Consumer: A person who is capable of choosing a president but incapable of choosing a bicycle without help from a government agency.
I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but Choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.Sylvia Plath
Choosing safety is a choice of life over career.
Let twenty pass, and stone the twenty-first, Loving not, hating not, just Choosing so. 162Robert Browning
I identified with both women. But Emma had a stronger message for the women I want to speak to now— women who work. I wanted to tell them that Choosing to work doesn't make them oddballs and isn't antisocial.anne bancroft
Character is not created with a single act, no matter how brilliant or bold. It is forged in the smallest of struggles, the product of a thousand, thousand strokes. Your tool for carving your character’s template lies, in the words of the poet Robert Lowell, within your “peculiar power to choose.” Ultimately, it is the choice of the fundamental over the frivolous, preferring what is true over what’s accepted, the Choosing of what is right over what is easy.Gary Brochu
This was her finest role and the hardest one to play. Choosing between heaven and a ridiculous fidelity, preferring oneself to eternity or losing oneself in God is the age-old tragedy in which each must play his part.Albert Camus
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God , than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
[Hiashi: Choosing death is freedom?] Brother... I wanted, just once, to disobey the Hyuga destiny. I wanted to choose my own destiny, that's all.
The state, in Choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions.If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.Oliver Cromwell
An author of antiquity said that every event has two handles, and that, in order to carry it, there is no sense in Choosing the one that hurts the hand.Émile chartier
The State, in Choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.Oliver Cromwell
If the system exhibits a structure which can be represented by a mathematical equivalent, called a mathematical model, and if the objective can be also so quantified, then some computational method may be evolved for Choosing the best schedule of actions among alternatives. Such use of mathematical models is termed mathematical programming.george dantzig
Centralization of society's vital services in giant computer centers, reservoirs, nuclear power plants, air- traffic control centers, 100-story skyscrapers, and government compounds increases its vulnerability. ... Choosing his targets, today's saboteur could pollute a city's water supply, dynamite power transmission towers, cripple an airport control center, destroy a corporate or government computer center.Anatol Rapoport
David Ricardo is without doubt the greatest representative of classical political economy. He carried his work begun by Smith to the farthest point possible without Choosing one or the other of the roads which led out of the contradiction inherent in it.David Ricardo
I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that Choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.robert sapolsky
"Everyone is bisexual’: “I’ve always had as many powerful, creative ladies in my life as I have men, and you could probably describe some of those relationships as romantic. I think everyone’s bisexual to some degree or another; it’s just a question of whether or not you choose to recognise it and embrace it. Personally, I think Choosing between men and women is like Choosing between cake and ice cream. You’d be daft not to try both when there are so many different flavours.”björk guðmundsdóttir
We are living in what the Greeks called the right time for a "metamorphosis of the gods," i.e. of the fundamental principles and symbols. This peculiarity of our time, which is certainly not of our conscious Choosing, is the expression of the unconscious man within us who is changing. Coming generations will have to take account of this momentous transformation if humanity is not to destroy itself through the might of its own technology and science.carl jung
Bread and beauty grow best together. Their harmonious integration can make farming not only a business but an art; the land not only a food-factory but an instrument for self-expression, on which each can play music to his own Choosing.aldo leopold
A propagandized population has a hard time Choosing worthy heroes. It is high time Americans celebrate the Anti-Federalists, for they were correct in predicting the fate of freedom after Philadelphia.ilana mercer
"Choosers will be beggars if the begging’s not their Choosing," said the Dog.garth nix
Politeness is the art of Choosing among one's real thoughts.
...in the Old Testament, the first recorded parable in the form of fable is that of the trees Choosing for themselves a king, an exposition ...bare precepts were clothed with parables and similitudes. Hillel and Shammai were the most illustrious teachers by parables before the time of Christ. After him was Meir, with whom tradition says the power of inventing parables notably, declined? Knowing how Jewish teachers illustrated their doctrines with the help of parables and comparisons, Christ adopted these old forms and gave them a newness of spirit.Herbert Lockyer
Bread and beauty grow best together. Their harmonious integration can make farming not only a business but an art; the land not only a food-factory but an instrument for self-expression, on which each can play music to his own Choosing.
The monarchy is a political referee, not a political player, and there is a lot of sense in Choosing the referee by a different principle from the players. It lessens the danger that the referee might try to start playing.
The Republican Party is experiencing an existential crisis, born of its own misguided incongruity with modern American culture and its insistence on Choosing intransigence in a dynamic age of fundamental change.Charles Blow
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in Choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.john kenneth galbraith
It is highly reprehensible, both in a moral sense and in its almost total contempt for the personal integrity and autonomy of the female victim and for the latter's privilege of Choosing those with whom intimate relationships are to be established.