Top Problem Solving Quotes

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1. "The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."
Author: Albert Einstein
2. "I am not more gifted than the average human being. If you know anything about history, you would know that is so--what hard times I had in studying and the fact that I do not have a memory like some other people do… I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up on a problem until I have found the proper solution. This is one of my greatest satisfactions in life--solving problems--and the harder they are, the more satisfaction do I get out of them. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more patient until you solve a problem."
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "By standard intelligence texts, the dogs have failed at the puzzle. I believe, by contrast that they have succeeded magnificently. They have applied a novel tool to the task. We are that tool. Dogs have learned this--and they see us as fine general-purpose tools, too: useful for protection, acquiring food, providing companionship. We solve the puzzles of closed doors and empty water dishes. In the folk psychology of dogs, we humans are brilliant enough to extract hopelessly tangled leashes from around trees; we can conjure up an endless bounty of foodstuffs and things to chew. How savvy we are in dogs' eyes! It's a clever strategy to turn to us after all. The question of the cognitive abilities of dogs is thereby transformed; dogs are terrific at using humans to solve problems, but not as good at solving problems when we're not around."
Author: Alexandra Horowitz
4. "You just need to remember to check you've got your limbs and your torso and your face. You're alive. You'll keep being alive for a quite a while longer. Everything that will happen to you has already happened to me and to your mum and to your granddad. And we all survived. For now. There are no new problems, only new ways of solving them."
Author: Ben Brooks
5. "The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic."
Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss
6. "Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be."
Author: Chris Carter
7. "And I think if the president's made a mistake here, it's this laid-back kind of approach where he's waiting for someone else to solve the problem. Some people say it's a political strategy. No matter what it is, it's not effective in solving problems."
Author: Chris Christie
8. "Far more interesting than problem solving is problem creation."
Author: Chuck Close
9. "Man is brilliant at solving problems; but solving them only makes him the victim of his own childishness and laziness. It is this recognition that has made almost every major philosopher in history a pessimist."
Author: Colin Wilson
10. "I like solving problems, and science provides a logical way of solving real-life problems."
Author: David J. Anderson
11. "Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy."
Author: Don Tapscott
12. "Leaders who get team members to solve their own problems are making a sound investment that will pay off with many benefits: their team members will become less dependent on them, more -self-¬directing, more ¬self-¬sufficient, and more capable of solving problems on their own."
Author: Dr. Thomas Gordon
13. "We may have a perfectly adequate way of doing something, but that does not mean there cannot be a better way. So we set out to find an alternative way. This is the basis of any improvement that is not fault correction or problem solving."
Author: Edward De Bono
14. "I don't view myself as a practitioner of a particular skill or method. I'm constantly looking at what's the most interesting problem that I could possibly work on. I really try to figure out what sort of scientist I need to be in order to solve the problem I'm interested in solving."
Author: Erez Lieberman Aiden
15. "I think that our cooperative conservation approaches get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving."
Author: Gale Norton
16. "Mentally healthy individuals should be in touch with their own identity and their own feelings; they should be oriented toward the future and over time they should be fruitfully invested in life. Their psyches should be integrated and provide them a resistance to stress. They should possess autonomy and recognize what suits their needs; they should perceive reality without distortion and yet possess empathy. They should be masters of their environment - able to work, to love, and to play, and to be efficient in problem-solving."
Author: George E. Vaillant
17. "Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there's always a better way."
Author: Gerald M. Weinberg
18. "I'm not afraid of problem-solving. There is always a way."
Author: Hanneli Mustaparta
19. "Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they'll sign on."
Author: Henry Cisneros
20. "It was a woman in Minnesota who clarified this shift for me. She pointed out that her mother called herself a housewife. She, on the other hand, called herself a stay at home mom. The change in nomenclature reflects the shift in cultural emphasis: the pressures on women have gone from keeping an immaculate house to being an irreproachable mom … Back in the fifties, women were told to master the differences between oven cleaners and floor wax and special sprays for wood; today they're told to master the differences between toys that hone problem solving skills and those that encourage imaginative play."
Author: Jennifer Senior
21. "As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement."
Author: Jesse James Garrett
22. "If we become too scared to confront the chief problems of our time, there is no hope of ever solving them."
Author: Jim DeMint
23. "Problems postponed have a habit of solving themselves"
Author: John Flanagan
24. "When you're trying to solve a problem on a new product type, you become completely focused on problems that seem a number of steps removed from the main product. That problem solving can appear a little abstract, and it is easy to lose sight of the product."
