„We have a given problem to solve. If we undertake the solution, there is, of course, always danger that we may not solve it aright; but to refuse to undertake the solution simply renders it certain that we cannot possibly solve it aright.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life

1900s, The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), The Strenuous Life

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„We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.“

—  M. Scott Peck American psychiatrist 1936 - 2005

Quelle: The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

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„If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact, not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.“

—  Shimon Peres Israeli politician, 8th prime minister and 9th president of Israel 1923 - 2016

As quoted by Donald Rumsfeld in "Sharon's Victory" (link is to a preview, but the quote is in the first few visible lines) https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB981508176687515426, Wall Street Journal (7 February 2001)

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„Art is this: art is the solution of a problem which cannot be expressed explicitly until it is solved.“

—  Piet Hein Danish puzzle designer, mathematician, author, poet 1905 - 1996

As quoted in Man Creates Art Creates Man (1973) by Duane Preble, p. 14
Variant translation: Art is solving problems that cannot be formulated before they have been solved. The shaping of the question is part of the answer.
As quoted in Architecture: form, space, and order (2007) by Francis D.K. Ching, p. ix
Kontext: After all, what is art? Art is the creative process and it goes through all fields. Einstein’s theory of relativity — now that is a work of art! Einstein was more of an artist in physics than on his violin.
Art is this: art is the solution of a problem which cannot be expressed explicitly until it is solved.

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„We have serious problems in this country but we can't begin to solve them until we solve this shrill deadlock.“

—  Angus King United States Senator from Maine 1944

Stating that he was considering a run as an Independent for US Senate after Olympia Snowe's surprise announcement that she would be retiring from it, as quoted in "Olympia Snowe Retirement Causes Maine Scramble" in the Associated Press (29 February 2012) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/olympia-snowe-retirement-maine_n_1310524.html
Kontext: I'm giving it some thought for the very reason that Olympia quit. It's just not working down there and maybe we need to try something different. … We have serious problems in this country but we can't begin to solve them until we solve this shrill deadlock.

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„If Perl is the solution, you're solving the wrong problem.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Re: Q: on hashes and counting (Usenet article) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/ba0447f11766db41.
Usenet articles, Perl

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„Given that we cannot know all the elements in a problem, we never can solve it.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

Ibid., p. 282
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Como nunca podemos conhecer todos os elementos de uma questão, nunca a podemos resolver.

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„A system represents someone's solution to a problem. The system doesn't solve the problem.“

—  John Gall American physician 1925 - 2014

Quelle: General systemantics, an essay on how systems work, and especially how they fail..., 1975, p. 74 Cited in: Roger Kaufman and Fenwick W. English (1979) Needs Assessment: Concept and Application, p. 94

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„We cannot solve the problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

"Einstein's famous saying in Copenhagen", as quoted in a FBIS Daily Report https://books.google.de/books?id=DfQTAQAAMAAJ&q=%22We+cannot+solve%22: East Europe (4 April 1995), p. 45
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„The scum of the world is arriving in Brazil, as if we didn’t have enough problems to solve.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955

About Senegalese, Haitians, Iranians, Bolivians and Syrians in an interview https://www.jornalopcao.com.br/ultimas-noticias/ouca-entrevista-em-que-bolsonaro-chama-refugiados-de-escoria-e-sugere-infarto-a-dilma-46313/ to Jornal Opção on 17 September 2015. Conservative’s Star Rises in Brazil as Polarizing Views Tap Into Discontent https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/world/americas/conservatives-star-rises-in-brazil-as-polarizing-views-tap-into-discontent.html. The New York Times (7 May 2016).

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„Ugly problems often require ugly solutions. Solving an ugly problem in a pure manner is bloody hard.“

—  Rasmus Lerdorf Danish programmer and creator of PHP 1968

php.devel Mailing List, October 2002 http://osdir.com/ml/php.devel/2002-10/msg00704.html

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