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Decisions Quotes


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A decision is what a man makes when he can't find anybody to serve on a committee.

A door must either be shut or open.

A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered; in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his business and his life.

A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.

A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.

A wiser rule would be to make up your mind soberly what you want, peace or war, and then to get ready for what you want; for what we prepare for is what we shall get.

Alternatives, and particularly desirable alternatives, grow only on imaginary trees.

As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.

Better a good decision quickly than the best decision too late.

Better to be without logic than without feeling.

Between two stools one sits on the ground.

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

Choices are the hinges of destiny.

Choose always the way that seems best, however rough it may be, and custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.

Common sense does not ask an impossible chessboard, but takes the one before it and plays the game.

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.

Continually one faces the horrible matter of making decisions. The solution ... is, as far as possible, to avoid conscious rational decisions and choices; simply to do what you find yourself doing; to float in the great current of life with as little friction as possible; to allow things to settle themselves, as indeed they do with the most infallible certainty.

Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.

Decide which is the line of conduct that presents the fewest drawbacks and then follow it out as being the best one, because one never finds anything perfectly pure and unmixed, or exempt from danger.


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