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René DescartesDivide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

—  René Descartes, 1596-1650, French philosopher

Lou HoltzNever tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Eleanor RooseveltA stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Dorothy ParkerIt's not the tragedies that kill us; it's the messes.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Winston ChurchillThe problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

ConfuciusMen do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

Albert EinsteinWe can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Laurence J PeterSome problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Dorothy ParkerI'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Blaise PascalAll of humanity’s problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Ralph Waldo EmersonDon't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Ronald ReaganGovernment is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Ronald ReaganGovernment does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Albert CamusWithout beauty, love, or danger it would be almost easy to live.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

G. K. ChestertonIt isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

G. K. ChestertonAn adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

Isaac AsimovThe easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

William JamesThe world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

Dwight EisenhowerIf a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Albert EinsteinIntellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Arthur ClarkeThe only real problem in life is what to do next.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Arthur ClarkeProblems seldom go away if they’re ignored.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Zig ZiglarWhen we can identify a problem and face the problem with confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarWhen you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

David Lloyd GeorgeFour specters haunt the poor: old age, accident, sickness and unemployment

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

Margaret ThatcherIn my lifetime all our problems have come from mainland Europe and all the solutions have come from the English-speaking nations across the world.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Emile M. CioranWhen you know that every problem is only a false problem, you are dangerously close to salvation.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher


Turkish proverbSome cannot find a bridge to cross the water, while others cannot find water to drink.

—  Turkish proverb

English proverbOnly the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.

—  English proverb

English proverbA problem shared is a problem halved.

—  English proverb

Movie Quotes

Apollo 13 (1995)Houston, we have a problem.

—  from the film Apollo 13 (1995)


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