I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

Oscar Wilde

Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.

Horace Mann

Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare.

Pierre Corneille

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.

Thornton Wilder

The choice open to us is not between a system in which everybody will get what he deserves according to some absolute and universal standard of right, and one where the individual shares are determined partly by accident or good will or chance, but b.

Friedrich August Hayek

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

William James

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.

Thomas Merton

The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.

Anna Letitia Barbauld

Falling ill is not something that happens to us, it is a choice we make as a result of things happening to us.

Jonathan Miller

I don't always wear underwear. When I'm in the heat, especially, I can't wear it. Like, if I'm wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?

Naomi Campbell

Responsible choice involves consequences, not the least of which are relinquishments all along our way.

Marsha Sinetar

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.

Blaine Lee

First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.

Michael Caine

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.

Jane Fonda

Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do.


My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

Peggy Noonan

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.

Muriel Rukeyser

I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time.

Carl Yastrzemski

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.

Oprah Winfrey

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

Vincent van Gogh

Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy.

J. K. Rowling

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.


Obviously, it's a lot of bodies in a classroom, but we don't have any choice, ... We just have to kind of make do.

John Atkinson

By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.

George W. Bush

The skeptic would say this is not by choice.

Alan Davis

It was a good choice for us.

Rita Ferioli

We are disappointed in those decisions. I think their choice to arrest us reflects on them.

Jacob Reitan

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.

Henry Ward Beecher

They had to make a choice and it's disappointing.

Curt Johnston

People who have been pro-choice.

Ted Haggard

A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.

H. Mathews

That was kind of a bad choice.

Sean Carney

Will the state GOP settle for its eighth choice?

Blake Zeff

A lot of people are unfortunately left with that choice. It's either a bad choice or no choice at all.

Deane Beebe

Unlike the people, ... the animals don't have a choice to leave, so we stay with them.

Laura Maloney

I was going to do it anyway. Now, it's like I don't have a choice. Now, I'm going for two bodies, two hearts.

Terrell Nelems

It was not easy to take this decision, but we don't have any choice.

Christiane Berthiaume

It's not like he lost control, ... He pretty much had a choice to make.

Robert Nichols

We're not here to influence voters; we're here to make sure they get to vote for the candidate of their choice.

Paul Lee

I think he's as good a choice as we're going to get from (the Bush) administration.

Craig Bradley

It's his choice and we have to respect it.

Jean Petit

I saw the opening, took advantage of it and had no problem making that choice.

Brian Beckwith

He would be a brilliant choice.

Denis Irwin

You don't have any choice if your dad plays for the Cowboys.

Shawn Springs

There is such a choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine.

James Wolfe

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.


The greatest American exports to China are those yet to come, ... These are freedom of choice, freedom of opportunity.

Bill Archer

If I had to make a choice between no advice and biased advice, I'd choose biased advice because I think there is a desperate need for it.

Barbara Roper

We have no choice but to pick up what the state has refused to fund.

Brendan Kelly

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.

John Dryden

I think that was absolutely the right choice.

Bill Black

We have to believe in free will. We've got no choice.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Has given me no choice but to advocate for the termination of this project.

Greg Nickels

It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny.

Jean Nidetch

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.

Stephen R. Covey

I don't think they're going to have any choice but to open it up with the way the rules are.

Kris Draper

I'm sure that history will justify our choice.

Shimon Peres

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

Charles R. Swindoll

We have to win. There is no other choice.

Tamar Kvaratskhelia

The more one learns about his positions, the clearer it is that he's the wrong choice.

David Bookbinder

What we see is not a choice for a left-of-center or right-of-center model, but for who is going to administer the model.

Dan Lund

I don't too much like taking from the government, but I don't have too much choice in this situation.

Tony Fernandez

If there's anything going on in a particular bar and it's not the atmosphere I want or be in, I have a choice to go to a different bar.

James Womack

That wasn't our choice, that's for sure. But it was fun.

Weldon Benton

We have limits to what we can do. At some point there has to be an informed personal choice.

Jim Geringer

Bagman is not a legitimate career choice.

Nancy Cartwright

I want to be open about it because I think I've got to the point where I have no choice.

Richard Curtis

You have to have it in order to operate. You don't have much of a choice.

Herman Dixon

I'm teaching them that the things they learn in P.E. class, they can do at home. It is a choice to make every day if you can.

Chuck Black

It's a nice position to be in, to have a choice like that.

Mickey Arthur

That's a choice I made. It's an agreement I made with (Sanders) when I hired him that he would have as many calls as he could.

Michael Sanders

This is really about choice. More choice allows people to select the best browser for their needs. It also gives them an alternative to OS-bundled browsers.

