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Problems

Times are called 'dark' not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
(James A. Michener, American author, 1907-1997)
 
If a problem can be solved, there is no need to worry about it;  
if a problem can't be solved, there is no use to worry about it.
(Shantideva, Buddhist philosopher)
 
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.
You need problems because you need their gifts.
(Richard Bach, American writer, born 1936)
 
Kites rise high against the wind, not with it.
(Winston Churchill, British prime minister, 1874-1965)
 
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
(William Ellery Channing, American author and Unitarian priest, 1780-1842)
 
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they have taught you.
(Herbert Gasser, 1944 Nobel Prize for Medecine, 1888-1963)
 
Don't dwell on what went wrong.  Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward towards finding the answer.
(Denis Waitley, American motivational writer)
 
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
(Norman Vincent Peale, American author, 1898-1993)
 
When I hear somebody sigh 'life is hard', I am always tempted to ask 'compared to what ?'
(Sydney Harris, American columnist, 1917-1986)
 
Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.
(Samuel Butler, English author, 1835-1902)
 
Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
(Anthony Robbins, American motivational author)
 
Grey skies are just clouds passing over.
(Duke Ellington, American musician, 1899-1974)
 
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
 
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, American political writer)
 
God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
(John Hill Aughey, Presbyterian pastor, 1828-1911)
 
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem he has to solve.
(Erich Fromm, German born Jewish philosopher and psychotherapist, 1900-1980)
 
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.
(Archibald Joseph Cronin, Scottish novelist, 1896-1981)
 
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively.
Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personel power-releasing factor.
(Norman Vincent Peale, American pastor, 1898-1993)
 
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
(Madame de Maintenon, French marquise, 1635-1719)