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Daniel Dennett Quotes and Sayings

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The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

Darwin's idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable
because it reverses the direction of tradition.
- Daniel Dennett

I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted
by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and
creators in their own right into being just places
where things happen in the universe.
- Daniel Dennett

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching
for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life.
For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system.
When it finds its spot and takes root,
it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!
- Daniel Dennett

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love my attitude problem.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's a certain amount of sympathy here for the Bush
administration's problem,
which is they would like to get rid of Saddam Hussein
and they would like to have the Kurds autonomous.
- Les Aspin

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does,
I guess you do have a problem.
- Richard Bach

The problem of how we finance the welfare state should
not obscure a separate issue:
if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare,
no matter what happens to the world,
that's not equity,
it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.
- Jacques Delors

It is very rewarding to serve the country by helping
President Bush work to reduce the drug problem.
- John Walters

Lots of people talk to animals...
Not very many listen, though...
That's the problem.
- Benjamin Hoff

Dementia is not exclusively a problem of the developed world.
- Julie Bishop

The young always have the same problem -
how to rebel and conform at the same time.
They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
- Quentin Crisp

That's probably a problem for some people in this business,
they don't like to listen.
- Desmond Harrington

Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I
thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people
who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing.
So far it hasn't been a problem.
- Fred Saberhagen

I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day,
it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality,
her confidence.
I don't have that problem any more.
- Cathy Freeman

The dualism itself becomes a sort of presupposition or datum;
its terms condition the further problem.
- James M. Baldwin

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

Often when a person can't get past stress,
she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking,
which can become a greater problem than the stress itself.
- Marilu Henner

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five
or six years to memorise the right names.
- Larry Niven

The President would usually talk to me about matters
relating to the immigration problem.
- Erich Leinsdorf


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