A Quote by David Popenoe on family, heart, home, lies, parenthood, and problems

The American family is not simply changing; it is getting weaker. . . . Family decline drives some of our most urgent social problems. . . . The heart of the family problem lies in the steady breakup of the two-parent home.

David Popenoe

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 1993

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A Quote by David Friedman on children, direction, force, nations, problems, and solution

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman

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A Quote by Dave Sim on certainty, destiny, justice, mind, problems, and solution

The problem is maddening. The thing you seek is so close, you feel you could reach out and touch it. You feel it is your immutable destiny to do so. You have not come this far and at such a cost merely to turn around and go back. There is a solution. Of this you are certain. Now, no longer a game of mass, a game of destiny, it has become, instead a contest of wills. You focus on That Which You Seek as if your gaze alone might bring it closer or narrow the distance between you. Just as it feels as if your mind itself will explode from the strain.

Dave Sim (1957 -)

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A Quote by Daniel Goldman on chance, children, crisis, disease, drugs, giving, life, logic, needs, pregnancy, problems, skill, teenage, trouble, and violence

Over the last decade or so 'wars' have been proclaimed, in turn, on teen pregnancy, dropping out, drugs, and most recently violence. The trouble with such campaigns, though, is that they come too late, after the targeted problem has reached epidemic proportions and taken firm root in the lives of the young. They are crisis intervention, the equivalent of solving a problem by sending an ambulance to the rescue rather than giving an inoculation that would ward off the disease in the first place. Instead of more such 'wars,' what we need is to follow the logic of prevention, offering our children the skills for facing life that will increase their chances of avoiding any and all of these fates.

Daniel Goldman

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A Quote by Dan Brent Burt on problems and relationships

By developing strong customer relationships the little problems that could arise in the selling process seem to take are of themselves.

Dan Brent Burt (1952 -)

Source: Excerpted from: Selling the IBM Way; Who Killed Service;or Time and Territory Management

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A Quote by Dan Brent Burt on business, challenge, learning, problems, skill, technology, and unemployment

Rapid technological advancement may produce problems and challenges for business when their products or services are rendered obsolete virtually overnight. The salesman who has properly learned his craft will have transferable skills perfectly adaptable to the emerging technology. The benefit of having transferable skills in such a volatile marketplace is readily apparent. It ís insurance against unemployment.

Dan Brent Burt (1952 -)

Source: Excerpted from: Selling the IBM Way; Who Killed Service;or Time and Territory Management

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on country, effort, helpful, problems, and variety

One country . . . one ideology, one system is not sufficient. It is helpful to have a variety of different approaches . . . We can then make a joint effort to solve the problems of the whole of humankind.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by D. N. Perkins on cleverness, effort, failure, justice, opposites, problems, solution, and time

Early on in the space race, NASA spent much time and effort seeking a metal robust enough to withstand the heat of reentry and protect the astronauts. The endeavor failed. At some point, a clever person changed the problem. The real problem was to protect the astronauts, and perhaps this could be done without a material that could withstand reentry. The solution, the ablative heat shield, had characteristics just opposite to those originally sought. Rather than withstanding the heat, it slowly burnt away and carried the heat away from the vehicle.

D. N. Perkins

Source: The Mind’s Best Work (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1981), 217

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A Quote by Clifford Truesdell on errors, problems, and solution

This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error,however, is not new.

Clifford Truesdell

Source: Mathematical Reviews 12, p561.

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A Quote by Clarence Francis on belief, business, clarity, family, nations, problems, relationships, and world

I sincerely believe that the word "relationships" is the key to the prospect of a decent world. It seems abundantly clear that every problem you will have - in your family, in your business, in our nation, or in this world - is essentially a matter of relationships, of interdependence.

Clarence Francis

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