Decision Making Quotes

Quotes on decision making

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

Maimonides: Medieval Philosopher

Decision Making Quotes

These decision making quotes were created to highlight the importance of making both fast and effective decisions.  Please also see our articles decision making:  quick decision making , decision making and strategic decision making, and building a Better Decision Making Process

  • “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:  often referred to as Teddy or his initials T. R., was an American politician, statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909

  • Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.  John Cale:  a Welsh musician, composer, singer, songwriter.

  • The speed of decision making is the essence of good governance.  Piyush  Goyal: a politician and cabinet minister of the Government of India.

  • 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:  author, artist, and photographer

  • You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions. Robert T. Kiyosaki: American businessman and author.

  • You cannot make progress without making decisions. Jim Rohn: American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

  • Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approachTony Robbins: American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist

  • Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.  Jim Collins: American researcher, author, speaker and consultant

  • If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.  Anonymous

  • A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.  Dorothea Brande:  American writer and editor in New York City.

  • Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.  Keri Russell: American actress

  • 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:  American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


Some decisions are consequential and irreversible or nearly irreversible -- one-way doors -- and these decisions must be made methodically, carefully, slowly, with great deliberation and consultation.

Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon


Additional Decision Making Quotes

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

  • Once a decision is made, you should stop worrying and start working. It’s not always what we know that makes it a good decision. It is what we do to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision.  John C Maxwell:  an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.

  • Life is filled with difficult decisions, and winners are those who make them.  Dan Brown: Author

  • We may think that our decisions are guided purely by logic and rationality, but our emotions always play a role in our good decision making process. Salma Stockdale: Author

  • The most important thing is to make decisions. Whether the decision is right or wrong is secondary. You will soon receive feedback that will help you to progress.  Marc Reklau: Author who writes about habits, productivity, and happiness

  • Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisionsGary Vaynerchuk, commonly known as Gary Vee, is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality. He is a co-founder of the restaurant reservation software company Resy and Empathy Wines

  • The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.  Maimonides, Moses ben Maimon, commonly known as Maimonides and also referred to by the acronym Rambam, was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages

  • You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.  Robert Kiyosaki, obert Toru Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company

  • When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take, choose the bolder.  William Joseph Slim. Field Marshal William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, KStJ, usually known as Bill Slim, was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia. Slim saw active service in both the First and Second World Wars and was wounded in action three times.

  • And we have complete control over our own attitude. We are the ones we decide how we feel, how we look at things, how we react.  Catherine Pulsifer, Author

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

Michelle Obama

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