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Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.

Of all paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.

Of two evils, choose the less.

Of two evils, choose the prettier.

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

Once the "what" is decided, the "how" always follows. We must not make the "how" an excuse for not facing and accepting the "what."

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. ... And the choice goes by forever t'wixt that darkness and that light.

One faces the future with one's past.

One must either accept some theory or else believe one's own instinct or follow the world's opinion.

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.

People "died" all the time. ... Parts of them died when they made the wrong kinds of decisions-decisions against life. Sometimes they died bit by bit until finally they were just living corpses walking around. If you were perceptive you could see it in their eyes; the fire had gone out ... you always knew when you made a decision against life. ... The door clicked and you were safe inside- safe and dead.

Reason, with most people, means their own opinions.

Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.

She knew in her heart that to be without optimism, that core of reasonless hope in the spirit, rather than the brain, was a fatal flaw, the seed of death.

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

Some persons are very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions.

Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Statistics are no substitute for judgement.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.


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