67 quotes about Decisions
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The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief.
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Decisiveness is often the art of timely cruelty.
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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
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Where there is no counsel, the people perish; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 29:18; 11:14]
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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
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Most of our executives make very sound decisions. The trouble is many of them have turned out not to have been right.
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Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.
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Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
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Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
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Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
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The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
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They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
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Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
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In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
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Every decision you make is a mistake.
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Everything starts with yourself -- with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend.
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Decision making is the specific executive task.
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Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
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Once -- many, many years ago -- I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.
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Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
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The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!
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How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.
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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
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Business leaders often get credit for the successful decisions that were forced on them.
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A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.
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I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly, if it be wrong leave it undone.
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Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.
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When possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment.
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The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.
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Decision is a sharp knife that cuts or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
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Indecision is the seedling of fear.
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It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
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The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.
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A decision without the pressure of consequence is hardly a decision at all.
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I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
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Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.
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In making our decisions, we must use the brains that God has given us. But we must also use our hearts which He also gave us. A man who has not learned to say, No --who is not resolved that he will take God's way, in spite of every dog that can bay or bark at him, in spite of every silvery choice that woos him aside--will be a weak and a wretched man till he dies.
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Decide promptly, but never give any reasons. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.
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Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the Ready- Aim-Aim-Aim Syndrome. You must be willing to fire.
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Impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, we make our irrevocable decisions
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All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
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A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
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The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.
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No answer is also an answer.
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Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.
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It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
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I also remember the moment my life changed, the moment I finally said, I've had it! I know I'm much more than I'm demonstrating mentally, emotionally, and physically in my life. I made a decision in that moment which was to alter my life forever. I decided to change virtually every aspect of my life. I decided I would never again settle for less than I can be.
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You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person stand behind in line or sit next to on an airplane, the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all of the things that you've been waiting for to fall into place.
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You've got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em know when to walk away, know when to run.
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It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
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Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.
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In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
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Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.
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It is only in our decisions that we are important.
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The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.
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The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
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Making a decision to have a child -- it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
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People don't want to know that as a woman, I made my own decision as a woman to leave, It has to be I was so burnt out or in love. [On her decision to quit E.R.]
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The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
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That should be considered long which can be decided but once.
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Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
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Whenever I make a bum decision, I go out and make another one.
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If you've made up your mind you can do something, you're absolutely right. If you've made up your mind you can't do something, you're absolutely right.
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If you're already in a hole, it's no use to continue digging.
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We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.
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When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.
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