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Motivational First Quotes

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All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

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Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot


 

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman


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Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

No greater thing 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.
- Epictetus

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If he's first class, I'm traveling steerage.
- the movie Libeled Lady (1936)

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If at first you don't succeed,
skydiving is not for you.
- Anonymous

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, and try again.
Then give up.
There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson


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