Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
— Andrew Jackson deliberately quote
Opportunity is lost by deliberation.
— Publilius Syrus
The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
— Julia Ward Howe
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
— deliberately quotation by Bertrand Russell
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.
If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.
Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
Festination may prove Precipitation;Deliberating delay may be wise cunctation.
Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Those who commence deliberately. They plod on. They stick to it. They persevere and finally reap their rewards.
Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
Our spontaneous action is always the best.
You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight: Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?
Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.
To insult someone we call him "bestial.
" For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult.
We don't deliberately set out to offend. Unless we feel it's justified.
One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives.
I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
I request that they may be considered in confidence, until the members of Congress are fully possessed of their contents, and shall have had opportunity to deliberate on the consequences of their publication; after which time, I submit them to your wisdom.
A question like the present should be disposed of without undue delay.
But a State cannot be expected to move with the celerity of a private business man; it is enough if it proceeds, in the language of the English Chancery, with all deliberate speed.
Were our State a pure democracy, in which all its inhabitants should meet together to transact all their business, there would yet be excluded from their deliberations, 1. infants, until arrived at years of discretion. 2. Women, who, to prevent depravation of morals and ambiguity of issue, could not mix promiscuously in the public meetings of men. 3. Slaves, from whom the unfortunate state of things with us takes away the right of will and of property. Those then who have no will could be permitted to exercise none in the popular assembly; and of course, could delegate none to an agent in a representative assembly. The business, in the first case, would be done by qualified citizens only.
Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor.
One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
In my prints I try to show that we live in a beautiful and orderly world and not in a chaos without norms, as we sometimes seem to. My subjects are also often playful. I cannot help mocking all our unwavering certainties. It is, for example, great fun deliberately to confuse two and three dimensions, the plane and space, or to poke fun at gravity. Are you sure that a floor cannot also be a ceiling? Are you absolutely certain that you go up when you walk up a staircase? Can you be definite that it is impossible to eat your cake and have it?
It is not enough for theory to describe and analyze, it must itself be an event in the universe it describes. In order to do this theory must partake of and become the acceleration of this logic. It must tear itself from all referents and take pride only in the future. Theory must operate on time at the cost of a deliberate distortion of present reality.