Tough Decision Quotes
1. Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
2. Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.
3. I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up
4. Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.
5. You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.
6. Sometimes, if you want to change a man’s mind, you have to change the mind of the man next to him first.
7. It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.
8. The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.
9. You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.
10. Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you’re an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health.
11. So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
12. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
13. The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.
14. It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
15. Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
16. It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.
17. We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.
18. If you always make the right decision, the safe decision,
the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.
19. Whatever you decide, don’t let it be because you don’t think you have a choice.
20. Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them.
21. What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
22. Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.
23. Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.
24. My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.
25. There must be a few times in life when you stand at a precipice of a decision. When you know there will forever be a Before and an After…I knew there would be no turning back if I designated this moment as my own Prime Meridian from which everything else would be measured.
26. When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.
27. Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone.
28. Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.
29. My message to you is this: pretend that you have free will. It’s essential that you behave as if your decisions matter, even though you know they don’t. The reality isn’t important: what’s important is your belief, and believing the lie is the only way to avoid a waking coma. Civilization now depends on self-deception. Perhaps it always has.
30. Take risks! That is really what life is about. We must pursue our own happiness. Nobody has ever lived our lives; ther are no guidelines. Trust your instincts. Accept nothing but the best. But then also look for it carefully. Don’t allow it to slip between your fingers. Sometimes, good things come to us in a such a quiet fashion. And nothing comes complete. It is what we make of whatever we encounter that determines the outcome. What we choose to see, what we choose to save. And what we choose to remember. Never forget that all the love in your life is there, inside you, always.
31. Mom always liked to say that we hardly ever know the decisions we make that change our lives, mostly because they are little ones. You took this bus instead of that one and ended up meeting your soul mate, that kind of thing. But there was no doubt in my mind that this was one of those life-changing moments.
32. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.
33. Jump or stay in the boat.
34. I wish I could turn back time, but I can’t. I made a stupid decision because I thought I was invincible, and I’ll pay for it the rest of my life.
35. Be wise today so you don’t cry tomorrow.
36. The friends who met here and embraced are gone,
Each to his own mistake
37. Don’t entrust your future on others’ hands. Rather make decisions by yourself with the help of God’s guidance. Hold your beliefs so tight and never let go of them!
38. I want to be someone strong and brave enough to make hard choices. But I want to be fair and loving enough to make the right ones.
39. I blame Doctor Who. Mr Spock. The Scooby Gang: both the ones in the Mystery Machine and the ones with the stakes. I’ve spent my life with stories of people who don’t walk away, who go back for their friends, who make that last stand. I’ve been brainwashed by Samwise Gamgee.
40. There are moments that define a person’s whole life. MOMENTS in which everything they are and everything they may possibly become hinge on a single decision.
41. It felt like waiting for something to happen. Which has to be the worth part of being young. So many of your decisions aren’t yours; they’re made by other people. Sometimes they’re made badly by other people. Sometimes they’re made by other people who have no idea what the consequences of those decisions might be. The bastards.
42. There are no such things as curses; only people and their decisions
43. All you can do is make your decisions based on what you know now.
44. It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.
45. Someone once said anyone can be great under rosy circumstances, but the true test of character is measured by how well a person makes decisions during difficult times.
46. Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.
47. You must love him enough to trust his wishes, even if you disagree with them. You must respect him – no matter how wrong you think he may be, no matter how poor you think his decisions, you must respect his desire to make them. Even if one of them includes loving you.
48. Every moment is a moment of decision, and every moment turns us inexorably in the direction of the rest of our lives.
49. Don’t ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity.
50. The decision is mine, and I choose happiness
51. You are honest enough by nature to be able to see and judge your own self clearly – and that is a great thing. Never lose that honesty, Bobby – always be honest with yourself, know your own motives for what they are, good or bad, make your own decisions firmly and justly – and you will be a fine, strong character, of some real use in this muddled world of ours!
52. Who can really say how decisions are made, how emotions change, how ideas arise? We talk about inspiration; about a bolt of lightnng from a clear sky, but perhaps everything is just as simple and just as infinitely complex as the processes that make a particular leaf fall at a particularmoment. That point has been reached, that’s all. It has to happen, and it does happen.
53. That was how it was, sometimes. You put yourself in front of the thing and waited for whatever was going to happen and that was all. It scared you and it didn’t matter. You stood and faced it. There was no outwitting anything. When Almondine had been playful, she had been playful in the face of that knowledge, as defiant as before the rabid thing. Sometimes you looked the thing in the eye and it turned away. Sometimes it didn’t.
54. When you decide something’s right, there’s nothing that can stop you from doing it.
55. I don’t regret any of the decisions I’ve made in my life because with every choice I make, I learn something new.
56. With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair.
57. Was I interrupting? I thought it was over.” Rhys gave me a smile dripping with venom. He knew-through that bond, through whatever magic was between us, he’d known I was about to say no. “At least Feyre seemed to think so.
58. That’s the thing about freewill: Every decision we make is a choice against something as much as it is for something else.
59. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
60. What if you were wrong? What if everything you ever believed was a lie? What if you missed your opportunity because you didn’t know your worth? What if you settled on familiar, but God was trying to give you something better? What if you decided not to go backwards, but forward? What if doing what you have never done before was the answer to everything that didn’t make sense? What if the answer wasn’t to be found in words, but in action? What if you found the courage to do what you really wanted to do and doing it changed your whole life?