Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.

The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

A human being is a deciding being.

The concentration and dedication- the intangibles are the deciding factors between who won and who lost.

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Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

There is an election going on all the time.

.. the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Imagine believing in the control of inflation by curbing the money supply! That is like deciding to stop your dog fouling the sidewalk by plugging up its rear end. It is highly unlikely to succeed, but if it does it kills the hound.

Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame.

The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.

The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.

You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C.

There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it.

And the user may have a higher comfort level deciding what information to provide rather than worrying about what inferences might be made from what they've gathered.

I've always had an interest in doing something that was outside my comfort zone;

I had this thing about standing on the edge of the cliff and deciding to jump.

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.

Setting a goal is not the main thing.

It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.

I'm mad at Hank Aaron for deciding to play one more season.

I threw him his last home run and thought I'd be remembered forever. Now, I'll have to throw him another.

Really, life is complicated enough without having a bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the privacy of our own homes.

Before deciding to retire, stay home for a week and watch the daytime TV shows.

Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do.

Government exists to protect us from each other.

Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Once a decision was made, I didn't worry about it afterward...

In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films - I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene.

It really came down to deciding between baseball and soccer.

Soccer won out because I enjoyed it more.

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college, finances by no means should be the deciding factor.

Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is, and what's a taboo and what's not in terms of content, you got guys, like, Trent Lott who equates homosexuality with a disease.

Well, for me it really wasn't a case of deciding to be an astronaut.

Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.

The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs.

Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.

Our criteria for deciding what's good and what's bad is very fickle, especially in this country.

One thing young people have to always keep in mind when deciding what they want to do with their lives is, is it fun? Is it something that I'm interested in? Is it something I enjoy?

I'm not photographing the model in the classic sense;

the model is playing a part in my photographs. It's more like theater. I always work with models I know, and I let them participate in deciding how to act their part.

Deciding whether to trust or credit a person is always an uncertain task.

I don't remember deciding to become a writer.

You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.

We spent the election campaign really canvassing where we were as a nation, deciding who had the mandate to change that up going forward. But I think the challenge for us will be, as with any government, your actions demonstrate your legacy.

People are starting to wake up to the fact that a media/political party-complex basically decide our candidate, then create the illusion for the rest of us that in fact we're the ones who did the deciding.

I recommend tidying by category, not by place.

For example, instead of deciding that today you'll tidy a particular room, set goals such as 'clothes today, books tomorrow.'

The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.

When I'm in management meetings when we're deciding my future, those decisions are left up to me. I'm the one who has to go out and fulfill all these obligations, so I should be able to choose which ones I do or not. That's the part of my life where I feel most in control.

When you think about it, three of our biggest financial decisions in life are made at times of peak emotional excitement: deciding to get married, buying a home, and having kids.

Greatness consists in deciding only what is necessary for the welfare of the country and making straight for the goal.

Deciding on when to kick is crucial and depends on how the race is unfolding.

The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose.

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions;

after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate.