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"The shortage of fresh water is the major ecological problem of this moment." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"My major problem with the world is a problem of scarcity in the midst of plenty ... of people starving while there are unused resources ... people having skills which are not being used." - Milton Friedman

"The major credit I think Jim and I deserve is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold." - Francis Crick

"Not every bad break is negative in the long term; not every problem is a bona fide injustice; and not every injustice is major when juxtaposed against the millions of injustices that occur daily throughout the world." - Robert Ringer

"The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualist accounts of evolution." - Stephen Jay Gould

"I'm going bald. I'm having a major problem with it." - Gedde Watanabe

"I don't care how hot a girl is - if she doesn't like animals, it would be a major, major problem." - Ian Somerhalder

"The media insist that crime is the major concern of the American public today. In this connection they generally push the point that a disarmed society would be a crime-free society. They will not accept the truth that if you take all the guns off the street you still will have a crime problem, whereas if you take the criminals off the street you cannot have a gun problem." - Jeff Cooper

"I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be." - Jack Canfield

"This is a serious problem of major concern, and we have got to approach it in a way that is consistent with this nation's tradition as a nation of immigrants, focusing on legal immigration, supporting that in the right way and doing everything possible consistent with the Constitution to control illegal immigration, and we will continue in those efforts." - Janet Reno

"The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Every major industrial society believes it has a serious youth problem." - Edgar Friedenberg

"I have a major problem with the division that occurs because of the division of language." - Andrew Breitbart

"I think the major problem in growing up is to become sophisticated without becoming cynical." - Robert A Heinlein

"I have one major problem with the Internet: It's full of liars." - John Lydon

"The federal budget deficit isn't the nation's major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn't be our major goal. Our problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth, and our goal must be to revive both." - Robert Reich

"The major credit I think Jim and I deserve ... is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold. Both of us had decided, quite independently of each other, that the central problem in molecular biology was the chemical structure of the gene. ... We could not see what the answer was, but we considered it so important that we were determined to think about it long and hard, from any relevant point of view." - Francis Crick

"It's true that America can't solve every problem, but I don't know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us." - Hillary Clinton

"I have a pretty major problem with a language where one of the most common variables has the name $_" - Brian H. Hook

"Here's the major problem with going on strike for more money: You cannot get rich by demand!" - Jim Rohn

"I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?" - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Make as much money as you can, but can you please pay your taxes, because this is a major problem." - Mo Ibrahim

"My wife says I'm making a noise like a stranded whale. I think I have a major snoring problem." - Rex Hunt

"I try and stay out of the sun for the most part. I wear a hat. I play golf. And I wear a hat. But I've had no problem - no major problem - but certainly no problem with skin." - Donald Trump

"My problem was never with the major label, it was with the guy who we put our trust in and then wouldn't take my phone calls once we'd signed to a major label, who then quit." - John Britt Daniel

"As American education and intelligence becomes replaced by feelings and emotion, not seeing the forest for the trees has become a major problem." - Walter E. Williams

"Democrats are losing loyal voters, but the Republicans aren't picking them up. Democrats are ideologically bankrupt. Republicans have a major brand-identity problem" - Herman Cain

"When I perform outside, the major problem that could arise is strong wind.I spend months preparing for the types of wind that occur in different locations." - Philippe Petit

"My thing is that I'm in love with love. Actually, I'm in love with the possibility of true love. Which could be considered a major problem." - Susane Colasanti

"One major problem with any science is that people who don't know the conceptual history of their field go round re-inventing the elliptical wheel." - Walter M. Fitch

"The best mental effort in the game of business is concentrated on the major problem of securing the consumer's dollar before the other fellow gets it." - Stuart Chase

"The problem of insufficient security was, until quite recently, a matter of a minority; now it is becoming very quickly a majority matter. That is a major change." - Zygmunt Bauman

"I'm not sure if that answers the question and I have absolutely no problem with any major world religion on Earth." - John Hodgman