Thomas Ford

How the universities choose to spend that money is their choice.

Laura Knaperek

This is all about consumers exercising a little choice in what we are buying.

Joe Richardson

. . . he who only or chiefly chose for Beauty, will in a little Time find the same Reason for another Choice.

Mary Astell

A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.


We have to follow the law. We don't have a choice in this matter.

Michael Polzin

They are almost backing themselves into a corner and may not have much of a choice.

Christopher Hayes

Don't have a choice, forty-five days and we've got to be out of here.

Carol Nihus

I trust our people. But I'm sure that I will be their choice.

Tarja Halonen

The choice ... is entirely based on a defense-industrial logic.

Alain Juppe

It's regrettable. But we have no choice but to pass it through to our consumers.

John Bohn

We have no choice but to invalidate the agreement signed in 2002.

Stephen Adams

It's not like there is a good choice out there.

Kevin Mccarty

We have to improve. We have no choice. There's no way around it. And it certainly can't get any worse.

Corey Davis

I really didn't have a decision. This is my only choice right now, to get the procedure done.

Scott Rolen

I still have a choice whether I'm going to respond or react.

John Cross

If you want to do well and at the same time do good, you become an employer of choice.

William Mcdermott

We have no choice but to open any bags that raise concern.

James Loy

We had a whole bunch of heart. I feel we should get in, but it's their choice.

Latoya Davis

I believe in parental choice.

Rod Paige

We want to have that choice, and we do not have it now.

Cheryl Cook

Neighbours By Chance. Friends By Choice. The Ties That Bind Us.

National Press

As the celebration for the king is approaching, he has no choice but to step aside to allow the reconciliation process to begin now.

Panitan Wattanayagorn

It's a bit of a double anniversary. The two anniversaries made it a natural choice.

Brad Horn

This is not a bad choice for somebody who really wants to have all-wheel drive ... this is the most affordable way to get it.

Phil Reed

Always had the choice of hot meals.

Bill Cunningham

The assumption is that if choice is good, more choice is better. That's not necessarily true.

Barry Schwartz

If you kill Trailblazer, you might as well kill NSA. Gen. Alexander has no choice but to find a way to make it work.

James Bamford

That was his medium of choice.

Sherry Lewis

It's a choice of the lesser evil.

Volodymyr Fesenko

Administrators strongly favor geography; students strongly favor choice.

Glenn Walters

I'm going to have to raise my price if it goes up anymore...I'm not going to have a choice.

Mary Mitchell

I want to be able to have the choice to eat the most nourishing food I can find for me and my family. ? I'll do anything that I have to to get that food.

Susan Warner

We think customers are better off when they have a choice and that they ought to have a choice.

David Flanagan

That's her choice. That's the American way.

Rene Corie

It's sad. There's not going to be a pro-choice [candidate for] governor for people to support.

Crystal Clinkenbeard

If I had the choice, and it was at all feasible to operate in New Orleans, why would I move?

Craig Miller

It's an unfortunate choice of words.

Harris Miller

I think the choice of actors that we have is a little more varied and rich here in New York than in L.A..

Jerry Orbach

When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, "What choice do I have?"

Pat Schroeder

It was a choice by both teams. We both agreed to it.

Kevin Higgins

I was nervous. I didn't know if I was ready. But we didn't really have any other choice.

Dr. Michael Smith

We asked them to re-evaluate the choice to let her come based on her comments and writings.

Anna Hadingham

It's a step up from last year's choice. This is a band that people would actually go and see on their own.

David Berger

Alcohol is the drug of choice at IUP.

Kate Linder

But the other choice was to do something radically different.

Andrew Ross

And, most importantly, knowing what we know now – knowing the damage we did – would we do the same thing again? Do we have any choice?

Allan Heinberg

To have a choice at all is to be free - even when the choice is between two terrible things.

Orson Scott Card

We are not creating a state religion. It's about parental choice.

Rep. Marco Rubio

Choice is illusory if you don't give kids a bus to where they want to attend.

Bill Manning

Vacationers today want choice.

Bob Dickinson

We discussed various scenarios and, ultimately, this was his choice.

Morris Kurtz

If you are unable to do that, I don't see where your bosses have any choice.

James Swanson

No choice but to pursue an appeal.

Charles Kupchella

It's a really creative way to capture consumer fancy. It's all about choice.

Jim Donio

We certainly support his nomination. I think he's a great choice.

Cecilia Zalkind

Take away her being black and her being female, she's still a great choice.

Kathy Vogt

I had no stratagems, no tricks. You are simply obliged to put up with it, you have no choice.

Florence Aubenas

We have no choice but to dismiss with prejudice.

