152 Poor Choices Quotes To Inspire You

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

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The Most Famous Poor Choices Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Life is the sum of your choices. — Albert Camus

You are your choices. — Seneca

Bad decisions, good intentions. — Drake

Life's simple, you make choices and you don't look back. — Sung Kang

In life everyone has a choice. The key is: make a right choice. — DJ Khaled

Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life? — Eric Allen

Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life? — Eric Allenbaugh

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice. — William James

Every day brings new choices. — Martha Beck

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. — Sophocles

Short Poor Choices Quotes

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  • Why bad things happen to good people — Harold S. Kushner
  • God answers the mess of life with one word: Grace. — Max Lucado
  • I am very sorry if I have caused any offence. It was a poor choice of costume. — Prince Harry
  • sorrow must not be cultivated: it is a poor lifestyle choice. — Tarun J. Tejpal
  • The Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. — Richard G. Scott
  • For the poor any choice was a gift with two faces. — Cormac McCarthy
  • I found nothing really wrong with this autobiography except poor choice of subject. — Clifton Fadiman
  • I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. — Harry Reid
Poor choices quote Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.

Making Poor Choices Quotes

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People will hurt you. But don't use that as an excuse for your poor choices, use it as motivation to make the right ones. — LeCrae

Baby, we have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here. — Mildred D. Taylor

People of poor character tend to blame their choices on circumstances. Ethical people make good choices regardless of circumstances. If they make enough good choices, they begin to create better conditions for themselves. — John C. Maxwell

Poor choices quote Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. T
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

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

A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage personal responsibility and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices. — Benjamin Carson

We need to make a game out of earning money. There is so much good we can do with money. Without it, we are bound and shackled and our choices become limited. — Bob Proctor

Poor choices quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

I don't believe there's a reason for everything, and having faith doesn't mean I'm blind. I believe people make poor choices. I believe bad things happen to good people. I believe there's evil in the word that I will never understand, but will never stop fighting. — Tammara Webber

That's is life. You move and change according to things that happen to you and things that you make happen because of poor choices. — Michelle Singletary

I have a form of ESP that allows me to consistently pick losing lottery numbers, and generally make poor life choices. — Joey Comeau

When You Have No Choice Quotes

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When there's not girls around you have no choice but to mess around with your guy friends, as guys do, so we got into making each other laugh and get each other in trouble and stuff like that at an early age. — Joe Gatto

Don’t be scared when you have no other choice. — Yiddish Proverbs

When you have established that one alternative is good and the other is evil, there is no justification for the choice of a mixture. There is no justification ever for choosing any part of what you know to be evil. — Ayn Rand

Poor choices quote Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.
Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.

When swimming into a dark tunnel,there arrives a point of no return when you no longer have enough breath to double back.your choice is to swim forward into the unknown....and pray for an exit — Dan Brown

Why is it that most things you might willingly do under other circumstances become distasteful when you have no choice? — Laurell K. Hamilton

Stand-up is like a row boat: it's fun and romantic when you're choosing to do it. But if you have no other choice than to be in a row boat it's not as enjoyable; that's survival. — Demetri Martin

Poor choices quote One of the most important decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether
One of the most important decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.

People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices. — Terry Anderson

When you get punched, you have to get up.You have no other choice. If you don't, you're not going to grow, you're not going to get better as a player. — Scott Brooks

When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage — Jewish Proverbs

I was holding a reserve inside all along. When you're with someone as powerful as Donald, you have no choice. You can get lost within that power if you're not careful. — Marla Maples

Choices In Life Quotes

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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. — Denis Waitley

My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. To tell the truth, there's hardly a difference. — Harry S. Truman

When a man is denied to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. — Nelson Mandela

Poor choices quote Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you  have made. If you want
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.

Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice. — Zig Ziglar

Please remember, that even in your darkest moments, you still have the choice to focus your energy on the positive and create a better life. — Andy Biersack

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. — Tony Robbins

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

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There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles. — Stephen Covey

If you want to succeed you must never stop learning, never stop trying and just keep being yourself. You are your own person. You make the choices in life that affect you. — Ruby Rose

'It only put me in Gryffindor,' said Harry in a defeated voice, 'because I asked not to go in Slytherin...' 'Exactly' said Dumbledore, beaming once more. 'Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.' — J. K. Rowling

Worst Choice Quotes

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

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

Your mind . . . can be your best friend or your worst enemy, but it's your choice to make. — Demi Lovato

Poor choices quote Don't feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road. Turn around.
Don't feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road. Turn around.