"For a number of major companies, if you can't access the commercial markets, you can't fund your business. That's a big problem. You can't pay your bills." - Kenneth Chenault

"The effort to try to present the Social Security program as if it's a major problem, that's just a hidden way of trying to undermine and destroy it." - Noam Chomsky

"There is a major problem with reliance on placebos, like most vitamins and antioxidants. Everyone gets upset about Big Science, Big Pharma, but they love Big Placebo." - Michael Specter

"I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?" - Dwight D Eisenhower

"I have one major problem with the internet: It's full of liars. There doesn't seem to be any way to answer to people lying about you." - John Lydon

"Surround yourself with problem solvers, not problem creators." - Robert Ringer

"It is really important to solve the problem of rational utilization and distribution of wate supplies. I dare say, the shortage of fresh water is the major ecological problem of this moment." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Lots of times, our main problem isn't our problem. Our biggest problem is our perspective on our problem." - Steven Furtick

"Isolated and limited vision problem." - Jacques Chirac

"Our problem is civil obedience" - Matt Damon

"It take 15,000 casualties to train a major general." - Ferdinand Foch

"A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions." - Brian Tracy

"my major form of exercise is jumping to conclusions." - J A Jance

"We can no longer afford to spend major time on minor things than spend minor time on major things." - Jim Rohn

"There is no solution to any world problem, to any national problem, to any city problem or to any local problem, unless and until people get their Realization." - Nirmala Srivastava

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!" - Chesty Puller

"Climate change is a global commons problem." - Ottmar Edenhofer

"I am my biggest marital problem" - Paul David Tripp

"It was the first time that we had sort of articulated our major problem. She wanted to die and I wanted her to live and we were enemies who loved each other." - Miriam Toews

"Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is natures red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development." - Li Keqiang

"Technology usually provides a series of tradeoffs. Each asset is offset by a deficit...A major problem occurs when those who suffer from technology's defecits and those who benefit are not the same people." - Donald A. Norman

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as "steroids." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Think of it as the Doorway of No Return. The feeling must be that your lead character, once she passes through, cannot go home again until the major problem of the plot is solved." - James Scott Bell

"Balance of light is the problem, not the amount. Balance between shadows and highlights determines where the emphasis goes in the picture...make sure the major light in a picture falls at right angles to the camera." - Elliott Erwitt

"The photo-journalist and the photo-poet are both important. The problem is to separate the major objectives of the various groups and not to attribute qualities and intentions where they do not belong." - Ansel Adams

"A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound skepticism that white people can actually be oppressed." - Barbara Smith

"The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they're major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems." - Paul Farmer

"If you ask an economist what's driven economic growth, it's been major advances in things that mattered - the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that." - Larry Page

"We don't have a major problem right now in our country, and life is normal. Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from, and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions and we have to solve them." - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

"Meth is a major problem not only in our urban areas, but in most of the rural areas of Colorado. No region has been immune from this scourge and it is getting larger." - Ken Salazar

"Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people waiting to come here legally. And we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally." - John Barrasso

"What we're trying to do is address something I saw in Congress that was a major problem, which is to say that energy is arguably the most fundamental issue confronting our country." - Brad Carson

"I did not see any major issues other than the jury substitutions. I can't know whether there's a problem there, until I read the transcript from the in-chambers conference, when those jurors were excused." - Catherine Crier

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as 'steroids.'" - Malcolm Gladwell

"Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is nature's red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development." - Li Keqiang

"A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed." - Barbara Smith

"The film, 'Aftershock,' for me is really about how the minor problems in life that we think are so major ultimately mean nothing when a tragedy happens, when a real problem happens." - Eli Roth

"Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue." - Diane Abbott

"There is one major problem with anti-virus software: It needs updating. Users cannot be relied upon to have even the anti-virus software in the first place, let alone be able or willing to pay for the updates." - Glenn Turner

