Indecision Quotes

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.

William James

When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.

Estee Lauder

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.

Margaret Oliphant

Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision.

Darren L. Johnson

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought.

Herman Kahn

Don't stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once, and have it over.

Sam Slick

Our doubts are traitors And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.

Bertrand Russell

We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.

Blaise Pascal

Things can harden meaningfully in the moment of indecision.

John Ashbery

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

Martin Luther

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.

Niels Bohr

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch

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

T. S. Eliot

The legislative process keeps chugging and nothing happens. It is this indecision that is so difficult.

Hal Joseph

When we deliberate it is about means and not ends.

Aristotle

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.

La Rochefoucauld

Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.

Benjamin Franklin

Between two stools one sits on the ground.

French proverb

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

The worst thing in life may contain the seeds of the best. When you see crisis as an opportunity, your life becomes not easier, but more satisfying.

Joe Kogel

To do nothing is also a good remedy.

Hippocrates

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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