Quotations on Choices

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The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)

There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
- Buzz Aldrin
(Keywords: Education, Health, Life, Choices, Comfort, Investment, Responsibility)

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 try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
- Bea Arthur
(Keywords: Encouraging, Animals, Choices, Cruelty, Day, Fighting)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Business, Choices, Integrity)

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Life, Control, Being, Choices, Freedom, Result)

It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority.
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Keywords: Heart, Choices, Rights, Majority)

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Life, Success, Failure, Choices, Fact, Key, Leading, Responsibility)

People should be allowed the freedom to make their own choices. They should be able to buy or not buy porn and be monogamous or promiscuous as they see fit.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: People, Choices, Freedom)

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Life, Fear, Choices, Cynicism, Safety)

If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family.
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Keywords: Family, Choices, Investment, Poverty)

But you've got to make choices, and you're not going to be right all the time.
- Earl Butz
(Keywords: Time, Choices, Right)

Some of those STINKIN' press people just had to make fun of my decision in joining the show. They also made fun of other choices in my life that I was proud of then and still am now!!!
- Ruth Buzzi
(Keywords: Life, People, Decision, Choices, Fun, Press)

The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind.
- Anne Cassidy
(Keywords: Truth, Ability, Babies, Choices, Mind, Trying)

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

I need to decide whether to apply for college or delay it for a couple of years while I pursue some more acting projects. Right now I'm trying to sort things out, so I can make the right choices.
- Lacey Chabert
(Keywords: Acting, Choices, College, Delay, Now, Projects, Right, Trying, Years)

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
- Deepak Chopra
(Keywords: Choice, Choices, Existence, Infinite, Infinity, Possibilities)

Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Government, Choices, Road, Ruin, Taxes, Will)

But I have always - ever since The Accidental Woman - written novels about individuals attempting to make choices in the context of situations over which they have no control.
- Jonathan Coe
(Keywords: Control, Choices, Woman)

Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music.
- Elvis Costello
(Keywords: Music, People, Choices, Listening, Past)

When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Home, Love, Movies, Choices, Day, Film, Kids, Months, Want)

It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health.
- Michael Crapo
(Keywords: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing.
- Tom Cruise
(Keywords: Money, Work, Choices, Film, Nothing)

I'd rather have a hundred thousand or a million people saying I'm nuts and I'm crazy for my musical choices and what I've said lyrically, than a million people all raising their hand on the first day.
- Chuck D.
(Keywords: People, Choices, Day, First, Saying)

Love is as strict as acting. If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it. If you don't, don't. There are no other choices.
- Tyne Daly
(Keywords: Love, Acting, Choices, Want)

Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging.
- Matt Damon
(Keywords: Business, People, Actors, Choices, End)

We designed both our state employee health plans and the one we created for low-income Hoosiers as Health Savings Accounts, and now in the tens of thousands these citizens are proving that they are fully capable of making smart, consumerist choices about their own health care.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Health, Care, Choices, Now, State)

When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: Movies, Daughter, Act, Choices, Friends, Kids, Play, Sons)

It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. And you can dream.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: Dream, Choices, Fantasy, President, Right)

As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: God, Design, Choices, Opinions, Respect)

We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
- John Denver
(Keywords: Heart, Choices, Songs)

People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
- Johnny Depp
(Keywords: People, Behavior, Choices, Sickness)

One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives.
- Mike DeWine
(Keywords: Life, Choice, Choices, Decisions, Journey, Road, Years)

Was there ever in anyone's life span a point free in time, devoid of memory, a night when choice was any more than the sum of all the choices gone before?
- Joan Didion
(Keywords: Life, Time, Choice, Choices, Memory, Night)

The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Theresa - not often coupled with each other, but the two people I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is 'you're going to make choices; you're going to challenge; you're going to say why not; you're going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before.
- Anita Dunn
(Keywords: Mother, People, Challenge, Choices, Favorite)

You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Life, Choices, Paradox)

We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
- Gloria Estefan
(Keywords: Thought, Choices, Fate)

If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Change, Bible, Act, Choices, Meaning)

The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them "outside" of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter.
- Raymond E. Feist
(Keywords: Betrayal, Choices, Games)

What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices.
- Carly Fiorina
(Keywords: People, American, Choices, Conversation, Reform, Solution)

Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: People, Choices, Comedy, Errors, Wrong)

Really, what are the options? Levi's or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It's one of those life choices.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Life, Choices, Options)

I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.
- Megan Fox
(Keywords: Men, Society, People, Being, Choices, Man, Mind, Question, Sleep)

The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped.
- Robert Fritz
(Keywords: Choice, Choices, Creation, Results, Want)

I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment - to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off.
- Peter Gabriel
(Keywords: Music, Choices, Environment)

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.
- Andy Garcia
(Keywords: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

If you don't give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he'll make plenty when he gets to college.
- John Gardner
(Keywords: Money, Choices, College, Freedom)



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