Robert Waters

You can learn what not to do. You can learn how to not get caught. It's the choice that you make with that knowledge.

Julie Mcleslie

It's the law, you really don't have a choice. You're required to put it in.

Waltham Fire Lt. Randy Mullin

Viewer's Choice Stand-Up Comic.

Lizz Winstead

People now have a great choice. And choice is a wonderful thing.

Richard Linkul

Politics is a choice of enemas. You're gonna get it up the ass, no matter what you do.

George V. Higgins

It makes it easier for workers to make a fair choice.

Candice Johnson

The public will be given a stark choice.

Todd Harris

It will create substantial benefits for consumers by generating more choice.

Robert Milton

Just a bad choice. It wasn't the biggest hit I've had, but it was top three.

Greg Murphy

It was even more surprising that they would not make the choice, even with a simple pill.

Dr. Tarun Jain

Mike Brown was our first choice and only choice.

Dan Gilbert

I think they made a very wise choice to get to a safe area.

Andrew Kerr

There's nothing you can do. You don't have a choice at this point.

Bill Anderson

Control is a myth. Never give up your choice. Never buy into the myth of control. Never.

Roger Wyer

The governor doesn't really have much of a choice here. He can't back away... . That's the truth.

John Perzel

We've got a whole bunch of select that are more tender than a whole bunch of choice.

Ted Schroeder

When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.

Jewish Proverb

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.

William Glasser

Ted left me with no choice but to make this sad decision.

Aaron Mokoena

Our goal is to provide people with some choice.

Mark Reinhardt

I wouldn't go back, but we really have no choice.

Julia Eldert

No one has the responsibility to be out to anyone but himself or herself. I made my choice a million years ago.

Lea Delaria

The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.

Jane Jacobs

Destiny is no 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

We just can't sit around twiddling our thumbs. We don't have a choice. We have to build schools for children.

Candy Olson

We need to make the choice to do it or make the choice to let the program die.

Dana Barrette

The choice is to have it inspected or to buy a pig in a poke.

Tom Early

If automobile efficiency gets serious then hybrid cars may not be the best choice.

David Victor

I'm less devoted to PCs than into the disdain of Apple. Apple users are so arrogant and evangelical about their choice.

Janet Wright

Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.

James Beattie

It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad.

Marcel Proust

He has no choice. He will be coming back, ... He's the guy.

John Davenport

You'd be crazy not to. There's a bigger choice and you spend less money.

James Roper

Fervor is the weapon of choice for the impotent.

Frantz Fanon

The difficulty in life is the choice.

George Moore

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.

Pat Riley

The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.

Abbe' D'Allanival

[Voters] are very happy to have a choice and to understand the issues.

Dan Moran

It's becoming more and more the choice to feed starving countries.

Frank Muir

They have a choice to become citizens -- or not. It's their free choice.

Vaira Vike Freiberga

The difference is we're less public about it. It's just a choice of tactics.

Rob Hurless

He had some choice words at the half.

Michael Southall

He shouldn't have gotten into the car, but he made the choice.

Alisha Lonsdale

Almost every decade has its development of choice. This decade it's the lifestyle center.

Patrice Duker

I wanted to show they could make the choice voluntarily and not in desperation.

Brad Cowgill

As a parent, you have no choice. We have to do whatever we can.

Michelle Wolford

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.

John Buford

It is not a choice of life, it is a choice of death. If this is life, I'd rather die.

Ferdinand E. Marcos

We were very reluctant to make the move, but we had no choice.

Brian Baker

I understand her decision completely and fully back her choice.

Marilyn Fitzgerald

It was seldom the first choice for placement because it was isolated out there.

Gayla Harkin

We saw Super Max as the best choice and a good fit for the community.

April Wooden

The difference between a good man and a bad man is the choice of cause.

William James

It's crazy, but we have no choice.

Juanita Garza

Italy is seeded because it deserved it. It was a logical choice.

Franco Carraro

I don't think it is a good choice. I have absolutely no confidence in this or in Sen. Mitchell.

John Dowd

Customers are always better off when they have a choice.

David Flanagan

If we had our choice, we'd have everything on a Friday or Saturday night.

Doug Booher

I really think it's important in a democracy that people have a choice.

Stephen Winslow

I would hate to see a tree come down on a little kid ---- a little child ---- all because we didn't make the right choice up here.

Councilman Frank Lopez

I'm glad that they made the right choice.

Andrea Adams

They know the NDP is the alternative and is the better choice.

Olivia Chow

That's a quick way to become divorced when you don't go to those. I didn't have much choice.

Scotty Watt

It certainly opens a door for people. And then it's their choice on how to use it, or if they choose to go through it.

Tom Bernard