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problem solving Quotes

35 of the best book quotes about problem solving
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“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Sign of the Four
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Sherlock Holmes
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“Every problem has a solution, although it may not be the outcome that was originally hoped for or expected.”
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“Yeah, that’s right; money is the greatest single problem-solver known to man...”
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“As I stood there in the gathering dark I thought that in this simple explanation I had mastered the problem of the world – mastered the whole secret of these delicious people.”
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“A step at as time . . . One problem at a time—just figure out this one problem.”
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“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. We’ve all worked with that person. That person is a drag.”
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“Men need to remember that women talk about problems to get close and not necessarily to get solutions.”
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“‘Despite what your mama told you,’ he quipped, ‘violence does solve problems.’”
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“Think a little,” I replied, “you are quite as capable as I am of finding out the way, even if you do not know the real reason of your failure.”
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“Skin fighting isn’t rough. It blows off steam better than anything.”
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″‘We just have to keep going until we find out what’s wrong or find out why we don’t know what’s wrong.‘”
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“Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity. Anyone who fails to recognize problems leaves the door open for tragedies to rush in.”
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“If someone’s ungrateful and you tell him he’s ungrateful, okay, you’ve called him a name. You haven’t solved anything.”
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“If your mind is truly, profoundly stuck, then you may be much better off than when it was loaded with ideas.”
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“But many, so many, seek to avoid the pain of their problems by saying to themselves: ‘This problem was caused me by other people, or by social circumstances beyond my control, and therefore it is up to other people or society to solve this problem for me. It is not really my personal problem.’ The extent to which people will go psychologically to avoid assuming responsibility for personal problems, while always sad, is sometimes almost ludicrous.”
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“Yet it is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its 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.”
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“It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. When we desire to encourage the growth of the human spirit, we challenge and encourage the human capacity to solve problems, just as in school we deliberately set problems for our children to solve. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn.”
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“We must accept responsibility for a problem before we can solve it. We cannot solve a problem by saying ‘It’s not my problem.’ We cannot solve a problem by hoping that someone else will solve it for us. I can solve a problem only when I say ‘ This is my problem and it’s up to me to solve it.’ ”
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“Leaps of greatness require the combined problem-solving ability of people who trust each other.”
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“If we allow more people to solve problems without permission, and if we tolerate (and don’t vilify) their mistakes, then we enable a much larger set of problems to be addressed. When a random problem pops up in this scenario, it causes no panic, because the threat of failure has been defanged.”
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“When I asked Herr Wedekind, the baker, why he had believed in National Socialism, he said, ‘Because it promised to solve the unemployment problem. And it did. But I never imagined what it would lead to. Nobody did.’ I thought I had struck pay dirt, and I said, ‘What do you mean, ‘what it would lead to,’ Herr Wedekind?’ ‘War,’ he said. ‘Nobody ever imagined it would lead to war.‘”
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“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.”
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“Every outcome has its cause, and every predicament has its solution.”
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“See obstacles as opportunities, Reinhold. See obstacles as inspirations.”
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“On and on you will hike, And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.”
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“Potential ideas are in your mind. By releasing and developing these ideas you can solve your financial problem, your business situation, you can care for yourself and your family, and attain success in your ventures.”
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“Prudence consists in knowing how to distinguish the character of troubles, and for choice to take the lesser evil.”
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″ The American system of Government could not function if every man in a position of responsibility approached each problem... as a problem in higher mathematics.”
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“Creating is no problem - problem solving is not creating.”
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“I walk down another street.”
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“I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.”
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“No matter what I had in my pocket, no matter what my suit cost, nobody could prevent me from acting as if I was a winner. Nobody could prevent me from acting as if my problems were all in the process of being solved. Pretty soon, my acting as if was so convincing that I started to believe it myself. I began to think futuristically, as if I had already passed the test as I weighed what would happen next.”
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“Anyone who believed that money saves all has never had any money--like me back then.”
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“Maybe we should always start everything from the inside and work to the outside, and not from the outside to the inside. What d’you think?”
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“Maybe we should always start everything from the inside and work to the outside, and not from the outside to the inside. What’d you think?”

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