Quotation Explorer - 'Decided'

I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question. I refuse to end the suffering of others... No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!! - Anonymous
Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. - Mencius
All girls who seemed to have everything going for them. And decided they had nothing. - Sasha Grey
I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health. - Voltaire
I decided to do the easy task of changing situations and conditions by being a hero, than staying back to do the difficult task of changing people by being just a man. - Amit Kalantri
I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much, I decided that that was the job for me. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
If you quit pursuing your dreams, you will never know how close you've come to success. It might have been hidden behind that next door you decided not to open, since the last fifty doors revealed little or nothing. - Kamil Ali
What an inspiring book. Thank heaven Lee Thornton decided to share her remarkable life story with us. Lee's book is a blessing as well as a terrific read. - Caroline Myss
HAVING NEVER taken a decent holiday before, I decided on a trip to Thailand, booked a flight and flew out the following week. Mate, I loved it. The friendly people, the food, the females! - Simon Palmer
I decided to give up meaningless sex, but then I remembered that everything is meaningless. - Oli Anderson
You've decided to love me for eternity and I'm still deciding who I want to be today.
Your outcome is not necessarily decided by your income, but by your outlook. To improve your out look, look inwards. - Roy Smoothe
I decided I would fill the emptiness in me with God and with paint. - Kimberly Novosel
I've decided that there isn't much difference in the way we treat our siblings and the way we treat our special someones. But at the end of it all we know our siblings have to forgive us...or they'll never be able to borrow our car. - Emma Daley
He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time. - Brian Andreas
Only in youth does coincidence seem the same as fate. Later, we know that the real course of our lives is decided within us; our paths may seem to diverge from our wishes in a confused and pointless way, but in the end the way always leads us to our invisible destination. - Zweig, Stefan
You are a victim only when you have decided to play the part. - Gary Hopkins
To say, I’ve been converted and that’s that, is to say you have decided to quit growing. If life is about anything, it is about growing. The day I quit changing and learning is the day I die. - Steve Goodier
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity. - George Ade
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. - Napoléon Bonaparte
I've decided to trust him, but like somebody once said, you can't force yourself to trust. So you put all your doubts in a little box and bury it deep and then try to forget where you buried it. My problem is that buried box is like a scab I can't stop picking at. - Rick Yancey
If you are lucky, there is a moment in your life when you have some say as to what your currency is going to be. I decided early on it was not going to be my looks. - Amy Poehler
It's my choice to be beautiful. It's my choice to be ugly. And it's my choice to decided what those words actually mean. - Virginia Petrucci
I'm not sure why I've decided to do this. I'm not any stronger than I was, and nothing else has changed. But all the same, this time I'm not going to run away. It's okay to feel weak sometimes. It's okay to be afraid. The important thing is that we face our fears. That's what makes us strong."-Yuki - Natsuki Takaya
There was a difference, I had decided, between knowing and believing. And I wanted both. - Laura Bickle
I simply decided once and for all to liberate myself from the anxiety of notoriety and the urge to be a part of that circle of successful people, those who believe they have won who-knows-what - Elena Ferrante
We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all. - Publilius Syrus
I dug through my purse for the Glock. There is was, and I realized I'd never set the safety. I decided to consider this a great example of forethought rather than my being the stupidest gun handler on the planet. - Gini Koch
Remember, everyone you meet is really trying to do the best they can. No one woke up today and intentionally decided to be mean, difficult, or unreasonable - including you. - John Bruna
They decided to allow their baby to be born. What they did not realize is that they themselves were the ones who would be 'born,' infants in a new world where magic is commonplace, Harvard professors are the slow learners, and retarded babies are the master teachers. - Martha N. Beck
I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught. - Georgia O'Keeffe
He did something he rarely did. He decided not to see things from the other guy's point of view. - H.W. Brands
Still, I could find no good reason for not going. So I decided to go. - Nicolette Milnes Walker
I do not fear of death because my world had lost it's colour and I had lost my happiness. But life goes on. So, I decided to cover the pain I suffer with a shiny,bright smile.I might look happy but you do not know what's going on inside. It's scary what a smile can hide, right ? - Anonymous
The day I started fearing regret is the day I decided to never stop. - Matthew Donnelly
The suicide committed by Sampson was partly determined by the craftiness of Delilah and partly decided by the disobedience of Sampson. Satan uses crafty means to set traps for us, but by our obedience of the laws of God, the traps remain functionless. - Israelmore Ayivor
The echo of a red rose at the sunset, you decided to check out. - Santosh Kalwar
Let's be happy the way life takes shape, it is all decided and destined to be that way and we can't change anything unless we first change ourselves. - Auliq Ice
Measures are too often decided, not accord­ing to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. - James Madison, the tenth Federalist Paper
How would your life be different if you decided to live your dream instead of holding onto your nightmare? Let today be the day you free yourself from the fears that are holding you back and act upon the dream you've always had. - Steve Maraboli
When you decided to share your dreams with others be aware of discouraging response. Don't try to justify yourself when it happens. Keep calm and keep your eyes on the prize (your dreams). - Euginia Herlihy
CONSULT, v.i. To seek another's approval of a course of action already decided on. - Ambrose Bierce
The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domesticated animal
I know there are days when we want to be liked by others a little more than we want to change the world. But, if we decided to speak up a little more and hesitate a little less, we will begin making ripples of change. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Nevertheless, I sought counsel from my leaders and obeyed, even when I knew their advice would make my life more complicated. I decided it was not for me to question and that if some advice caused temporary pain for me, it must be something I should experience. - Gordon B. Hinckley
