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Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz
War remains the decisive human failure.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Robert Wilson Lynd
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive.
George W. Bush
Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? 'I'll take care of it in a moment.' Of course you don't! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.
You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
Technology is neutral and sterile. Now, technology is the nature of modern man; it is our environment and our horizon. Of course, every work of man is a negation of nature, but at the same time, it is a bridge between nature and us. Technology changes nature in a more radical and decisive manner: it throws it out.
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society.
It is literature which for me opened the mysterious and decisive doors of imagination and understanding. To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel.
We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.
Pope Paul VI
But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
The development of our human resources is an area in which we need to do well as it is decisive in determining the success of our diversification programme.
Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role.
I've always loved to play games, and face it: investing is one big game. You need to be decisive, open-minded, flexible and competitive.
We do not evaluate the result but the starting point of the creative process. Precisely, this shows whether the form was discovered by starting from life, or for its own sake. That is why I consider the creative process so essential. Life for us is the decisive factor.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I think that's the strength of photography - to decide the decisive moment, to click in the moment to come up with a picture that never comes back again.
There is an overabundance of rational reasons to say no to factory-farmed meat: It is the No. 1 cause of global warming, it systematically forces tens of billions of animals to suffer in ways that would be illegal if they were dogs, it is a decisive factor in the development of swine and avian flus, and so on.
Jonathan Safran Foer
The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.
In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self-determination leading to full self-government.
Direct threats require decisive action.
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Henry Van Dyke
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