February 2010 quotes of the month

8 Feb

On Choice

“One ship sails East, and another West

by the self same winds that blow

Tis the set of the sails

And not the gales

That tells the way we go”

–          Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

–          Kofi Annan

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

–          J.K. Rowling

“The most decisive actions of our life  . . . are most often unconsidered actions.”

–          Andre Gide

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”

–          William James

“Consciously or unconsciously, we all try to make the kind of world we like.”

–          Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”

–          Victor Frankl

“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

–          Buddha