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

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

Benjamin Franklin

To do nothing is also a good remedy.


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.


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.


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

La Rochefoucauld

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

Indecision is a common cause for indigestion.


He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

James Thurber
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