20 Choice Quotes – Quotations About Choice

Choice Quotes
Enjoy these Choice Quotes:

1. The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. -Victor Frankl

2. Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning—one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be. -Oprah Winfrey

3. Every choice you make has an end result. -Zig Ziglar

4. Happiness or unhappiness is often a matter of choice. -Anonymous

5. Happiness is not by chance; but by choice. -Jim Rohn

6. It is always your next move. -Napoleon Hill

7. My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it. -Buddy Hackett

8. Look for your choices, pick the best one, and then go with it. -Pat Riley

9. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. -Neil Peart

10. For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. -Aristotle

11. The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. -George Eliot

12. A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn

13. What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. -Leo Buscaglia

14. We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -Kahlil Gibran

15. There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them. -Denis Waitley

16. It’s choice–not chance-that determines your destiny. -Jean Nidetch

17. Man’s power enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or slave. Whatever he chooses, the mind will create and manifest. -Frederick Bailes

18. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. -William Jennings Bryan

19. Heaven on earth is a choice you must make, not a place we must find. -Wayne Dyer

20. Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we’ve learned and create something. -Liz Carpenter

Yes, this page used to have 20 quotes, and now it has 38.  I just thought it needed more…but unfortunately, I had already chosen the name of this page.  Too late to change it!

21. Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life? -Eric Allenbaugh

22. There has never been another you. With no effort on your part, you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make. -Dan Zadra

23. You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside. You are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are. -Edgar A. Guest

24. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. -Wayne Dyer

25. You find what you look for in life. If you look for the good, you will find it. If you look for bad, you’ll find that too. Choose to see the good! -James B. Richards

26. The world isn’t interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship. -Raul Armesto

27. People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be…whether they will admit that or not. -Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

28. You can choose to be lazy or you can choose to be ambitious. Stop to think about it again. Don’t you do your own choosing? -Martin J. Kohe

29. Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom: to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. -Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)

30. Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. -W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

31. We cannot lead a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. If it were not so, we would not be individuals. -Ernest Holmes

32. Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. -Richard Bach

33. Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth. -Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

34. The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped. All too often people fail to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. -Robert Fritz

35. Sometimes you have to be silent in order to be heard. It’s easier to criticize than to do better. -Swiss Proverb

36. Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all mine. -Wayne Dyer

37. We are exactly where we have chosen to be. -Vernon Howard (1935-1992)

38. Only when someone refuses to do certain things will he be capable of doing great things. -Mengzi Meng-tse (c.370-300BC)

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    • RaMs
    • November 9, 2009

    I liked 15th quote..Its very True.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • November 10, 2009

    I liked all of these quotes! I have a quote to add….

    The mind is its own place and in itself
    Can make a Heaven of hell,
    Or a hell of Heaven.

    • Kayla
    • November 10, 2009

    I like the 7th and 15th quote! Here are a few others:

    “You always have choices. In everything. It’s just a matter of finding one that allows you to get where you want to go. And to go for it!”
    “Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.”
    “Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.”

    • Lee
    • November 10, 2009

    I believe what the 18 one says is very true.

    Quote: Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open….Alexander Graham Bell

    When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come…..Leonardo
    Da Vinci

    One kind word can warm three winter months….Proverb

    • Shawn
    • November 10, 2009

    Thanks to Laurie, Kayla, and Lee!!

    Nice quotes you all shared.

    Anyone got any more inspiration they can share?


  1. Love it! Love it! Love it!

    Thanks for posting these great quotes.

    I hope you inspire the world to see that happiness is a choice!

    No matter what our external circumstances, it is internally that the decisions are made.

    Live Life Happy!

    • Jetendra
    • November 10, 2009

    Quotes on Destiny are too good. I liked the 18th one. very motivating.

    • Lyn
    • November 11, 2009

    GR8 quotes thank you.

    • Jonathan
    • January 24, 2010

    This one makes sense, but I have certain doubts about, “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.” -Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    I choose to be happy and I am, but I know inside me, there is something missing…something that is still incomplete in me.

    I really like 16. 🙂

    • Tayvia
    • March 12, 2010

    I love numbers 7 and 15. But all of the quotes are wonderful. They help you see the power in positive choices.

    Good Job and Keep Them Coming!

    • Kari
    • May 28, 2010

    Thanks for all the great quotes 🙂
    I really love you website.

    “The people who get on in this world are te one who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can`t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

    “Our greatest battles are in our own minds.” – Jameson Frank

    Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.”

    Wishing you a happy life – from Kari 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thanks Kari! I hope you stick around and keep reading and participating. Thanks for the quotes.

    • David Parrish
    • March 5, 2012

    Shawn these are tremendous. I love reading these quotes and I love reading everyones responses to them. You have a tremendous project going here. As for me I like this one. We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -Kahlil Gibran

    The amazing reality of life is that we are not simply the sum total of all our choices. We are more than that. For the outcome of all our choices provide yet another circumstance within which we do not have to choose to live. We always have the opportunity to make better choices than those we have already made.

    1. Reply

      So well-said, David. I’m going to try to remember and always internalize it.

    • Erika
    • March 6, 2012

    I learned this, this past year when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. I spent a good portion of my life unhappy and concentrating on the wrong things. I made the choice after my diagnosis that I would no longer live that way. I have been counting my blessings ever since. Thank you for the great quotes.

    Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom: to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. -Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)

    1. Reply

      You’re welcome, Erika. Keep counting those blessings. Hope you’re doing well.

    • maria
    • March 8, 2012

    “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

    This is my favorite

    • charles veal
    • April 6, 2014

    a couple of mine you may like.

    1. You can choose your sin but not it’s consiquencis

    2, Good or bad, You are what you are because YOU choose not to be what you might have been.

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