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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
And her yes, once said to you,
  SHALL be Yes for evermore.
        E. B. Browning—The Lady’s Yes.
  He only is a well-made man who has a good determination.
        Emerson—Essay. Culture.
Multitudes in the valley of derision.
        Joel. III. 14.
Decide not rashly. The decision made
Can never be recalled. The gods implore not,
Plead not, solicit not; they only offer
Choice and occasion, which once being passed
Return no more. Dost thou accept the gift?
        Longfellow—Masque of Pandora. Tower of Prometheus on Mount Caucasus.
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side.
        Lowell—The Present Crisis.
  Men must be decided on what they will NOT do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.
        Mencius—Works. Bk. IV. Pt. II. Ch. VIII.
      Determine on some course,
More than a wild exposure to each chance
That starts i’ the way before thee.
        Coriolanus. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 35.
For what I will, I will, and there an end.
        Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 65.
          Pleasure and revenge
Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice
Of any true decision.
        Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 171.
  There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake.
        Duke of Wellington—Letter to Mr. Huskisson.

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