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Timeless problem-solving quotes

Postby Mills Chapman » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:52 am

As these quotes seem to be timeless, I thought that I would post them here. Feel free to add more. Taken from http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirat ... Solvi1.htm

Mary Kay Ash: For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Theodore Roosevelt: Have you got a problem? Do what you can where you are with what you've got.

Tom Connelly: He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.

Billy Graham: Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.

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

James Thurber: It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

Albert Einstein: It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Henry Ford: Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Voltaire: No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.

Albert Einstein: The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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

Albert Einstein: The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Unknown Author: We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.

Norman Vincent Peale: 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.

Abraham Maslow: When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

Unknown Author: Worry is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do but won't get you anywhere.

Albert Einstein: You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

William Inge: Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

Marie Curie: Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

John F. Kennedy: Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

Kaiser: Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Norman Vincent Peale: Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.

Scott Peck: 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.

Norman Vincent Peale: The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how".

Carl Jung: The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.

John Ruskin: Do not think of your faults; still less of others' faults. Look for what is good and strong and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.

Denis Waitley: Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Henry Ford: Don't find fault. Find a remedy.

Jack Nicklaus: Focus on remedies, not faults.

Unknown Author: "I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done".

John C. Maxwell: A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

Confucius: A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

Duke Ellington: A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

Orison Swett Marden: All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.

Norman Vincent Peale: Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
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Postby Alexandros Lordos » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:43 am

Mills,

these quotes are truly inspirational; thanks for taking the time to collect and post them.

I think these quotes bring our own lack of tenacity into sharp relief; we give up too easily, at the slightest obstacle, instead of working creatively and proactively for the future.
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