No question is ever settled until it is settled right.
No man who has not sat in the assemblies of men can know the light, odd and uncertain ways in which decisions are often arrived at.
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied.
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide ... And the choice goes by forever t'wixt that darkness and that light.
Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
Optimism is an intellectual choice.
The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one ... the more active and swift the latter is, the further he will go astray.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
There is one quality more important than know-how.... This is know-how by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what our purposes are to be.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
What must be, shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles is little more than choice to him that is willing.
A wiser rule would be to make up your mind soberly what you want, peace or war, and then to get ready for what you want; for what we prepare for is what we shall get.
We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable.
Once a decision was made, I did not worry about it afterward.
The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.
He who has a choice has trouble.
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.