More Decision Making Quotes

Take a look at more thought provoking and inspirational decision making quotes.

"What's called a difficult decision is a difficult decision because either way you go there are penalties." - Elia Kazan (1909 - 2003), Turkish-born American Film and Theatre Director

"Take ambiguity away from leadership, and you take away tough decisions and responsibility. What you're left with is overpaid administration." - Jason Seiden, American Author

"Life is the sum of all your choices." - Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), French Author

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), Military and Political Leader of France

"The ultimate purpose of collecting the data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation." - Dr. W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993), American Statistician, Professor and Author

"Although every man believes that his decisions and resolutions involve the most multifarious factors, in reality they are mere oscillation between flight and longing." - Herman Broch (1886 - 1951), Austrian Writer

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved." - John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), English Author, Poet and Artist

"Choices are the hinges of destiny." - Pythagoras (570 BC - 495 BC), Greek philosopher

"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time. " - John Cale (1942 - ), Welsh Musician, Composer, and Singer-songwriter

"Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives." - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), American Clergyman and Activist

"In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed. " - Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987), American Playwright and former U.S. Congresswoman, Representing the State of Connecticut

"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice." - William James (1842 - 1910), American Psychologist and Philosopher

" The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years." - Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928), English Novelist and Poet

"When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making." - Bob U. Woodward (1943 - ), American Investigative Reporter and Author

"Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good. " - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973), 36th President of the United States

"And they discovered something very interesting: when it comes to walking, most of the ant's thinking and decision-making is not in its brain at all. It's distributed. It's in its legs." - Kevin Kelly (1967 - ), American Professional Boxer

"A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one." - Rita Mae Brown (1944 - ), American Writer

"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." - Theodore Roosevelt (1854 - 1919), 26th President of the United States

"Nothing pains some people more than having to think." - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), American Clergyman and Activist

"Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant." - Anthony Robbins (1960 - ), American Self-Help Writer and Speaker

"In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse." - T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965), American-born English poet, Playwright, and Literary Critic

"Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do." - Denis Waitley (1933 - ), American Author

"You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided." - George S. Patton, Jr. (1885 - 1945), Four Star Army General

"Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong." - Lord Mansfield (1705 - 1793), 1st Earl of Mansfield, British Barrister, Politician and Judge

"A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts." - Herbert Prochnow (1897 - 1998), American Banking Executive and Author

"As soon as you step back and focus on the big picture, you easily make new choices, discover the peace that comes with greater patience, and formulate creative, effective strategies to move in the right direction." - Brian Biro, Motivational Speaker and Author

"The intellectual equipment needed for the job of the future is an ability to define problems, quickly assimilate relevant data, conceptualize and reorganize the information, make deductive and inductive leaps with it, ask hard questions about it, discuss findings with colleagues, work collaboratively to find solutions and then convince others." - Robert B. Reich (1946 - ), American Politician and Writer

"Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness." - Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832), English Writer

"When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision." - Lord Falkland

"Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), American Novelist and Journalist

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise." - Proverbs 19:20 (~950 BC)

"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

"You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice." -Steven D. Woodhull

"Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world." - Anso Coetzer

"When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made. " -Author Unknown

"Indecision becomes decision with time." - Author Unknown

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." - Flora Whittemore


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