The 35 best quotes about decisions – And how they change our lives forever


It is better to make a decision and then revise it than to make no decision at all.

One perhaps indicates a weakness in decision-making.

If you don’t make a decision, you make decisions.

Not making a decision is also a decision.

If you don’t make a decision, you make the wrong decision.

I think about it. My gut decides.

Max Grundig, German entrepreneur

There are no signposts at the crossroads of life.

Charlie Chaplin, American actor

It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we really are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling, English author

It is better to make imperfect choices than to constantly search for perfect choices that will never exist.

Charles de Gaulle, French President

Whenever I’m faced with two evils, I turn to the one I haven’t tried yet.

Mae West, American actress

The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.

Pythagoras of Samos, Greek philosopher

The worst thing in all things is indecision.

Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor

The biggest mistake you can make in life is to always be afraid of making a mistake.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian

You’re only afraid if you don’t agree with yourself.

Hermann Hesse, German writer

Every mistake seems incredibly stupid when others make it.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and writer

If you take the wrong path, the faster you go, the more you get lost.

Denis Diderot, French philosopher
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, 26th American president

Your destiny is forged in the moments when you decide.

Tony Robbins, American author

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

Plato, Greek philosopher

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.

John Cale, British musician

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

Moses Maimonides, Jewish philosopher

Think 100 times before you make a decision, but once the decision is made, stand by it like a man.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, British-Indian politician
Sometimes in life, you have to make a selfish decision and do what’s best for you.
Saquon Barkley, American athlete

There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.

Simon Sinek, British-American author

Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change.

James E. Faust, American politician

Life is a chess match. Every decision that you make has a consequence to it.

P. K. Subban, Canadian hockey player

In the space between yes and no, there’s a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; its the legroom for the lies you’ll tell yourself in the future.

Jodi Picoult, American author

Your decisions are made in a single moment, and yet they have consequences that last a lifetime.

MJ DeMarco, American writer

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves.

Sigmund Freud, German psychologist

There are times when it is advantageous to postpone a decision. Giving yourself some time to think about something so that your brain can think it through often results in a thoughtful and effective decision.

Nancy Morris, British rabbi

The most important thing is to make decisions. Whether the decision is right or wrong is of secondary importance. You will receive feedback that will help you to make progress.

Marc Reklau




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