It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try to live so that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
In mediocrity, there is comfort, but no joy. In going beyond your limits, there is joy, but maybe no comfort. You have to choose.
The weak are not gentle by choice but because they are incapable. Gentleness is of value only when it is by choice
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
There are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.
Short + Choice quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.
We are our choices.
You can use this mind either to create wellbeing or misery for yourself. Everyone has this choice.
If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term. Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term
There are no safe choices. Only other choices.
All predictions are an insult to humanity, that means there is no value for what a human being is.
To volunteer is to become willing. To be willing beyond personal choices is the way to liberation
Do you want to rule the world or do you want to serve the world? Ultimately, that is the choice.
If you can't decide, the answer is 'No'.
I can create easy situation for you, or difficult situation for you. But suffering is your choice
Life + Choice quotes ⇑Life Quotes
The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.
Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not.
It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
If there was a conscious choice about how to keep your life energies right now, definitely you would have kept yourself absolutely joyful and ecstatic. Only because a large part of you is happening unconsciously, other things which you do not want are happening within you.
The experience of life should mature you. It is your choice to transform a memory into a wound or wisdom
There is nothing else to do here except live. The only choice you have is to either live superficially or in a profound manner.
If you choose, you can be joyful every moment of your life. It's time you made your choice.
I've chosen my life - now I want to start living it.
Freedom + Choice quotes ⇑Freedom Quotes
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
Free people make free choices. Free choices mean you get unequal outcomes. You can have freedom, or you can have equal outcomes. You can't have both
If you remain a compulsive creature, you cannot call yourself a full-fledged human being, only when you are able to do everything by choice can you call yourself a human being
True freedom consists in performing all actions - eating, reading, working, and so forth - in accordance with right judgment and choice of will, not in being compelled by habits
We have chosen to live with the compulsions of the less evolved creatures on this planet. With animal-like compulsions we want to live. We don't want to live consciously. I'm not saying live this way or that way. Whatever the hell you do, you do it by choice and consciously, that's all - knowing the full implications of what it means
All choice Quotes ⇑
Whenever something hurts you there are two options: you can either become wounded or you can become wise. This is the choice
To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices, and persistence.
Never say no when you really want to say yes.
Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.
You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.
The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.
Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choices feels the least wrong.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
True terror isn't being scared; it's not having a choice on the matter.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
When we choose to love, we choose to move against fear, against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect, to find ourselves in the other.
You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.
You are the master of your attitude. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude
The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don't take are snuffed out like candles, as if they'd never existed.
There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice.
Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.
Relationships are necessary to exist in the world. Whether you keep them beautiful or ugly is the choice you have
With your actions, if you are turning yourself against yourself, because you do things senselessly & you are not doing things by choice simply because you have given in to a certain aspect of your body or emotion or something, then definitely you will bring suffering to yourself
Anything that you are doing in your life, if you are doing it willingly, it's a beautiful thing; if it's happening to you unwillingly, it's a horrible thing.
Our Parents (generations) also wore torn clothes, but out of compulsion, now (youth) by choice
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
A rat race is for rats. As a human being, you can consciously create what you want, without being driven by social compulsions
How people are is their choice. How I am is my choice. No matter what they do, no one can make me angry, happy or unhappy. These privileges I have kept to myself
The choice is either you fix yourself or you try to fix the truth. With one you will attain to the highest, with the other you turn into trash
In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.
People couldn't become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked.
I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
It is all right if the world thinks you are weird. Everyone is different, so everyone is weird in someone's eyes. Happily weird or miserably weird - your choice
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
No, I'm not choosing him or you. I'm choosing me.
But until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise."
If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.
You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.
The Waverley sisters hadn't been close as children, but they were as thick as thieves now, the way adult siblings often are, the moment they realize that family is actually a choice.
To be spiritual has always been understood as to also be gentle, which has always been misinterpreted as weakness. The weak are not gentle by choice but because they are incapable. Gentleness is of value only when it is by choice
Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.
What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?
If you're going to pick 3 cards in the hand you're dealt, take intelligence, drive, and most importantly, emotional self-discipline
Joy is the natural choice. You don't need any teaching or advice or scriptures to make this choice
From the very beginning evil existed to delude man and influence his free choice. How easy it is for the majority of people to be tempted materially, to languish spiritually and do the very things that will hurt themselves
Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?'
This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.
democracy has something called a secret ballot, that means you vote whom you want, even your family need not know, but now you have already declared from birth- "I am only going to vote for this party, no matter what they do", this is Feudalism
How you handle a situation is not entirely your choice. But how you handle yourself is entirely yours
I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like--like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?" "I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it."
"I knew they would kill me when they found out, but...” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you."