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Listening (Inspirational Words Of Wisdom). When a man whose marriage was in trouble sought his advice, the Master said, "You must learn to listen to your wife.


The Word of Wisdom is a law of health revealed by the Lord for the physical and spiritual benefit of His children. On February 27, 1833, as recorded in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord revealed which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for the human body. He also promised health, protection, knowledge, and wisdom to those who obey the Word of Wisdom.

In the Word of Wisdom, the Lord revealed that the following substances are harmful:

Alcoholic drinks (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:5–7).

Tobacco (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:8).

Tea and coffee (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:9; latter-day prophets have taught that the term “hot drinks,” as written in this verse, refers to tea and coffee).

When people purposefully take anything harmful into their bodies, they are not living in harmony with the Word of Wisdom. Illegal drugs can especially destroy those who use them. The abuse of prescription drugs is also destructive spiritually and physically.

The Lord also declared in the Word of Wisdom that the following foods are good:

Vegetables and fruits, which should be used “with prudence and thanksgiving” (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:10–11).

The flesh “of beasts and of the fowls of the air,” which is “to be used sparingly” (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:12–13).

Grains such as wheat, rice, and oats, which are “the staff of life” (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:14–17).

To those who keep the Word of Wisdom, the Lord promised:

“All saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;

“And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;

“And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.

“And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them” (Doctrine and Covenants 89:18–21).

The best course is to completely avoid the substances that the Lord prohibits in the Word of Wisdom. Those who have engaged in addictive behaviors can stop and become free from addiction. Through personal effort, strength from the Lord, help from family members and friends, and guidance from Church leaders, anyone can overcome addiction.

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Life Choices Sayings and Quotes

words of wisdom about life choices

Take a look at a select set of thought provoking and inspirational career quotes related to decision making.

"Decisions are a way of defining ourselves. There comes a time in life when there is nothing else to do but go your own way. Where you are headed there are no trails, no paths, just your own instincts." - Sergio Bambaren (1960 - ), Peruvian Writer

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Count Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910), Russian Novelist

"Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something." - Leo Buscaglia (1924 - 1998), Author and Motivational Speaker, and Professor

"The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years." - David Ogilvy (1911 - 1999), British Advertising Executive

"Your power to choose your direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change your future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creation." - Stephen R. Covey (1932 - ), American Author

"God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed; And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other." - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971), American Theologian

"I've met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I've met many more people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives." - Peace Pilgrim (1908 - 1981), American Peace Activist

"It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do." - Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915) American Writer and Philosopher

"Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." - Bobby Unser (1934 - ), Retired U.S. Automobile Racer

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." - Lou Holtz (1937 -), Author, Motivational Speaker and Former Football Head Coach

"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development." - Brian Tracy (1944 - ), Canadian Self-help Author

"What is it that you like doing? If you don't like it, get out of it, because you'll be lousy at it. You don't have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don't like it you'll never be successful in it." - Lee Iacocca (1924 - ),American businessman, President and CEO of Chrysler Corporation from 1978 to 1992

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." - Maya Angelou (1928 - ), American Autobiographer and Poet

"People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them." - John Dos Passos (1896 - 1970), American Novelist and Artist

"Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves." - David J. Wolpe (1958 - ), American Author

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play." - Warren Beatty (1937 - ) American Actor, Producer, Screenwriter and Director

"A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements." - H.S.M. Burns

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Irish Playwright

"If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place." - Gita Bellin, British Facilitator, Mentor and Coach

"Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success." - Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888, American Author

"Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time." - Denis Waitley (1933 - ), American Author

"Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career." - Grace Moore (1898 - 1947), American Operatic Soprano and Actress

"Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them." - Henry S. Commager (1902 - 1998), American Historian

"Success is about who you are, not what you have. Successful people work to discover their talents, to develop those talents, and then to use those talents to benefit others as well as themselves." - Tom Morris (1952 - ) American Philosopher

"Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else." - Brian Tracy (1944 - ), Canadian Self-help Author

"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993), American Author

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams." - Og Mandino (1923 - 1996), Author

"The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life." - R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983), American Architect, Author, Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

"What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team." - Benjamin F. Fairless (1890 - 1962), American Industrialist and Past-president of U.S. Steel

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily." - Mike Murdock (1946 - ), American Televangelist

"Sometimes you have to do the work and hope the career materializes." - Michael Lipsey, American Author

"When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change -- then you will change." - Author Unknown

"Don't wait for opportunity to come knocking on your door... go out and give it directions." - Author Unknown

"People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all." - Author Unknown

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Career Quotes Related to Decision Making

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Life Choices Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old life choices quotes, life choices sayings, and life choices proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The hardest decisions in life are not between good and bad or right and wrong, but between two goods or two rights.

