A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
A problem is your chance to do your best.
All problems are finally scientific problems.
Almost everybody in the neighborhood had ''troubles,'' frankly localized and specified; but only the chosen had ''complications.'' To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death warrant. People struggled on for years wit
Any solution to a problem changes the problem.
Anytime you think that the problem is out there, that thought in itself may be the problem. If it is out there then you have no control and you have to wait until it changes.
Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it.
Brady's First Law of Problem Solving: When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question: How would the Lone Ranger have handled this?
But Jesus, when you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both, it's health, you worry about getting ruptured or something. If everything is simply jake then you're frightened of death.
Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problems
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.
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?.
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.
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
I'm afraid we have become a nation of plodders, who feel that all problems can be found in books and that the answers are on a certain page.