"In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis, WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis, focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance." - Gro Harlem Brundtland

"In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science." - Freeman A Hrabowski Iii

"When it comes to fertility, there are so may things that have to go right. In any one individual, there might be one major problem and two minor ones or no major ones and seven minor ones. Throw in another person's physiology, and it's complicated. I try to give people the knowledge that they can make as many changes as they want." - Robert Greene

"During the time I was in office we have seen the beginning of the elimination of the fire season completely and are having fires all year round. I think we have seen the major problem of the destruction of land and property and lives that is a major problem because we don't have the resources for that many fires and we don't have the resources and the manpower to fight those fires throughout the year." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game." - Chuck Tanner

"If you cannot solve the proposed problem try to solve first some related problem." - George Polya

"The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness." - Rajneesh

"What if the way we perceive a problem is already part of the problem?" - Slavoj Zizek

"Love didn't always solve the problem; sometimes it became the problem." - Victoria Gotti

"The first step in solving a problem is admitting there is a problem to be solved." - Pete Seeger

"The problem of aging is the problem of living. There is no simple solution." - Coco Chanel

"You want to be an alchemist so badly? Don't wait to react to the immediate problem. Plan ahead. Look at the big picture and you won't ever have to deal with that problem. Better to save yourself from a major catastrophe than drag your feet over a bunch of little inconveniences." - Richelle Mead

"There is a major problem of unsustainability of our environment, and we're seeing it in our natural resources, peak oil is probably upon us, and it can't be sustained. We're on an unsustainable path, and at this point in history we are responsible for that. We're going to have to change our ways. We're going to have to think through this problem." - Edgar Mitchell

"The problem is poverty. And it hides the problem. We often associate black churches with a history of protest. But prosperity gospel and megachurches tend to be rather soft on political issues. T.D. Jakes doesn't take a major stand on political issues. Creflo Dollar certainly doesn't." - Anthony B Pinn

"I love classical music. It has left a major mark on my playing." - Slash

"If silicon had been a gas I should have been a major-general." - James Whistler

"Anyone in a large organization who thinks major change is impossible should probably get out." - John P Kotter

"Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror." - George Carlin

"If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play?" - George Carlin

"Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it." - Brian Tracy

"There are three types of golf: golf, tournament golf and Major championship golf." - Grantland Rice

"Religions are conclusions for which the facts of nature supply no major premises." - Ambrose Bierce

"Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life" - Napoleon Hill

"I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed." - Bruce Lee

"No self-respecting mother would run out of intimidations on the eve of a major holiday." - Erma Bombeck

"Every major world religion has identified marriage as between a man and a woman." - Barack Obama

"Institutional blindness is a major threat to the future of all corporations." - Patrick Dixon

"Fear of the future and longing for the past are major factors which impede appropriate action." - Brenda Shoshanna

"For all the sophistication of GPS, there still remain numerous problems with their use. The most obvious problem in this context is the problem of landmines. For example, when the French troops went into Kosovo they were told that they were going to enter in half-tracks, over the open fields. But their leaders had forgotten about the landmines. And this was a major problem because, these days, landmines are no longer localized." - Paul Virilio

"The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The whole problem is to establish communication with ones self." - E B White

"In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem." - George Carlin

"The immediate problem is, where will the doctors come from?" - Sarah Weddington

"Problem with these other niggas they aint never real" - Drake

"Women tend to be problem solvers. We work together." - Amy Klobuchar

"The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka." - Jurgen Klopp

"The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity." - Michael Wickett

"The mystery of history is an insoluble problem." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The problem with political jokes is they get elected." - Henry Cate VII

"An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions." - Robert A. Humphrey

"Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance." - Anonymous

"The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back." - Anonymous

"It's important to focus on the solution, not the problem." - Donald Trump

"This living in a democracy is a problem, isn't it?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"That's the biggest problem, is the tax code itself." - Herman Cain

