Etymology Word of the Day: Decide

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Decide (dih-sahyd) v. – late 14c., “to settle a dispute,” from Old French decider, from Latin decidere “to decide, determine,” literally “to cut off,” from de– “off” (see de-) + caedere “to cut” (see -cide).

“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.” ― José N. Harris

“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.” ― Lisa Wingate

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” ― Roy Disney

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ― Yogi Berra

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” ― Michelle Obama

“When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.” ― Jarod Kintz

“Whatever you decide, don’t let it be because you don’t think you have a choice.” ― Hannah Harrington

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” ― Elbert Hubbard

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