Author: Jonathan Ive
25. "To be conservative in politics is to take one's bearings not from the latest bright idea about how to make a better world, but by looking carefully at what the past reveals both about the kind of people we are and the problems that concern us. As we get older, we often become conservative in our habits, in our family practices, and in our recognition of the richness of our civilization, but this evolution of our character into a set of habits in no way blocks adventurousness. The old no less than the young may be found starting new enterprises, sailing around the world, and solving arcane academic questions. But it is in the ordinary business of life that we find our excitement, not in foolish collective dreams of political perfection."
Author: Kenneth Minogue
26. "The presidential candidates are offering prescriptions for everything from Iraq to healthcare, but listen closely. Their fixes are situational and incremental. Meanwhile, the underlying structural problems in American politics and government are systemic and prevent us from solving our most intractable challenges."
Author: Larry J. Sabato
27. "As the week wore on, Ivan contemplated the merits of inertia as a problem-solving technique with growing favor"
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
28. "It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning. 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. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn."
Author: M. Scott Peck
29. "We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them."
Author: M. Scott Peck
30. "Imperfect knowledge, incomplete assessment of feedback, limited memory and recall, as well as poor problem-solving skills result in a form of rationality that attains not optimal decisions but more or less satisfactory compromises between conflicting constraints."
Author: Manuel De Landa
31. "In what is known as the 70/20/10 learning concept, Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo, in collaboration with Morgan McCall of the Center for Creative Leadership, explain that 70 percent of learning and development takes place from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem solving; 20 percent of the time development comes from other people through informal or formal feedback, mentoring, or coaching; and 10 percent of learning and development comes from formal training."
Author: Marcia Conner
32. "Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run."
Author: Margaret Mead
33. "God forces us to quantify our religious tenants by measuring them against the family problems they solve. If your religious beliefs aren't solving family problems then something is broke--and it can be iv"
Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
34. "1. The clear and quantitative physical differences among people in size,strength, speed, agility, coordination, and other physical attributes thattranslates into some being more successful than others, and that at leasthalf of these differences are inherited.2. The clear and quantitative intellectual differences among people inmemory, problem solving ability, cognitive speed, mathematical talent,spatial reasoning, verbal skills, emotional intelligence, and other mentalattributes that translates into some being more successful than others,and that at least half of these differences are inherited."
Author: Michael Shermer
35. "Cities are never random. No matter how chaotic they might seem, everything about them grows out of a need to solve a problem. In fact, a city is nothing more than a solution to a problem, that in turn creates more problems that need more solutions, until towers rise, roads widen, bridges are built, and millions of people are caught up in a mad race to feed the problem-solving, problem-creating frenzy."
Author: Neal Shusterman
36. "Creating something is all about problem-solving."
Author: Philip Seymour Hoffman
37. "Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I've always believed that if you took one tenth the enrgy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out."
Author: Randy Pausch
38. "A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving."
Author: Ray Kurzweil
39. "So for Magic Problem-Solving 101, we headed to the training room and blew stuff up."
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "I wanted to keep things as normal as possible for the trainees, so I led my usual morning class. I called it Magic Problem-Solving 101. The trainees called it Whatever Works."
Author: Rick Riordan
41. "Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution."
Author: Robert H. Schuller
42. "I have a long attention span, and I am also a good scientist, and there are a lot of problems that remain in the organic agricultural movement that the government does not invest in solving."
Author: Sandra Lerner
43. "In fact, a case could be made that worrying about a problem actually prevents you from resolving it, because it deceives your mind into thinking that you're doing something when really you're not."
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
44. "Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems."
Author: Sergey Brin
45. "Lucid dreaming has considerable potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self-confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem solving and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery."
Author: Stephen LaBerge
46. "Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it."
Author: Thomas Harris
47. "I'm wary of the word 'inventing,' because in the British psyche the word 'inventor' is immediately linked with 'mad'. For me, inventing is problem-solving."
Author: Thomas Heatherwick
48. "There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point."
Author: Ty Burrell
49. "The law of perceptual problem solving, or peekaboo, should now make more sense. It may have evolved to ensure that the search for visual solutions is inherently pleasurable rather than frustrating, so that you don't give up too easily."
Author: V.S. Ramachandran
50. "When making the problem go away is more important than solving the problem leadership begins to fail. The easy way vs. The character way."
Author: William James Moore

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