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My first thing was a McDonald‘s commercial.
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
First of all, I try to be a positive role model.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
First and foremost, it’s my mom and dad who gave me the foundation, the belief in me that I could do anything.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
No traveler, whether a tree lover or not, will ever forget his first walk in a sugar-pine forest. The majestic crowns approaching one another make a glorious canopy, through the feathery arches of which the sunbeams pour, silvering the needles and gilding the stately columns and the ground into a scene of enchantment.
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
Second place is just the first place loser.
I have always been very calm on the outside. I’m not too stressed now just because I’m in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit, and it takes grace.
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Ever since the morning of May 29, 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and I became the first climbers to step onto the summit of Mount Everest, I’ve been called a great adventurer.
If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.
The first is the law, the last prerogative.
When I was nine or ten, I had a chat with my coach and I asked if I could play in goal. I started playing as a goalkeeper and it was love at first sight. Only a goalkeeper knows how it is.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.
To add value to others, one must first value others.
I was born in Orange County – in Santa Ana. My dad is from California. I was raised on the East Coast. My first two years were in California, but I claim East Coast. I’m sorry, I don’t rep California.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
The first thing I do every day when I wake up is thank God for letting me make it through the night and giving me another day of life – just because sometimes I wake up, and I cannot believe I’m doing what I’m doing. I just thank Him. I don’t know how I deserve it, but it’s completely because of Him.
The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.
Your morning sets up the success of your day. So many people wake up and immediately check text messages, emails, and social media. I use my first hour awake for my morning routine of breakfast and meditation to prepare myself.
To say ‘I love you‘ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
If one tries to think about history, it seems to me – it’s like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you’ve moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different.
A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.
Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.
I have no wish for a second husband. I had enough of the first. I like to have my own way to lie down mistress, and get up master.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation.
It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Biology sometimes reveals its fundamental principles through what may seem at first to be arcane and bizarre.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
In architecture you should live for 150 years, because you have to learn in the first 75 years.
At the age when other children, I imagine, experience their first ‘feeling’ for a person, or for art, or for religion, I was affectionate, good, and even pious: by that I mean that under the influence of my mother, I was devoted to the Child Jesus.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Sometimes I wish my first word was ‘quote,’ so that on my death bed, my last words could be ‘end quote.’
You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can’t be much good.
Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.
Whatever I like, even after a long time, I still like it. And I reminisce about the moment when I first heard it. That’s what I love. Just remembering those moments.
The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.
I will never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy.
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly first.
Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
The moment the alarm goes off is the first test; it sets the tone for the rest of the day. The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back to sleep? If you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win – you pass the test.
One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.
When I stepped into the box, I felt the at-bat belonged to me. Everybody else was there for my convenience. The pitcher was there to throw me a ball to hit. The catcher was there to throw it back to him if he didn’t give me what I wanted the first time. And the umpire was lucky that he was close enough to watch.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
‘Upside Down‘ is a fantasy love story. It’s about love at first sight – when you just fall in love instantly and will battle any obstacle to be with that girl.
Nagasaki and Hiroshima remind us to put peace first every day; to work on conflict prevention and resolution, reconciliation, and dialogue; and to tackle the roots of conflict and violence.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
I’m here to break boundaries, man. That’s all. I’m here to be the first so that the people after me don’t have to think twice about expressing themselves and being free.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems.
For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.
After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.
Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.
Maybe we are all prospective migrants. The lines of national borders on maps are artificial constructs, as unnatural to us as they are to birds flying overhead. Our first impulse is to ignore them.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.
If you have not first pondered the entire situation of the man whom you wish to help, and if you have not brought with you instructions for him to follow henceforth in leading his life, he will not receive great good from your help.
We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.
Every time I dive, I feel an adrenaline rush like I did that first time. Until my body fails on me, I will keep going.
For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.
There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.
If the first bite is with the eye and the second with the nose, some people will never take that third, actual bite if the food in question smells too fishy, fermented or cheesy.
The biggest and the most important thing my mother told me is to be a good actor you first need to be a really good human being and an honest person.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
Your employees come first. And if you treat your employees right, guess what? Your customers come back, and that makes your shareholders happy. Start with employees and the rest follows from that.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
My mother tongue is Punjabi, but my first language is Urdu, which was the case with the people in undivided Punjab.
