Decision Making Sayings and Quotes

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


Decision making can sometimes seem like inner civil war.     

Jim Rohn

Balanced emotions are crucial to intuitive decision making.     

Michael D. Eisner

Whenever it comes to decision making, Remember the part about having confidence.     

Auliq Ice

The key to good decision making is not knowledge... It's whether our work fulfills us.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Find ways to decentralize. Move decision making authority down and out. Encourage a more entrepreneurial approach.     

Donald Rumsfeld

The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don't exist.     

Seth Godin

We unfortunately live in a corporate world where group decision making is made to avoid failure rather than to achieve success.     

Bill Cahan

Most of society's decision making for young people happens without young people, and that could not happen without adultcentrism.     

Adam Fletcher

In part because individual judgement is not accurate enough or consistent enough, cognitive diversity is essential to good decision making.     

James Surowiecki

Without women's full inclusion at the decision making table, we cannot have any healthy decision making that is good for men and women alike.     

Zainab Salbi

Every individual can make a difference ... if we continue to leave decision making to the so-called decision makers, things will never change.     

Jane Goodall

The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.     

Robert H. Schuller

The strength of collective decision making and political responsibility is not only a question of recognizing other people's ability. It is also recognizing one's own limitations.     

Aruna Roy

Obedience brings peace in decision making. If we have firmly made up our minds to follow the commandments, we will not have to redecide which path to take when temptation comes our way.     

James E. Faust

The essence of the phenomenon of gambling is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action, or strategy, from among the set of admissible strategies.     

Richard Arnold Epstein

The major mistake people pursue in decision making is to surround themselves with negatively minded people. People who are going nowhere will never take you anywhere; people who are going everywhere can take you somewhere.     

Israelmore Ayivor

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

Michelle Obama

Effective decision-making can be seen as an optimal link between memory of the past, ground-realities of the present and insights of the future.     

Amit Ray

Decision making and problem solving are not the same. To solve a problem, one needs to find a solution. To make a decision, one needs to make a choice.     

Michael J. Marx

Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace.     

Izey Victoria Odiase

Decision making is an art only until the person understands the science.     

Pearl Zhu

Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic.     

Paul O'Brien

The art of decision making includes the art of questioning.     

Pearl Zhu

The speed of decision making is the essence of good governance.     

Piyush Goyal

Usually, when you make a decision in life, unless you have access to parallel universes, you can't truly judge how right that decision was.     

Tibor Fischer

Design is nothing if not decision making.     

Henry Petroski

Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.     

Mike Krzyzewski

A graphic is never an end in itself; it is a moment in the process of decision making.     

Jacques Bertin

One of the major biases in risky decision making is optimism. Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking.     

Daniel Kahneman