“Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. — Brendan Francis” was published in a 1981 book. “The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. —Alan Saporta” was published in a 1999 book, but Francis citations precede Saporta citations.

“Running away from any problem only increases the distance frm the solutions….........” was posted on Twitter on July 24, 2009. “Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution…!” was posted on Twitter on November 21, 2009. Authorship is unknown.

The two sayings were eventually combined. “Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The Easiest way to escape from a problem is to solve it” was posted on Twitter on June 15, 2011.

Google Books *Dog Problems: A Professional Trainer’s Guide to Preventing and Correcting Aggression*

By Carol Lea Benjamin

Garden City, NY: Doubleday

1981

Pg. 50:

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. — Brendan Francis

Google Books

*Chess*

Volume 50, Issue 947 - Volume 51, Issue 1002

1985

Pg. 232:

As Brendan Francis puts it, “the best way to escape from a problem is to solve it!”

17 September 1986, Pittsburgh (PA)

, pg. 8, col. 5:*Today’s Thought*

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

—*Brendan Francis*

18 June 1990, Pittsburgh (PA) *Post-Gazette*, pg. 8, col. 3:

TODAY’S THOUGHT

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

—*Brendan Francis*

6 March 1996, *Business World* (Manila, Philippines), “In the Workplace: 100 quotable quotes,” pg. 20:

69. “The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.” - anonymous

24 June 1996, *The Globe and Mail* (Toronto, ON), “A Daily Miscellany of Information” by Michael Kesterton, pg. A16:

Thought du jour

“The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.”—Brendan Francis.

Google Books *The Unofficial Guide to Investing in Mutual Funds*

By Stacie Zoe Berg

New York, NY: Wiley

1999

Pg. 94:

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. —Alan Saporta

Google Books*The Language of Literature*

By Arthur N. Applebee

Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell

2001

Pg. 433:

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.—Alan Saporta, writer

Google Groups: england.religion.christian

Quote of the day….. 9/12/01*Taurus212*

9/12/01

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

-Alan Saporta

Twitter

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“The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.” - Alan Saporta

5:10 AM - 16 May 2008

Twitter

Tien N. Nguyen

@quotecollection

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. -Brendan Francis-

11:57 AM - 2 Jun 2008

Twitter

Nick Anderson

@Nickrulez

Running away from any problem only increases the distance frm the solutions….........

7:16 PM - 24 Jul 2009

Twitter

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@Roniash

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution…!

1:15 AM - 21 Nov 2009

Twitter

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@NicolaFarrowFan

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The Easiest way to escape from a problem is to solve it..

8:00 PM - 15 Jun 2011

Twitter

Leland Jimenez

@lelandzenemij

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

3:36 AM - 19 Jul 2011

Google Groups: Smart Money Inc.

Quote for the day*Zoher Doctorr*

6/28/11

Running away from any PROBLEM

only increases the distance from the SOLUTION.

30 October 2012, *The Community Press* (Sedgwick, Alberta), “Jimmy the Janitor entertains in Killam” by Lois Prichard, pg. 2:

Thought for the week: “Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.”

Google Books*Human in Person: One Life to Live*

By Dr. N Prabhu Dev

New Delhi, India: Partridge Publishing

2016

Pg. ?:

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The Easiest way to escape from a problem is to solve it.