day, when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path - Swami Vivekananda

In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man’s problems but the day’s honest work, the day’s honest decisions, the day’s generous utterance, and the day’s good deed. - Clare Boothe Luce

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. - Albert Einstein

It is by seeking within that we learn to resolve our problems and difficulties. Problems which confront us now must be solved or we will meet them again along our spiral of development. - Unknown

It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. - M. Scott Peck

It is well known that “problem avoidance” is an important part of problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first place. - Edward De Bono

It’s much easier to point out the problem than it is to say just how it should be solved. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility. - Albert Schweitzer

Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. - Unknown

Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting. - Unknown

Never demand that the person who brought up a problem must also be the one to solve it. It may be merely his duty to bring it up: but it is the team’s duty to help solve the problem. - Unknown

Never let a problem become an excuse. - Robert Schuller

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it. - Robert Schuller

No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution. - An Wang

No matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper. - Shulamith Firestone

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. - Voltaire

One should never impose one’s views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself. - Albert Einstein

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert Schuller

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. - Hugh Miller

Problems are the price you pay for progress. - Unknown

Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit. - M. Scott Peck

Problems form an important part of our lives. They are placed in our path for us to overcome them, not to be overcome by them. We must master them, not let them master us. Every time we overcome a challenge, we grow in experience, in self assuredness, and in faith. - Royden G. Derrick

Problems, however, are rarely solved on the spur of the moment. They must be organized and dissected, then key issues isolated and defined. A period of gestation then sets in, during which these issues are mulled over. You put them in your mind and consciously or unconsciously work at them at odd hours of the day or night – even at work. It is somewhat analogous to trying to place a name on the face of someone you’ve met before. Often the solution to a problem comes to you in much the same way you eventually recall the name. - Bill Hewlett

Since our problems have been our own creation, they also can be overcome. - George Harrison

Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them. - Dr Steve Maraboli

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. - Edward De Bono

Studying the inverse problem always helps. - Tom Hirshfield

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. - Alan Saporta

The best way to tackle any problem is one step at a time, and the first step is to tell someone about it. - Unknown

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small. - Unknown

The finger pointing at a problem is not the problem. It is a common occurrence to find people attacking the finger when their problems are pointed out. - Unknown

The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist. - Zig Ziglar

The highest mountain has been conquered. We have even landed a probe called Sojourner on Mars. What is your problem again? - Unknown

The mere formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science. - Albert Einstein

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. - Theodore Rubin

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The problems we face are human problems and therefore are capable of human solutions. - Frederick Moore Vinson

The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are solved. - Gay Talese

The second assault on the same problem should come from a totally different direction. - Tom Hirshfield

The ultimate solutions to problems are rational; the process of finding them is not. - W. H. H. Gordon

There are many difficult problems and decisions that actually improve when they are left to simmer a little while. - Unknown

Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem... Problems are like landmarks of progress. - Scott Alexander

Walk away from it [your problem] until you get stronger. All your troubles will be there when you get back, but you will be better able to cope. - Lady Bird Johnson

We cant solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

We should see problems and difficulties as opportunities for advancement rather than obstacles in our path. By looking at our problems in a different light, much of our frustration will disappear and we can see them from a more rational point of view. - Unknown

We should understand that our problems do not exist outside of ourselves, but are part of our mind that experiences unpleasant feeling. - Geshe Kelsang

Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities. - Ralph Marston

When ones own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts frustrated, it is life-saving to listen to other peoples problems. - Suzanne Massie

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. - Anthony D'Angelo

When the problems mount so high that you cannot see anything else, it pays to step back from your work so you can see the big picture. - Unknown

When you are surfing and there is a big wave coming your way, you can either catch and ride it or be overwhelmed by it. Rise above your problems and ride them to victory rather than letting them drown you. - Unknown

When you can’t solve the problem, manage it. - Robert Schuller

When you don’t share your problems, you resent hearing the problems of other people. - Chuck Palahniuk

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach. - Earl Nightingale

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