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Problem Solving Quotes

Problem Solving Problem Solving (Quotes) Wisdom

Source: Various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-04-18

Scripture: Various

Author: Various
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"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 (1926 - ) is a retired American televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. He is principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program which he began in 1970. He is also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.

"There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve." Mike Leavitt (1951 - ) is an American Republican politician. He served as the 14th Governor of Utah from 1993 to 2003, as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003 to 2005 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009.

"The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small." Wittier Bynner, also known by the pen name Emanuel Morgan (1881 – 1968) was an American poet, writer and scholar.

"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it." Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), acclaimed as one of the world's greatest minds, was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science, best known for developing the Theory of Relativity.

"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Abraham Harold Maslow (1908 – 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

"It's not a problem that we have a problem. It's a problem if we don't deal with the problem." Mary Kay Utech

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), 35th president of the US.

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." Henry J. Kaiser (1882 – 1967) was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding.

"Problems don’t destroy you. Unresolved problems do." Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii.  New Hope is listed as one of the top ten most innovative churches in America with Outreach Magazine listing them as one of the “top five churches to learn from.”

"There are three ways you can get to the top of a tree: 1) sit on an acorn; 2) make friends with a bird; 3) climb it." Unknown

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them." Phyllis Bottome (1884 – 1963) was a British novelist and short story writer.

"There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem." Harold Stephens (1926) is an American author known for his explorations of World War II, China and his world travels and adventures.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), acclaimed as one of the world's greatest minds, was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science, best known for developing the Theory of Relativity.

"When fog prevents a small-boat sailor from seeing the buoy marking the course he wants, he turns his boat rapidly in small circles, knowing that the waves he makes will rock the buoy in the vicinity. Then he stops, listens and repeats the procedure until he hears the buoy clang. By making waves, he finds where his course lies… Often the price of finding these guides is a willingness to take a few risks, to "make a few waves." A boat that stays in the harbor never encounters dangers--but it also never gets anywhere." Richard Armstrong (1903 – 1986) was an English author who wrote for both adults and children. Most of his books were novels set at sea, or sea stories.

APPLICATION

Many of the above quotes provide their own points of application. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orthodox Christianity; neither do they necessarily represent the views of Illustration Exchange.

Put Out To Deep Waters

Risk Problem Solving Trust (In God)

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-11-04

Scripture: Luke 5:4

Author: Richard Armstrong
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"When fog prevents a small-boat sailor from seeing the buoy marking the course he wants, he turns his boat rapidly in small circles, knowing that the waves he makes will rock the buoy in the vicinity. Then he stops, listens and repeats the procedure until he hears the buoy clang. By making waves, he finds where his course lies… Often the price of finding these guides is a willingness to take a few risks, to 'make a few waves.'"

Richard Armstrong (1903 – 1986) was an English author who wrote for both adults and children. Most of his books were novels set at sea, or sea stories.

APPLICATION

"A boat that stays in the harbor never encounters dangers--but it also never gets anywhere."

"When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch" (Luke 5:4).

Do It Again Daddy

Fatherhood Problem Solving Good Example

Source: Unknown

Contributed By: Larry Lewis | Date Posted: 2014-06-12

Scripture: Psalms 71:7

Author: Larry Lewis
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ILLUSTRATION

There's no end to the funny situations we dads can find ourselves in:
 
A little boy came running to his father, crying hysterically. Through the sobs he was able to communicate to him that he had swallowed a penny and he was sure he was going to die. 
 
To dad's dismay, no amount of comfort or explanation was helping. 
 
In an attempt to calm him down, dad palmed a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it from his young son's ear. 
 
Crying gave way to amazement and squeals of laughter.
 
In a flash, the child snatched the penny from his father's hand, swallowed it, and then cheerfully demanded, "Do it again, Daddy!" 

APPLICATION

As dads, our kids look to us for solutions to their everyday problems. Sometimes we have to get very creative with our parenting, pulling out every trick in our bag.

But when your child says, "Do it again, Daddy!" make sure it's something you really want to be doing again.

"My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection" (Psalm 71:7, NLT).

What Could Happen If We Worked Together?

Cooperation Church Health/Growth Problem Solving

Contributed By: Brandon Park | Date Posted: 2013-01-10

Author: Brandon Park
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Sneezing World Record Holder Finally Finds Cause

Problem Solving Spiritual Health Self-examination

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-12-12

Scripture: Matthew 5:19

Author: Kent Crockett
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Critical Questions for Leadership in Crisis

Leadership Problem Solving Testing

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-11-28

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5

Author: Capt. Alan Bean as quoted by Doug Dickerson
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A Stake Through the Heart

Problem Solving Perspective Seeker

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-08-14

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13

Author: Roger von Oech
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Who Would You Save?

Problem Solving Advice Morality

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-07-24

Scripture: Psalms 119:105 ; Proverbs 5:22

Author: Editors, Homiletics
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The QWERTY Configuration

Legalism Adaptability Problem Solving

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-07-19

Scripture: Matthew 9:17

Author: Roger Von Oech
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Don't Pass Up Challenges

Problem Solving Opportunity Laziness

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2012-03-22

Scripture: Romans 8:28

Author: Barnett Gushin
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