We’ve collected the best First Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: William E. Gladstone, Nick Harkaway, Carroll Shelby, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Martin Luther King, Jr.. Use them as an inspiration.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
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.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
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.
Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
A first love always occupies a special place.
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.
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.
Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Vox populi vox dei: the voice of the people is the voice of God. The slogan was useful for those who first attempted to substitute the people for God as the source of political authority. Their attempt was ultimately so successful that God no longer seems to be needed in government.
If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said ‘the ugly girl’.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
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.
When my first semester grades came out, my mom and dad told me I wouldn’t be playing football.
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.
First we have to believe, and then we believe.
By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience‘s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
To say ‘I love you’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’
The first trillionaire in the world will be the person who mines asteroids.
I think I’ve played a lesbian about five times. The first one was with Helen Baxendale in a drama called ‘The Investigator,’ about the conditions lesbians had to live under in the army in Britain, which was based on a true story.
I learned two basic lessons on Everest. First, just because something has worked in the past does not mean it will work today. Second, different challenges require different mindsets.
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.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
There is no such thing as second place. Either you’re first or you’re nothing.
Awareness is the first step in healing.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
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.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
The first and great commandment is, don’t let them scare you.
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.
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Our first and last love is self-love.
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.
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was – my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time.
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
I opened Leith’s in Notting Hill in 1969 and it eventually worked its way into being awarded a Michelin star. At the time, there were a few women running small bistros – but I was the first woman to have a ‘serious,’ expensive restaurant.
I’m a defender, and my first job is to make the team secure at the back; that’s my primary responsibility.
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
First appearance deceives many.
Real heroes don’t wear capes. Real superheroes wear uniforms and badges and stethoscopes! Real superheroes are members of our military, law enforcement, and first responders. Pretend superheroes wear capes!
Women have to harness their power – its absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
Second place is just the first place loser.
Get there first with the most.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
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.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn’t any good reason to refer to it.
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.
You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
It was a bit difficult in England at first with the weather and the rain, but I love the football culture in this country.
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.
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
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.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
If you’re not first, you’re last.
When I first became captain of the Indian cricket team in 2000, many well-wishers and journalist friends gifted me the classic Mike Brearley book, ‘The Art of Captaincy.’ I mean no disrespect to the book or Mr, Brearley, who I admire a great deal, but books or team meetings don’t make you good captains.
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
I work a little bit like a sculptor. When I start, my first idea for a building is with the material. I believe architecture is about that. It’s not about paper, it’s not about forms. It’s about space and material.
The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.
When you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed, not you… Then, when you are badly wounded the first time, you lose that illusion, and you know it can happen to you.
Every artist was first an amateur.
I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.
The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.
All first responders do noble work, and all of them deserve our respect and our appreciation.
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.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
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.
At my core, the glass isn’t half-empty – it’s not even what I ordered in the first place.
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
Trust is the first step to love.
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
The first is the law, the last prerogative.
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.
The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.
Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
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.
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
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.
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.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
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.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
My mother tongue is Punjabi, but my first language is Urdu, which was the case with the people in undivided Punjab.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
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.
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.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
One of the most important actions, things a leader can do, is to lead by example. If you want everyone else to be passionate, committed, dedicated, and motivated, you go first!
I believe in love at first sight and hindsight.
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
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.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
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.
Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.
I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do – that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
The first time you say something, it’s heard. The second time, it’s recognized, and the third time it’s learned.
The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
First be best, then be first.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the moment I first glimpsed Winnie Nomzamo, I knew that I wanted to have her as my wife.
Striving for success is healthy – but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they’re able to bounce back and move forward with ease.
It just doesn’t go with my story to be a first round pick, because I had to grind my whole life.
For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it.
The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.
People cannot change their tidying habits without first changing their way of thinking.
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Believe it or not, cricket was my first love. I would genuinely have swapped the dream of a winning goal at Wembley for a century against the Australians at Lord’s.
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.
We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
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.
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.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.
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.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that.
You learn a lot when you’re barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.
