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"The one common experience of all humanity is the challenge of problems." - R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983), American Architect, Author, Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small." - Witter Bynner (1881 - 1968), American Poet and Author

"There is always an easy solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong." - H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), American Journalist, Essayist, and Editor

"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 (1923 - ), 9th President of the State of Israel

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds." - Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993), American Author

"Ideas may also grow out of the problem itself, which in turn becomes part of the solution." - Paul Rand (1914 - 1996), American Graphic Designer

"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, American Author

"A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved." - Dorothea Brande (1893 - 1948), American Writer and Editor

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." - Henry J. Kaiser (1882 - 1967), American Industrialist, Father of Modern American Shipbuilding

"For every complex problem there is a solution that is concise, clear, simple, and wrong." - H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), American Journalist, Essayist, and Editor

"Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution." - Robert H. Schuller (1926 - ), 1926), American Minister and Author

"The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time." - Robert Collier (1885 - 1950), American Author of Self Help Books

"I am enthusiastic over humanity's extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat may come along and make a fortuitous life preserver. This is not to say, though, that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday's fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem." - R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983), American Architect, Author, Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

"When you can't solve the problem, manage it." - Robert H. Schuller (1926 - ), 1926), American Minister and Author

"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." - Voltaire (1694 - 1778), French Writer, Essayist, and Philosopher

"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution." - Dorothea Brande (1893 - 1948), American Writer and Editor

"Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it." - Bonnie Jean Thornley

"Science is always wrong, it never solves a problem without creating ten more." - George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Irish Playwright

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy." - Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993), American Author

"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - B. F. Skinner (1904 - 1990), American Psychologist, Author, and Inventor

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." - Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855), Danish Philosopher and Theologian

"Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together." - Robert Redford (1936 - ), American Film Director and Actor

"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." - Lee Iacocca (1924 - ),American businessman, President and CEO of Chrysler Corporation from 1978 to 1992

"The man who has no more problems to solve, is out of the game." - Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915), American Writer and Philosopher

"The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve." - David Sarnoff (1891 - 1971), Russian-American Businessman and Founder of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

"The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs." - Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993), American Author

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them." - Henry Ford (1863 - 1947), American Industrialist and Founder of the Ford Motor Company

"You are either part of the solution or part of the problem." - Eldridge Cleaver (1935 - 1998), American Author

"When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." - R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983), American Architect, Author, Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

"Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem." - Brian Aldiss (1925 - ), English Author

"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything." - George Lois (1931 - ), American Art Director and Author

"Welcome every problem as an opportunity. Each moment is the great challenge, the best thing that ever happened to you . The more difficult the problem, the greater the challenge in working it out." - Grace Speare, Author

"There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve." - Michael O. Leavitt (1951 - ), American Politician

"Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them." - Harold Wallace Ross (1892 - 1951), American Journalist and Founder of The New Yorker Magazine

"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?" - Jim Rohn (1930 - ), American Entrepreneur, Author, and Motivational Speaker

"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), 35th President of the United States

"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve." - Maxwell Maltz (1899 - 1975), American Cosmetic Surgeon and Author

"No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking." - J. P. Morgan (1837 - 1913), American Financier and Banker

"Rather than denying problems, focus inventively, intentionally on what solutions might look or feel like. Our mind is meant to generate ideas that help us escape circumstantial traps -- if we trust it to do so. Naturally, not all hunches are useful. But then you only need a single good idea to solve a problem." - Marsha Sinetar, Educator and Author

"Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem." - Henry Kissinger (1923 - ), German-born American Political Scientist, Diplomat, and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

"It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem." - Coretta Scott King (1927 - 2006), American Author, Activist, and Civil Rights Leader

"Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business." - Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956), Industrialist, Former President of IBM

"If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the A-B-C of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems." - Edward Hodnett (1871 - 1962), British Poet

"We only think when we are confronted with problems." - John Dewey (1859 - 1952), American Philosopher and Psychologist

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore I. Rubin (1923 - ), American Psychiatrist and Author

"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 (1976 - ), British Millionaire and Socialite

"Any solution to a problem changes the problem." - R. W. Johnson (1943 - ), South African Journalist and Historian

"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - Herm Albright


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