The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It’s simply a choice to take action.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
Arbie M. Dale
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
You have to choose where you look, and in making that choice you eliminate entire worlds.
As an atheist you have to rationalize things… Then you have to try and make some sort of sense out of your problems. And if you try and find you can’t, you have no choice but to be good and scared — but that’s okay
There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life’s point of no return.
We create our lives a thought at a time. And sometimes, it comes down to changing a thought such as ‘Why did this happen to me’ into ‘There is a divine plan and there is a reason for this, and my choice is to create the most positive reaction I can.’
Dee Wallace Stone
The reason people blame things on the previous generations is that there’s only one other choice.
Choice has always been a privilege of those who could afford to pay for it.
That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man,
A coward turns away, but a brave man’s choice is danger.
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible ‘lifestyles’ turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
Hell is God’s great compliment to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human choice.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
We cut these numerous windings in our destinies daily with our own hands, while we imagine that we are pursuing a track on the royal high road of respectability and duty, and then complain of those ways being so intricate and so dark. We stand bewildered
H. P. Blavatsky
Indecision regarding the choice among pleasures temporarily robs a man of inner peace. After due reflection, he attains joy by turning away from the lower pleasures and seeking the higher ones.
We have to believe in free will. Weve got no choice.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Jesus’ ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made–life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control
Joan B. Campbell
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 Galbraith
All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about… We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our pa
I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence….I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witne
I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
If you choose not to decide — you still have made a choice
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere with
Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
W. H. Auden