Best Quotes About Hesitation

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died. -Adlai Stevenson I

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. -John Ruskin

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand. -John Ruskin

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. -Publilius Syrus

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. -Blaise Pascal

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity. -William Hazlitt

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it. -Bertrand Russell

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against. -Bill Walton

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need. -Thomas Aquinas

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason. -John Buford

During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none. -John Buford

I can say without hesitation that there is certainly no greater show to be a contestant on than 'Price' – the prizes can be huge, and the whole world loves and watches the show. It's an American institution! -Randy West

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest. -Richard V. Allen

Gotham Games called me, and I could not be more thrilled. I've been waiting to be in a video game forever, so when they called there was no hesitation. -Cindy Margolis

Once Liverpool had asked me to sign again, there was no hesitation. -Jamie Redknapp

We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties. -Paul Cellucci

David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands. -Richard Attenborough

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations is naturally received with much hesitation. -Charles Lyell

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had, even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly on giving information about the results of my own work. -Klaus Fuchs

Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island. -Kenneth Grahame

Well, I love fishing. I wouldn't kill a fly myself but I've no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that's not the only reason. -Norman MacCaig

As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general. -Rene Cassin

I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again. -Bernhard Goetz

I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief. -Stephen Cole Kleene

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time, exercised a mysterious fascination over me. I recognized a picture of it immediately, without hesitation and astonishment, in an illustrated magazine. -Pierre Loti

If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists. -Blaise Pascal

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died. -Sam Ewing

We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth. -Franz Kafka

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. -George Sand

Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth. -Franz Kafka

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation. -Thomas Huxley

The institutions of the European Union, and the states that belong to this union, each and every one, are paying the price of our failures, hesitations and contradictions. We should each ask ourselves how personally responsible we are. -Giorgio Napolitano

I want to write poems which are very emotional, but I would have some hesitation in saying I want to write poems which are sentimental. -Andrew Motion

If you don't feel good in it, don't wear it. Because it'll never look good. Any hesitation in the fitting room and just walk away. -L'Wren Scott

They've been fairly positive, as firm as they could be in regards to the derivatives operations in Montreal. We didn't sense that there was a hesitation about it. But things change. -Jean Charest

Working with Jim Carrey is an absolute gas. I have never laughed so hard for so long. Had he been on-board for the sequel of Dumb & Dumber, I would've jumped on, with no hesitation. -Jeff Daniels

There is never hesitation about doing stand-up. It's just me doing my thing. Unlike being in a band or a play or something, I don't have to rely on anyone else but me. -Hal Sparks

I know this president. And I can tell you that he cares deeply about the next generation of young women in this country – his daughters, and everyone's daughters. President Obama had the courage to stand with Sandra Fluke. Without hesitation, he defended her right to tell her story. -Nancy Keenan

There is never hesitation about doing stand-up. It's just me doing my thing. -Hal Sparks

There's still a massive inequality between the genders. If you look at the trajectory of a male actor's career, there's no hesitation or hiatus. But women after the age of 35 to 40 are rarely placed in the centre of the story. -Juliet Stevenson

I have hesitation making any kind of decision, really in my life. I'm really slow at it. -Jeff Bridges

McDonalds used to be my favorite place to eat, until my metabolism changed in my late 30s. Before that, I would have no hesitation about walking into McDonalds and getting two cheeseburgers and fries and enjoying every last bite. -Andy Cohen

When I meet the right girl I'll definitely have no hesitations to a relationship. -Lee DeWyze

I have no hesitation to say that St. Louis is a great place in which to live and work. -Stan Musial

When confronted with two alternatives, life and death, one is to choose death without hesitation. -Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation. -Enzo Ferrari

When it comes to sitting down and composing, there is no hesitation, no concern, no critics breathing fire down my neck. For me, writing a song is the purest part of all. No one can mess with that. -Rufus Wainwright

I have no hesitation doing children's movies. Zero. And I don't even have kids. -David Cross

My only hesitation after 'Law & Order' was that I didn't want to be in a super dry procedural like that. I found that satisfying, but very tough because every episode was kind of the same. It just is with that show. -Jamie Bamber

The gospel sets us free to become the romantic leaders of our marriages without fright or hesitation. Because we have been forever wooed by Jesus, we are now free to forever woo our wives. -Tullian Tchividjian

Just as the humble, unassuming, assenting 'O.K.' has deposed the more affirmative 'Yes,' so the little cringe and hesitation and approximation of 'like' are a help to young people who are struggling to negotiate the shoals and rapids of ethnic identity, the street, and general correctness. -Christopher Hitchens

Some people say I do it too much, but I'm always asking the artist questions. Sometimes – especially with new artists – you can see they're compromising in their mind. You see that look when they're listening to a vocal take and there's hesitation. And I'll be like, 'Are you sure you don't want to do this again?' -Dev Hynes

