175 Decision Making Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of decision making quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about hard decision making.

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The Most Famous Decision Making Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. — Peter Drucker

People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life's biggest mistakes. — Noah Weinberg

Strategy-making is an immensely complex process involving the most sophisticated, subtle, and at times subconscious of human cognitive and social processes. — Henry Mintzberg

Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do. — Jose Ortega y Gasset

The best decision is the right decision. The next best decision is the wrong decision. The worst decision is no decision. — Scott Mcnealy

Big decisions in my life have always come easy and are made without hesitation. It is easier for me to make a life-changing decision than to decide what to get for dessert. — Tony Hawk

When I don't make a decision, it's not that I don't think about it. I think about it and make a decision not to make a decision. — P. V. Narasimha Rao

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If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. — Neil Peart

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making. — Bob Woodward

All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it. — Harry S Truman

Short Decision Making Quotes

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  • A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Chinese Proverbs
  • No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people. — Julius Nyerere
  • I don't believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right. — Ratan Tata
  • The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. — Voltaire
  • Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. — Oprah Winfrey
  • Don?t make decisions in anger or humiliate an enemy after defeating him. — Saddam Hussein
  • A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Grantland Rice
  • Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action. — Joseph M. Juran

Top 10 Decision Making Quotes

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A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Chinese Proverbs

No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people. — Julius Nyerere

I don't believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right. — Ratan Tata

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. — Voltaire

Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm.. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!" — T. D. Jakes

There may be some difficulties during a period of adjustment. Specifically, picking up their life again and making their own truly independent decisions. — Rick Ross

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. — Thomas Sowell

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Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. — Oprah Winfrey

Decision Making Image Quotes

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Decision making quote by Chinese Proverbs

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Chinese Proverbs

Decision making quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Decision making quote by Oprah Winfrey

Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. — Oprah Winfrey

Decision making quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Decision making quote by Wiz Khalifa

Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings. — Wiz Khalifa

Decision making quote by Terry Pratchett

The worst thing you can do is nothing. — Terry Pratchett

Decision making quote by Gary Vaynerchuk

Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Decision making quote Don't make a permanent decision for a temporary circumstance
Don't make a permanent decision for a temporary circumstance.
Decision making quote by Anne Hathaway

You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours. — Anne Hathaway

Decision making quote by Tom Hardy

It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan. — Tom Hardy

Decision making quote by Maxwell Maltz

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior. — Maxwell Maltz

Decision making quote Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
Decision making quote by The Rev

The best thing you can do is follow your dreams — The Rev

Decision making quote by John Wayne

True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. — John Wayne

Decision making quote by Jim Rohn

You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life. — Jim Rohn

Decision making quote by Leonardo da Vinci

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. — Leonardo da Vinci

Decision making quote by Charlie Munger

Intelligent people make decisions based on opportunity costs. — Charlie Munger

Decision making quote It's not hard to make decision once you what what your values are.
It's not hard to make decision once you what what your values are.

Responsible Decision Making Quotes

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Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It's not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Period. — Wayne Dyer

Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don't blame others or make excuses for yourself. — Deepak Chopra

You never regret taking a night to sleep on an emotional response. But you do regret ones done in the moment. — Alex Hormozi

Decision making quote Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.

This is what I found out about religion: It gives you courage to make the decisions you must make in a crisis, and then the confidence to leave the result to a higher Power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

In your decision-making and in making your decisions right, you are always alone. — Mahatria Ra

It is hard to describe how much you learn by actually doing — by carefully considering all factors, making a decision, and then taking responsibility for the outcome. Unlocks wisdom that cannot be arrived at any other way. — Greg Brockman

Decision making quote What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference y
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

What is the next thing you need for leadership? It is the ability to make up your mind to make a decision and accept full responsibility for that decision. — Sam Manekshaw

The place of stillness that you have to go to to write, but also to read seriously, is the point where you can actually make responsible decisions, where you can actually engage productively with an otherwise scary and unmanageable world. — Jonathan Franzen

I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people. — Prince William

You can't talk about leadership without talking about responsibility and accountability...you can't separate the two. A leader must delegate responsibility and provide the freedom to make decisions, and then be held accountable for the results. — Buck Rodgers

Hard Decision Making Quotes

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The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open. The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge. — Howard Thurman

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life. — Joel Osteen

We all have an internal life clock. Each day, we make decisions that cause the clock to tick over much faster or slower, depending on when & how much we eat, sleep & exercise. It's hard to be perfect but it helps to ask: What would my future self want me to do today? — David Sinclair

Decision making quote It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.
It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.

We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future. — Mike Rounds

You cannot make progress without making decisions. — Jim Rohn

Manchester United breathe football. When I have to make hard decisions, I always listen to little boy inside me and what he wants. That little boy was screaming for United. — Robin van Persie

Decision making quote The most important decision you make is to be in good mood.
The most important decision you make is to be in good mood.

