Quotes about Choice

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality."

Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 – September 14, 1321) commonly known as Dante, was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages.


"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 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.


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

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions."

Stephen R. Covey (born October 24, 1932) wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


"It's choice--not chance--that determines your destiny."

Jean Nidetch (born 1923, Brooklyn, New York) is the founder of the Weight Watchers organization.


"Every choice you make has an end result."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


"There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles."

Stephen R. Covey (born October 24, 1932) wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


"We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause."

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


"In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof."

John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006) was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century political liberalism.


"Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.