— Winston S. Churchill, livro The Second World War
The Second World War (1939–1945), Speech in the House of Commons, November 11, 1942 Debate on the address http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1942/nov/11/debate-on-the-address#column_39.
— Winston S. Churchill, livro The Second World War
— Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940
„There is no Negro problem. There is no southern problem. There is no northern problem. There is only an American problem. Many of the issues of civil rights are very complex and most difficult. But about this there can and should be no argument. Every American citizen must have the right to vote.“
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
1960s, The American Promise (1965)
— Dorothy Day Social activist 1897 - 1980
„Sometimes it is more difficult to formulate the criterion for a problem than to state the question itself.“
— Robert E. Machol American systems engineer 1917 - 1998
Information and Decision Processes (1960), p. xi
— Gabe Newell American computer programmer and businessman 1962
Interview: Gabe Newell, Gabe Newell, The Cambridge Student, 2011-11-24 http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/interviews/0012301-interview-gabe-newell.html,
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 a.C.
Disputed, Attributed to Sun Tzu in multiple books and internet sites, but this text does not appear in The Art of War and seems to be a more recent creation.
„In general, we can say that the larger the system becomes, the more the parts interact, the more difficult it is to understand environmental constraints, the more obscure becomes the problem of what resources should be made available, and deepest of all, the more difficult becomes the problem of the legitimate values of the system.“
— C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004
1960s - 1970s, The Systems Approach (1968), p. 77; cited in John Gall (1978) Systemantics; how systems work... and especially how they fail
„This is the sweetest victory of all. This is a victory for the true believers; the people who, in difficult times, have kept the faith.“
— Paul Keating Australian politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia 1944
1993 election victory speech.
„The crux of the retrieval problem is that selecting documents to read grows ever more difficult, and new techniques are continually needed.“
— Brian Campbell Vickery British information theorist 1918 - 2009
B.C. Vickery (1970) Techniques of information retrieval. p. 5.
„But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
1950s, Three Ways of Meeting Oppression (1958), Context: A second way that oppressed people sometimes deal with oppression is to resort to physical violence and corroding hatred. Violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones.
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
The New Gods (1969)
— Jack Steinberger Swiss physicist 1921
Interview with the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Jack Steinberger, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2008.
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View (1784), Sixth Thesis
„Make a list of all the environmental and social problems that today afflict us and our poor battered planet. – not just the extinction of species and animals and plants, that fifty years ago was the first signs of impending global disaster, but traffic congestion, oil prices, pressure on the health service, the growth of mega-cities, migration patterns, immigration policies, unemployment, the loss of arable land, desertification, famine, increasingly violent weather, the acidification of the oceans, the collapse of fish stocks, rising sea temperatures, the loss of rain forest. The list goes on and on. But they all share an underlying cause. Every one of these global problems, environmental as well as social becomes more difficult – and ultimately impossible - to solve with ever more people.“
— David Attenborough British broadcaster and naturalist 1926
How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? (BBC Horizon, 2009)
„What happens when a brain is educated in problems? It can never solve problems; it can only create more problems. When a brain that is trained to have problems, and to live with problems, solves one problem, in the very solution of that problem, it creates more problems.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
1980s, That Benediction is Where You Are (1985), Context: From childhood we are trained to have problems. When we are sent to school, we have to learn how to write, how to read, and all the rest of it. How to write becomes a problem to the child. Please follow this carefully. Mathematics becomes a problem, history becomes a problem, as does chemistry. So the child is educated, from childhood, to live with problems — the problem of God, problem of a dozen things. So our brains are conditioned, trained, educated to live with problems. From childhood we have done this. What happens when a brain is educated in problems? It can never solve problems; it can only create more problems. When a brain that is trained to have problems, and to live with problems, solves one problem, in the very solution of that problem, it creates more problems. From childhood we are trained, educated to live with problems and, therefore, being centred in problems, we can never solve any problem completely. It is only the free brain that is not conditioned to problems that can solve problems. It is one of our constant burdens to have problems all the time. Therefore our brains are never quiet, free to observe, to look. So we are asking: Is it possible not to have a single problem but to face problems? But to understand those problems, and to totally resolve them, the brain must be free. p. 18
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
— Charlie Sheen American film and television actor 1965
Quote summary in The Los Angeles Times (2011)
„Change happens. Hope happens. Not perfection. Not every bit of cruelty and sadness and poverty and disease suddenly stricken from the earth. There will still be problems. But with each new candidate that surprises you with a victory that you supported, a spark of hope happens.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2018, Speech at the University of Illinoise Speech (2018)