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

Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it. Just stand there trembling, not moving. Assuming the worst that can happen. Or we step forward into the unknown, and assume it will be brilliant. — Sandra Oh

I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like--like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go. — Lauren Oliver

Poor choices quote No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

The one man you most want to sleep with may be the worst choice of all. — Tess Gerritsen

Earth is a in-between world touched by both Heaven and Hell. Earth leads directly into Heaven or directly into Hell, affording a choice between the two. The best of life on Earth is a glimpse of Heaven; the worst of life is a glimpse of Hell. — Randy Alcorn

Using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate. You [Donald Trump] should meet with some of the women that I have met with, women I have known over the course of my life. This is one of the worst possible choices that any woman and her family has to make. — Hillary Clinton

Insecurity is a toxin and confidence is a tonic, so make the choice not to dwell on the worst possible case. — Emily Yoffe

Bad Choices Quotes

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When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. — Dr. Seuss

Sin is not simply making bad choices or mistakes. Sin is having the desire in our hearts to do the will of the enemy of God. — R. C. Sproul

I put God first, and strive to do my best by being a loving human being, recognizing that sometimes I make mistakes and bad choices. — Common

Poor choices quote You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've
You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got.

I felt bad, yet I knew I’d made the right choice. I was following my heart. — Rich Roll

Power doesn't corrupt. It's neutral. Someone always wants to corrupt power. It's the way a shotgun is not a deadly weapon until someone chooses to use it irrationally. — Steve Ditko

If you have bad friends, they lead you to bad. If you have graduated friends, they lead you to good. — Thai Proverbs

Poor choices quote I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.
I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.

Now, Bad Ass, you run your mouth about Summerslam. Well, here's the situation. The Rock says this, if the Rock hits you he'll kill you. If he misses, the wind behind the punch will give you pneumonia and you'll die anyway, so the choice is yours, jabroni. — Dwayne Johnson

A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both. — Jewish Proverbs

One of the greatest feelings in life is the conviction that you have lived the life you wanted to live-with the rough and the smooth, the good and the bad-but yours, shaped by your own choices, and not someone else's. — Michael Ignatieff

you never make the same mistake twice. the second time you make it, it is no longer a mistake. it is a choice — Lauren Conrad

Poor Decisions Quotes

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When we repeat 1 percent errors, day after day, by replicating poor decisions, duplicating tiny mistakes, and rationalizing little excuses, our small choices compound into toxic results. — James Clear

If you have not consciously made the decision to be rich, excellent, and healthy, then you have unconsciously made the decision to be poor, mediocre, and unhealthy. — Wallace D. Wattles

In a perfect world what poor countries at the lowest rungs of economic development need is not a multi-party democracy, but in fact a decisive benevolent dictator to push through the reforms required to get the economy moving — Dambisa Moyo

Poor choices quote We are our choices.
We are our choices.

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

Poor decisions and bad luck are contingencies of most horror films. — Wesley Morris

Many persons of high intelligence have notoriously poor judgement. — Sydney J. Harris

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

The benefit of living in a free society is that we all have the choice to be rich, poor, or middle class. The decision is up to you. — Robert Kiyosaki

Making Good Choices Quotes

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My message to women: Do what makes you feel good, because there'll always be someone who thinks you should do it differently. Whether your choices are hits or misses, at least they're your own. — Michelle Obama

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life. — Louise Hay

I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and then having whatever I want for dinner. I end up making healthy choices, like sushi or grilled fish, because I feel so good from eating well. — Sayings

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

In walking through the world there is a choice for a man to make. He can choose the fair and open path, the path which sound ethics, sound democracy, and the common law prescribe, or choose the secret way by which he can get the better of his fellow man. — Ida Tarbell

Good habits create good art. The way we do anything is the way we do everything. Treat each choice you make, each action you take, each word you speak with skillful care. The goal is to live your life in the service of art. — Rick Rubin

The second someone can make lab-grown meat that actually tastes good enough where people don't even notice, then I'm all for it. I'm switching in a heartbeat. — MrBeast

The path you take is up to you. Make good choices, dream BIG, it is never too late. — Chris Herren

When we think good thoughts, we feel good. When we feel good, we make good choices. When we feel good and make good choices, we draw more good experiences into our lives. It really is that simple … and elegant … and true. — Cheryl Richardson

Right Choices Quotes

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When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense — to fight the government. — Alexander Hamilton

When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace. — Wayne Dyer

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. — E. O. Wilson

The only acceptable response to the threat of lethal violence is immediate and savage counterattack. If you resist, you just may get killed. If you don't resist you almost certainly will get killed. It is a tough choice, but there is only one right answer. — Jeff Cooper

Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. — Bill Hicks

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We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice. — John C. Maxwell

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We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy. — J. K. Rowling

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions. — Deepak Chopra

The central idea is to create an environment where doing the right thing is as easy as possible. — James Clear

Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance. — Tom G. Palmer

Choices Made Quotes

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Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. — Henri Nouwen

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

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

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. — Hunter S. Thompson

Quantum science suggests the existence of many possible futures for each moment of our lives. Each future lies in a state of rest until it is awakened by choices made in the present. — Gregg Braden

Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative. — Paul Robeson

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don't have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity. — Henepola Gunaratana

Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find. — Wayne Dyer

The only way I made progress - the only choice I had - was to start small. — James Clear

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

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More Poor Choices Quotes

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Multitasking takes a toll. At home or at work, distractions lead to poor choices, painful mistakes, and unnecessary stress. — Gary Keller

