This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Problems Quotes

1. Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. - Barbara Johnson

2. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

3. 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. - M. Scott Peck

4. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis

5. 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

6. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr.

7. Laugh at your problems; everybody else does. - Unknown

8. 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

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

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

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

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

13. Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. - Lou Holtz

14. None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. - Bernard M. Baruch

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

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

17. To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things. - Lee Iacocca

18. I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. - Jewish Proverb

19. Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey

20. Problems are the price of progress. Don’t bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me. - Charles F. Kettering

21. If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. -Frank A. Clark

22. If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. - Mary Engelbreit

23. It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. - Joseph De Maistre

24. No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

25. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

26. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash

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