|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| The wavering mind is a base property.|
| When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.|
Rev. Thomas Scott.
| There is nothing more pitiable in the world than an irresolute man, oscillating between two feelings, who would willingly unite the two, and who does not perceive that nothing can unite them.|
| In matters of great concern, and which must be done, there is no surer argument of a weak mind than irresolution; to be undetermined where the case is so plain, and the necessity so urgent. To be always intending to live a new life, but never to find time to set about it; this is as if a man should put off eating, and drinking, and sleeping, from one day and night to another, till he is starved and destroyed.|