Human history is a chronicle of both good and bad decisions.

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.”

Pythagoras (570 BC-495 BC)

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

“Life is a sum of all your choices.”

Albert Camus (1913-60)

“Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives.”

Martin Luther King (1929-68)

“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.”

Peter F Drucker (1909-2005)

“Ever notice that ‘what the hell’ is always the right decision?”

Marilyn Monroe (1926-62)

Also, if you’re interested in the history of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM, also known as Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, MCDA), you might be interested in Benjamin Franklin’s letter to Joseph Priestley.