After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity. - George Ade
Even after making up one's mind to the sacrifices Ihad decided upon, there is always left a trace of envyfor those who have triumphed in the melancholystruggle for literary supremacy - Paul Bourget
Nobody, said Humboldt, had a destiny. One simply decided to feign one until one came to believe in it oneself. But so many things didn't fit in with it, one had to really force oneself. - Daniel Kehlmann
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure, but I decided that didn't matter that would be my life. - Jasper Johns
I have decided to take on the biggest in my opinion challenge facing Christianity today. Which unfortunately is largely seen in the African continent and other developing countries. This challenge is ignorance! - Sunday Adelaja
How much I love every thing that is decided and open! - Jane Austen
I love the idea of reincarnation, so just in case it doesn't exist, I decided to be different people in the same lifetime. - Nuno Roque
it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole. - Rupi Kaur
Never think twice, when you have decided once. - Auliq Ice
When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. - Emma Watson
I decided with this new awareness to dedicate my day to moving at my own natural, calm pace, and not pressuring myself to get going, get moving, or hurry up at all, something quite different from what I otherwise did. - Sonia Choquette
Waiting for God to give you want He has ALREADY decided for you and waiting for someone to decide on you--is NOT the same. - Adrianne D. Pless
Please, no one touch my heart. Don't touch it. Don't notice anything. No one has to know what my heart is feeling. I decided that I wouldn't turn back. That's why I threw everything away. So, don't you ever say, "I'm lonely. - Arina Tanemura
Morality is decided by the victors - Ian V Hamrick
One day, I decided I was going to write books forever. - Carla H. Krueger
So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. - Sir Winston Churchill
Man has been evolved and created the gods. Evolved more and decided to destroy all of them. - Emil A. Zafirov
Before the battle begins and the outcome has been decided, let the adversary know that you are a fearless competitor, worthy of a second opinion. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
You don’t have to feed the lie if you don’t want it to. If you make it credible it will become that, but only in your mind and only as disproportionate as you’ve decided it is. Truth has a way of being more persistent and if the two ever meet, truth will win. - Howard L. Salter
We cannot let the future of our children be decided by their zip codes and family incomes. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Academics have given up trying to recover an honest picture of the past and have decided that their history-writing should be simply an instrument of moral hand-wringing. - Gordon S. Wood
Money is necessary in everyone's life. Why? Only because people have decided that it should be. It didn't have to be the way that it has become. If nothing came at the price of money, it wouldn't need to exist. - Ashly Lorenzana
Look for the consistency and you will find all the trust you need. It is often found in the people that stick around long after every one has decided to leave. - Shannon L. Alder
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. - Arnold Bennett
Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant "idiot". - Terry Pratchett
I decided I would teach Mrs. P. a lesson by cooking my own meal. - Paul Murray
This time around I was so lonely that I was forced to be face to face with myself. Realizing at the end of the day I only have me and I didn't seem to like my own company. I decided to I had to make myself into someone I can live with. - kandi dougherty
The God of Christianity never claims to be fair. He goes beyond fair. The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve--that's mercy. In addition, God decided to give us what we don't deserve--we call that grace. - Andy Stanley
When we’ve decided to tell the truth in a story, we should tell good, strong versions of it, proper versions that kids can do something with. - Celine Kiernan
A heart can be shared.Who decided that a 'broken heart' was a bad thing? - Julia Esposito
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. - Socrates
Poison!" Grover yelped. "Don't let those things touch you or...""Or we'll die?" I guessed."Well...after you shrivel slowly to dust, yes.""Let's avoid the swords," I decided. - Rick Riordan
I've decided that I'm not going to try to squeeze myself into a friendship that hurts me anymore. I'm going to let her go and just be friends with people who make me feel good about myself. - Zoe Sugg
A family is not decided by blood but by bonds. - Cammy
She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing yes in the sky. - Monique Duval
My non American viewers. Who understand that the world does not consist solely of a single nation sailing across an infinite sea of migrant workers. Will no doubt have heard that the waters surrounding Brisbane got tired of waiting for people to hit the beach and decided to bring the party to us. - Yahtzee Croshaw
Every decision has a cost. Do I have to make this decision at all or can I move on to the next thing? What we decided to leave out is almost as important as what we put in. - Joshua Schachter
I've decided that the key to happiness is low expectations. - Laura Moncur
One day My father taught me a ‎lesson "never compete with someone who sold the world for his ‎dream"... I have learned the lesson and decided to be this one so, no one can compete with me. - Ahmed El Sokkary
For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have. - Woody Allen
There is only one real deprivation, I decided this morning, and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most. - May Sarton
If the fate of the universe was decided in a single moment at the instant of the Big Bang , that was the most creative moment of all. - Deepak Chopra
I decided that in spite of my silence I would demonstrate and reproduce in reality the picture of the church that I saw inside my spirit - Sunday Adelaja
What?" I asked."Nothing," he said."Why are you looking at me like that?"Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence. - John Green
Please sell $10,000 worth of stock we have decided to lead a mad and extravagant life. - Harry Crosby
He may take long walksin the raining darkalmost aimlesslyto a spot of soaked grassin a neighbor’s open field.He’s decided this is the placefor you and him to meet again. - Kristen Henderson
I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing. - Lloyd Alexander
I prepared excitedly for my departure, as if this journey had a mysterious significance. I had decided to change my mode of life. "'til now," I told myself, "you have only seen the shadow and been well content with it; now, I am going to lead you into the substance."
