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Decisions, particularly important ones, have always made me sleepy, perhaps because I know that I will have to make them by instinct, and thinking things out is only what other people tell me I should do.

Deliberation often loses a good chance.

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.

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.

Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

Faith ... acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence.

False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.

Form the habit of making decisions when your spirit is fresh ... to let dark moods lead is like choosing cowards to command armies.

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both.

Great decisions often take no more than a moment in the making.

He who has a choice has trouble.

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

He who reflects too much will achieve little.

Here's a rule I recommend. Never practice two vices at once.

History is a stern judge.

How dangerous can false reasoning prove!

How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

Human foresight often leaves its proudest possessor only a choice of evils.


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