Decide Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old decide quotes, decide sayings, and decide proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.     

Terry Goodkind

So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out & decide.     

Meredith Grey

I don't want other people to decide what I am. I want to decide that for myself.     

Emma Watson

If you don't make a choice, life makes it for you and then you're stuck with what it decides. Take control of your destiny so that doesn't happen.     

Steward Stafford

Decide. Take one of the most unsettling things you feel exist in your life and decide. Decide to meet it with love and understanding. Decide to meet it with a proactive spirit that believes that a solution, an ease, a peaceful resolve rests in the meeting.     

David Ault

Think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.     

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Every decision brings with it some good, some bad, some lessons, and some luck. The only thing that’s for sure is that indecision steals many years from many people who wind up wishing they’d just had the courage to leap.     

Doe Zantamata

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.     

Maimonides

Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.     

Gordon Graham

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.     

Thomas Huxley

Do not plant your dreams in the field of indecision, where nothing ever grows but the weeds of 'what-if.'     

Dodinsky

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.     

Amelia Earhart

In order to get what you want, you must first decide what you want. Most people really foul up at this crucial first step because they simply can't see how it's possible to get what they want, so they don't even let themselves want it.     

Jack Canfield

It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.     

Jim Rohn

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.     

Anthony Robbins

Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.     

Oprah Winfrey

You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.     

Roy T. Bennett

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Seize what's been handed you. Make smart decisions. Make decisions because life is a temporary situation.     

James Patterson

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.     

Ben Stein

To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.     

Edith Eva Eger

There is only one way to make your dream a reality: make the decision and then not change it.     

Dragos Bratasanu

Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision.     

Bernhard Langer

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.     

George W. Cecil

Sometimes success isn't about making the right decision, it's more about making some decision.     

Robin S. Sharma

If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience. If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign—body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on—alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.     

Deepak Chopra

On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker.     

Robert K. Greenleaf

When you're my age, you'll see that it is wiser to make your own decisions than let time make decisions for you.     

Charles Finch

Make your own decision, based on your deepest intuitive wisdom and knowledge. You may make the right decision or the wrong one, but whatever happens, it is your best shot, and you will strengthen your capacity for future action.     

David Deida

To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads.     

Betsy Cañas Garmon

Decision making is easy when your values are clear.     

Roy Disney

One good decision can totally change the trajectory of our lives. And that one good decision will lead to better decisions. But it starts by making the right decision when no one is looking.     

Mark Batterson

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.     

Maya Angelou

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

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To decide is to make peace within and let the chips fall where they may.     

Lisa Tabak

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.     

Brian Tracy

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.     

Paul Tillich

I've asked myself what is the worst thing that can happen if I take this decision and go along with it. Very often, I find that the worst thing that can happen is something that I can live with. And if that's the case, I will do it.     

Margrethe Vestager

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.     

Arthur Ashe

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.      

Elbert Hubbard

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.     

H. L. Hunt

Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.     

Anso Coetzer

Life is the sum of all your choices.     

Albert Camus

A PSYCHOLOGICAL TIP: Whenever you're called on to make up your mind, / and you're hampered by not having any, / the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find, / is simply by spinning a penny. / No — not so that chance shall decide the affair / while you're passively standing there moping; / but the moment the penny is up in the air, / you suddenly know what you're hoping.     

Piet Hein

You can try to make the right decision all the time, but it's better to just make a decision. I have done wrong so many times, but nine times out of 10, I have learned from my failure. Don't wait for something; just go for it.     

Bobby Bones

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.     

Dr. Seuss

It is not your talents that make you great, but your decisions.     

Shannon L. Alder

Not to decide…is to decide.     

Frank Sonnenberg

You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.     

Michelle Obama

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.     

Flora Whittemore

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

Brendan Francis

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.     

Denis Waitley

In order to decide, judge; in order to judge, reason; in order to reason, decide (what to reason about).     

Philip Johnson-Laird

When there aren’t any smart decisions, I suppose you just have to pick the stupid decision you like best.     

Orson Scott Card