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The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius,
by Hugh Leonard

The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius,
but with absolutely no talent.
- Hugh Leonard

My life is every moment of my life.
It is not a culmination of the past.
- Hugh Leonard

Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired.
He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
- Hugh Leonard

I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's.
They're usually better looking.
- Hugh Leonard

 

I feel like the writer observing the grief,
but it is difficult to be detached from it.
- Hugh Leonard

I've always believed in survival.
- Hugh Leonard

A thing well done is worth doing.
- Hugh Leonard

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I came down to the living room one day and my wife
was standing in the living room.
It wasn't an illusion.
I saw her out of the corner of my eye.
The moment I saw her, she vanished.
- Hugh Leonard

I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me.
- Hugh Leonard

As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins,
we're punished by them.
- Hugh Leonard

My mother was passionate.
She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family.
She dominated my father.
- Hugh Leonard

I'm a much nicer person since my wife died.
I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer.
- Hugh Leonard

I think with every writer there are two people there.
- Hugh Leonard

My father I liked, but it was only after his death
that I got to know him by writing the play.
- Hugh Leonard

It's a natural thing for people to say,
you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive.
People come along and I'm waiting for that first question.
- Hugh Leonard

We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did.
We're also all the kindnesses we did.
I hate to think of life as if we understood time.
We don't understand time.
- Hugh Leonard

Gossip is more popular than literature.
- Hugh Leonard

I'm a writer, and what I do is write.
I wasn't able to do anything else.
- Hugh Leonard

We were married for almost 45 years.
We fought all the time, it wasn't a great love or anything,
it wasn't a great, all-consuming passion.
She was just there.
A lot of people were startled because we didn't seem devoted but we were.
- Hugh Leonard

I went through life like an idiot for a great deal of the time,
saying there's nothing I would change.
That was a very arrogant thing to say.
There's a lot I would change.
There are people I would have steered clear of.
- Hugh Leonard

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

I love my attitude problem.
- Anonymous

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

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

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald


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