I was lost in the moments I decided to keep. To be awake in a dreamless sleep. And in that place between dream and sleep, I planted some more things I would like to keep. - Hubert Martin
The future of mankind is going to be decided within the next two generations, and there are two absolute requisites: We must aim at a stable-state society [with limited population growth] and the destruction of nuclear stockpiles. Otherwise I don't see how we can survive much later than 2050. - Jacques Monod
I cherish the Franco-German cooperation as one of the most important developments in post-war Europe. But I will not accept is as being so sacrosanct that the rest of us shall simply adapt to what is decided between Paris and Berlin.
I decided not to let my past rule my future so I decided to change my present in order to open up my future. - Dr. Ana M Guzman
I had no specific bent toward science until my grandfather died of stomach cancer. I decided that nobody should suffer that much. - Gertrude B. Elion
I am no longer tied to the cliffsThreats don’t hold any groundI have decided to fly highOn the winds of cool complacence - Balroop Singh
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Gerard Way
Dune was a world of paradox now—a world under siege, yet the center of power. To come under siege, he decided, was the inevitable fate of power. - Frank Herbert
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground. - Unknown
But now that she had achieved knighthood, and thought and acted as she wanted and decided, for one has to act in this way in order to save this world, she neither noticed nor cared that all the people around her thought she was insane. - Kathy Acker
When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book. - Margaret Walker
How could someone possibly be that beautiful? She wondered for the hundred thousandth time. What higher power orchestrated such a perfect union of genes? Who decided that one single solitary soul deserved skin like that? It was so fundamentally unfair.(Chasing Harry Winston) - Lauren Weisberger
Decided knowledge is not called ‘knowledge’. Decided knowledge is called Principle. - Dada Bhagwan
Choices can help create the human desire for their future. But there are some, who's fate has already been decided. - Michelle Goncalves
I decided that if I was never going to sell anything as long as I lived, I might as well do what I want to do 'cause then at least I would've done what I wanted to do in life. What's that worth? - Janet Fitch
The same Andrew Smith is in all these books, but for me, I feel like you can see the point in his writing where he decided he no longer had anything to lose. That, to me, is when he reached the top of his game.~ - Christa Desir
Every great leader can take you back to a defining moment when they decided to lead - John Paul Warren
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. - Alfred North Whitehead
Humans, I finally decided after a few more minutes of watching him, are paradoxically capable of both unattainable depths of kindness and unimaginable depths of cruelty, sometimes within the same body... - Kiley MacLeod
Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, 'that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. - John Adams
Only those of us live for centuries that decided not to live in their short lives. - M.F. Moonzajer
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of . In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language. Werner Heisenberg - Plato
I liked making people laugh, and I decided I was an atheist early on. My Dad was all right with that. We argued about it all the time, but it was good-natured. He was the most open-minded human being I've ever known. - Dave Barry
I decided that a story was anything that I made up that kept the reader turning the pages or watching, and did not leave the reader or the viewer feeling cheated at the end. - Neil Gaiman
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions - Frantz Fanon
Have you seen anybody dancing? He is totally aware of himself and dances his way in a manner as decided by his heart. Meditation is also similar to the dancer. You need not reach anyplace, you have to just delve deep in yourself to find the true self and be a Soul Searcher. - Maitreya Rudrabhayananda
Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her. - Faraaz Kazi
We decided to become a society of women, a club to make sure women were protected. The club was something important back then. Not like it is today. - Sarah Addison Allen
If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats? - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The only time anyone has ever gotten into serious trouble was when he decided he could do nothing about something. - L. Ron Hubbard
When I realized that my home was completely filled with a biologically toxic radio wave field, I decided that the best route forward was to milk the home for all of the biological research that I could possibly produce from it! - Steven Magee
One day I decided that existing simply did not work for me, and that was when I began to live. - Sai Marie Johnson
Reality is such a pain. Those of us who were fed up with that kind of reality decided to remake it. We’d set up a partition, separate what’s important to us from what was trash, put only the things we loved on our side, and got rid of the rest. - Ryohgo Narita
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