It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
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.
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem.
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, it's hard to eat spaghetti.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.