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The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief.

Author: Frank Barron


Decisiveness is often the art of timely cruelty.

Author: Henri Becquerel (1852-1908)

Profession: French Physicist

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

Where there is no counsel, the people perish; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 29:18; 11:14]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

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.

Author: Omar Nelson Bradley (1893-1981)

Profession: American General

Most of our executives make very sound decisions. The trouble is many of them have turned out not to have been right.

Author: Donald Bullock

Profession: American Business Trainer

Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.

Author: Adrian Cadbury

Profession: American Business Executive

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.

Author: James Callaghan

Profession: British Prime Minister

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?

Author: Elias Canetti (1905)

Profession: Austrian Novelist, Philosopher

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

Author: George Canning (1770-1827)

Profession: British Statesman

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"