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Every decision you make is a mistake.

Author: Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977)

Profession: American Author, Critic

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.

Author: Tony Dorsett (1954)

Profession: American Football Player

Decision making is the specific executive task.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

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.

Author: John Foster Dulles (1888-1959)

Profession: American Republican Secretary of State

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA

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.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Business leaders often get credit for the successful decisions that were forced on them.

Author: Oliver A. Fick

Profession: American Environmental Service

A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.

Author: John W. Foster (1770-1843)

Profession: British Clergyman, Essayist

I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly, if it be wrong leave it undone.

Author: Bernard Gilpin


Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.

Author: Sir Girad


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.

Author: William B. Given


The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist