Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bad decision quotes, bad decision sayings, and bad decision proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Bad Decision Quotes and Sayings


You need to be empathetic in your own personal life and we help our neighbors and our friends out who are struggling in our neighborhoods. But we don’t make bad decisions based on empathy.

Thomas Sowell 

But with your life you make a few bad decisions, get unlucky a few times, whatever, but you have to keep going, right?

Cecelia Ahern 

My bad luck got tangled up with my bad decisions, and I’m paying for it.

Patrick Rothfuss 

The whole point of life is learning to live with the consequences of the bad decision we’ve made.

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Guard yourself and your conscience no one else will and know that a bad decision at the right time can destroy you far more surely than any bullet!

James Clavell

Things usually make sense in time, and even bad decisions have their own kind of correctness.

Miranda July 

If you make enough bad decisions, every once in a while things work out for you.

Geoff Ramsey

Boredom is usually what spurs either bad decisions or any decision at all.

Amy Seimetz

A lonely person on a college campus is never more than a few minutes and a bad decision from company. 

Thomm Quackenbush

Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.

Phil Crosby 

Best Inspirational Bad Decision Quotes and Sayings


The hardest decisions in life are not between good and bad or right and wrong, but between two goods or two rights.

Joe Andrew 

Give your decisions, never your reasons. Your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong.

James Mansfield 

There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.

Laurence J. Peter


People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head.

Maisie Williams

Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don’t blame others or make excuses for yourself.

Deepak Chopra

There’s more to us than the moment we made a bad decision.

Jenji Kohan 

A very simple bad decision is to get into debt. And that is very expensive.

Dan Ariely

Making bad decisions and choosing the wrong partner can ruin your life for a long time, perhaps forever.

Karrine Steffans

When being unable to differentiate a good from a bad decision: it has become time to follow your heart.

Mac Miller

It’s better to make a decision, even the wrong one, than to be in limbo.


Famous Humorous Bad Decision Quotes and Proverbs

Start taking bad decisions and it will take you to a place where others only dream of being.

Paul Arden

Good people can do bad things, make bad decisions. It doesn’t make them bad people.

Sonia Sotomayor 

Even bad decisions usually result in good lessons learned.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson 

We all make mistakes. Sometimes I think the only point of our miserable lives is simply to learn how to live with the consequences of the bad decisions we´ve made.

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Parts of you die with every decision you have to make. It becomes about making decisions between bad decisions and worse decisions.

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.

Mark Twain

Never put yourself in a position that will put yourself at risk if you make the wrong decision. We spent cash on everything. It’s fashionable to make ‘bet the company’ decisions, but don’t do it.

Joel Spolsky 

The fact that we are culturally ignorant and we don’t know what our heritage is, the price that we pay is that we act outside of ourselves almost all the time. We make very bad decisions how we deal with other people and their culture.

Wynton Marsalis 

A bad decision well implemented is better than a brilliant decision not well implemented.

Peter Schutz 

The fact that you made worse decisions in the past shouldn’t be an excuse to make bad decisions in the present.

Sanhita Baruah