I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her percepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life.— Immanuel Kant
Joyful First Impression quotations
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
I think that rather being overly-friendly at first, having a cold first impression and slowly making them realize that I'm not that cold is better.
You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime.
You have to be odd to be number one.
A firm, hearty handshake gives a good first impression, and you'll never be forgiven if you don't live up to it.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and yours may be in the hands of the receptionist.
My theory about meeting people,' he said,'is that it's better not to make a really good first impression. Because it's all downhill from there. You're always having to live up to that first impression, which was just an illusion.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness.
Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning.
It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes.
First impressions are always unreliable.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
The first year of marriage is like wet cement - the impressions made in it are much harder to change once it has set.
Seven minutes is all you get to make a positive first impression.
In the first seven minutes of contact with your church, your first-time guests will know whether or not they are coming back. That’s before a single worship song is sung and before a single word of the message is uttered.
If you want to make a good first impression, smile at people.
What does it cost to smile? Nothing. What does it cost not to smile? Everything, if not smiling prevents you from enchanting people.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
[Parental] authority must be tempered.
..with loving kindness and patient encouragement. To temper authority with kindness is to triumph in the struggle which belongs to your duty as parents...All those who would advantageously rule over others, must as an essential element, first dominate themselves, their passions, their impressions.
I look at Obama, a young man, a good-looking person.
That is my first impression, I feel sorry for him. He looks 100 percent like Lukashenko, when I came to power after the breakup of the Soviet Union
To impress people as much as we would wish, we would first need to successfully adopt each of their value systems
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
You know who makes a great first impression? Liars.
Unless you have already put God first, for example, what you will have to do to be financially secure, impress other people, or fulfill your desires will invariably lead you against God's wishes. That is why the first of the Ten Commandments, “You shall have no gods who take priority over me,” is the first of the Ten Commandments.
World War III will be triggered off not by suppressed nationalists seeking political independence, as happened the first time around when the Serbs at Sarajevo shot the heir to the Austrian throne, but by some semiliterate, whacked-out "loner" who lobs a rocket into a nuclear arsenal in order to impress Brooke Shields.
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.
The strangest part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
What I am after is the first impression - I want to show all one sees on first entering the room - what my eye takes in at first glance.
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
Growing up in Atlanta I always had a sense of what fashion was, a sense of style - my parents always talked about the importance of making a first impression and that's stayed with me.
Be guided by feelings alone. Abandon yourself to your first impression. If you really have been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion.
Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
The old aphorisms are basically sound. First impressions are lasting.
Do not finish your work too much. An impression is not sufficiently durable for its first freshness to survive a belated search for infinite detail; in this way you let the lava grow cool.
Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly.
To change your body you must first change your mind.
Two erroneous impressions ... seem to be current among certain groups of uninformed persons. The first is that religion today stands for mediaeval theology; the second that science is materialistic and irreligious.
School is the first impression children get of organized society.
Like most first impressions it is the lasting one. Life is dull and stupid, only Coke provides relief. And other products, too, of course.
I wonder why I never learn my lesson.
It's feeling like the second chance and it's the first impression
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.