20 Problem Solving Quotes

Be encouraged and motivated by these problem solving skills. Don't be discouraged feeling a problem can not be solved. There is a solution to every issue!

Problem solving quotes highlight various elements that are important to this skill. These attributes include characteristics like listening, effective communication, critical thinking, and the ability to see beyond the issue and to focus on the solution.

The resolution of any problem begins with understanding the issue, avoiding the issue or reframing the concern as an opportunity for growth. We hope that all of these quotations and thoughts by various authors help you cast a renewed energy to the resolution of many of life's personal and professional issues.


  1. The ability to problem solve means that you are able to elevate your mind beyond the issue at hand and look toward a potential solution.
    Freddy J. W. Parkes
    Problem Quotes



  2. A problem solver is one who spurns the past and embraces the future.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Short Quotes



  3. It is frustrating to see deficient problem-solving all around. It’s rampant. But you don’t have to accept it.
    Nat Greene, Stop Guessing
    Poems of Encouragement



  4. ... it is important to learn about inference ... When you can infer, you are able to accurately identify or get the necessary information needed to figure out a reasonable conclusion.
    Carl Patterson, Critical Thinking Beginner's Guide
    Learning Quotes



  5. Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
    Tony Robbins
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  6. Critical thinking can significantly enhance your problem-solving and decision-making skills. You make better-quality decisions, come up with more innovative solutions.
    Michael Kallet, Think Smarter
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  7. Therein lies the core problem of problem solving—our tendency to think too fast ... and jump to solutions. We spend too little time and effort understanding a problem, believing instead we know all we need.
    Bernard Garrette, Cracked it!
    Time Quotes



  8. One significant attribute to anyone who endeavours to problem solve is the willingness to listen.
    Robert Rivers
    Listening Quotes



  9. It is the method through which the answer is obtained that is problem solving!
    Carl Patterson, Critical Thinking And Problem Solving
    Motivational Poems



  10. Persistence draws on many skills related to flexibility, frustration tolerance, and problem solving.
    J. Stuart Ablon, Changeable
    Persistence Quotes



  11. Thinking about creativity in the correct way, and learning new ways of approaching problem solving, has real and positive impacts on the level of creativity that results.
    Chris Griffiths, The Creative Thinking Handbook
    Creativity Quotes



  12. You may think it is hard work to find a solution to your problems. But, sometimes just stepping back from the problem gives you insight in how to solve it.
    Victoria L. Adenson
    Hard Work Quotes



  13. Every communication challenge you will face will involve factors that require at least a somewhat unique solution. For this reason, business communication itself—that is, figuring out what to say or write, and how— is a form of problem solving.
    Kathryn Rentz, Business Communication
    Solution Quotes



  14. There are times when I'm overloaded with obstacles, but I've learned over the years to not become consumed with pessimistic thoughts. That only magnifies the problem.
    Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope
    Overwhelmed Quotes



  15. Conflict always involves potential misinterpretation and hurt feelings. It takes courage to walk calmly and deliberately through the ambiguity and try to resolve it.
    Lawrence Polsky
    Courage Quotes



  16. Teach your children to craft and you will build their confidence in themselves, while at the same time they develop fine motor skills and come up with new problem-solving strategies.
    Susan Hollister, Crafting: The Top 300 Best Crafts
    Children Quotes



  17. It's a funny thing about getting or receiving a new idea or a way of solving a problem. The most advantageous time to arrive at this stage where thoughts appear to come out of nowhere are those times when your mind is engaged in quiet reflection, a relation time, time away from the constant intrusion of sights and sounds; a time when you are away from whatever the issue or problem you need to solve.
    Byron Pulsifer
    Relax Quotes



  18. Seminars don’t teach how to roll out a problem-solving process. It’s working properly when a system is in place to solve business problems when they occur in your facility.
    Robert Kinnear, Solve More Business Problems with this Invest Little, Win Big Strategy
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  19. You can be close to your young adults, talk to them regularly, share dinners and group texts with the family, and still let them find their own way and solve their own problems.
    Lisa Heffernan, Grown and Flown
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  20. Learning about problem-solving tools will help you to effectively solve your problems at work and in everyday life.
    Aditi Agarwal, An Expert Guide to Problem-Solving
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