Quotations on Decision

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There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Decision, Circumstances, First, Interest)

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)

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Decision, Results, Tradition)

I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion.
- Samuel Alito
(Keywords: Decision, Perception, Court, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

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)

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)

I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Decision, Choice)

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)

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: Decision, Will, World)

Pakistan has not recognized Israel... any such decision would be taken in supreme national interests after due consultation of the parliament.
- Shaukat Aziz
(Keywords: Decision, Israel, Parliament)

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)

The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it's their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Decision, Decisions)

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)

Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: Decision, Chance, Country, Television, Will)

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Decision, Leaders, Perfection, Responsibility, State)

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

A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Decision, Meeting)

The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Decision, Alcohol, Influence, Kids, Leading, News, Parents)

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)

According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Decision, Alcohol, Months, Research, Teenage, Will)

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)

The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law.
- Philip E. Berger
(Keywords: Decision, Law, Spirit)

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)

The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open.
- Donald Berwick
(Keywords: Decision, Care, Eyes, Open, Will)

You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Decision, Court, Military, Right)

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)

Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Decision, Consequences)

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)

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Decision, Excellence, Man)

Concerned that others were not coming onto the summit and because I had no radio link to those below me, I began to wonder if there were difficulties down the mountain. I made the decision to descend.
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Keywords: Decision, Difficulties, Wonder)

I made the decision to come back to New York, quit my job and move to Paris.
- Ed Bradley
(Keywords: Decision, Job, Paris)

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)

Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Keywords: Decision, Class, Congress, Respect)

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)

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Decision, Wrong)

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)

Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it. I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band. It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87.
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Keywords: Decision, Engineering)

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)

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Indecision, May)

So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Decision, Blame, Court)

The felonious five in their Supreme Court decision never said Gore did anything improperly in Florida.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Decision, Court)

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)

Difficult times require difficult decisions. But supporting this bill shouldn't be a difficult decision.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Decision, Decisions)



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