Problem Solving Quotes

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
~Mary Kay Ash

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.
~William Frederick Book

Leaders are problem solvers by talent and temperament, and by choice.
~Harlan Cleveland

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
~Tom Connelly

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
~Marie Curie

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
~John Dewey

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
~Thomas Edison

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
~Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
~Albert Einstein

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
~Albert Einstein

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.
~Albert Einstein

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

Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
~Henry Ford

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
~Henry Ford

There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.
~Henry Ford

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
~Billy Graham

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
~William Inge

The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
~Carl Jung

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
~John F. Kennedy

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
~Orison Swett Marden

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
~Abraham Maslow

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
~John C. Maxwell

Focus on remedies, not faults.
~Jack Nicklaus

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
~Norman Vincent Peale

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself - so always think positively.
~Norman Vincent Peale

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

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how".
~Norman Vincent Peale

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
~Norman Vincent Peale

When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.
~Norman Vincent Peale

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.
~Scott Peck

Have you got a problem? Do what you can where you are with what you've got.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
~Theodore Rubin

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
~Theodore Rubin

Do not think of your faults; still less of others' faults. Look for what is good and strong and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
~John Ruskin

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.
~Herbert Bayard Swope

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
~James Thurber

"I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done."
~author unknown

Worry is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do but won't get you anywhere.
~author unknown

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
~Denis Waitley