Indecision is one of the worst enemies of success and progress. It’s that pesky little habit that just about everyone experiences as some point or another. That tortuous habit that often times causes us to take hours, days, or even weeks longer than necessary to make some of the most simple decisions. So, to help you shake off any indecisiveness you may have been experiencing lately, we’ve rounded up some of the best quotes about indecision.

May these quotes provide you with the clarity and determination to become more confident and decisive in your decision making.


best quotes about indecision

1. “A person’s greatest limitations are not genetic, but imposed by self-doubt, insecurities, indecision, and timidity.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

2. Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear.” – David J. Schwartz

3. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins

4. “You don’t need more time in your day. You need to decide.” – Seth Godin

5. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

6. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

7. “When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!” – George S. Patton

8. “Time doesn’t wait. Indecision will only let opportunities slip by. Pick a path and walk confidently with your heart behind every step.” – Doe Zantamata

9. “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you cand do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10. “Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” – Jim Rohn

11. “Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight. Indecision is a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind.” – Jan McKeithen

12. “To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything.” – Nick Vujicic

13. “There is no more miserable human being that one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.” – William James

14. “Indecision is the enemy of progress. Not saying yes to one possibility is saying no to them all.” – Michael Haggstrom

15. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

16. “Things which in my mind blossom will stumble beneath a clumsiest disguise appear capable of fragility and indecision.” – E.E. Cummings

17. “The major weakness of all educational systems is that they neither teach nor encourage the habit of definite decision.” – Napoleon Hill

18. “Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive.” – Wendell Mayes

19. “I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.” – Tommy Cooper

20. “Deciding is freedom. Indecision is torture.” – Jen Sincero

21. “Always remember, indecision is decision — usually against you.” – Venita Van Caspel

22. “Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision.” – Bernhard Langer

23. “Do not plant your dreams in the field of indecision, where nothing ever grows but the weeds of “what if.” – Dodinsky

24. “Indecisiveness is failure in disguise. You can never succeed unless you take action. It’s better to learn through a mistake than to do nothing and guarantee failure.” – Tour’e Roberts

25. “Indecision is a decision.” – Jason Evert

26. “Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.” – Bertrand Russell

27. “It is in your moments of indecision that your dreams are destroyed.” – Dr. Marc Dassualt

28. “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” – Margaret Thatcher

29. “In a moment of indecision act quickly and try to make the first step, even if it seems unnecessary.” – Leo Tolstoy

30. “Indecision is the seedling of fear.” – Napoleon Hill

indecision quote

31. “Doubt is your enemy.” – Grant Cardone

32. “Through indecision, the opportunity is often lost.” – Publilius Syrus

33. “Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision.” – Bill Wilson

34. “Indecision and delay are the parents of failure.” – George Canning

35. “By simply understanding why you can’t make a decision, you can overcome indecision.” – Nuala Walsh

Bonus Indecision Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is one of our favorite indecision quotes. We added it as bonus, because we stand behind it, because it stems from one of the wisest medieval philosophers, and because it rings true.

“The Risk Of A Wrong Decision Is Preferable To The Terror Of Indecision.”

– Maimonides –


Great job making it to the end of these indecision quotes! We hope you found a few that were both informative and galvanizing. If so, please share those quotes or this page with someone who could use a few inspiring words.

That said, if you’ve been hesitating to act on your ideas lately, keep coming back to this page, or read these highly motivational quotes about trusting yourself until taking bold action on your ideas become second nature to you.

Till you reach your aims,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WordPress Cookie Notice by Real Cookie Banner