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The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

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

Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist.

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, ''You'll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them.'' I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.


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 (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.

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 (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.

Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) Canadian teacher and writer.

All problems are finally scientific problems.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) American author.