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Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mans power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us --ah! what a dream, to live in that! --the other stifles us at the first breath.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The majority of persons choose their wives with as little prudence as they eat. They see a troll with nothing else to recommend her but a pair of thighs and choice hunkers, and so smart to void their seed that they marry her at once. They imagine they can live in marvelous contentment with handsome feet and ambrosial buttocks. Most men are accredited fools shortly after they leave the womb.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difference between management and administration(which is what the bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Once women begin to question the inevitability of their subordination and to reject the conventions formerly associated with it, they can no longer retreat to the safety of those conventions. The woman who rejects the stereotype of feminine weakness and dependence can no longer find much comfort in the clich that all men are beasts. She has no choice except to believe, on the contrary, that men are human beings, and she finds it hard to forgive them when they act like animals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we acknowledge that all of life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level, we participate in the creation of a better world. [The Circle is Sacred]More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sleeping in a bed -- it is, apparently, of immense importance. Against those who sleep, from choice or necessity, elsewhere society feels righteously hostile. It is not done. It is disorderly, anarchical.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their own free choice -- is often the means of their regeneration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm -- as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you have a grateful heart (which is a miracle amongst you statesmen), show it by directing the bearer to the best wine in town, and pray let not this highest point of sacred friendship be performed slightly, but go about it with all due deliberation and care, as holy priests to sacrifice, or as discreet thieves to the wary performance of burglary and shop-lifting. Let your well-discerning palate (the best judge about you) travel from cellar to cellar and then from piece to piece till it has lighted on wine fit for its noble choice and my approbation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think there is a 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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I look upon those pitiful concretions of lime and clay which spring up, in mildewed forwardness, out of the kneaded fields about our capital... not merely with the careless disgust of an offended eye, not merely with sorrow for a desecrated landscape, but with a painful foreboding that the roots of our national greatness must be deeply cankered when they are thus loosely struck in their native ground. The crowded tenements of a struggling and restless population differ only from the tents of the Arab or the Gipsy by their less healthy openness to the air of heaven, and less happy choice of their spot of earth; by their sacrifice of liberty without the gain of rest, and of stability without the luxury of change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are citizens of an age, as well as of a State; and if it is held to be unseemly, or even inadmissible, for a man to cut himself off from the customs and manners of the circle in which he lives, why should it be less of a duty, in the choice of his activity, to submit his decision to the needs and the taste of his century?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That food has always been, and will continue to be, the basis for one of our greater snobbism does not explain the fact that the attitude toward the food choice of others is becoming more and more heatedly exclusive until it may well turn into one of those forms of bigotry against which gallant little committees are constantly planning campaigns in the cause of justice and decency.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We human beings do have some genuine freedom of choice and therefore some effective control over our own destinies. I am not a determinist. But I also believe that the decisive choice is seldom the latest choice in the series. More often than not, it will turn out to be some choice made relatively far back in the past.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you have a choice between certainty and hope, choose certainty every time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Technology is the drug of choice for most Americans. Source unknown Theory: when you have ideas. Ideology: when ideas have you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Albus Dumbledore: Dark and difficult times lie ahead, Harry. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right... and what is easy.More [07/26/2005 12:07:00]
Sheriff John Wydell: Only choice you got is to cooperate and tell me where they are.
Mother Firefly: [shouts] You just found yourself into something you ain't never gettin' out of!More [08/01/2005 12:08:00]
Gill: You see that filter?
Nemo: Yeah.
Gill: You're the only one small enough to get in and out of that thing. All you have to do swim inside, jam a pebble in the fan, and swim out. Once you do that, this tank is going to get filthier and filthier, and the dentist will have no choice but to clean the tank himself. He'll put us in individual baggies, then we roll out the window, down to the ground, across the street, and into the ocean. It's foolproof!More [08/11/2005 12:08:00]
Marv: This is blood for blood and by the gallon. These are the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days. They're back! There's no choice left. And I'm ready for war.More [08/30/2005 12:08:00]
Interviewer of Delos Guests: Hi. Ed Ramsey from Delos. If there's anyone who doesn't know what Delos is, well, as we've always said: Delos is the vacation of the future, today. At Delos, you get your choice of the vacation you want. There's Medieval World, Roman World and, of course, Westworld. Let's talk to some of the people who've been there.More [12/29/2005 12:12:00]
Catherine Allen: I need some time. It's a very hard choice to make.
Preacher Quint: Of course it's hard. I'll give you two days. That's fair, two days. Now, pick over all the fine points. Rafe there is smarter but he's meaner, and Rufe there, he's stronger but he's dumber. If the good Lord had seen fit to put them both together, they would have made a perfect man.More [02/21/2006 12:02:00]

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