Selected Quotes about Choice

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment. -- Barbara De Angelis

He tells himself over and over again in any choice presented to him, 'Prefer the hard.' This holds good not only in great matters, but also in very small, in fighting by the frozen Danube and in starting the day early. -- Marcus Aurelius

If you come to a fork in the road, take it. -- Yogi Berra

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. -- Leo Buscaglia

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world. -- Rachel Carson

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln? -- Robert Coles

What you always do before you make a decision is consult. The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted. Then, once policy is determined, you call on them to help you sell it. -- Elizabeth Dole

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. -- Viktor Frankl

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose. -- Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -- Kahlil Gibran

We try to make choices and do things with our career that make a positive impact. We want to have long-lasting careers, but we don't want to have to give in to the industry. We want to stand for what's right, and you can do that and still be relevant and still matter. -- Aja Graydon

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?This is commonly misquotes as "You can't have you're cake and eat it, too." -- John Heywood

Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Yes and no are very powerful words. Mean them when you say them. Respect them when you hear them. -- Michael Josephson

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. -- Elisabeth Kbler-Ross

You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought, once. So did we all. And the truth is that as a man's real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at least he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do. -- Ursula K. LeGuin

We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events. -- Gerda Lerner

How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light. -- Barry Lopez

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. -- Elaine Maxwell

Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose. -- C. Wright Mills

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all. -- Origen

By the choices and acts of our lives, we create the person that we are and the faces that we wear. By the choices and acts of our lives we give to the world wherein our lives are lived, hoping that our neighbors will find our contributions to be of worth, and hoping that the world will be a little more gracious for our time in it. -- Kenneth Patton

That which you call your soul or spirit is your conciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character. -- Ayn Rand

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning. -- Carl Rogers

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. -- Muriel Rukeyser

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race. -- Margaret Sanger

I was in the drug store the other day trying to get a cold medication... Note easy. There's an entire wall of products you need. You stand there going, Well, this one is quick acting but this is long lasting... Which is more important, the present or the future? -- Jerry Seinfeld

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. -- Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose. -- Simone Weil

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. -- Mae West

When I have to choose between two evils, I always try to pick the one I haven't tried before. -- Mae West

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