„No matter what choice you make, it doesn't define you. Not forever. People can make bad choices and change their minds and hearts and do good things later; just as people can make good choices and then turn around and walk a bad path. No choice we make lasts our whole life. If there's ever a choice you've made that you no longer agree with, you can make another choice.“
— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
„The problem, of course, was that turning into a monster was the brighter of my two choices. Choice Number 1: I turn into a vampyre, which equals a monster in just about any human’s mind. Choice Number 2: My body rejects the Change and I die. Forever.
So the good news is that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.“
— Kristin Cast, Marked
„Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.“
— William Jennings Bryan United States Secretary of State 1860 - 1925
"America's Mission", speech delivered by the leader of the Democratic Party at the Washington Day banquet given by the Virginia Democratic Association at Washington, D.C., (22 February 1899), as published in [http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Book_of_Public_Speaking_v2_1000538531/149 The Book of Public Speaking (Vol. 2)]
„You never know how strong you can be until being strong is the only choice you have left."
— Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete
„People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991
An ironic statement which Singer made in many interviews over many years; here quoted in [http://www.city-journal.org/html/7_3_urbanities-isaac.html "Isaac Singer’s Promised City"] City Journal (Summer 1997) Variants or variant translations: We must believe in free will — we have no other choice. You must believe in free will; there is no choice. We have to believe in free will. We’ve got no choice. This makes more sense if you consider the statement "we must believe in free will; we have no [other logical] choice"
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
— Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969
— Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Not by Roosevelt, but from Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989).