101 Dilemma Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of dilemma quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about life dilemma.

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Top 10 Dilemma Quotes (BEST)

  1. Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. — Sydney J. Harris
  2. Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas. — H. L. Mencken
  3. How can we get what we really want and at the same time deal with the needs of others in our lives? Perhaps no human dilemma is more pervasive or challenging. — William Ury
  4. Big ideas come from forward thinking people who challenge the norm, think outside the box, and invent the world they see inside rather than submitting to the limitations of current dilemmas — T. D. Jakes
  5. Prayer will get you out of a pinch, prayer will get you out of a crises, prayer will get you out of your dilemma, prayer will get you out of your trouble. — T. D. Jakes
  6. Whenever you face obstacles, crises and dilemmas and your confidence is in your associates more than in God- it is a sign your faith is deteriorating. — T. D. Jakes
  7. Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet. — Ntozake Shange
  8. There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go? — Danny Devito
  9. The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know. — Bob Woodward
  10. You can't resolve a dilemma with all the very same mind that made it — Albert Einstein

The Most Famous Dilemma Quotes

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The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good. — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Surely if we have learned anything from the history of morals it is that the thing to do with a moral quandary is not to hide it. — H. L. A. Hart

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. — Robert H. Schuller

What's called a difficult decision is a difficult decision because either way you go there are penalties. — Elia Kazan

Every single moment of your life you must choose from a number of alternatives. What you choose determines where you will end up. — Shall Sinha

If you have difficulties making a decision, choose the lesser of the two evils. — Osho

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them. — Laurence J. Peter

There comes a time in every person's life when he has to choose the course his life will take. — Muhammad Ali

Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. — Timothy Fuller

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities. — Harry Emerson Fosdick

Short Dilemma Quotes

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  • A moment of choice is a moment of truth. — Stephen Covey
  • Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do. — Jose Ortega y Gasset
  • But the undodgeable reality of a finite human life is that you are going to have to choose. — Oliver Burkeman
  • The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life. — Erno Rubik
  • Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution. — Robert Zend
  • Your rewards in life are determined by the kinds of problems you are willing to solve for someone. — Mike Murdock
  • One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both. — Tryon Edwards

Dilemma Image Quotes

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Ethical Dilemma Quotes

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Ethical dilemmas have a way of sneaking up on a person. If something smells funny, stay away from it. Or help get rid of it. — Price Pritchett

I don't feel any ethical dilemma when I write. In my memoir, I was able to write with candor about the two most difficult people in the world to write with candor about - mom and dad. Everything else is downhill from there. — Said Sayrafiezadeh

While free software was meant to force developers to lose sleep over ethical dilemmas, open source software was meant to end their insomnia. — Evgeny Morozov

Science is important, but so is ethics, so is balancing life. To destroy life to save life - it's one of the real ethical dilemmas that we face. — George W. Bush

Grading creative writing is always an ethical dilemma. But what you brought up about grading personal stories versus the research paper is of course a truly volatile issue in teaching memoir or the personal essay, because there's no pretense that the narrator is a character. — Debra Monroe

One of the richest countries in the world - the United States of America - is facing a real ethical dilemma in terms of providing equitable access to health care. — Mary Robinson

Intuitive Eaters march to their inner hunger signals, and eat whatever they choose without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma. — Evelyn Tribole

Identify the moral dilemma driving the novel. the successful novel will haunt a reader because it deals with some ethical or moral dilemma that makes the reader wonder what he or she would do in the protagonist's place. — Rick Riordan

Life Dilemma Quotes

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No culture has yet solved the dilemma each has faced with the growth of a conscious mind: how to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in all life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s own culture but within oneself. — Barry Lopez

Freedom is not synonymous with an easy life. ... There are many difficult things about freedom: It does not give you safety, it creates moral dilemmas for you; it requires self-discipline; it imposes great responsibilities; but such is the nature of Man and in such consists his glory and salvation. — Margaret Thatcher

Every life is a dilemma that must be solved by the person living it. — Jo Coudert

When there is pain, the animal instinct is 'fight or flight' (i.e., to either strike back or run away) - reflect instead. When you can calm yourself down, thinking about the dilemma that is causing you pain will bring you to a higher level and enlighten you, leading to progress. — Ray Dalio

Our cultural dilemma has nothing to do with children who don't read very well. It lies instead in the difficulty of finding a way to restore meaning and purpose to modern life. — John Taylor Gatto

When we arrive at dilemmas in life and we are unable to decipher the right direction to go, if we hope to maintain our confidence in the process, we must (repeat must) allow the Lord to be our Guide, our Strength, our Wisdom - our all! — Charles R. Swindoll