Never dress down for the poor. They won’t respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
Art owes its origin to Nature herself… this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
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.
Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.
For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.
The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
My first thing was a McDonald‘s commercial.
The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
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.
I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
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.
Whenever I’m stressed out or having a bad day, the one thing that gets me happy or back into like a good place of mind is being on the golf course. I love being out there, especially really early in the morning getting the first tee time out and just playing by myself. It’s so peaceful.
Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do.
The first step… shall be to lose the way.
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.
Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly first.
Sometimes I wish my first word was ‘quote,’ so that on my death bed, my last words could be ‘end quote.’
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed.
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.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
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.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
The first hundred years are the hardest.
Let some people get rich first.
The first commercial judge in Medina was a woman!
I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
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.
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
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.
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.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town.
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.
In architecture you should live for 150 years, because you have to learn in the first 75 years.
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.
I’m a defender first and foremost – blocks, headers, vital tackles, or even just the communication side of it, which is massive but doesn’t really get recognised.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats?
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is.
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.
After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
The groves were God’s first temples.
I make mistakes daily, letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it, letting go of impatience and intolerance along the way.
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
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.
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.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
True love, to me, is when she’s the first thought that goes through your head when you wake up and the last thought that goes through your head before you go to sleep.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
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.
(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
First and foremost, it’s my mom and dad who gave me the foundation, the belief in me that I could do anything.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
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.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.
If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.
My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.
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.
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
If at first you don’t succeed… so much for skydiving.
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
I got a lot of great life lessons from the entertainment industry. The first was being able to feel comfortable taking risks.
One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics.
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.
We need to understand that whatever we do, we’re all human beings first.
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.
There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
You should never trust anything reported by the media. Their first priority is to spread propaganda; their second priority is to make money. They never really care if they tell the truth or not.
If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first.
In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
A major driver of the cost of healthcare in the United States is a compromise that was reached with the American Medical Association in the 1960s when Medicare was first established.
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.
Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It’s an ego trip, and I’m not on an ego trip. I don’t have ambitions – I have a vision.
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.
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.
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.’
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.
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.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.
The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
I feel I’ve done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn’t do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what’s going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I’ll become an overnight sensation.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
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 say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life.
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.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.
When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A child’s first teacher is its mother.
The first thing I do when I get home is take my shoes off and go barefoot.
We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.’
First of all, I try to be a positive role model.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
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.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
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.
If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That’s the ‘halo effect.’ Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.
In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.
The first fresh hour of every morning should be dedicated to the Lord, whose mercy gladdens it with golden light.
Few and far between are the books you’ll cherish, returning to them time and again, to revisit old friends, relive old happiness, and recapture the magic of that first read.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man‘s last romance.
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.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
Every day is sort of a jigsaw puzzle. You have to make sure that you’re putting the most important things first.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
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.
Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
It does not help when an administration, in response to American attacks on American soil and American individuals, the administration ends up asking Americans to give up their First Amendment rights for which our service members are fighting.
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.
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.
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.
If Jesus was a Jew, how come he has a Mexican first name?
First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life.
Great sculptors and artists spend countless hours perfecting their talents. They don’t pick up a chisel or a brush and palette, expecting immediate perfection. They understand that they will make many errors as they learn, but they start with the basics, the key fundamentals first.
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.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
Never tell anyone outside my staff that the Submarine Force and the First Air Fleet were responsible for the failure at Midway. The failure at Midway was mine.
Saath Saath’ was my first big mistake!
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?
For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.
The first complete sentence out of my mouth was probably that line about consistency being the hobgoblin of small minds.
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 whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
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.
In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. And to do that, we must understand that the quality of life is more important than the standard of living.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he’s got it all.
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Well, in the first place, military service, they don’t call it service for nothing. You are actually serving your country. And it is a worthy and valid vocation.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
Asking questions is the first way to begin change.
When I wake up in the morning, I just can’t get started until I’ve had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I’ve tried other enemas.
Don’t get caught up in the ‘look’ thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that’s not always a good thing because what’s good on the outside is not always good on the inside.
Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
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.
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.
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 self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.
The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.