If you think back to the first sporting event you went to, you don’t remember the score, you don’t remember a home run, you don’t remember a dunk. You remember who you were with. Were you with your mom, your dad, your brother, on a date?
I originally got very interested in memory in high school when my grandmother came to live with us. She had been diagnosed with dementia. It was the first time I had heard the word ‘Alzheimer‘s disease.’
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman. I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company.
Our culture has created two almost irreconcilable descriptions of a ‘good woman.’ The first is the individual achiever; the second, the self-sacrificing domestic goddess.
First rule of change is controversy. You can’t get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy.
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
In socialism, private property is anathema, and equal distribution of income the first consideration. In capitalism, private property is cardinal, and distribution left to ensue from the play of free contract and selfish interest on that basis, no matter what anomalies it may present.
For me, my secularism is, India first. I say, the philosophy of my party is ‘Justice to all. Appeasement to none.’ This is our secularism.
The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
For me, the team always comes first, and without the help of my colleagues, I am nothing.
Some foreigners with full bellies and nothing better to do engage in finger-pointing at us. First, China does not export revolution; second, it does not export famine and poverty; and third, it does not mess around with you. So what else is there to say?
The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.
Every time I hear that Champions League song, it reminds me of hearing it for the first time in the old Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we’ve been talking, I think that’s really fun.
The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
People first, then money, then things.
I can’t really cook, but the first dish I ever made was for my girlfriend, Eleanor. I made chicken breast wrapped in ham, homemade mashed potatoes, and gravy.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.
First be best, then be first.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Love at first sight is probably for stupid people, but maybe I’m just cynical.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
The groves were God’s first temples.
The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?
To hold a people in oppression you have to convince them first that they are supposed to be oppressed.
I’m Italian; I take my time. We’re not really fast. We’re very slow. I had my first child at 40, my second child at 45, James Bond at 50. I’m so curious as to what’s next!
The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!
I got a lot of great life lessons from the entertainment industry. The first was being able to feel comfortable taking risks.
Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
The moment that changed me for ever was the moment my first child was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, ‘Now I understand the whole point of work, of life, of love.’
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made, our deepest longing was to know and be known. And after the Fall, when we all got weird, it’s still our deepest longing – but it’s now also our deepest fear.
Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.
You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
I first paid attention to fashion when I was around 15, but I don’t really care much about it these days.
The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
‘The bigtime for you is just around the corner.’ They told me that first in 1952 – boy, it’s been a long corner. If I don’t hit the bigtime in the next 25 or 30 years, I’m gonna pack in the music business and become a full-time gigolo.
The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
Live performance is everything. First of all, I have terrible stage fright. But beyond that, once the music starts, it’s OK.
I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life.
If Jesus was a Jew, how come he has a Mexican first name?
Never dress down for the poor. They won’t respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
My father taught me, in boxing, that when you – particularly when you get hit in the face for the first time – you’re going to panic. That instead of panicking, just accept it. Stay calm. And any time anybody hits you, they always leave themselves open to be hit.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Remember the first rule of gunfighting… ‘have a gun.’
We all know the dangers of sequels. Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place too often, and I think you’ve got to move beyond it, go the extra mile and have the courage not to just repeat the first one.
In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence‘s biography on him, ‘Hold on to Your Dreams,’ one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.
People cannot change their tidying habits without first changing their way of thinking.
Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It’s what you do after you cross the line that really counts.
First feelings are always the most natural.
I’ve always seen first responders as unsung heroes and very special people because, when everyone else is running away from danger, they run into it.
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
They’re thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he’ll learn all that is necessary for him to know.
Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock and roll or Christianity.
We need to understand that whatever we do, we’re all human beings first.
The stage is my first love. It gives me immense self-satisfaction, a sort of power because a stage actor carries the audience along; it’s a live performance; spontaneity is its soul.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.
I’ll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.
As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me.
There is no such thing as second place. Either you’re first or you’re nothing.
In Korean, the word ‘future’ is made up of two parts. The first part means ‘not,’ and the second means ‘to come.’ In that sense, ‘future’ means something that will not come. This is to say the future is now, and our now is us living our future.
Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.
Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.
There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It’s just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.
Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.
A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon, must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.
There are only two classes – first class and no class.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.
The first step is you have to say that you can.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
It’s the first war we’ve ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign.
