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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Irresolution
 
  Don’t stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once and have it over.
Haliburton.    
  1
  We spend our days in deliberating, and we end them without coming to any resolve.
L’Estrange.    
  2
        Like a man to double business bound,
I stand in pause where I shall first begin,
And both neglect.
Shakespeare.    
  3
        I am a heavy stone,
Roll’d up a hill by a weak child: I move
A little up, and tumble back again.
W. Rider.    
  4
  Not to resolve is to resolve; and many times it breeds as many necessities, and engageth as far in some other sort, as to resolve.
Bacon.    
  5
  In matters of great concern, and which must be done, there is no surer argument of a weak mind than irresolution.
Tillotson.    
  6
  Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, and with a lame endeavor.
Barrow.    
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  Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer themselves to our choice, and inconstancy in pursuing them, are the greatest causes of all our unhappiness.
Addison.    
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  Irresolution and mutability are often the faults of men whose views are wide, and whose imagination is vigorous and excursive.
Dr. Johnson.    
  9
  Irresolution is a worse vice than rashness. He that shoots best may sometimes miss the mark; but he that shoots not at all can never hit it. Irresolution loosens all the joints of a state; like an ague, it shakes not this nor that limb, but all the body is at once in a fit. The irresolute man is lifted from one place to another; so hatcheth nothing, but adles all his actions.
Feltham.    
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