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1. "Most people fail at whatever they attempt because of an undecided heart. Should I? Should I not? Go forward? Go back? Success requires the emotional balance of a committed heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape. A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are never exactly right. Indecision limits the Almighty and His ability to perform miracles in your life. He has put the vision in you -- proceed. To wait, to wonder, to doubt, to be indecisive is to disobey God. -Andy Andrews, The Traveler's Gift"
Author: Andy Andrews
2. "What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none."
Author: Anne Rice
3. "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision."
Author: Bertrand Russell
4. "Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision."
Author: Bill Wilson
5. "This sick strange darkness comes creeping on so haunting everytimeAnd as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiderscatching things and eating their insidesLike indecision to call youAnd hear your voice of treasonWill you come home and stop this pain tonightstop this pain tonight"
Author: Blink 182
6. "The only thing we don't do together is get in front of an actor and show any indecision at all about what we think. We don't always agree, so we meet privately, then one or the other will approach the actor."
Author: Bobby Farrelly
7. "What you must realize, what you must even come to praise, is the fact that there is no right way that is going to become apparent to you once and for all. The most blinding illumination that strikes and perhaps radically changes your life will be so attenuated and obscured by doubts and dailiness that you may one day come to suspect the truth of that moment at all. The calling that seemed so clear will be lost in echoes of questionings and indecision; the church that seemed to save you will fester with egos, complacencies, banalities; the deepest love of your life will work itself like a thorn in your heart until all you can think of is plucking it out. Wisdom is accepting the truth of this. Courage is persisting with life in spite of it. And faith is finding yourself, in the deepest part of your soul, in the very heart of who you are, moved to praise it."
Author: Christian Wiman
8. "Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War's very object is victory-not prolonged indecision."
Author: Douglas MacArthur
9. "Things which in my mind blossom will stumble beneath a clumsiest disguise appear capable of fragility and indecision"
Author: E.E. Cummings
10. "Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!"
Author: Elbert Hubbard
11. "The philosopher Odo Marquard has noted a correlation in the German language between the word zwei, which means 'two,' and the word zweifel, which means 'doubt' - suggesting that two of anything brings the automatic possibility of uncertainty to our lives. Now imagine a life in which every day a person is presented with not two or even three but dozens of choices, and you can begin to grasp why the modern world has become, even with all its advantages, a neurosis-generating machine of the highest order. In a world of such abundant possibility, many of us simply go limp from indecision. Or we derail our life's journey again and again, backing up to try the doors we neglected on the first round, desperate to get it right this time. Or we become compulsive comparers - always measuring our lives against some other person's life, secretly wondering if we should have taken her path instead."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
12. "En un mundo de posibilidades tan variadas, la indecision nos puede dejara paralizados"
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
13. "In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried ... nothing is so warming and companionable."
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
14. "He had not far to go; he knew indeed how many steps it was from the gate of his lodging house: exactly seven hundred and thirty. He had counted them once when he had been lost in dreams. At the time he had put no faith in those dreams and was only tantalising himself by their hideous but daring recklessness. Now, a month later, he had begun to look upon them differently, and, in spite of the monologues in which he jeered at his own impotence and indecision, he had involuntarily come to regard this "hideous" dream as an exploit to be attempted, although he still did not realise this himself. He was positively going now for a "rehearsal" of his project, and at every step his excitement grew more and more violent."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. "His soul swayed in a vertigo of moral indecision. He had only to snap the thread of a rash vow made to a villainous society, and all his life could be as open and sunny as the square beneath him. He had, on the other other hand, only to keep his antiquated honour, and be delivered inch by inch into the power of this great enemy of mankind, whose very intellect was a torture-chamber. Whenever he looked down into the square he saw the comfortable policeman, a pillar of common sense and common order. Whenever he looked back at the breakfast-table he saw the President still quietly studying him with big, unbearable eyes."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
16. "Indecision and delays are the parents of failure."
Author: George Canning
17. "The avoidance of little evils, little sins, little inconsistencies, little weaknesses, little follies, little indiscretions and imprudences, little foibles, little indulgences of self and of the flesh, little acts of indolence or indecision, or slovenliness or cowardice, little equivocations or aberrations from high integrity, little touches of shabbiness or meanness...little indifferences to the feelings or wishes of others, little outbreaks of temper, or crossness, or selfishness, or vanity - the avoidance of such little things as these goes far to make up at least the negative beauty of a holy life."
Author: Horatius Bonar
18. "To him, a stilted geometric love of arrangement was "system," and indefatigable and feverish interest in the pettiest facets of day-to-day bureaucracy was "industry", indecision when right was "caution", and blind stubbornness when wrong, "determination."
Author: Isaac Asimov
19. "The way to the hall of failure passes through the chamber of indecision. The way to the hall of success passes through the chamber of decision. Success and failure are deliberately won!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
20. "Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance. Bestial thoughts crystallize into habits of drunkenness and sensuality, which solidify into circumstances of destitution and disease: impure thoughts of every kind crystallize into enervating and confusing habits, which solidify into distracting and adverse circumstances: thoughts of fear, doubt, and indecision crystallize into weak, unmanly, and irresolute habits, which solidify into circumstances of failure, indigence, and slavish dependence: lazy thoughts crystallize into habits of uncleanliness and dishonesty, which solidify into circumstances of foulness and beggary: hateful and condemnatory thoughts crystallize into habits of accusation and violence, which solidify into circumstances of injury and persecution: selfish thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of self-seeking, which solidify into circumstances more or less distressing."
Author: James Allen
21. "Indecision may or may not be my problem."
