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He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.

Author: Kenneth Baker

Profession: American Professor

You need an infinite stretch of time ahead of you to start to think, infinite energy to make the smallest decision. The world is getting denser. The immense number of useless projects is bewildering. Too many things have to be put in to balance up an uncertain scale. You can't disappear anymore. You die in a state of total indecision.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.

Author: Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)

Profession: British Labor Politician

Neither have they hearts to stay, nor wit enough to run away.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

I used to be indecisive; now I'm not sure.

Author: Graffiti


To do nothing is also a good remedy.

Author: Hippocrates

Profession: Ancient Greek Physician

Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit-forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others.

Author: H. A. Hopf


There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision. [On Dwight D. Eisenhower]

Author: Oscar Levant (1906-1972)

Profession: American Pianist, Actor

Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.

Author: Oscar Levant (1906-1972)

Profession: American Pianist, Actor

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.

Author: Maimonides (1135-1204)

Profession: Spanish-born Jewish Philosopher

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.

Author: Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

Profession: American Poet

Perhaps, on the whole, embarrassment and perplexity are a kind of natural accompaniment to life and movement; and it is better to be driven out of your senses with thinking which of two things you ought to do than to do nothing whatever, and be utterly uninteresting to all the world.

Author: Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897)

Profession: British Novelist, Historian