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40,700. The problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. (Love & Romance & Problem) Casablanca 1942 ***** starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman & Paul Henreid & Claude Rains & Conrad Veidt & Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre & Curt Bois et al, director Michael Curtiz
85,798. The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. Albert Einstein
885. In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. (Truth & Justice & Problem & Equality) Albert Einstein
6,587. We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. (Think & Problem) Albert Einstein, variants
2,125. Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. (Life’s Like That & Problem & Human Beings) John F Kennedy
2,329. [Doubt] is not a new idea; this is the idea of the age of reason. This is the philosophy that guided the men who made the democracy that we live under. The idea that no one really knew how to run a government led to the idea that we should arrange a system by which new ideas could be developed, tried out, and tossed out if necessary, with more new ideas bought in – a trial-and-error system. This method was a result of the fact that science was already showing itself to be a successful venture at the end of the eighteenth century. Even then it was clear to socially minded people that the openness of possibilities was an opportunity, and that doubt and discussion were essential to progress into the unknown. If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar ... doubt is not to be feared, but welcomed and discussed. (Reason & Doubt & Democracy & Problem) Richard P Feynman
4,457. We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on. (Humanity & Problem) Richard P Feynman
2,596. We cannot point to a single definitive solution of any one of the problems that confront us – political, economic, social or moral, that is, having to do with the conduct of life. We are still beginners, and for that reason may hope to improve. To deride the hope of progress is the ultimate fatuity, the last word in poverty of spirit and meanness of mind. There is no need to be dismayed by the fact that we cannot yet envisage a definitive solution of our problems, a resting-place beyond which we need not try to go. (Science & Problem & Life’s Like That & Progress) Peter Medawar, presidential address BAAS 3rd September 1969
2,638. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. (Science & Ignorance & Confidence & Knowledge & Problem) Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
3,159. OK, Houston, we’ve had a problem here. (Space & Moon & Problem) John Swigert, Apollo 13, explosion of oxygen tank 13th April 1970
4,198. This world that was our home for a brief spell never brought us anything but pain and grief; it’s a shame that not one of our problems was ever solved. We depart with a thousand regrets in our hearts. (World & Pain & Grief & Problem & Death & Regret) Omar Khayyam
4,542. Good Lord, what is man! for as simple he looks,
Do but try to develop his hooks and his crooks,
With his depths and his shallows, his good and his evil,
All in all he’s a problem must puzzle the devil. (Man & Problem & Devil) Robert Burns, Sketch in Verse
4,548. Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement, and now it is a problem to be overcome. (Man & Problem) Garrison Keillor, The Book of Guys 1994
6,157. Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system. (Society & Problem & System & Conformity) Dorothy Day
19,020. There’s no chemical solution to a spiritual problem. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Problem) The Sopranos: In Camelot s5e7 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Chris to friend
39,564. When problems arise, you will usually find two types of people: whiners and winners. Whiners obstruct progress; they spend hours complaining about this point or that, without offering positive solutions. Winners acknowledge the existence of the problem, but they try to offer practical ideas that can help resolve the matter in a manner that is satisfactory to both parties. (Boxing & Problem & Winner) George Foreman, Knockout Entrepreneur
78,544. I have a problem – I have a real problem. (Last Words & Problem & Aircraft) Art Scholl, plane enters spin and crashes
85,794. Just because you’ve got problems is no reason to be unhappy. Robert Schuller, TV evangelist, lecture to unemployed Flint car workers
85,795. Problems worthy
prove their worth
by hitting back. Piet Hein, Poet and Cartoonist
85,796. Don’t tell your problems to people: 80% don’t care; and the other 20% are glad you have them. Lou Holtz
85,797. There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behaviour of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world. Paul Dirac
85,799. Basic human problems can have no final solutions. Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time 1967
88,875. Mankind always sets itself such problems as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, it was always be found that the task itself arises only when the material conditions for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation. Karl Marx
94,580. You don’t have problems, only a capacity for feeling anxious about them, which shifts and jostles but doesn't change. Martin Amis, The Rachel Papers
94,640. Out here a man settles his own problems. (West & Problem) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 starring John Wayne & James Stewart & Vera Miles & Lee Marvin & Edmond O'Brien & Andy Devine & Ken Murray & John Carradine & Jeanette Nolan & John Qualen et al, director John Ford, Wayne
40,150. He’s caused the Chelsea defence no amount of problems. (Football & Problem) Jimmy Armfield
40,189. We’re really the victims of our own problems. (Football & Victim & Problem) Jimmy Greaves
163. Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today. (God & Saint & Exist & Problem) Albert Camus
98,657. He was always on the lookout for problems. ‘He was very much aware of unsolved problems,’ said Milnor. ‘He really cross-examined people on what were the important problems.’ (Maths & Genius & Problem) Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind
100,482. We are entering the age of consequence: a rapacious financial system, escalating organised violence, abject poverty for millions and the looming environmental fallout are converging. (Problem & Age & System) The Four Horsemen, 2012
100,483. It’s a film that questions the systems we’ve created and suggests ways to reform them. (Problem & System) ibid.
100,484. 6 ages define the lifespan of an empire: the age of pioneers, the age of conquests, the age of commerce, the age of affluence, the age of intellect ending with bread and circuses in the age of decadence. (Problem & Age & Empire & System) ibid.
100,485. All made celebrities of their chefs. (Problem & Empire & Cook & System) ibid.
100,486. Why have we not had the will to change a vicious social structure? (Problem & System & Society) ibid.
100,487. ‘When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it.’ (Problem & System & Society) ibid. Frederic Bastiat
100,488. Only the government has the power to issue Fiat money but banks can create it through lending … The Supply of money has grown exponentially. (Problem & System & Society & Banksters & Money) ibid.
100,489. So far, they’ve [Goldman Sachs] got away scot-free with this massive heist. (Problem & System & Society & Banksters & Money) ibid.
100,490. The more we grow, the more poverty we create. (Problem & System & Society & Poverty) ibid.
119,424. I’m supposed to be fixing problems not making them. (Gangsters & Problem) Ray Donovan s5e1: Abby, Ray