Quotes of decisive

  1. Presidents with strong nerves are decisive They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel. – Fred Barnes
  2. Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver. – George W. Bush
  3. This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art. – Robert Delaunay
  4. World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6, 1944, marked the decisive moment of the war. – Lane Evans
  5. It is decisive to completely destroy Warsaw. – Heinz Guderian
  6. The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened. – Franz Kafka
  7. It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. – Marilyn Moats Kennedy
  8. It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle. – Christian Lous Lange
  9. Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the most decisive factors in the development of society. – Christian Lous Lange
  10. Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent. – Marya Mannes
  11. Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death; and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare. – Timothy Murphy
  12. Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. – Theodore Roosevelt
  13. I explained that we would like to adjust our position on the Syrian question to theirs, as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our relations with our neighbors, and Syria is unimportant. – Moshe Sharett
  14. In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self -determination leading to full self -government. – Dick Thornburgh
  15. Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act. – Roger Wicker

Usage examples for decisive

  1. " We can't spoil that lovely program that took you so long to make, for anything," said Polly, in a decisive fashion. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  2. Neither of them could maintain a satisfactory show of composure as the decisive moment approached. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  3. Her second letter tells me as a decisive proof how very bad she is, that every day she feels shot in the head. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  4. " A victory, a great, decisive victory! – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  5. We hope your help may be quick and decisive – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  6. There is something extraordinarily decisive and satisfying about Tiel when he speaks like that. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  7. By no means the least important of the happenings in Simmy's house was the short but decisive contest that took place between Lutie and Mrs. Tresslyn. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. 278; Saxa Rubra, site of decisive victory of, ii. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  9. For reasons which are far from clear, Pitt refused to take decisive action. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  10. The decisive interview came off on the following morning. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  11. Peter Horry had a conflict with Major Ganey at White's bridge, near Georgetown, which had a more decisive effect than could have been expected at the time. – A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James
  12. This campaign will be decisive for me,"- glancing towards Anneke-" I must return a conqueror, in one sense, or I do not wish to return at all. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. There was no answer for a few minutes, and then the words whispered were very short and decisive – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  14. In fact I had a sharp and decisive answer concerning several things of which I had dared to make a question. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  15. If it comes to a point where decisive action has to be taken-" " You're the one to take it," interrupted the sheriff. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  16. Philip's voice was without a tremor, low, forceful and decisive – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  17. Not a few shots were now fired; but the young ladies scarcely heeded them in the excitement of this decisive moment. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  18. She was going to play a decisive game. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  19. 8 is quite decisive – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg