Quotes about Choice

"Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both."

Tryon Edwards (was born in 1809 and died in 1894.) He was an American theologian, best known for compiling the "New Dictionary of Thoughts", a book of quotations.


"When you can't have have what you choose, you just choose what you have."

Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and "Father" of western fiction.


";Choose your friend carefully. Your enemies will choose you."

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004) popularly known as Yasser Arafat, was a Palestinian leader and a Laureate of the Nobel Prize. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and leader of the Fatah political party, which he founded in 1959. Arafat spent much of his life fighting against Israel in the name of Palestinian self-determination.


"Love thy neighbor as yourself, but choose your neighborhood."

Louise Lester Beal (August 8, 1867 - November 18, 1952) was an American silent film actress. She was the first feminine star of Western films.


"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.


"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.


"Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow the skunks to choose the weapons."

Lester Robert Bittel (-)


"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust."

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".


"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."

Robert Jordan Fritz (born 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an author, composer, filmmaker, and management consultant. He is known for his development of "structural dynamics," the study of how structural relationships impact behavior from individuals to organizations."


"So far about morals. I know only that what is moral, is that what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image.