Quotations on Decision

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I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family.
- Gary Ackerman
(Keywords: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: People, Decision, Job)

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Society, Change, Decision, Today, Will, World)

It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: People, Decision, Country, Encouragement, President, Thinking)

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Truth, Decision, Mind, Reason)

The green-light decision process today consists of maybe of 30 or 40 people.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: People, Decision, Today)

It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Time, Decision, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Kids, Parents)

Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: History, Decision, Future, Racism, Today, Will, World)

Life certainly points it out to you - 'you can go this way or the other way.' You have to decide and it's a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you're living in the best place, but you're letting the place where you should live alone?
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Keywords: Life, Decision, Living, Sleep)

For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts.
- Thora Birch
(Keywords: Romance, Decision, Act, Being, Help, Support, Want, Wrong)

The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: War, Decision, End, Weapons, World)

The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Money, Decision, Party, Right, Service, State, Workers)

The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
- David Boies
(Keywords: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Life, Decision, Act, Acting, Circumstances, Mind)

But we made a decision based on the fact that we have been up there a long time and that we feel that the seniority is important to the people of Louisiana.
- John Breaux
(Keywords: Time, People, Decision, Fact)

I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on - every minor decision.
- Bobby Brown
(Keywords: Control, Decision, Being, Decisions, Projects)

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Decision, Misery, Will)

But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision.
- Steven Brust
(Keywords: Action, Decision, Freedom, Necessity, Obvious, Options, Sense)

In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Money, Decision, Court, First, Speech)

English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this.
- Jenna Bush
(Keywords: Love, Dad, Decision, Regret, World)

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)

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
- John Cale
(Keywords: Time, Attitude, Decision, Decisions)

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
- Elias Canetti
(Keywords: People, Decision, Disaster, Eyes, Misfortune, Open)

I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the title in order to basically brand these movies my own.
- John Carpenter
(Keywords: Money, Movies, Decision, Name, Order, Trade)

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Women, Society, Decision, Military, Now, Obvious, Profession)

I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Character, Decision, Evil)

They were often the first students in their family to go to college and the very idea of higher education was still foreign to them. They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Education, Family, Idea, Decision, College, First, Students)

Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait.
- Dick Cheney
(Keywords: Power, Control, Decision, Fact, Iraq, Today)

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Science, Action, Decision, Choice, Loss, Questions, Reason, Will)

We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Leader, Decision, Choice, Neighbors, Right)

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work.
- Chuck Close
(Keywords: Art, Work, Decision, Artist, Joy)

Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
- Juan Cole
(Keywords: Nature, Knowledge, Decision, March, Understanding)

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.
- Robert Conklin
(Keywords: Power, Decision, Goals, Strength, Commitment, Will)

I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.
- Robin Cook
(Keywords: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

Even the once simple home mortgage now has so many flavors and styles and variations that it is difficult for people to make a decision.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: Home, People, Decision, Now)

By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children, a decision that was never regretted. Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who wanted to have professional careers.
- Donald Cram
(Keywords: Time, Decision, Careers, Children, College, Court, Girls)

I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album.
- Puff Daddy
(Keywords: Work, Dream, Decision, Chance)

Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
- Edward Dahlberg
(Keywords: Life, Mistake, Decision, Disney)

In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: Time, Decision, Now, Public, Will)

My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it.
- Jacques Delors
(Keywords: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes.
- Thomas Dewey
(Keywords: Death, Decision, Taxes)

Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.
- Philip K. Dick
(Keywords: Car, Decision, Disease, Error, Judgment)

The individual always realizes only one of the possibilities in its development, which could always have taken a different turning whenever it has to make an important decision.
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Keywords: Development, Decision, Possibilities)

Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Mistake, Decision, Decisions)

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Knowledge, Decision, Expectations, Information, Results)

Once - many, many years ago - I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.
- John Foster Dulles
(Keywords: Thought, Decision, Right, Wrong, Years)



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