quote by Donald Woods Winnicott

I would rather be the child of a mother who has all the inner conflicts of the human being than be mothered by someone for whom all is easy and smooth, who knows all the answers, and is a stranger to doubt.

— Donald Woods Winnicott

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Easy answers quote Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the pro
Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.

Good questions outrank easy answers.

Good questions outrank easy answers.

Easy answers quote Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.

What do you want to avoid? Such an easy answer: sloth and unreliability.

If you're unreliable it doesn't matter what your virtues are. You're going to crater immediately. Doing what you have faithfully engaged to do should be an automatic part of your conduct. You want to avoid sloth and unreliability.

We see that it is not the task of Christianity to provide easy answers to every question, but to make us progressively aware of a mystery. God is not so much the object of our knowledge as the cause of our wonder.


Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another...The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.

Easy answers quote How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be re
How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.

There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.

Easy answers quote Do what is right, not what is easy
Do what is right, not what is easy
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There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.


A faith that moves mountains is a faith that expands horizons, it does not bring us into a smaller world full of easy answers, but into a larger one where there is room for wonder.

The world is not about Batman and Robin fighting the Joker;

things are more complicated than that. And nothing is scarier than the people who try to find easy answers to complicated questions.

Easy answers quote It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.
It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.

O, do not pray for easy lives.

It's no use saying do this, do that, don't do that .

.. it's very easy when children want something to say no immediately. I think it's quite important not to give an unequivocal answer at once. Much better to think it over. Then, if you eventually say no, I think they really accept it.

The general public is easy. You don't have to answer to anyone; and as long as you follow the rules of your profession, you needn't worry about the consequences. But the problem with the powerful and rich is that when they are sick, they really want their doctors to cure them.

Easy answers quote Falling in love is easy but staying in love is very special.
Falling in love is easy but staying in love is very special.

We're too smart to know there aren't easy answers.

But we're not dumb enough to accept that there aren't better answers.

Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart, like Why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard? It's not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving, I'll tell you one thing, it's so much better when we're together.

We may expect answers to prayer, and should not be easy without them any more than we should be if we had written a letter to a friend upon important business, and had received no reply.

Easy answers quote Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your en
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward finding the answer.

People are always asking what's the secret of my success, and the answer is easy - at least for me. You have to have a strong inner drive. If you don't have a goal or purpose to strive for, I don't think that you have much of a life. You've got to have something to do that you want to apply yourself to - that's what living is all about.

Easy to keep faith. God is good. Only one mistake he made. Free will, therefore can't intervene unless we ask, but gospels show, when we ask we must believe we will be answered. Then all manner of things will be well.


Even our hardest prayers are easy for the Omnipotent One to answer because there is no degree of difficulty.

Easy answers quote Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.
Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.

Beware of people preaching simple solutions to complex problems.

If the answer was easy someone more intelligent would have thought of it a long time ago - complex problems invariably require complex and difficult solutions.

It is easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.

Though there might not be any easy answers to the problem of poverty, its most compelling scribes do not resign themselves to representation solely for the sake of those age-old verities of truth and beauty.

Easy answers quote He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

Perhaps there is a simple answer -- not an easy answer -- but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.


Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

How much wilderness do the wilderness-lovers want? ask those who would mine and dig and cut and dam in such sanctuary spots as these. The answer is easy: Enough so that there will be in the years ahead a little relief, a little quiet, a little relaxation, for any of our increasing millions who need and want it.

Easy answers quote Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.

Many folks have asked me, 'How do you do it and why have you sacrificed so much to do this work?' The answer comes easy. I look at my daughter and find hope in that she is living in a world of struggle, of social and political movement. She and the other five-year-olds will grow up in a more just, more equitable world. She motivates me.

Sometimes I wish I had an easy answer for why I'm depressed.

Sisters are the true friends who ask how you are, and then wait to hear the answer.

Easy answers quote The strongest the why, the easiest the how becomes.
The strongest the why, the easiest the how becomes.

I guess if you want to know one single thing I'm about, it's that I'm against easy answers.

I wish there were easy answers to people's health questions.

There aren't. There are answers, all right, but they are not easy.

Well, it's not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question!

I like to think of what happens to characters in good novels and stories as knots--things keep knotting up. And by the end of the story--readers see an unknotting of sorts. Not what you expect, not the easy answers you get on TV, not wash and wear philosophies, but a reproduction of believable, emotional experiences.

Here's an easy way to figure out if you're in a cult: If you're wondering whether you're in a cult, the answer is yes.

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