Quotations on Choice
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Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)
I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
(Keywords: Happiness, Choice, Effort)
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)
Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Children, Choice, Choices, Job, Now, Prison)
I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Being, Choice, First)
Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, Husband, Heart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Life, Choice, Surrender)
You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Money, Choice, Language)
Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: People, Choice, Nothing, Will)
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
(Keywords: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
(Keywords: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
- Lance Armstrong
(Keywords: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)
Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people "the cops." But you know, sometimes, you've just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!
- Dave Attell
(Keywords: People, Choice, Driving, Kids)
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)
Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)
Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Thought, Apologies, Choice, Now, Options)
You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
- Ellen Barkin
(Keywords: Family, Love, Mother, Daughter, Choice, Cute)
I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Power, Choice, Competition, Direction)
While war is never anyone first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice.
- Gresham Barrett
(Keywords: War, Choice, First)
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Time, Choice, Holiday, Religious)
God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: God, Work, Body, Choice, Obvious)
In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
- Stephen Bayley
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)
Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.
- James Beattie
(Keywords: Knowledge, Choice, Ignorance)
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Life, Choice, Man, Will)
To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)
You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: Work, Choice, First, Reward, Universe, Will)
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)
However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Idea, Abortion, Choice, Circumstances, Woman)
Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Care, Choice, Elderly, State, Want)
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum
(Keywords: Morality, Courage, Choice, May)
So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)
They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: War, Choice, Freedom, Terror)
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Passion)
The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
- Harry Browne
(Keywords: War, Government, Career, Choice, Misfortune, Poverty)
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice.
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: Business, Life, Being, Choice, Man)
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Chance, Choice, Destiny)
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryant
(Keywords: Chance, Choice, Destiny)
It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)
That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man.
- Solomon Burke
(Keywords: Time, Choice, Man, Nixon, President)
To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Music, Artist, Choice, Compromise, Gain)
Elections are also about the future - the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice.
- Anne Campbell
(Keywords: Equality, Care, Choice, Country, Elections, Future)
We believe very strongly that you stop that denial of coverage by promoting choice. Let people make the decisions.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: People, Choice, Decisions, Denial)
We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: Americans, Choice, Learning, Result)
Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)
The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: God, Control, Choice, Will)
So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement. And we have to remember that over the years they've stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important for the economies of the world. I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia.
- Frank Carlucci
(Keywords: Government, Work, Choice, Oil, World, Years)
Integration is a man's ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him.
- Stokely Carmichael
(Keywords: People, Ability, Choice, Rights, Man, Want, Will)
Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Choice, Question)