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Decisive Quotes

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Like a Cat, I am Independent, Patient, Alert, and Decisive.
When the time is right, I pounce on opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
- Andre Gide

In this decisive hour of our national history,
union means life and division means death.
- Bao Dai

 

World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6,
1944, marked the decisive moment of the war.
- Lane Evans

Direct threats require decisive action.
- Dick Cheney

It has often been observed that the repercussion of
poetic language on prose language can be considered
a decisive cut of a whip.
- Eugenio Montale

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Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have
altered the surface of the earth must have had a more
decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
- George Cuvier

The development of our human resources is an area in
which we need to do well as it is decisive in determining
the success of our diversification programme.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek
role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
- Melina Mercouri

Whenever in future wars the battle is fought,
armored troops will play the decisive role.
- Heinz Guderian

It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong
than to agonize at length and be right too late.
- Marilyn Moats Kennedy

I fail to see the issue that will shock the people
of this great country of ours into some decisive action.
- Graham Nash

But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.
- George Weinberg

It is against this concept of the sovereign state,
a state isolated by protectionism and militarism,
that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.
- Christian Lous Lange

The masses are the decisive element,
they are the rock on which the final victory of the
revolution will be built.
- Rosa Luxemburg

You've got to take the initiative and play your game.
In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
- Chris Evert

When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million
missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.
It's going to be decisive.
- George W. Bush

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and
defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path,
a decisive appeal to arms was made.
- Hideki Tojo

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Iraq is no diversion.
It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive
stand against chaos and terror,
we must not waver.
- George W. Bush

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor
in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There's something dreadfully decisive about a beheading.
- Anne Smedley

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician:
passion,
a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
- Max Weber

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
- Marya Mannes

It's important to score some goals and make the decisive pass for my club.
- Robert Laurent

Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained
away the decisive fact that science,
which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

It is decisive to completely destroy Warsaw.
- Heinz Guderian

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

War remains the decisive human failure.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Weapons are an important factor in war,
but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Our idea of nature is increasingly being determined
by scientific developments.
And they have become decisive for our image of reality.
- Thom Mayne

The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class,
capital-S, Society may have come when,
in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be
call the Society page was replaced by the Style section.
- Joseph Epstein

Like all social theories, internationalism must seek
its basis in the economic and technical fields;
here are to be found the most profound and the most
decisive factors in the development of society.
- Christian Lous Lange

If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be
sought it was therefore necessary,
in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory,
to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive
dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light.
- Max von Laue

The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual.
That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that
declare all former things worthless are in the right,
for nothing has yet happened.
- Franz Kafka

My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making
language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching,
I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming
rather than on details of language and notation.
- Niklaus Wirth

In historical and constitutional terms,
the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was
a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the
road of self-determination leading to full self-government.
- Dick Thornburgh

On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many
riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition
of cosmic rays? It must be emphasized here above all
that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available.
- Victor Francis Hess

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue
on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people,
following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Always you find that the more decisive event wins so
my father's sort of annual decisiveness which came
upon him on the Day of Atonement every year,
he suddenly remembered that he was Jewish.
- Janet Suzman

We consider Christmas as the encounter,
the great encounter, the historical encounter,
the decisive encounter, between God and mankind.
He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.
- Pope Paul VI

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained
in the course of my medical studies,
including preliminary examinations in botany,
zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive
in determining the trend of my literary work.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli
soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities -
both unprovoked.
These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received.
- John Boehner

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality;
and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly
all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
- Georges Bataille

Providing patients and consumers with solid information
on the cost and quality of their healthcare options
can literally make the difference between life or death;
and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare.
- Timothy Murphy

I explained that we would like to adjust our position
on the Syrian question to theirs,
as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our
relations with our neighbors,
and Syria is unimportant.
- Moshe Sharett

Clint Eastwood.
Here's a guy who's been involved in so many movies,
lots of them masterpieces, and now he's a director.
I just like everything I know about him.
He's very decisive, he makes up his mind real quick.
- Bobby Farrelly

Decisive action has been taken on the home front with
passage of the USA Patriot Act,
which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement
agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
- Roger Wicker

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive.
They don't balk at unpopular decisions.
They are willing to make people angry.
Bush had strong nerves.
Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden,
did not.
Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes

This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms,
rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments,
permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth.
It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art.
- Robert Delaunay

To help U.S.
workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security,
Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China,
instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill.
- Joe Baca

Choose wisely - then act decisively. Do it today!
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

A business of high principle generates greater drive
and effectiveness because people know that they can
do the right thing decisively and with confidence.
- Marvin Bower

The people elected us to end the talk and to act decisively.
- Chris Christie

Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to
act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens,
both present and future, are upon us.
- Bob Taft

Further, by acting decisively in Iraq,
the United States has sent very strong signals to other
nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers.
- Jim Gerlach

Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient.
Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated.
Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively.
- Jenny Shipley

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s.
I think that he and his team have done a masterful
job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively.
- Mark Kirk

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
- Martin Heidegger

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this
juncture of the world's affairs,
for by throwing their joint weight into the scales
of history on the right side,
they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.
- Arthur Henderson

Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly,
decisively and completely.
But one must know the limitations of force;
one must know when to blend force with a maneuver,
a blow with an agreement.
- Leon Trotsky

During this time I had the singular good fortune of
being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein.
Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded
no decisively new result.
- Walther Bothe

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was
to restructure the economy decisively in the direction
of a modern free market as an appropriate environment
for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural
emergence of a new social order.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Photography suits the temper of this age -
of active bodies and minds.
It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas,
imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed
down by painting or sculpting,
for one who sees quickly and acts decisively,
accurately.
- Edward Weston

The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and
most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness
of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
- Omar Bongo

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women.
Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
- Brian Tracy

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are,
with the very next question you face.
- Napoleon Hill


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