Problem Solving

Problem Solving Quotes

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.
- Paul Harvey

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred Armand Montapert

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment … If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I would rather be surrounded by smart people than have a huge budget. Smart people will get you there faster.
- former McKinsey associate

Never try to solve all the problems at once – make them line up for you one-by-one.
- Richard Sloma

Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatver follies I have witnessed in public and private life, have been the consequences of action without thought.
- Bernard Baruch

Erroneous assumptions can be disastrous.
- Peter Drucker

Life is a crisis – so what!
- Malcolm Bradbury

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henri Kaiser

‘Do it, fix it, try it’ is our favorite axiom. Karl Weick adds that ‘chaotic’ action is preferable to orderly inaction … The most important and visible outcropping of the action bias in the excellent companies is their willingness to try things out, to experiment.
- Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

Uncertainty can lead to paralysis. And if you become indecisive you’re dead.
- Jim Citrin

It is not stress that kills us. It is effective adaptation to stress that allows us to live.
- George Vaillant

Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping-stones to greater experience… When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to, to balance.
- Brian Adams

Stop looking for solutions to problems and start looking for the right path.
- Andy Stanley

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.
- Peter Drucker

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

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