Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy quotable quotes for use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 themes including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is problems.
'There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hand.'
Richard Bach, US author (b.1936)
'There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.'
Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)
'There are two kinds of worries - those that you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.'
Duke Ellington, US composer, pianist (1899-1974)
'Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.'
BC Forbes, Scottish journalist (1880-1954)
'A problem well stated is a problem half solved.'
Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor (1876-1958)
'If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.'
Graham Maslow, US psycholgist (1908-1970)
'A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realise his potentialities.'
Charles De Gaulle, French President, general (1890-1970)
And finally, Murphy says:
'When working towards the solution of a problem, it always helps to know the answer.'
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All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.