The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
I was born and raised in China, Mandarin is my first language, and I definitely know America. I think that will be my strength, to try and bring the two worlds together.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
In my view, a corporation is not a person. A corporation does not have First Amendment rights to spend as much money as it wants, without disclosure, on a political campaign.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.
If you’re not first, you’re last.
Grub first, then ethics.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.
When Hindustan Motors rolled out the first Ambassador Car in 1957 its sturdy body, rounded contours and Mother Earth simplicity immediately bagged it a place in our collective consciousness.
Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.
My mom, Latha Sriram, is my first guru.
Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the first time; there’s always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with colour photography. Everything looks more exciting.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they’re interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds.
If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
The first complete sentence out of my mouth was probably that line about consistency being the hobgoblin of small minds.
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day.
During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
I was never the smartest guy in the room. From the first person I hired, I was never the smartest guy in the room. And that’s a big deal. And if you’re going to be a leader – if you’re a leader and you’re the smartest guy in the world – in the room, you’ve got real problems.
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.
I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.
Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Without my services, Pakistan would never have been the first Muslim nuclear nation. We were able to achieve the capability under very tough circumstances, but we did it.
The first and great commandment is, don’t let them scare you.
I always said that to get India stronger, first strengthen its roots, and all our roots are our country’s interiors, rural areas, and villages.
Good grooming and hygiene are essential. It’s never too early to start being concerned about your appearance – first impressions are everything.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
You learn a lot when you’re barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Blockchain Capital was the first dedicated venture fund to invest in crypto and blockchain.
I love my tattoo and I think it looks great. It’s like an old pair of jeans, it’s beat up. I remember when I first got it outlined. I’m like ‘why don’t more guys do this?’ Then I realized the pain.
True love, especially first love, can be so tumultuous and passionate that it feels like a violent journey.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
You can’t judge a book by its cover until you open up and read it. There are going be a million stories out there, true or not true. I say get to know me first before you judge me.
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
First appearance deceives many.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
If the Constitution was a movie, the Preamble would be the trailer, the First Amendment the establishing shot, the 13th the crowd pleaser and the 14th the ultimate hero scene.
I think I did a pretty good job – particularly when I was racing with Hakkinen. It was maybe the first time that I have been challenging with the big boys, and I really enjoyed it.
If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
The first duty of love is to listen.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
We have one planet in our solar system that’s habitable, and that’s the Earth, and space travel can transform things back here for the better. First of all, by just having people go to space and look back on this fragile planet we live on. People have come back transformed and have done fantastic things.
When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models.
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
I’m the first to admit that we were totally dependent on a particular place and time… for us, seeing Minor Threat at the CBGB hardcore matinee was just as necessary a force in our lives as the Treacherous Three at Club Negril or the Funky Four + One More at the Rock Lounge.
The Iowa Women’s Health Study, which has followed more than 35,000 women for decades, found eating more broccoli, cauliflower, kale and other cruciferous vegetables was associated with a lower risk of getting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the first place.
Coy Wire played in the NFL for 9 years and is now a motivational speaker and has a book out called ‘Change Your Mind.’ He is an amazing person with such positive energy! When Kroy and I first met and started dating, there weren’t a whole lot of people that supported us, but Coy always did.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.
I think we need to look at ourselves first. We should practice what we’re preaching. Otherwise, we are hypocrites.
Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
Our first and last love is self-love.
I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
The first time you say something, it’s heard. The second time, it’s recognized, and the third time it’s learned.
First we have to believe, and then we believe.
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.
Whenever I think of my birthplace, Walton-on-Thames, my reference first and foremost is the river. I love the smell of the river; love its history, its gentleness. I was aware of its presence from my earliest years. Its majesty centered me, calmed me, was a solace to a certain extent.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.
We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.
I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.
The first quality that is needed is audacity.
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.
A first love always occupies a special place.
I’m a big believer in small, dark, cozy bedrooms. I would describe myself as introspective – I feel things first, and then I think them through – and I need the enveloping comfort of a little squirrel‘s nest when I have to retreat from the world to recharge.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid.
Southeast Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfillment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.
Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.
I personally believe that if you love someone, and you get your heart broken, and you can learn to love someone else just as deeply as the first, then that is the greatest lesson we can learn on this planet.
The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it’s icy, and I’m in bare feet.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.