Problems Quotes

Most popular problems quotes

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

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If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.

hard work

Every path has its puddle.


No problem is too big to run away from.


The way we see the problem is the problem.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.


Complex problems do not have simple solutions.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

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Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.


There is no problem that is not actually a gift.
Remedy it, or welcome it: a wise man's only two choices.


Little things console us because little things afflict us.

human nature solutions

Problems worthy
of attack
prove their worth
by hitting back.


Problems are universal.  It's facing them that is individual.
Most problems precisely defined are already partially solved.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
One never knows how hard a problem is until it has been solved.
The first step in solving a problem is to tell someone about it.
To see a problem clearly is three parts of the way to solving it.
At the bottom of every social problem we will find a social wrong.
Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.


If you are able to state a problem, then the problem can be solved.
Inside every small problem is a large problem struggling to get out.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal.


For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong.


The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.
There is no problem that doesn't have within it the seeds for its solution.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.


It is a familiar and significant saying that a problem well put is half-solved.
It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

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The second assault on the same problem should come from a totally different direction.
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
Life is a series of problems.  Every time you solve one, another is waiting to take its place.

life problem-solving

People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not.

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If a nasty jagged stone
gets into your shoe,
thank the Lord it came alone --
what if it were two?

funny positive

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities—brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.


Most people will spend more time and energy in going around problems than in trying to solve them.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
A problem that presents itself as a dilemma carries an unfortunate prescription: to argue instead of act.
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.

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God calmed the fears of Isaiah, not by removing the problem, but by revealing his divine power and presence.


Wise people learn not to dread but actually to welcome problems and actually to welcome the pain of problems.
Some problems are just too complicated for rational, logical solutions.  They admit of insights, not answers.
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.
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated.


I've yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when you looked at it the right way didn't become still more complicated.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.


You can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.


Problems, unfortunately, can be addicting.  Like it or not, we take a certain amount of pride in the very problems that distress us.
Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.  Problems make one better able to cope with life.
Explanations exist, they have existed for all times, for there is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles—by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. It's the healthiest thing a body can do.



Our choicest plans
have fallen through,
our airiest castles
tumbled over,
because of lines
we neatly drew
and later neatly
stumbled over.
Each year brings new problems of Form and Content,
new foes to tug with: at twenty I tried to
vex my elders, past Sixty it's the young whom I hope to bother.
Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
There is at bottom only one problem in the world, and this is its name.  How does one break through?  How does one get into the open?  How does one burst the cocoon and become a butterfly?
Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure.  Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom.  It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.