Some argue that now isn't the time to push the green agenda - that all efforts should be on preventing a serious recession. That is a false choice. It fails to recognise that climate change and our carbon reliance is part of problem - high fuel prices and food shortages due to poor crop yields compound today's financial difficulties. — Lucy Powell

The fact that more than half of the young black men in any large American city are currently under the control of the criminal justice system (or saddled with criminal records) is not - as many argue - just a symptom of poverty or poor choices, but rather evidence of a new racial caste system at work. — Michelle Alexander

The joyful news for anyone who desires to be rid of the consequences of past poor choices is that the Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. Whereas the Lord warns that unrepented rebellion will bring punishment, when the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy. — Richard G. Scott

I was made for more than being stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. I am not made to be a victim of my poor choices. I was made to be a victorious child of God. — Lysa TerKeurst

I do think that we have to be careful not to assume that getting a perm or wearing a blonde wig is a desire for whiteness. It may or may not be. Listen, I live in a poor black neighborhood where women wear blue hair, green hair, and all kinds of stuff. So, I simply see it as a different set of choices. — Melissa Harris-Perry

People always assume that bachelors are single by choice and spinsters because nobody asked them. It never enters their heads that poor bachelors might have worn the knees of their trousers out proposing to girls who rejected them or that a girl might deliberately stay unmarried. — Jilly Cooper

I want to stress again the importance of really living what we claim to believe. That needs to be a priority-not just in our personal and family lives but in our churches, our political choices, our business dealings, our treatment of the poor; in other words, in everything we do. — Charles J. Chaput

Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man. It is money which in existing society opens an astounding range of choice to the poor man, a range greater than that which not many generations ago was open to the wealthy — Friedrich August von Hayek

It only takes one mistake and nothing else you ever do will matter. No matter how hard you work or how smart you become, you'll always be known for that one poor choice. — Chuck Palahniuk

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society. — Jacqueline Novogratz

You have thousands of choices and decisions to make everyday. You have the right to not go to the gym, you the right to follow poor nutritional habits, you have the right to overwork yourself and not get enough sleep. You must accept the fact that your physique has suffered because of the choices that you make everyday. — Robert Cheeke

Do you realize that there is nothing in our genes that tells us when to die? There are genetic codes that tell us how to grow, how to breathe, and how to sleep, but NOTHING that tells us to die. So why do we? Because we literally rust and decay our bodies from the inside out with poor food and lifestyle choices. — Jillian Michaels

We have two choices: One is to continue to see a poor, ill, crying Africa, carrying guns, that depends on other people forever, or to promote an Africa which is confident, peaceful, independent, but cognizant of its huge problems and great values at the same time. — Zeresenay Alemseged

Extreme exercise doesn’t save you from poor food choices. It can be difficult to exercise and erase away that chocolate cake or pizza pie. It doesn’t work that way. — Jennifer Hudson

A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement. — Trent Lott

If seasteads advance blue-energy technologies, they'll create blue jobs. Millions of poor people living under exploitive governments are looking for a better choice. Seasteads won't attract them without offering them better options. — Joe Quirk

As you lose your life in the service of Father in Heaven's children, Satan's temptations lose power in your life. — Richard G. Scott

When we outlaw child pornography, the prices paid for child performers rise, increasing the incentives for parents to use children against their will. — Mary Ruwart

Love couldn't be moved by circumstance, poor choices, or even blatant lies-skewed and damaged, yes, but the heart couldn't deny what it wanted most once the desire was planted. Whether in bliss or affliction, love owned you all the same. — Rachel Wade

The liberal feminist movement never imagined that women would take seriously the encouragement to become our own heroes and claim life for ourselves, on our terms, no matter who we are. Pro-choice and pro-life, Christian and not, poor and rich, black, white, gay and straight. It is a dream we all hold dear, and it's called the Tea Party. — Tammy Bruce

Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so well in. I cannot. — Michael Mann

We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others. — Luke Scott

I've slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with... what I was happy with, and that's my own fault. I've got no one else to blame about that stuff. — Shane Warne

Dictatorships can exist with free markets - not that China is really a free market - especially in poor countries where the regime insists that it's a choice between food and liberty, a false choice. But increasing affluence will inevitably result in political pressure. — Garry Kasparov

If the fact that people make poor decisions is reason enough for the government to second-guess their decisions about dangerous activities such as smoking cigarettes and riding motorcycles, why on earth should the government let people make their own choices when it comes to such consequential matters as where to live, how much education to get, whom to marry, whether to have children, which job to take, or what religion to practice? — Jacob Sullum

If you have become entangled in sin from poor choices, please decide to come back now. You know how to begin. Do it now. We love you. We need you. God will help you. — Richard G. Scott

Los Angeles is where you have to be if you want to be an actor. You have no choice. You go there or New York. I flipped a coin about it. It came up New York, so I flipped again. When you're starting out to be an actor, who wants to go where it's cold and miserable and be poor there? — Harrison Ford

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