The United States pledges before you-and therefore before the world-its determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma-to devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

To turn away from the great questions and dilemmas of life is a tragedy, for the quest for meaning and truth makes life worth living. — Charles Colson

These dilemmas present perhaps the most enduring conundrum of human history: can people derive their identity primarily by positive association or does life's meaning also require negative comparison to others? — William J. Clinton

The biggest dilemma in education today is the differing visions of what an educated person means. To do well on tests is often more important than helping young people really be prepared to deal with the tests of life. — Linda Lantieri

Moral Dilemma Quotes

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And that is my wish for you: flourish and prosper! — L. Ron Hubbard

For me the moral dilemma this past year has been how to make peace with the unacceptable. — May Sarton

We want every human being in the womb to be safe, not have these babies be killed to solve some dilemma. — Randall Terry

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution. — Christopher Dawson

When facing a dilemma, choose the more morally demanding alternative. — Harold S. Kushner

The thing about 'Dark Knight' is its objective is to set Batman into your world, so that you can imagine the moral dilemmas he faces are exactly parallel to moral dilemmas that you would face in this world, today, if you were out there fighting crime dressed like a bat. — Zack Snyder

I do feel that even though I didn't grow up being a big sci-fi fan or comic books or superhero fan, I felt myself definitely gravitate towards these movies that have a high concept and yet they're giving you a moral dilemma within that. — Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else's moral dilemma. — Tom Hanks

Fiction should be about moral dilemmas that are so bloody difficult that the author doesn't know the answer. What I hate in fiction is when the author knows better than the characters what they should do. — Pat Barker

a public persona that might be different from what we truly feel inside... everyone wonders if they are good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, no matter how old they are. It is an archetypical moral dilemma - Do you act like yourself and risk becoming an outcast? — Jodi Picoult

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More Dilemma Quotes

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The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views? — E. O. Wilson

A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make. — Kara Walker

When I’m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy; but - the eternal dilemma - how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I'd do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That's what's at the heart of my music. — Nino Rota

I saw Hulk Hogan the other day in a parking lot, and I couldn't tell from a distance if it was Hulk Hogan or not. And I realized I've never had that dilemma before. I've always been able to tell immediately when looking at anybody if they were or were not Hulk Hogan. — Kyle Cease

On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker. — Robert K. Greenleaf

Think about our dilemma on this planet. If the expansion of consciousness does not loom large in the human future, what kind of future is it going to be? — Terence McKenna

The human dilemma is this: God is Holy and we are not. God is Righteous and we are not. — R. C. Sproul

There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory. — Neil Postman

Know what you do not know. — Gautama Buddha

Many in the American military have learned the fundamental dilemma of modern warfare: More money and better weapons don't mean that you win. — Gabriel Kolko

The international manager reconciles cultural dilemmas — Fons Trompenaars

I hate violence, yes I do. It's kind of a dilemma, huh?. — Jackie Chan

...this is my dilemma. I'm a guy who makes things up as I go along, so nothing is ever finished - there are so many layers. So when you solo, yeah, you might get into one thing, but then, hey, everything has implications! You can hear the next level. And that's how I feel about improvising - there's always another level. — Sonny Rollins

Zen Master Dogen has pointed out that anxiety, when accepted, is the driving force to enlightenment in that it lays bare the human dilemma at the same time that it ignites our desire to break out of it. — Philip Kapleau

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. — Marlene Dietrich

We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created. — Jay Rockefeller

To see a promising solution to a dilemma and then just leave it to questionable development at its own pace without trying to aid its implementation would seem a dereliction. — Roger Wolcott Sperry

Artist refers to a person, willfully enmeshed in a dilemma of categories, who performs as if none of them existed. — Allan Kaprow

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. — Peabo Bryson

Tragedy speaks not of secular dilemmas which may be resolved by rational innovation, but of the unalterable bias toward inhumanity and destruction in the drift of the world. — George Steiner

...the habitual dualist's solution to the problem of dualism: to solve the dilemma by chopping off one of the horns. — Alan Watts

The really tough choices...don't center upon right versus wrong. They involve right versus right. They are genuine dilemmas precisely because each side is firmly rooted in one of our basic, core values. — Rushworth Kidder

In all states of dilemma or of difficulty, prayer is an available source. The ship of prayer may sail through all temptations, doubts and fears, straight up to the throne of God; and though she may be outward bound with only griefs, and groans, and sighs, she shall return freighted with a wealth of blessings! — Charles Spurgeon

You see the dilemma?” Ham asked. “I see an idiot,” Breeze mumbled. — Brandon Sanderson

The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors. — Vernor Vinge

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