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He who hesitates is lost.

Prov. People should act decisively. Jill: Should I apply for that job? At first I thought I definitely should, but now I don't know.... Jane: She who hesitates is lost. Call that girl and ask her out. Call her right now. He who hesitates is lost.
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hesitate over something

to pause before acting on something; to suspend action about someone or something. We are hesitating over the final decision because we have some doubts about the competitors. Do not hesitate too long over this matter.
See also: hesitate

If there's anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.

a polite phrase offering help in finding something or by providing something. (Often said by a host or by someone helping someone settle into something. See also If you don't see what you want, please ask (for it).) Mary: This looks very nice. I'll be quite comfortable here. Jane: If there's anything you need, don't hesitate to ask. "If there is anything you need, don't hesitate to ask," said the room clerk.
See also: anything, ask, hesitate, if

he who hesitates is lost

One who cannot come to a decision will suffer for it, as in I couldn't make up my mind, and now the offer has expired-he who hesitates is lost. Although the idea is undoubtedly older, the present wording is a misquotation or an adaptation from Joseph Addison's play Cato (1712): "The woman that deliberates is lost."
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References in classic literature ?
Well may we hesitate to condemn the frailties of our fellow-creatures, for the one unanswerable reason that we can never feel sure how soon similar temptations may not lead us to be guilty of the same frailties ourselves.
If I have an event to attend, he never hesitates to give me any time I may need to participate as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
When he asked me to help with that first trip to Arlington, I didn't hesitate to say yes.
Some of the businessmen in town see Alice's visions as an economic boon; the Catholic Church hesitates in both a protective and a questioning way.
She never hesitates to call on God or to encourage her colleagues and families to do the same.
One hesitates to christen any astronomical object a Rosetta stone [for studying extrasolar planets], but in this case, one should not hesitate too long.
The second he hesitates with Mike Tyson, he's going to get knocked out.
James Shulman, in contrast, chooses one moment in the Aeneid, when the hero hesitates for a moment before killing Turnus.
In contrast to these "assenting" epic figures, Shulman develops well-considered discussions of "more comprehensively transgressive narratives" in which Tasso's Tancredi fails to strike the tree which speaks with Clarinda's voice and Adam hesitates before he joins Eve, preferring his marriage vows to God's prohibition.
He never hesitates to talk to the foreign press about the brutality he witnesses--a habit that has not made him popular with the Indonesian government.
And, as the old proverb says, he who hesitates is lost.
Although Komm hesitates to call the nuclear binding sites "receptors" without first isolating the actual proteins that make up the binding sites themselves, he says the evidence argues that they are indeed receptors.