Indecision Sayings and Quotes

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

Error often is to be preferred to indecision.     

Aaron Burr

Indecision becomes decision with time.     


Indecision, doubt and fear. The members of this unholy trio are closely related; where one is found, the other two are close at hand.     

Napoleon Hill

Worry is a sustained form of fear caused by indecision.     


Patience is decisive indecision.     

James Richardson

Through indecision opportunity is often lost.     

Publilius Syrus

Greatness is never achieved through indecision.     

John Ortberg

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

Bertrand Russell

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


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

Bernhard Langer

The worst of all human ailments: indecision.     

Napoleon Hill

Indecision is a major time waster; 80% of decisions should be made the first time they come up.     

Brian Tracy

The worst decision is indecision.     

Ryan Harwood

Indecision is fatal. It is better to make a wrong decision than build up a habit of indecision. If you're wallowing in indecision, you certainty can't act - and action is the basis of success.     

Marie Beynon Lyons Ray

Always remember, indecision is decision - usually against you.     

Venita VanCaspel

He who hesitates is sometimes saved.     

James Thurber

Indecision is a form of self-abuse - be ready to step up!     

Suzanne Evans

Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision.     

Bill W.

Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.     

Jim Rohn

Indecision is actually the individual's decision to fail.     

Raymond Charles Barker

Things can harden meaningfully in the moment of indecision.     

John Ashbery

To be constantly changing one's plans isn't decision at all-it's indecision.     

Rabindranath Tagore

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.     

Bertrand Russell

Some live in a state of passionate indecision.     

Mason Cooley

What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none.     

Anne Rice

Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision.     

Napoleon Hill

Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit-forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others.     

H. A. Hopf

Indecision is the seedling of fear.     

Napoleon Hill

Indecision may or may not be our biggest problem.     

Willie Nelson

Indecisiveness wears a person out.     

E.L. Konigsburg

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.     

George Canning

Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive.     

Wendell Mayes

Endurance is frequently a form of indecision.     

Elizabeth Bibesco

More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Beige is the color of indecision.     

Paula Scher

More errors arise from inhibited indecision than from impulsive behavior.     

Morris L. Ernst

Inaction and indecision in the present is because of fear of consequences of the future.     

L. Ron Hubbard

Indecision is the seedling of fear     

Napoleon Hill

Indecision is the key to flexibility.     

Kathy Reichs

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.     

William James