Problem Solving Quotes

Below are some quotes on problem solving. To know how to use and implement quotes into your everyday life and leadership I suggest reading: How to use Quotes. You can also get a free copy of my quote book Characteristics and Qualities of a Great Leader by clicking here. Problem Solving is one of the many topics in the book but most of the below quotes are not featured in the book.

“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask” ~Jim Rohn

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” ~Voltaire

“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach

“We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” ~Abdul Kalam

“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” ~Dwight Eisenhower

“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” ~Robert Kiyosaki

“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 Dulles

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

“Again and again, the impossible decision is solved when we see that the problem is only a touch decision waiting to be made.” ~Robert Schuller

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

“Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. ~Robert Schuller

“The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.” ~Brendan Francis

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

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” ~Abraham Maslow

“Stop looking for solutions to problems and start looking for the right path.” ~Andy Stanley

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

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

Questions: Can you add to the list? Which of these problem solving quotes is your favorite?  

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  1. My favorite quote was “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
    Dulles

    Any problem can be solved. But if you take no action and put forth no effort you will always be stuck with the same problem. So the measure of success isn’t about money or anything else. It’s about how much progress you have made over time. This quote is so perfect.

    Great list Dan!

    • Hello Kevin,

      That’s a great one! It’s about learning and becoming better through the different seasons of life, the main goal is to not keep learning those important lessons. Thank you for adding to the discussion.

  2. You know I love good quotes. My favorites are by Einstein. I’ve used a few of my own over the years, “Giant problems are like giant stepping stones on the way to achieving success.” And, “Trials in this life can either destroy or define us, it is a choice and a mindset.” Thanks for sharing, Dan. I always love your quote posts…

  3. Boy, it’s hard to pick one favorite because I like so many of them! Here are my three favorites:

    “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 Dulles

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

    Problem Solving Quotes

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    Below are some quotes on problem solving. To know how to use and implement quotes into your everyday life and leadership I suggest reading: How to use Quotes. You can also get a free copy of my quote book Characteristics and Qualities of a Great Leader by clicking here. Problem Solving is one of the many topics in the book but most of the below quotes are not featured in the book.

    “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask” ~Jim Rohn

    “Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

    “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” ~Voltaire

    “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach

    “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” ~Abdul Kalam

    “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” ~Dwight Eisenhower

    “Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” ~Robert Kiyosaki

    “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 Dulles

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

    “Again and again, the impossible decision is solved when we see that the problem is only a touch decision waiting to be made.” ~Robert Schuller

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

    “Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. ~Robert Schuller

    “The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.” ~Brendan Francis

    I’m off to escape my problems! (In a Brendan Francis way.)

  4. I like the John Dulles quote, it made me smile because it hits pretty close to home, sometimes it’s like I’m on the proverbial hamster wheel. Albert Einstein’s quote is a good one as well, since I create a lot of my own problems it keeps me climbing …

      • No, I don’t have a blog, at least not yet. I mentioned over at “Stretched” the other day that my feet are firmly planted in the”thinking about blogging” arena.

  5. Love this one: ““Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach

    If we would only view problems as potential we’d be more eager to face them head on.

    I’ve read the Einstein quotes before and really like them as well.

  6. I’m not sure if it’s a “problem solving” quote, but I’m partial to – You can’t make a positive change with a negative attitude. By yours truly.

    I’m a big fan of Abraham Maslow’s quote “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” that you posted.

  7. Great quote collection – one of my favorites is related to time management, but it can apply here is well

    “The worst use of time is to do very well what need not be done at all.” I did not find the original attribution, but I heard this first from Brian Tracy.

  8. What a varied list of folks you have included, Dan. Great thoughts can come from lots of places, eh? Love the Voltaire one: “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” So True.

  9. Dan, these quotes remind me of something my dad used to often tell me when I was growing up, he’d say,
    “If I can’t fix it then it ain’t broke.”

    Whenever I think about what my dad said it always gives me hope and encourages me to keep pressing on and looking for a solution. I think my dad was such a great problem solver and fixer because he had so much experience and he never gave up. Problem solving is a skill and with time and experience we can all become better at it.

  10. Ok, I have to comment again because this just came to my mind and it’s one of my favorite Bible verses and also it shows how God uses problems to do wonderful and good things. The quote is from Joseph in response to his brothers who think that Joseph will want to take revenge on them now that he is a prince in Egypt. Joseph however sees the problem from different perspective and says,

    “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20

  11. Dan you know the first quote on the list is my favorite from Jim Rohn. I know I will eventually expand my horizons just beyond Jim Rohn Quotes :-) but he is my mentor what can i say. Great quotes, here and in your Book.

  12. Hi Dan,

    What a wonderful set of quotes, my friend!

    Thank you for compiling them.The following one really struck a chord with me:

    “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” ~Dwight Eisenhower

    What the above tells me us is to make a problem bigger if we can’t find a solution. Indeed, by making it bigger we increase the scope to find a solution. This is brilliant!

    Thank you.

  13. Love that one by John Dulles! “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.”. well said!

  14. I enjoyed these quotes and it is difficult to select a favorite. This one is good – “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” ~Henry Ford I find when I have a problem – it is best for me to sleep on it and by morning I have a better view of what to do.