PROBLEMS Quotations

PROBLEMS Quotations








Quotations similar to PROBLEMS - OBSTACLES, MISTAKES
Also see PROBLEMS AFFIRMATIONS
Compiled by





95% percent of problem-solving is realizing there is one. - Unknown

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. - Unknown

A problem is a chance to do your best. - Duke Ellington

A problem is solved not by confronting it directly, but by going to a level where no problem exists. - Deepak Chopra

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. - Charles Kettering

Achievers rarely, if ever, see a problem as permanent, while those who fail see even the smallest problems as permanent. - Tony Robbins

Adversity causes some people to break; others to break records. - William A Ward

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

All events are blessings given to us to learn from. - E Kubler-Ross

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. - Henry David Thoreau

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

Anything that immobilizes you, gets in your way or keeps you from your goals is all yours. You can throw it away anytime you choose. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Believing a solution paves the way to solution. - Dr David Schwartz

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Joshua J Marine

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch, what makes you go beyond the norm. - Cicely Tyson

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by orginality, overcomes everything. - George Lois

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. - William Channing

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

Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart. - Myla Kabat-Zinn

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. - Rene Descartes

Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. - Stephen Covey

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. - Norman Vincent Peale

Every problem in your life carries a gift inside it. - Richard Bach

Failures and setbacks are a part of this experience, and it will remain in you as wisdom. - Ryuho Okawa

Failures are like skinned knees - painful but superficial. - Ross Perot

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems. - Anthony J. D'angelo

For every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage. - W. Clement Stone

For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong. - Henry Louis Mencken

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

Humor is the healthy way of feeling "distance" between one's self and the problem, a way of standing off and looking at one's problem with perspective. - Rollo May

I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties. - J. C. Penny

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned. - Carol Burnett

I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened. - Mark Twain

I knew a woman who went about bragging of her troubles, so, of course, she always had something to brag about. - Florence Scovel Shinn

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. - Mother Teresa

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

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. - Isaac Asimov

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. - Abraham Maslow

If things go wrong, don’t go with them. - Roger Babson

If Tylenol, duct tape, or a band-aid can't help, you've got a serious problem. - Unknown

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. - Regina Brett

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

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. - Robert Fulghum

If you can solve your problem, what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, what is the use of worrying. - Shantideva

If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it. - Erma Bombeck

If you can't solve it, it's not a problem--it's reality. - Barbara Colorose

If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. - Dr. Robert Anthony

If you keep rephrasing the question, it gradually becomes the answer. - Robert Brault

If you look for problems, you will find problems; if you look for solutions, you will find solutions. - Andy Gilbert

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. - John R Miller

If you’re not making any mistakes or experiencing any setbacks, chances are you’re not doing anything. - Jim Hartness

Impossible only means that you haven't found the solution yet. - Unknown

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. - Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem. - G. K. Chesterton

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out - it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. - Robert Service

It’s a good law to follow the first law of holes; if you are in one, stop digging. - Lord Dennis Healey

It's not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that's important. - Zig Ziglar

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. - Michael J. Gelb

Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them? - M Scott Peck

Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference. - Robert Fulghum

Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals - Marsha Sinetar

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. - Voltaire

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. - Abdul Kalam

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. - Carl Gustav

Men do not stumble over mountains. They stumble over mole hills. - Confucius

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

My biggest problem is what to do about all the things I can't do anything about. - Ashleigh Brilliant

My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened! - Montaigne

Never be pushed by your problems, but be led by your dreams! - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never solve a problem from its original perspective. - Charles Thompson

Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them. - Lou Holtz

Never try to solve all the problems at once - make them line up for you one-by-one. - Richard Sloma

Ninety percent of solving a problem is realizing there is one. - Unknown

No day is so bad that it can't be fixed with a nap. - Carrie Snow

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

Nothing lasts forever - not even your troubles. - Arnold Glasgow

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. - Henry Ford

One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. - Robert Fulghum

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. - Merle Shain

Only creativity can see past problems to find solutions. This holds true for every area of life. - Deepak Chopra

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. - Joseph Campbell

Out of difficulties grow miracles. - Jean De La Bruyere

People of character find a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that they can realize their potentialities. - Charles DeGaulle

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem. - Virginia Satir

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry Kaiser

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

Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. - Albert Einstein

Problems only exist in the human mind. - Anthony De Mello

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. - Theodore N Vail

Replace the word problem with the word opportunity in all your thoughts. - Matthew Keith Groves

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors. - African Proverb

Solving problems should be a joy, a welcome challenge to our creativity. - Deepak Chopra

Stand up to your obstacles & do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. - N V Peale

Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t. - Bill Hybels

Storms make trees take deeper roots. - Dolly Parton

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. - Gandhi

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. - Unknown

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

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. - Jim Rohn

The foolish man lies awake all night thinking of his many problems; when the morning comes he is worn out and his trouble is just as it was. - Norse Proverb

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. - Bertrand Russell

The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution. - Unknown

The key to achievement lies in being a 'how' thinker, not an 'if' thinker. - Unknown

The problem isn't that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise & thinking that having problems is a problem. - Theodore Rubin

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. - Claude Levi-Strauss

The way we see the problem is the problem. - Stephen Covey

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them. - Phyllis Bottome

There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. - Harold Stephens

There is a saying in Tibet: Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. - Dalai Lama

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. - Gail Sheehy

To err is human. It is only when the eraser wears out before the pencil that you know you're overdoing it. - Unknown

To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution. - Joe Cordare

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. - Roger Lewin

Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed, it is difficulties that make the triumph. - Unknown

We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. - John W. Gardner

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

What have you learned from those times when life was easy? - Sylvia Browne

When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade. - Dale Carnegie

When life DOESN’T give you lemons, you’ll soon find that you miss them. - Unknown

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

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. - Peter Marshall

When you have a problem, it is best to concentrate on the solution to that problem, not the problem itself. - Thomas D Willhite

When you invite trouble, it's usually quick to accept. - H Jackson Brown, Jr

Without the bitter, baby, the sweet ain't as sweet. - Vanilla Sky

You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment. - Maxwell Maltz

You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it. - Zig Ziglar

You can't get right answers if you're asking the wrong questions. - Mark Victor Hansen

You do not have a problem except the one that is in your own mind, and you put it there! - Myrtle Fillmore

You often get a better hold upon a problem by going away from it for a time and dismissing it from your mind altogether. - Frank H. Crane

You won't find a solution by saying there is no problem. - William Rotsler

You won’t solve all the problems you encounter in life, but in attempting to solve them you grow stronger. - Dennis Mannering

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. - Golda Meir
 

Follow

Affirm Your Life on Twitter
Affirm Your Life on Facebook
Affirm Your Life on Pinterest
Affirm Your Life on Google+
Affirm Your Life on Tumblr

About Me