„The synthetic mode of thought, when applied to systems problems, is called the systems approach. In this approach a problem is not solved by taking it apart but by viewing it as a part of a larger problem.“

—  Russell L. Ackoff, 1970s, Redesigning the future, 1974, p. 14.
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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
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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„The problem of systems improvement is the problem of the 'ethics of the whole system.“

—  C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004
1960s - 1970s, The Systems Approach (1968), p. 4

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„Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
As quoted in The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations (1998) by Connie Robertson. Similar statements by others: Mr. Hogg observed facetiously that interpreters were rather like politicians: they are people who approach every problem with an open mouth. Quintin Hogg, as quoted in Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (1949) by Clyde Eagleton, p. 136. Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth. Arthur J. Goldberg, as quoted in Affronts, Insults and Indignities (1975) by Morris Mandel

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„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

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