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Decision Quotes – 51 Sayings About Choices, Judgment and Resolution

Are you looking for quotes about decisions and inspirational sayings about decisions? Then you've come to the right place! Whether playing chess, choosing clothes, going to work or choosing a new job - every day we are confronted with countless decisions and forced to weigh up alternatives. Our decisions all shape our character, shape our future - and have consequences for others and for ourselves.

Every decision has the potential to change life positively or negatively. That's why we should make them wisely and carefully.

In this article, I would now like to present a collection of the best short quotes, aphorisms and words of wisdom on the art of making decisions and judgments. Let them help you make the right decisions in life. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about decisions have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 51 best quotes about decisions, judgments and making decisions

Everyone knew these phases of procrastination, in which you puts off important decisions indefinitely. But even "doing nothing" is, strictly speaking, a decision that usually entails serious consequences.

Furthermore, there are also moments in life when you have to accept the decisions of other people must. That, too, is certainly not always easy.

I always consider decision making as a kind of setting the course in life. Sometimes it may be difficult and challenging - but usually it takes you further and may even steer your life onto a completely new (even more wonderful) path.

Now let's "talk turkey" or "put our foot down". With the following quotes from famous philosophers and thinkers, I would like to make you aware of how important it is to become more determined and make decisions.

Decisions Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  2. "A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." (Plato)
  3. "Many a right decision was only made because the way to the wrong one was not clear." (Hans Krailsheimer)
  4. "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)
  5. "What we do today will determine what the world looks like tomorrow." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  6. "When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons." (Sigmund Freud)
  7. "The oldest, shortest words – 'yes' and 'no' – are those which require the most thought." (Pythagoras)
  8. "Everything in the world depends on a clever idea and a firm decision." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  9. "Life is a sum of all your choices." (Albert Camus)
  10. "The future is not a blow of fate, but the consequence of the choices we make today." (Franz Alt)

Tip: Your decisiveness will grow immeasurably when you actively do something for your self-confidence. By the way, I explain how you can train your self-confidence in the linked blog post.

Decisions Quotations 11 - 20

  1. "The biggest decision in life is about changing your life through changing your mind." (Albert Schweitzer)
  2. "The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision." (Moses Maimonides)
  3. "Distrust your judgment the moment you can discern the shadow of a personal motive in it." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  4. "Let's try to err firmly on the side of positive for once, in any matter." (Christian Morgenstern)
  5. "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult." (Seneca)
  6. "With one stroke a strong decision transforms extreme calamity into a tolerable condition." (Stendhal)
  7. "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." (Nelson Mandela)
  8. "Determination in adversity is always half the way to salvation." (Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi)
  9. "It is better to make imperfect choices than to constantly search for perfect choices that will never exist." (Charles de Gaulle)
  10. "You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now." (Joan Baez)

Tip: Many of us often regret the same things at the end of our lives. I explain this in the linked article, which is exactly what most dying people regret. Use the knowledge for personal inspiration - and to make exactly the decisions that make your life worth living and wonderful.

Decisions Quotations 21 - 30

  1. "When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier." (Roy E. Disney)
  2. "At the crossroads of life there are no signposts." (Charlie Chaplin)
  3. "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." (Maya Angelou)
  4. "Not only you should have more ideas than others, but you should also have the ability to decide which of those ideas are good." (Linus Pauling)
  5. "Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  6. "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." (Immanuel Kant)
  7. "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)
  8. "Between two evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before." (Mae West)
  9. "Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
  10. "Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." (William Jennings Bryan)

Tip: I have also put together a nice collection of quotes for you with the best Sayings about mistakes compiled. Also the Quotes about determination, Change, Progress, Motivation and Couragefit in wonderfully with the theme of the decisions. So feel free to take a look there as well.

Decisions Quotations 31 - 40

  1. "A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." (Jean de La Fontaine)
  2. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." (Joanne K. Rowling)
  3. "It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  4. "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." (Martin Luther King)
  5. "Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge." (Carl Gustav Jung)
  6. "Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision." (Paulo Coelho)
  7. "Love is a decision – not an emotion." (Lao Tzu)
  8. "Why do we have to listen to our hearts? Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure." (Paulo Coelho)
  9. "The first decisions are not always the wisest, but they are usually the most honest." (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing)
  10. "If you have saved a young person from making mistakes, you have also saved him from making resolutions." (John Erskine)

Decisions Quotations 41 - 51

  1. "I think the two things most opposed to good counsel are haste and passion." (Thucydides)
  2. "The world judges by the appearance." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "It's up to you whether you want to use the new year as a brake or as an engine." (Henry Ford)
  4. "Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution." (Henry David Thoreau)
  5. "You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself." (Hermann Hesse)
  6. "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." (Voltaire)
  7. "Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions." (Mark Twain)
  8. "No one judges more harshly than the uneducated; he knows neither reasons nor counter arguments." (Anselm Feuerbach)
  9. "We are our choices." (Jean Paul Sartre)
  10. "When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice." (William James)
  11. "The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood." (Voltaire)

Can you think of any other sayings about decisions, judgments and resolutions that should not be missing from this list under any circumstances? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

What are the most important decisions in life?

For most people, the most important decisions in life primarily concern Education, place of residence, career choice, partnership and family planning. But our everyday decisions and choices - for example about our lifestyle and political views - also shape our existence.

When are decisions particularly difficult?

Decisions are generally particularly difficult for us when they major impact on our lives or the lives of of other people. In the same way, clear decisions are difficult in situations in which the choices available Options comparable advantages and disadvantages bring with them.

Is it better to listen to your heart or your head?

Whether you should listen to your heart or your head depends on the individual situation. Your emotions provide you with Important information from your emotional worldwhile rational reflections in quiet moments help you to understand the Assess the implications of your decision.

A balanced relationships from what your heart and what your head tell you is probably the best basis for making good decisions.

Use the best quotes about decisions as a source of personal inspiration

For example, decisions can be good, wrong, right, wisely strategic, emotional, rational, difficult, reckless, conscious, intuitive, logical, courageous, creative, cautious, spontaneous or risky - but above all, they are necessary. Necessary in order to move forward. No decisions - no progress, no growth, no self-discovery.

Of course, every decision has an inevitable consequence. But if you make them don't rush into it, but think it over carefully you had good reasons for making the decision. So you have nothing to regret if things turn out differently than you would have liked. At the time of your decision, what you chose was the best option.

Finally, I would like to give you a few further articles which can provide you with further inspiration and useful knowledge on the topics of decisiveness and determination:

I really hope this collection of quotes about decision-making inspires you and that it helps you to make more confident and smarter decisions. Do you have any questions, suggestions or a favorite quote that has particularly shaped your decisiveness? Then feel free to write me a comment.

Stay decisive,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: One of the best decisions in my life was, live vegan. For the animals, the environment and myself. In the linked article, I am happy to explain my personal Reasons for the vegan lifestylewhich made the decision really easy for me.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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