Joe Andrew

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Any decision I make is the biggest decision of my life.

Carmelo Anthony

Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.

Anthony Robbins

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Amelia Earhart

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.     

Omar Bradley

We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.     

Stephen Covey

There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don't just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That's really a luxury problem.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.

Victor Hugo

Look for your choices, pick the best one, and then go with it.     

Pat Riley

But the rule seems to be that the bigger and more life-changing the decision, the less it will seem like a decision at all.     

Hugh Mackay

It's very easy to make certain decisions that affect your life that you have no perspective on.     

Jena Malone

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.

Tony Robbins

Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

Keri Russell

Living life in the modern world on your own terms requires introspection. We all make choices in life, and the choices we make every day will lead each of us.

28 Inspirational Choice Quotes about Life and Decisions

words of wisdom about life choices

Decision Quotes
For Clarity And Direction

Decision quotations

Below are some decision quotes in various categories such as life decisions, work decisions, general decision making and so on.

A quotation is a saying or written piece that resonates with people in such a way that they remember it and use it in their communication with others.

Hopefully you will find some of these quotes useful in your own life or for those around you.


Decision quotes - the importance of decision making

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. "
Napoleon Bonaparte

"The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny. "

Frederick Speakman

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

Ben Stein

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."

Tom Robbins

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion"

Chinese proverb

"To get anywhere, or even to live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer. "

Robert Heinlein

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."

Eric Hoffer

"If you had one shot,
one opportunity,
to seize everything you ever wanted,
one moment,
would you capture it,
or just let it slip..."


"Sir, What is the secret of your success?" a reporter asked a bank president.
"Two words."
"And, sir, what are they?"
"Good decisions."
"And how do you make good decisions?"
"One word."
"And sir, what is that?"
"And how do you get Experience?"
"Two words."
"And, sir, what are they?"
"Bad decisions."


"It is the theory that decides what can be observed. "

Albert Einstein

"Whether you decide you can or you can't, you're right!"


"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently."

Agnes de Mille

Decision quotes - indecision

As a decision, this is a poor choice. So some decision quotes about indecision as a decision!

"Indecision is like a stepchild. If he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.."

African Proverb

"Indecision and delays are the parents of failure."

George Canning

"Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late."

Rita Coolidge

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

Benjamin Disraeli

"It's much better to prepare and not have the opportunity than to have the opportunity and not be prepared."


"Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor."

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

Theodore Roosevelt

"When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything."

General George Patton

"Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it."

Gordon Graham

"Indecision becomes decision with time."


And a few older decision quotes along the same lines...

"Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome'. You must be willing to fire."

T. Boone Pickens

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision."

The Principles of Psychology 1890

"If someone tells you he is going to make a 'realistic decision', you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad."

Mary McCarthy

"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."

Aneurin Bevan

Decision quotes - against reason

And some decision quotes that undermine the idea that rationale and logic is the best way to go.

"One of the saddest lines in the world is, 'Oh come now - be realistic.' The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride."

Richard Nelson Bolles

"When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature."

Sigmund Freud

"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things."

George Savile

"Most decisions are seat-of-the-pants judgments. You can create a rationale for anything. In the end, most decisions are based on intuition and faith."

Nathan Myhrvold in "The Microsoft Provocateur"

"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions."

Mike Krzyzewski

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."

Noam Chomsky

More decision quotes about work, career and time, about mistakes in decision making, intuition and about those 'hard decisions'.

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Having the right guidance in life requires abiding by the Lord's will and having attempt to stand between my choices for a way of life pleasing in Your sight. placed in my life who speak holy truth, love and words of wisdom.

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