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Brady's First Law of Problem Solving: When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question: How would the Lone Ranger have handled this?

You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them.
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.
Any solution to a problem changes the problem.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
If a man can see both sides of a problem, you know that none of his money is tied up in it.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
We have a problem. Congratulations. But it's a tough problem. Then double congratulations.
He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?.
Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
Problems are solved on the spot, as soon as they arise. No front-line employee has to wait for a supervisor's permission.
The Moon is opposing Jupiter. Don't get involved, it's their problem.
But Jesus, when you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both, it's health, you worry about getting ruptured or something. If everything is simply jake then you're frightened of death.
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one.
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.
If you can talk brilliantly enough about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
I'm afraid we have become a nation of plodders, who feel that all problems can be found in books and that the answers are on a certain page.
Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problems
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
The bigger the real-life problems, the greater the tendency for the discipline to retreat into a reassuring fantasy-land of abstract theory and technical manipulation.
To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
The chief cause of problems is solutions.
All problems are finally scientific problems.
Rather than denying problems, focus inventively, intentionally on what solutions might look or feel like...Our mind is meant to generate ideas that help us escape circumstantial traps -- if we trust it to do so. Naturally, not all hunches are useful. But then you only need a single good idea to solve a problem.
The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.
Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.
Anytime you think that the problem is out there, that thought in itself may be the problem. If it is out there then you have no control and you have to wait until it changes.
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
Almost everybody in the neighborhood had troubles, frankly localized and specified; but only the chosen had complications. To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death warrant. People struggled on for years wit
Some problems are just too complicated for rational, logical solutions. They admit of insights, not answers.
Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
You can't solve a problem with the same thoughts that created it.
Any movement toward solution gathers energy; any movement away from solution depletes energy. Act accordingly.
And yet to every bad there's a worse.

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