35 Quotes About Hesitation

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There are many moments in life where we are presented with opportunities and important choices. Reacting with hesitation can let that opportunity slip away. Here are some great quotes about hesitation that capture the impact and control it can have over your life.

“Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.”

“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.”

“Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.”

“Good friends are those who care without hesitation, who remember without limitation and who love even without communication.”

“Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.”

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”

“Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.”

“Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.”

“History knows no scruples and no hesitation. Inert and unerring, she flows towards her goal. At every bend in her course she leaves the mud which she carries and the corpses of the drowned.”

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.”

“I prefer my hesitations, my false paths, my stammering, to a preconceived idea.”

“I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man’s got to do what he’s got to do.”

“I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.”

“If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.”

“If you lack initiative, recognize that the problem comes from the inside, not from others. Determine why you hesitate to take action. Does risk scare you? ”

“It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.”

“Live for each second without hesitation.”

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

“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.”

“Move forward with no second-guessing, no guilt trips, no hesitation. Your purpose is to recreate yourself anew in each moment.”

“My procrastination which has held me back was born of fear … now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish. Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror…. I will walk where the failure fears to walk.”

“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.”

“On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits.”

“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.”

“Take one more deep breath, savor it, and plunge forward without thinking. Do not allow yourself hesitation. Do not allow yourself a moment of doubt. Follow your instincts and go where you never would have considered possible.”

“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.”

“The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings.”

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”

“There are those without decency who must be fought without hesitation, without pity.”

“There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.”

“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.”

“When a child of the streets stands before you in rags, with a tear-stained face, you cannot easily forget him. And yet, you are perplexed what to do. ”

“When men no longer fear God, they transgress His laws without hesitation. The fear of consequences is no deterrent when the fear of God is gone.”

“When the heart is flooded with love there is no room in it for fear, for doubt, for hesitation.”

There is a science behind how we respond, cause hesitation, become overwhelmed, or overthink in our lives. Finding a way to handle these situations will give you more clarity in your life.