Author: Jimmy Buffett
22. "Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. Whatever you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
23. "Things can harden meaningfully in the moment of indecision"
Author: John Ashbery
24. "[Smiley contemplates graffiti:]'Punk is destructive. Society does not need it.' The assertion caused him a moment's indecision. 'Oh, but society does,' he wanted to reply; 'society is an association of minorities."
Author: John Le Carré
25. "She reeks of sadness, of indecision and guilt. And desire, of course. It's even stronger than yours."
Author: Julie Kagawa
26. "He sat where he was, on Mouse, in the grip of terrible indecision. He almost wished something would happen—a sudden attack of Mexicans or something. He might be killed, but at least he wouldn't have to make a choice between disobeying Mr. Gus and disobeying Lorena."
Author: Larry McMurtry
27. "They were close enough that he could feel the hurried beat of her heart. He could feel Charlotte's indecision in every word she didn't say and every move she didn't make. She was tense with uncertainty, quivering with irresolution. She might not be leaning into him, but she wasn't pulling away, either."
Author: Lauren Willig
28. "The Little Palace had become a very lonely place. I was surrounded by people, but I almost felt like they couldn't see me, only what they needed from me. I was afraid to show doubt or indecision, and there were days when I felt like I was being worn down to nothing by the constant weight of responsibility and expectation."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
29. "The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."
Author: Maimonides
30. "All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision."
Author: Maria Monk
31. "Sorting gets harder as time goes on--it requires a sort of ruthless decisiveness, while indecision results in endless dithering. Five moves, they say, equal a fire. But those who haven't moved may begin to need a fire. [p. 38]"
Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
32. "Indecision has often given an advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking beforehand."
Author: Maurice Switzer
33. "To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision."
Author: Maya Angelou
34. "Tucker was my safe place for three years, my secure dock in a sea of indecision as I dealt with my father's illness and death. And now I had to sink or swim. It was time to let go…and move on. Slowly, I pushed off from the dock that was Tucker Montgomery and prepared to swim…praying I wouldn't drown."
Author: Melissa Brown
35. "There was some indecision as to when I was born. My sister said it was 1916. I'd lost my birth certificate."
Author: Michael Gough
36. "People who wear G-strings suffer from indecision."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
37. "Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest."
Author: Richard V. Allen
38. "You can't let fear and indecision sink your creativity—they do not easily release their hold."
Author: Richie Norton
39. "But we had plenty of time for youthful indecision, both apart and together, for limping into the future past the unforgettable ash heaps of our histories."
Author: Robyn Schneider
40. "Don't get caught in the cross hairs of indecision for that's what kills opportunities."
Author: Rodger Halston
41. "Can I be honest here? I don't read forewords. Can I be painfully honest? I don't even know what forewords are for. Am I supposed to somehow convince you to buy this book? Are you, even now, standing in a bookstore, reading this, your gut roiling with indecision? That doesn't seem to make sense to me. For one thing, you can see the folks in this anthology. You've read their names on the cover. It couldn't be more impressive if it included Lord Vishnu and Optimus Prime."
Author: Shawn Speakman
42. "The floor of ice cream parlor bothered me. It was black-and-white checkboard tile, bigger than supermarket checkboard. If I looked only at a white square, I would be all right, but it was hard to ignore the black squares that surrounded the white ones. The contrast got under my skin. The floor meant yes, no, this, that, up, down, day, night -all the indecisions and opposites that were bad enough in life without having them spelled out for you on the floor."
Author: Susanna Kaysen
43. "Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action"
Author: Sylvia Plath
44. "Time for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea."
Author: T.S. Eliot
45. "And time yet for a hundred indecisions,And a hundred visions and revisions"
Author: T.S. Eliot
46. "My legs feel full of sand and stapled together, my mind overflowing with grains of indecision, choices unmade and impatient as time runs out of my body. The small hand of a clock taps me at one and two, three and four, whispering hello, get up, stand up, it's time towake upwake up"Wake up," he whispers."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
47. "Even indecision is a decision."
Author: Toni Sorenson
48. "A contract," Katri went on earnestly. "A contract is really much more remarkable than you might think. It doesn't just bind. I've noticed that for some people it's a relief to live with a contract. It frees them from indecision and confusion, they no longer have to choose. Both sides have agreed to share and assume responsibilities. It is, or ought to be, a deliberate promise where people have at least tried to be fair."
Author: Tove Jansson
49. "Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive."
Author: Wendell Mayes
50. "The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision."
Author: William Arthur Ward

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A szor a noi lét egyik legelso és legnagyobb gondja. Hívatlanul jelenik meg, úgyhogy döntést kell hozni róla – ami magunknak és a külvilágnak is azt jelzi, kik vagyunk. Mivel a kamaszkorral kezdodik a bonyolult, élethosszig tartó töprengés, hogy mit is csináljunk vele, a szor a nyitánya az évtizedekig tartó néma sikoltozásnak: „KI VAGYOK ÉN?", miközben az üres kosarat markolászva állunk a drogériában egy sor különféle termék elott. Valamint a szorre fordítjuk a legtöbb pénzt és figyelmet. A „rossz" helyen felbukkanó szorre: a lábakon, a hónaljban, az ajkak fölött, az állon, a karon, a mellbimbón, az arcon és a medencetájék különbözo pontjain. E szor ellen életünk végéig tartó irtó hadjáratot indítunk. Ez jelzi a mindennapok árapályait – ehhez igazítjuk a teendoket. Olykor egy egész noi életet."
Author: Caitlin Moran

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