When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. So unless you deliberately fight a habit -- unless you find new routines -- the pattern will unfold automatically. — Charles Duhigg

If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. — Tony Robbins

This isnt the time to make hard and fast decisions, this is a time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere. Fall in love, a lot. Major in philosophy, because theres no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind and change it again, because nothings permanent. — Anna Kendrick

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. — Roy Disney

Good Decision Making Quotes

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After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan's temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he'll have an incentive to leave you alone. — Ignatius of Loyola

While transparency reduces corruption, good governance goes beyond transparency in achieving openness. Openness means involving the stakeholders in decision-making process. Transparency is the right to information while openness is the right to participation. — Narendra Modi

Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions. — Alfie Kohn

Decision making quote Decision are hardest moves to make, especially when its a choice between what yo
Decision are hardest moves to make, especially when its a choice between what you want and what is right.

I can’t hate people for making judgment on me, or making a decision of liking me or not liking me. All I can do is try to better as a person. And I’m good with knowing everything isn’t always going to be perfect. — Chris Brown

The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge right or make good decision. — Alexander Hamilton

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. — James C. Collins

Decision making quote When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion. — Julian Assange

We started out with a 'no.' This is not going to change. We had the burden of proving to them this was a good decision to make. — Brian Armstrong

A man with good judgment does not make the goat his gardener. — Hungarian Proverbs

We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired. — Joe Rogan

Leadership Decision-making Quotes

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A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. — Douglas MacArthur

I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich

Leaders make decisions that create the future they desire. — Mike Murdock

Decision making quote You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to device what kind of difference you want to make.

Our companies communities and countries don’t necessarily suffer from a shortage of novel ideas. They’re constrained by a shortage of people who excel at choosing the right novel ideas. — Adam Grant

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. — Leonardo da Vinci

One of my big goals professionally is to get more leaders to stop acting on intuition and experience and instead be data-driven. — Adam Grant

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take choose the bolder. — William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

The road to the head lies through the heart. — American Proverbs

Put your leaders in stressful scenarios. Make them figure out solutions under pressure. See if you can make them frustrated, angry, and flustered, and then demand decisive leadership from them. They will be challenged at first, but they will get better over time. — Jocko Willink

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation. — Alan Autry

Wrong Decision Making Quotes

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What is the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do you gain experience? Wrong decisions. — Abdul Kalam

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The worst thing you can do is nothing. — Terry Pratchett

We lose the fear of making decisions, great and small; as we realize that should our choice prove wrong we can, if we will, learn from the experience. — Bill W.

If you want to make the wrong decision, ask everyone. — Naval Ravikant

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The best thing you can do is follow your dreams — The Rev

All models are wrong, but some are useful. — George E. P. Box

If you have a 2 or 3 year old who is not talking, you must start an early intervention program. The worst thing you can do with an autistic 3 year old is to do nothing. — Temple Grandin

No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? — George Orwell

Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not. — Phil Crosby

Any time you find yourself making life decisions to satisfy someone else's expectations, you are probably doing it for the wrong reasons. The least regrettable way to live is on your own terms in your own way and for your own cause. — Steven Bartlett

Poor Decision Making Quotes

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A nation that does not read much does not know much. And a nation that does not know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box, and the voting booth. And those decisions ultimately affect the entire nation...the literate and illiterate. — Jim Trelease

Grameen Bank was formed as an institution owned by its borrower members, who are poor women. Through its unique decision-making process, Grameen Bank has given millions of women the means to emerge from the shadows in a male-dominated society and to make something of themselves. — Muhammad Yunus

Don’t confuse poor decision making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you! — Steve Maraboli

Additional problems are the offspring of poor decisions. When inquiry and advocacy are combined, the goal is no longer 'to win the argument', but to find the best argument. — Peter Senge

Learn the lessons of history. Don't let how you feel about your tenure at your organization drive you to make poor investment decisions that could potentially derail a successful retirement. — Marc Singer

What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves. — Paul Wellstone

But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects - that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. - some of the previous supporters reconsidered. — Barney Frank

Look at other countries that have tried to have federally controlled health care. They have poor-quality health care. Our health-care system is the envy of the world because we believe in making sure that the decisions are made by doctors and patients, not by officials in the nation's capital. — George W. Bush

Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making. — Scott Stapp

Make a decision to be successful right now. Most people never decide to be wealthy and that is why they retire poor. — Brian Tracy

Decisions We Make Quotes

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I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. — Leo Buscaglia

The most important decision I've made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me, my homies from the neighborhood, criminals. I just said, 'Come on everybody, we made it.' Then I had to realize we didn't make it. I made it. — Snoop Dogg

