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Decision

Definition: A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration.
Number of Quotes: 45

A conference is a gathering of important people who, singly, can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen

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

There is no such thing as great talent without great will-power.
Honoré de Balzac

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Aneurin Bevan

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair

My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. I was quite stubborn about my decision, and in the end, they realised it was for the best.
Kate Bush

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

If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle

Decisions of the kind the executive has to make are not made well by acclamation. They are made well only if based on the clash of conflicting views ... The first rule in decision-making is that one does not make a decision unless there is disagreement.
Peter Drucker

Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
Peter Drucker

It is your own conviction which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
Epictetus

Forgive: Make a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment, which includes forgiving a debt and giving up one's resolve to retaliate.
Clarris Pinkola Estés

We should never allow ourselves to be bullied by an either-or. There is often the possibility of something better than either of these two alternatives.
Mary Parker Follett

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

A wrong decision isn't forever; it can always be reversed. The losses from a delayed decision are forever; they can never be retrieved.
John Galbraith

If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
Jean Paul Getty

When it's time to make a decision about a person or problem ... trust your intuition ... act.
Bud Hadfield

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind ... Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
Joseph Heller

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
Thomas Huxley

Don't study the idea to death with experts and committees. Get on with it and see if it works.
Kenneth Iverson

It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate.
Joseph Joubert

One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have - we just need to learn to tap into and trust it.
Donna Karan

Leadership is not about being nice. It's about being right and being strong.
Paul Keating

Business today is about making decisions amid ambiguity.
Geraldine Laybourne

My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
Jeremy Lin

It is a characteristic of committee discussions and decisions that every member has a vivid recollection of them and that every member's recollection differs violently from every other member's recollection.
Jonathan Lynn

Organizations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.
Narayana Murthy

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman

Do not assume more variables than necessary.
William Ockham

Decision making by consensus has been the subject of a great deal of research ... evidence strongly suggests that a consensus approach yields more creative decisions and more effective implementation than does individual decision making.
William Ouchi

In a small company, one person's hunch can be enough to launch a new product. In a big company, the same concept is likely to be buried in committee for months.
Al Ries

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favour of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
Mark Rutherford

Even children learn in growing up that both is not an admissible answer to a choice of which one?
Paul Samuelson

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

Hamlet
William Shakespeare

A complex decision is like a great river, drawing from its many tributaries the innumerable premises of which it is constituted.
Herbert Simon

The only people who never make mistakes are those who have never taken a decision.
Jack Straw

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Publilius Syrus

Once a decision was made, I did not worry about it afterward.
Harry S. Truman

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Mae West

When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils.
Woodrow Wilson

When two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
William Wrigley

Founding a company is hard. Most of it isn't smooth. You'll have to make very hard decisions. You have to fire a few people. Therefore, if you don't believe in your mission, giving up is easy. The majority of founders give up. But the best founders don't give up.
Mark Zuckerberg

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