Problems Quotes

problems-quotes
These problems quotes remind me we all have problems…and we often think other people have less than us.  But rather than focus on that idea, we ought to put that effort into solutions.  Hopefully these quotes will help you with that:

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. -Barbara Johnson

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Einstein

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. -M. Scott Peck

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. -Albert Ellis

When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. -R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King Jr.

Laugh at your problems; everybody else does. -Unknown

Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem…. Problems are like landmarks of progress. -Scott Alexander

The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution. -Unknown

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

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

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem. -Virginia Satir

Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. -Lou Holtz

None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. -Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.  Everything else is inconvenience. -Robert Fulghum

A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn. -Unknown

To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things. -Lee Iacocca

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. -Jewish Proverb

Turn your wounds into wisdom. -Oprah Winfrey

Problems are the price of progress. Don’t bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me. -Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958)

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. -Frank A. Clark

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit

There is no education like adversity. -Disraeli

It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. -Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821)

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. -Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778)

Do you have any problem solving quotes you can share here?  Which of these ones jump out at you?

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    • laura
    • April 12, 2011
    Reply

    Shawn you must have read my mind I have a problem right now and these quotes just made it seem lighter already. Thanks a million 🙂

    Laugh at your problems; everybody else does. -Unknown

    If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit

    • sally
    • April 12, 2011
    Reply

    Dear Shawn,

    Very timely quotes you send….it almost happened everytime. You work like a psychic reading ones mind and emotion. (lol) just my way of saying you’re doing a great job! thanks

    I like all of the quotes, but below quotes are my 3 most favorite:

    “Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem…. Problems are like landmarks of progress. -Scott Alexander

    The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution. -Unknown

    A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn. -Unknown

    1. Reply

      LOL. 🙂 Thanks Sally. I can’t claim to have any special powers, but maybe we’re traveling parallel paths.

    • David Parrish
    • April 12, 2011
    Reply

    Albert Einstein’s brilliance may be partly credited to the simple ideas that he was able to encapsulate in simple sayings like this one: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Not bad.

    For a person on a mission, problems are simply challenges, puzzles to be solved. For others, problems, no matter how small, are convenient excuses. – mine.

    • J.B. Walker
    • April 12, 2011
    Reply

    Very nice quotes, Thank you, J.B.

    • Laurie
    • April 13, 2011
    Reply

    This reminds us that we all have problems and are not alone. I have a problem and I think reading these quotes have helped me solve it. I really liked: If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit

    • KAREN
    • April 13, 2011
    Reply

    As always Shawn, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ever so much – HAPPY PUBLISHING ALWAYS BRINGS WARMTH TO MY HEART & A SMILE TO MY FACE!

    K. D.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the enthusiastic compliment, Karen. 🙂

    • Amulya Kumar Mishra
    • April 13, 2011
    Reply

    Life without problem is dull.

    • susan
    • April 13, 2011
    Reply

    Thanks so much for these quotes.I look forward to them every day.

    • EDWIN
    • April 14, 2011
    Reply

    I have encouraged so much with these quotes, it speaks true about how life goes and how to handle it. Big up

    • Amar Agarwala
    • April 14, 2011
    Reply

    Hey Shawn,

    Once again wonderful quotes on problems .. you are truly a mind reader and a great friend. Your site sure cheers the weary soul, for mine has, today after reading the wonderful words. Especially the Jewish Proverb – Guess we need broader shoulders cause we all have and will continue to have problems. It is how we deal with it. For that each of us need : inner strength, patience, forbearance and an ability to smile through our most difficult moments. Guess that is wisdom, as rightly said in the quote here, that the surest sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. And admittedly I see that so rarely these days. Let me begin with myself… the task would then be half done already.

    Thanks for sharing some amazing insights on life!
    Amar

    • Indra
    • April 21, 2011
    Reply

    Hi Shawn,

    Gud day to u… 🙂

    Lovely quotes to liven up one’s spirit.

    Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; it is a “steering wheel” that directs us in the right path throughout life.

    Life does not consist mainly, or even largely of facts and happenings. It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind.

    Thanks & have a wonderful day….

    • Lee
    • April 28, 2011
    Reply

    Hello Shawn,

    Wonderful quotes to inspire us all, to make our days lighter as the day closes its door. Thank you so much.

    I do have a few to add as well.

    Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882

    If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

    The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul. ~Rona Barrett

    Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. ~Garth Brooks

    Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. ~Garrison Keillor

    Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm

    In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

    Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. ~Author Unknown

    We look before and after,
    And pine for what is not;
    Our sincerest laughter
    With some pain is fraught;
    Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
    ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ode to a Sky Lark”

    I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
    Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
    But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
    Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
    ~Dr. Seuss

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

    • Rev Glenn R Jones
    • May 1, 2011
    Reply

    Dear Shawn, thank you so much for your quotes of wisdom!
    I am a cardiac patient and stroke victom.
    I was really down and depressed a few days ago and I opened your Thought of The Day and it was just as If God himself sent me the message to get up and dust off myself and courageously continue on with my misistry, even though I am in a wheel chair and have trouble putting my thoughts into words, I can still be an Inspiration to show others the power of God to raise the dead!
    I was without vital’s for over 60 minutes and I realize what I must do and your wonderful work helps me when I visit the Hospitals cardiac wards to show the other patients not to worry because look at me!
    God Bless you and your loved ones with vibrant health and energy to continue to inspire so many people on Earth!
    Sincerly,
    Rev Glenn R Jones
    Florida,USA

    1. Reply

      Wow, thanks for sharing your story, Glenn. I’m inspired by what you’ve gone through and accomplished. I’m glad to have been able to be a part of your “dusting yourself off”. Keep up the good work showing God’s hand in your life.

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