Decisions, Choices

“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”–George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. But you can only decide how you’re going to live, now.”–Joan Baez

“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.”–Thomas Merton

“Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.”–William Feather

“He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”–Horace

“Man does not simply exist, but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.”–Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstances.” –Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”–William James

“Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.”–Bertrand Russell


Nothing happens without myriad daily and larger personal decisions and choices. As the Existentialists pointed out, we are defined by and governed by our personal choices.


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