Quotations on Decisions
207 Quotes Found
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Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.
- Dan Abrams
(Keywords: Arguments, Court, Decisions, Pretty)
Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)
I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)
It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Financial, Credit, Debt, Decisions, May)
I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March.
- J Allard
(Keywords: Movies, Decisions, Hardware, March, May, Running, Worry)
The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: People, Policy, Decisions, Talking)
Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)
However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Business, Decisions, Economics)
You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: History, Decisions, Environment, Value)
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)
We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, Decisions, Language)
Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes
(Keywords: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)
I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.
- Gary Bauer
(Keywords: Government, Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Company, Decisions, Washington)
I think that it's important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Father, Being, Decisions, Help, President)
I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed.
- Shelley Berkley
(Keywords: Life, Decisions, Fact)
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)
Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me.
- Justin Bieber
(Keywords: Business, People, Decisions, Wrong)
I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes.
- Michael Biehn
(Keywords: Experience, Decisions, Writing)
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: Blood, Day, Decisions, Majority, Questions, Will)
First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Time, Boss, Decisions, First, Motives, Question)
I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given.
- Dennis C. Blair
(Keywords: Time, Decisions, Fault, Past, Will)
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)
Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making health care decisions.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Health, Medical, Care, Company, Decisions, professionals)
The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death.
- Phil Bredesen
(Keywords: Death, Life, People, Consequences, Decisions, Difference)
You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.
- Anita Brookner
(Keywords: Idea, Decisions, World)
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)
The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)
While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action.
- Ron D. Burton
(Keywords: People, Action, Values, Decisions, May)
The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Action, America, Consequences, Decisions, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)
Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Men, War, Women, Country, Decisions, Harm, President, Terror)
Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
- James Callaghan
(Keywords: Experience, People, Decisions, Intellect)
At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Time, Decisions, Error, Fraud, Waste)
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've got to trust the politicians with these decisions.
- George Carey
(Keywords: Trust, Decisions, Politicians)
I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them.
- John Le Carre
(Keywords: Money, Books, Decisions, Rights, Wrong)
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)
If we make the tough decisions now, we will be one year ahead of 80 percent of the states in the race to economic growth. If we fail to act, we will fall even further behind... by going first, we can become first.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Growth, Act, Decisions, First, Now, Race, states, Will)
The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Discipline, Decisions, Devotion)
I've already felt that I want to direct. Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don't have to be on set and counting beans.
- Robbie Coltrane
(Keywords: Money, People, Being, Decisions, Job, Want, World)
Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: Financial, Decisions, Years)
I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history.
- John Sherman Cooper
(Keywords: History, Decisions, Effort, President, Respect, Will)
And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
- Bernard Cornwell
(Keywords: Books, Committee, Decisions, Simplicity, Writing)
In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Time, America, Being, Decisions, Politicians)
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
- Stephen Covey
(Keywords: Life, Goals, Decisions, Force)
Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make.
- Puff Daddy
(Keywords: Life, People, Opportunity, Control, Circumstances, Decisions, Feeling)
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)
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Authority, Decisions, Law)
What I thought we ought to try to do in a book like this is to focus closely on Lincoln, himself, to see what he knew, how he knew it, how he came to make the decisions that he did, and how he implemented them.
- David Herbert Donald
(Keywords: Thought, Decisions, Focus)
The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
- William O. Douglas
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)
In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life.
- Karen Duffy
(Keywords: Life, Idea, Beginning, Being, Decisions, Disease, First)