Don't expect ambiguities, hesitations or palace intrigues from me. -Anibal Cavaco Silva

If I had been prime minister, I would have offered apologies to the Dutch Jewish community without hesitation. This would refer both to our government's attitude during the Second World War and to the very late postwar discovery that the restitution process had been poorly conceived. -Els Borst

People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd. -Hannah Kent

I would feel no hesitation in saying that it is the responsibility of a decent human being to give assistance to a child who is being attacked by a rabid dog, but I would not intend this to imply that in all imaginable circumstances one must, necessarily, act in accordance with this general responsibility. -Noam Chomsky

You can't swing with hesitation; you can't try to steer the ball to the flag; you can't worry about that water hazard as you take the club back. You have to pick the right club, visualize the shot you want to hit, and then focus on that shot until the ball is gone. -Keegan Bradley

People always ask me about 'Girls' with this kind of hesitation. What do I think of it? I love it. It's awesome. I get a lot of Where do you come down on this? I come down on the side of 'Yay, Lena Dunham. Congratulations. I'm jealous.' She's doing something so fantastic. Maybe it's not for everybody, but it certainly is for me. -Callie Khouri

Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety. -John Ortberg

In Ronald Reagan's chaotic childhood, the imagination was armor. There is nothing unusual about that; transcending the doubts, hesitations, and fears swirling around you by casting yourself internally as the hero of your own adventure story is a characteristic psychic defense mechanism of the Boy Who Disappears. -Rick Perlstein

Has Jesus saved me? I dare not speak with any hesitation here; I know He has. His Word is true; therefore, I am saved. -Charles Spurgeon

If liberalism is to mean anything at all, it is duty bound to support without hesitation the dissenting individual over the group, the heretic over the orthodox, innovation over stagnation, and free speech over offense. -Maajid Nawaz

I admire writers who succeed at what I consider the first demand of art: that the artist vivisect himself without pity, without hesitation, determined to reveal whatever he might find. -Kathryn Harrison

It is of no use to commit whole pages to memory, merely to recite them once without hesitation; you must think of the meaning more than the words – of the ideas more than the language. -Dorothea Dix

All the evils of France have been produced less by the perversity of the wicked and the violence of fools than by the hesitation of the weak, the compromises of conscience, and the tardiness of patriotism. Let every deputy, every Frenchman show what he feels, what he thinks, and we are saved! -Marquis de Lafayette

I promise you that when the circumstances arise where I have a difference on policy or on presentation, I have – I can tell you in my heart, I know – I would have no hesitation, were I privileged to be vice president, to walk into the president's office, close the door, and share my heart. -Mike Pence

Without doubt, without hesitation, I choose gardening over the gym. I can't stand going to the gym. It doesn't appeal to me at all. Give me gardening every time. -Mary Berry

In order to find our bearings in the spiritual worlds and see truly what is there for us to see, we need a further inner trait in our character, a quality I should like to term 'presence of mind.' In ordinary life, this is the trait we need when faced with a situation that requires us to make an immediate decision without hesitation. -Rudolf Steiner

I have no hesitation in applying a law regardless of what I might think about it. -Thomas Hardiman

Elected president of the Republic, I would immediately, and with no hesitation, carry out the battle plan against Islamist terrorism and against judicial laxity. -Marine Le Pen

Action can cure fear and hesitation and doubt. -Lewis Howes

In the research I did for 'Apollo,' there was never a moment's hesitation by anyone that we would do anything other than save these guys, until every resource, every ounce of energy was spent. And I'm very proud of that aspect of our culture. -Ron Howard

Once this old lady saw me in airport and just kept smiling at me, and after much hesitation, she came and asked me, 'Are you Ram? Can I touch your hair? Is it real?' and I happily obliged. -Ashish Sharma

Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families. -Valerie Jarrett

Without hesitation, I'm voting Emmanuel Macron. Everything about the campaign of Marine Le Pen, despite its dressing of sovereignty, exudes fear and weakness. -Bernard Arnault

Whenever I am asked who I admire most among the leaders I have met, I have no hesitation in naming Nelson Mandela. -Mahathir Mohamad

There's little windows that open up during the fight, to finish your opponent. Whenever those windows open, I'm jumping right through them without hesitation. -Brian Ortega

I am convinced by my style of play, so I take risks without much hesitation. -Manuel Neuer

In European countries and some Asian countries I've been to, there's a lot less hesitation and skepticism when it comes to enjoying culture. People are encouraged to be fans and be passionate about what they like. -Andrew W.K.

When you are a rapper, there's always hesitation in taking on certain roles because of creditability, but Rza is one of those guys who doesn't worry about what people will say. He's a talented guy and can dive into anything. -Evan Ross

Just continue what you are doing. You should have no hesitation, no stopping – just keep on going to the next level. -Arnel Pineda

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