Selected Quotes about Decisions

Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control. -- Robert G Allen

All we see of someone at any moment is a snapshot of their life, there in riches or poverty, in joy or despair. Snapshots don't show the million decisions that led to tht moment. -- Richard Bach

I made a conscious decision to earn enough to be able to choose my husband rather than not have a career and marry someone who would have to earn enough for us both to live on. -- Sarah Beeny

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do. -- A. C. Benson

I'm going to go do this crazy thing. I'm going to start this company selling books online. -- Jeff Bezos

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must. -- Tony Blair

Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want. -- Alan Bond

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore. -- Edward de Bono

I had always felt confident about any decision we made. -- Richard Branson

I felt uneasy about making the rapid decisions I have always made, and wondered whether every decision should be formally ratified and minuted at a board meeting. -- Richard Branson

We deal with all varieties of information. Somebody’s always upset no matter what we do. We have to make a decision; otherwise there’s a never-ending debate. -- Sergey Brin

With a small fraction of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the Iraq war, the US and Australia could ensure every starving, sunken-eyed child on the planet could be well fed, have clean water and sanitation and a local school to go to. -- Bob Brown

Australia must prioritise education spending. It is not a question of whether or not we have the money, it is a question of how we choose to spend it. -- Bob Brown

Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you. -- Rhonda Byrne

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

We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. -- Gary Collins

Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something. -- Frank Crane

It’s always the little decisions that have the biggest impact. Do it because you love it. Then it’s not a job. I’m a geek. I love technology. I would be online working with technology regardless of what my day job is. -- Mark Cuban

The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice. -- Abbe' D'Allanival

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. -- John Dewey

Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right. -- Dr.Phil

The most important decisions in organizations are people decisions, and yet only the military, and only recently, has begun to ask, "If we assign this general to lead this base, what do we expect him to accomplish?" -- Peter Drucker

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. -- George Eliot

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision. -- Lord Falkland

We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq! -- Joschka Fischer

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. -- Robert Fritz

I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. -- Robert Frost

When you lose a customer, it can be tempting to tell each other, "That customer's not very sharp. They just made the wrong decision". -- Bill Gates

Over the past 12 month we have made a series of strategic decisions that have affected short term revenue, but will yield and are already yielding a more profitable portfolio. -- Lou Gerstner

Those with health insurance are overinsured and their behavior is distorted by moral hazard. Those without health insurance use their own money to make decisions based on an assessment of their needs. The insured are wasteful. The uninsured are prudent. So what's the solution? Make the insured a little more like the uninsured. -- Malcolm Gladwell

Both Jim and I are interested in the limits of conventional decision-making. The idea that an expert will give you the best outcome -- we think that's inadequate. You need a whole palate of different strategies. We're critiquing the same narrow ideology. -- Malcolm Gladwell

I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University. -- Alan Greenspan

If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when? -- Rabbi Hillel

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation. -- Thomas Henry Huxley

When people think of the outcomes of their decisions, they think much more short term than that. They think in terms of gains and losses. -- Daniel Kahneman

I think decision makers, in business and elsewhere, just reject the metaphor altogether. Managers think of themselves as captains of a ship on a stormy sea. Risk for them is danger, but they are fighting it, very controlled. -- Daniel Kahneman

One of the major biases in risky decision making is optimism. Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking. -- Daniel Kahneman

We ought to have more women in various management positions, because women are the ones who decide almost everything in the home. -- Ingvar Kamprad

No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future. -- Paul Keating

My job is to listen to ideas, maybe cook up a few of my own, and make decisions based on what's good for the shareholders and for the company. -- Phil Knight

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards. -- Karl Kraus

Tough management is a way to approach work. It is a practical, reasonable, and organized way to get to decisions more easily, make the numbers on a consistent basis, have those around you understand where you stand, and increase the business. -- Chuck Martin

The big problem in making the hard decisions has much to do with the personal and professional well-being of the person making the call. -- Chuck Martin

Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority. -- Angela Merkel

Once we make our decision, all things will come to us. Auspicious signs are not a superstition, but a confirmation. They are a response. -- Deng Ming-Dao

You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own. -- Rupert Murdoch

Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation. -- Richard Nixon

The amazing thing is that we’re part of people’s daily lives, like brushing their teeth. It’s just something they do throughout the day while working, buying things, deciding what to do after work and much more. Google has been accepted as part of people’s lives. -- Larry Page

An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides. -- John H. Patterson

Give no decision till both sides thou'st heard. -- Phocylides

We are taking collectively very big decisions -- for (powers of) arrest, for money laundering -- in all the chapters where we need new cooperation against terrorists. -- Romano Prodi

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last. -- Marcel Proust

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water. -- African Proverb

Russia has made its choice in favor of democracy. Fourteen years ago, independently, without any pressure from outside, it made that decision in the interests of itself and interests of its people — of its citizens. -- Vladimir Putin

Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility. -- Tony Robbins

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -- J. K. Rowling

The French people have chosen change. This change I will put into place. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Take the military option off the table -- we have already seen it doesn't work. -- Gerhard Schroeder

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days. -- Gerhard Schroeder

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. -- Thomas Sowell

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. -- Joseph Stalin

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. -- Ben Stein

We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all. -- Publilius Syrus

Whenever I make a bum decision, I go out and make another one. -- Harry S Truman

Every decision you make is an important one, whether there are twenty thousand people working for you or just one. -- Donald Trump

Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs. -- Jack Welch

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. -- Oprah Winfrey

I truly understand that there is a lesson in everything that happens to us. So I tried not to spend my time asking "Why did this happen to me?" but trying to figure out why I had chosen this. -- Oprah Winfrey

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. -- Oprah Winfrey

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. -- Oprah Winfrey

As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around. -- Oprah Winfrey

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity. -- Oprah Winfrey

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