Problem Solving Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old problem solving quotes, problem solving sayings, and problem solving proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.     

Zig Ziglar

Creating something is all about problem-solving.     

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I've learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.     

Adam Savage

Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence.     

Margaret J. Wheatley

Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.     

Thomas Harris

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.     

Robert H. Schuller

I'm not afraid of problem-solving. There is always a way.     

Hanneli Mustaparta

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.     

Albert Einstein

I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.     

Abraham Maslow

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

Richard Sloma

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

Erroneous assumptions can be disastrous.     

Peter Drucker

Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.     

Abraham Lincoln

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.     

Douglas Adams

There's no use talking about the problem unless you talk about the solution.     

Betty Williams

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.     

Mohandas K. Gandhi

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.     

David Friedman

As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement.     

Jesse James Garrett

We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can't come up with real lasting solutions!     

Margaret J. Wheatley

Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.     

Sergey Brin

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.     

Frank A. Clark

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.     

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Solving a problem created by debt... by creating more debt is a fool's errand.     

Olivier Sarkozy

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

Denis Waitley

Don't find fault, find a remedy.     

Henry Ford

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems--not people; to focus your energies on answers--not excuses.     

William Arthur Ward

Make small commitments and keep them. Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.     

Stephen R. Covey

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.     

Phyllis Bottome

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

Whatever your problem, no matter how difficult, you can release spiritual power sufficient to solve your problem. The secret is--pray and believe.     

Norman Vincent Peale