He who dallies is a dastard, He who doubts is damned. Attributed to George McDuffle, of South Carolina, during the Nullification period. Used by James Hamilton, when Governor of South Carolina. Also quoted by J. C. S. Blackburn, of Kentucky, in Congress, Feb. 1877, during the Hayes-Tilden dispute. Appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal (Col. Watterson, editor), during same dispute. (See also Romans. XIV. 23.)
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat. Romans. XIV. 23. But yet, madam I do not like, but yet, it does allay The good precedence; fie upon but yet! But yet is a gaoler to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor. Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 49.
To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 56.