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The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.

The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.

The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequences are nearly always the same.

The difficulty of life is in the choice.

The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one ... the more active and swift the latter is, the further he will go astray.

The last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.

The mania of thinking renders one unfit for every activity.

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's own appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth - an instruction book didn't come with it.

The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.

The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself "makes things go" and creates confidence.

The soul of dispatch is decision.

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

The tendency of modern science is to reduce proof to absurdity by continually reducing absurdity to proof.

The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

There comes a time when you've got to say, "Let's get off our asses and go ..." I have always found that if I move with 75 percent or more of the facts I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.

There is a time when we must firmly choose the course we will follow, or the relentless drift of events will make the decision for us.


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