To those of us who often procrastinate on the decision we feel intimidated by lack of education or any area of weakness. I relieve you with this statement: It is not how much you know that arms you with the tools of great decision making, but rather how much you ask. Ask questions. — T. D. Jakes

My concern is that I know that there are risks. But we don't have access to the data and the data haven't been captured rigorously enough so that we can accurately assess those risks. And therefore we don't really have the information that we need to make a reasonable decision. — Robert W. Malone

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live. — Omar N. Bradley

Business comes and goes and we make a strategic decision that could lead you to a whole new place. — Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang

Refusing to gossip is a beautiful decision to make. It not only creates richer friendships but, more importantly, it makes our relationship with the Lord more authentic and believable. We honor God when we honor each other. — Lysa TerKeurst

Every second we choose to nourish ourselves in a way that supports or depletes our lives, and to think and speak about other people in a way that is honoring or dishonoring. What choice are you going to make today. — Gregg Braden

Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us. How dare we let it into our decision-making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships. It's funny, isn't it? We take a day a year to dress up in costumes and celebrate fear. — James Spader

We truly have no clue exactly how an AI arrives at its decisions. — Mo Gawdat

Making The Right Decision Quotes

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Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Not making a decision is the worst thing you can do. So long as you feel you made the right decision based on the information you had at that time, there's no need to fret about it. If it fails, you'll know what to do next time. — Bo Schembechler

Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. — William Pollard

My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are cheap; you make them because they're right. — Theodore Hesburgh

A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions. — Raymond A. Spruance

If you support Ukraine joining NATO then you support the US fighting a hot war with Russia right now. I don’t care what your reasoning is. If you support that, you are a dangerously insane person who should never be allowed to make these decisions. — Dave Smith

A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions. — Raymond Spruance

We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions. — Ronald Fisher

If we're going to preach about democracy we're going to have to make difficult decisions. We're not going to sell our values out for basing rights, particularly when (Defense) Secretary (Donald) Rumsfeld himself noted that there were options to the base in Uzbekistan — Bill Delahunt

You can do anything you decide to do. — Amelia Earhart

Make The Right Decision Quotes

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Courage is a decision you make to act in a way that works through your own fear for the greater good as opposed to pure self-interest. Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right. — Derrick Bell

If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else. — Paul Arden

I wont ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason. — Derrick Rose

The idea that you will make the right decision every time is very unlikely. — Dan Ariely

Make your own decision, based on your deepest intuitive wisdom and knowledge. You may make the right decision or the wrong one, but whatever happens, it is your best shot, and you will strengthen your capacity for future action. — David Deida

You can't be 100% perfect, but try to evaluate things and do what's right. If you just make every effort to do the right thing, you'll come out ok. It comes down to priorities and making good decisions. — Archie Manning

It's easy to judge, to think we know for certain the right thing to do. Sometimes, it just isn't so clear. — Jessica Lange

You have the right to your own ideas and opinions, to make your own decisions, and to have things go your way at times. Stand up for those rights. — Beverly Engel

Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision. — Tony Robbins

Mama was a stickler on keeping your word. That's helped me to make the right decisions in so many situations. Because of that, I also think really hard before I make a decision because I know I'm going to have to see it through. — Reba McEntire

Decisions You Make Quotes

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To those of you with your years of service still ahead, the challenge is yours. Stop doubting yourselves. Have the courage to make up your minds and hold your decisions. Refuse to be BOUGHT for a nickel, or a million dollars, or a job! — Mary Mcleod Bethune

Life is a sum of all your choices". So, what are you doing today? — Albert Camus

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. — Robert H. Schuller

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

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation. — Bette Davis

The most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do. — Steve Jobs

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You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours. — Anne Hathaway

Do not let either the medical authorities or the politicians mislead you. Find out what the facts are, and make your own decisions about how to live a happy life and how to work for a better world. — Linus Pauling

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It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan. — Tom Hardy

Make the decision and say, "I'm not letting that worry in. I'm done being upset when my plans don't work out. I'm not letting that stress in." Negative thoughts will still come to your mind, but you don't have to let them into your spirit. — Joel Osteen

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More Decision Making Quotes

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I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. — Charles R. Swindoll

When children are allowed to help make family decisions, they tend to be much more supportive and happier with family life. Also when allowed to help make rules, they will follow them much closer than if rules are forced on them. All these add up to a happier home for all. — Sayings

Choice is not a form of freedom in the sense of the word; choice is the act of hesitation that occurs before making a decision. — Alan Watts

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather....In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I made the decision that I was going to make rap music in, like, fourth grade, so it's been something I was saying for a long time. — Chance the Rapper

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