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I get a little angry about this highhanded scrapping of the look of things. What else have we to go by? How else can the average person form an opinion of a girl's sense of values or even of her chastity except by the looks of her conduct?

I learn by going where I have to go.

I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.

If decisions were a choice between alternatives, decisions would come easy. Decision is the selection and formulation of alternatives.

If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.

Imagination took the reins, and Reason, slow-paced, though surefooted, was unequal to a race with so eccentric and flighty a companion.

In case of doubt, decide in favor of what is correct.

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.

In forty hours I shall be in battle, with little information, and on the spur of the moment will have to make the most momentous decisions, but I believe that one's spirit enlarges with responsibility and that, with God's help, I shall make them and make them right.

It is always thus, impaled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, that we make our irrevocable decisions.

It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.

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.

It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see.

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable, in retrospect.

It's better to make a decision, even the wrong one, than to be in limbo.

Life is just an endless chain of judgements. . . . The more imperfect our judgement, the less perfect our success.

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Life is like playing a violin solo in public, and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.


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