"Women are a problem, but if you haven't already guessed, they are the kind of problem I enjoy wrestling with." - Warren Beatty

"The problem of using your time well is not a problem of the mind but of the heart." - Henry B Eyring

"Do' major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"Don't major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"Outside observers often assume that the more complicted a piece of mathematics is, the more mathematicians admire it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mathematicians admire elegance and simplicity above all else, and the ultimate goal in solving a problem is to find the method that does the job in the most efficient manner. Though the major accolades are given to the individual who solves a particular problem first, credit (and gratitude) always goes to those who subsequently find a simpler solution." - Keith Devlin

"Xmas Trivia: Before it became a major shopping holiday, Christmas is believed to have had a "religious" meaning." - Andy Borowitz

"A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues." - Lee Iacocca

"I have little need to remind you that water has become one of our major national concerns." - Ezra Taft Benson

"And now i'm like a major threat, 'Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget." - Tupac Shakur

"it is inconceivable that poverty eradication can make much headway in the absence of major advances in literacy." - Koichiro Matsuura

"He ran over a few people, nothing major. Mess runs over people. Sometimes, people don't get up. That's life." - Grant Fuhr

"A man may not transgress the bounds of major morals, but may make errors in minor morals." - Confucius

"You too can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aim and destination." - W Clement Stone

"Fall Greeks; fail fame; honour or go or stay; My major vow lies here, this I'll obey." - William Shakespeare

"the two major parties too often present us with a choice of the evil of two lessers." - Patricia Ireland

"I can say with confidence that we will be able to destroy the major part of an invading force." - Yoshijiro Umezu

"Know more about the situation you're facing than a reporter who is writing a major article would." - Laurie Beth Jones

"What is your major malfunction?" - R Lee Ermey

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William C. Kirby

"Don't major in minor things." - Anonymous

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William Kirby

"Major organizational changes create uncertainty." - Irene Rosenfeld

"I was an English major." - Jenna Bush

"Ground control to Major Tom." - David Bowie

"Consider the problem from the point of view of evil, evil being almost always pleasure's true and major charm; considered thus, the crime must appear greater when perpetrated upon a being of your identical sort than when inflicted upon one which is not, and this once established, the delight automatically doubles." - Marquis De Sade

"The ubiquitous and acutely conscious presence of our adolescents is a major problem, especially since much of their consciousnessseems to be focused on sexuality-ours and theirs. They expect us to ignore them if they are kissing their dates in the family room; but let us so much as wink at one another, and they whistle loudly." - Augustus Napier

"First if all, never play macho man in the market. Second, never overtrade. My major problem was not the number of points I lost on the trade, but that I was trading far too many contracts relative to the equity in the accounts that I handled." - Paul Tudor Jones

"What is the major problem? It is fundamentally the confusion between effectiveness and efficiency that stands between doing the right things and doing things right. There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all." - Peter Drucker

"Science remains the author of our major problem, in its gift of tremendous power that has been terribly abused; but for the wise use of this power we need more, not less, of the objective dispassionate scientific spirit. For our philosophical purposes we need more of its integrity and its basic humility, its respect at once for the fact and the mystery." - Herbert J. Muller

"The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn't get written because someone knocked on the door." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The new administration seems to be paying no attention to the problem of terrorism. What they will do is stagger along until there's a major incident and then suddenly say, `Oh, my God, shouldn't we be organized to deal with this?'" - Paul Bremer

"It is a simple fact of life on earth that there is going to be no successful mitigation of the climate change problem without a truly global effort. All developing companies or all major developing countries have to be part of that and accept substantial constraints on greenhouse gas emissions." - Ross Garnaut

"Protestants are the more segmented group. Mainline churches - you have problems in the U.S., Europe, the Scottish Church, the Dutch Protestant Church, the state church in Norway. The evangelicals have been pro Israel, but a major effort is to bring them in on the Palestinian side. A huge problem and the problems are rising." - Manfred Gerstenfeld



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