Quotes About Decision

Soon after a hard decision something inevitably occurs to cast doubt.  Holding steady against that doubt usually proves that decision.
R. I. Fitzhenry

Be willing to make decisions.  That’s the most important quality in a good leader.  Don’t fall victim to what I call the “ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.”  You must be willing to fire.
T. Boone Pickens

Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
Gordon Graham

At the last moment there is always a reason not existing before — namely,  the impossibility of further vacillation.
George Eliot

The man who see both sides of the question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.
Oscar Wilde

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

The man who knows when not to act is wise.  To my mind, bravery is forethought.

Equivocation is halfway to lying, and lying the whole way to hell.
William Penn

If someone tells you he is going to make a “realistic decision,” you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.
Mary McCarthy

He would come in and say he changed his mind — which was a gilded figure of speech, because he didn’t have any.
Mark Twain

A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.
Arthur W. Radford

We’ll jump off that bridge when we come to it.
Lester B. Pearson

When you do say Yes, say it quickly.  But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow’s side.
Francis Cardinal Spellman

When a person tells you “I’ll let you know” — you know.
Olin Miller

Sir Stafford has a brilliant mind until it is made up.
Margot Asquith (attrib.), regarding Sir Stafford Cripps



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