Indecision Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old indecision quotes, indecision sayings, and indecision proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Error often is to be preferred to indecision. Aaron Burr
Indecision becomes decision with time. Anonymous
Indecision, doubt and fear. The members of this unholy trio are closely related; where one is found, the other two are close at hand. Napoleon Hill
Worry is a sustained form of fear caused by indecision. Anonymous
Patience is decisive indecision. James Richardson
Through indecision opportunity is often lost. Publilius Syrus
Greatness is never achieved through indecision. John Ortberg
Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. Bertrand Russell
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. Maimonides
Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision. Bernhard Langer
The worst of all human ailments: indecision. Napoleon Hill
Indecision is a major time waster; 80% of decisions should be made the first time they come up. Brian Tracy
The worst decision is indecision. Ryan Harwood
Indecision is fatal. It is better to make a wrong decision than build up a habit of indecision. If you're wallowing in indecision, you certainty can't act - and action is the basis of success. Marie Beynon Lyons Ray
Always remember, indecision is decision - usually against you. Venita VanCaspel
He who hesitates is sometimes saved. James Thurber
Indecision is a form of self-abuse - be ready to step up! Suzanne Evans
Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision. Bill W.
Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity. Jim Rohn
Indecision is actually the individual's decision to fail. Raymond Charles Barker
Things can harden meaningfully in the moment of indecision. John Ashbery
To be constantly changing one's plans isn't decision at all-it's indecision. Rabindranath Tagore
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. Bertrand Russell
Some live in a state of passionate indecision. Mason Cooley
What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none. Anne Rice
Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision. Napoleon Hill
Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit-forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others. H. A. Hopf
Indecision is the seedling of fear. Napoleon Hill
Indecision may or may not be our biggest problem. Willie Nelson
Indecisiveness wears a person out. E.L. Konigsburg
Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. George Canning
Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive. Wendell Mayes
Endurance is frequently a form of indecision. Elizabeth Bibesco
More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Beige is the color of indecision. Paula Scher
More errors arise from inhibited indecision than from impulsive behavior. Morris L. Ernst
Inaction and indecision in the present is because of fear of consequences of the future. L. Ron Hubbard
Indecision is the seedling of fear Napoleon Hill
Indecision is the key to flexibility. Kathy Reichs
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. William James
Now, the melancholy god protects thee, and the tailor make that doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal. William Shakespeare
Then, indecision brings its own delays, / And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up. Mark Twain
The tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind. Laurence Olivier
I'll give you a definite maybe. Sam Goldwyn
A wrong decision isn't forever; it can always be reversed. The losses from a delayed decision are forever; they can never be retrieved. J.K. Galbraith
The archbishop is usually to be found nailing his colours to the fence. Frank Field
While there is nothing inherently wrong with asking questions, the inability to decide on correct answers can make us unhappy. Saint Bonaventure
Indecision is fatal, so make up your mind. American Proverb
Indecisive as a fellow who pulls back one leg as he moves forward with the other. Arabic Proverb
How long halt ye between two opinions? 1 Kings 18:21
Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it. Gordon Graham
A firm belief attracts facts. They come out in holes in the ground an' cracks in the' wall to support belief, but they run away from doubt. Finley Peter Dunne
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. William James
When it comes to betting on're a chicken-livered coward if you hesitate. B.C. Forbes
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. Sir Walter Scott
To teach how to live with uncertainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy in our age can still do for those who study it. Bertrand Russell
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether, of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus, a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage. Eric Hoffer
Indecision may or may not be my problem. Jimmy Buffett
Indecision may come from an instinctive hunch that there's more you need to know - which means it's time to learn everything you can about the pros and cons of each option. You can continue on this track, however, only as long as you're unearthing genuinely new information. Martha Beck
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. Maria Monk
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. Maria Monk
Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision. Oscar Levant
Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think. Pope Benedict XVI
A decision unmade is still a decision. It won't go away. Neither will problems or more options. Emily Grabatin
I feel like I am in a constant battle with myself. I am being pushed and pulled in two different directions. Krystalle Bianca
Man himself is so buffeted by shifts of thought and mood, not knowing from one day to the next what he truly feels, that a shifting earth is well-nigh the last straw. Beryl Bainbridge
Then his heart made up his mind. Lindsay Mattick
The other often much prefer a clear answer, even if it is No than continued indecision and waffling. William Ury
Dare to keep moving when it is a must and dare to keep waiting when you have to, but note, you shall always keep waiting if you keep waiting and you shall always keep moving when you keep moving! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Indecision and fear can cripple any chances of succeeding and lead to maelstroms of regret that fuel our most fantastic nightmares. Kilroy J. Oldster