Quotations on Hesitation

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Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Failure, Harm, Hesitation, Indecision, Interest, Office, State, Will)

During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Commanders, Hesitation, July, June)

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Work, Fighting, Hesitation, Man, Reason)

We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Consequences, Destruction, Hesitation, Iraq, Potential)

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.
- Sam Ewing
(Keywords: Decision, Dawn, Hesitation, Waiting)

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had, even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly on giving information about the results of my own work.
- Klaus Fuchs
(Keywords: Work, Giving, Hesitation, Information, Results)

Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island.
- Kenneth Grahame
(Keywords: Animals, Doubt, Hesitation, Water)

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Absence, Difficulty, Grace, Hesitation, Pain)

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
- Ernest Hemingway
(Keywords: Age, Hesitation, Risk)

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Act, Consequences, Hesitation, Mind, World)

Well, I love fishing. I wouldn't kill a fly myself but I've no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that's not the only reason.
- Norman MacCaig
(Keywords: Love, Men, Fish, Fishing, Hesitation, Killing, Reason)

Gotham Games called me, and I could not be more thrilled. I've been waiting to be in a video game forever, so when they called there was no hesitation.
- Cindy Margolis
(Keywords: Games, Hesitation, Waiting)

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Belief, Gain, Harm, Hesitation, Nothing, Will)

If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Gain, Hesitation, Nothing)

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Doubt, First, Hesitation, Humility, Man, Opinion, Understanding)

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Age, Work, People, Doubt, Hesitation, Lies, Misery)

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Age, Being, Certainty, Hesitation, Philosophy, Study)

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Keywords: Lie, Victory, Dawn, Hesitation, Rest)

I can say without hesitation that there is certainly no greater show to be a contestant on than 'Price' - the prizes can be huge, and the whole world loves and watches the show. It's an American institution!
- Randy West
(Keywords: American, Hesitation, Prizes, World)









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