155 First Step Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous First Step Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The first step is the hardest. — Marie De VichyChamrond

Every journey starts with a single step. — Confucius

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The longest journey begins with a single step. — Patanjali

First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement. — Aberjhani

According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. — John F. Kennedy

What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward. — Daisaku Ikeda

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. — Emma Stone

It is pointless trying to know where the way leads. Think only about your first step, the rest will come. — Shams Tabrizi

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

Short First Step Quotes

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  • Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step. — Muhammad Ali
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. — Nathaniel Branden
  • When we step on the battlefield, I will be The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off. — Hal Moore
  • Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. — Anthony Robbins
  • You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different. — Michael Franti
  • Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. — William James
  • To know how to wonder and question is the first step of the mind toward discovery. — Louis Pasteur
  • Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. — Tony Robbins
  • If you don't care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success. — Paulo Coelho

Top 10 First Step Quotes

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I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed. — Friedrich Nietzsche

It is pointless trying to know where the way leads. Think only about your first step, the rest will come. — Shams Tabrizi

If a preacher is not first preaching to himself, better that he falls on the steps of the pulpit and breaks his neck than preaches that sermon. — John Calvin

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

The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer. — Adam Smith

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. — Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step. — Muhammad Ali

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

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The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. — Nathaniel Branden

Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions and strengths meet. Discovering that place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, Your Life. — Michelangelo

First Step Image Quotes

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First step quote by Muhammad Ali

Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step. — Muhammad Ali

First step quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

First step quote by Nathaniel Branden

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. — Nathaniel Branden

First step quote Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible int
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
First step quote by Anthony Robbins

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. — Anthony Robbins

First step quote by Thomas Mann

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject. — Thomas Mann

First step quote by Munshi Premchand

Trust is the first step to love. — Munshi Premchand

First step quote Attitude is the first step. Mindset is the next.
Attitude is the first step. Mindset is the next.
First step quote by Charles Simmons

Integrity is the first step to true greatness. — Charles Simmons

First step quote by Thomas Mann

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. — Thomas Mann

First step quote by Julius Charles Hare

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. — Julius Charles Hare

First step quote Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Success First Step Quotes

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Failure is part of success, an integral part. Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back. — Bill Walsh

The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do. — Charles F. Haanel

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding. — Jim Valvano

First step quote The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are

I thank God that I live in a country where dreams can come true, where failure sometimes is the first step to success and where success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be. — Harry Hopkins

Building a cohesive leadership team is the first critical step that an organization must take if it is to have the best chance at success. — Patrick Lencioni

The first step is to believe that it's possible. Once I had a taste of success, you start to believe in it a little more. — Jarome Iginla

First step quote The first step is you have to say that you can.
The first step is you have to say that you can.

The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers. — Brian Tracy

It took me a long time to figure out that real big-time success comes from taking lots of small, ordinary steps in the right direction. And you can't ever take the next step until you take the first. — Deacon Jones

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

How do you turn the invisible into the visible? The first step is to define your dream precisely; the only limit to what you can achieve is the extent of your ability to define with precision that which you desire. — Tony Robbins

Just Take The First Step Quotes

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Adversity is a call to action, and your freedom lies in taking the first step. Don't worry about the entire staircase, just take one step, and then tomorrow take another. — Kris Carr

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — Confucius

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

First step quote Take the first step in faith. You dont have to see the whole staircase, just tak
Take the first step in faith. You dont have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Your programming leads to your thoughts; your thoughts lead to your feelings; your feelings lead to your actions; your actions leads to your results. Therefore, just as is done with a personal computer, by changing your programming, you take the first essential step to changing your results. — T. Harv Eker

The first thing you have to do is take everything with a grain of salt. You know, you've gotta just look at the goal, focus on what you gotta do and take one step at a time as a whole, as every performance being that's it, that's one objective, and let's just move forward and work on that. — Stefano Langone

I'd learn that it's not just where you go, but how you choose to get there. So I pulled that sign off the green bike - ENJOY YOUR RIDE! - and went inside to take the first step toward doing just that. — Sarah Dessen

First step quote The first step is just breathe.
The first step is just breathe.

Delegate to others who have strengths where you don't. But sometimes, you just need to be the one to drive the change when everyone else is waiting for someone else to take the first step. To me, that's courage in action. — Robin S. Sharma

I'm thankful for the position that I'm in, I'm thankful to go to the ceremony [of Grammys] the first time, thankful for everything. I'm just taking it step by step. — Tory Lanez

If God requires of the sinner, dead in sin, that he should take the first step, then he requires just that which renders salvation as impossible under the gospel as it was under the law, since man is as unable to believe as he is to obey. — Charles Spurgeon

A kid who has just started to lie is taking the first step as a storyteller. — Young-ha Kim

Take Your First Step Quotes

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The moment when you take your first step through the gates of hell, the only thing you will hear is all of creation standing to its feet and applauding and praising God because God has rid the earth of you. That's how not good you are. — Paul Washer

If you take the first step today, you have already changed your life. If you are willing to see your life change, it is already different. — Brianna Wiest

I have found that you have only to take that one step toward the gods, and they will then take ten steps toward you. That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of, your boundaries, and it often must be taken before you know that you will. — Joseph Campbell

First step quote You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step

When you have a clear vision of your goal, it's easier to take the first step toward it. — LL Cool J

The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it. — Dwayne Johnson

Every great accomplishment starts with a first step. No matter how big your goals are. No matter how great your plans are. No matter how immense your dreams are. It all begins with a single step. Take that step today! — Clifton Anderson

Achieving goals is a creative process. The first step in the creation of your primary goal takes place in your conscious mind. Through the aid of your senses and/or your imagination, you must form a very clear, concise image of yourself already in possession of your goal. — Bob Proctor

To take a journey of a thousand miles, you have to begin with the first step from the place where you stand; the romantic description of the journey and the things the body sees on the way and the description of the scenery are of no use unless you lift your foot and take the first step. — Vimala Thakar

When you can look a thing dead in the eye, acknowledge that it exists, call it exactly what it is, and decide what role it will take in your life then, my Beloved, you have taken the first step toward your freedom. — Iyanla Vanzant

Successful people are always thinking about what they can do to move to the next level. Initiative is the drive to do it - to take the first step, and then the next step. The great thing about initiative - is that it's free and available to everyone. — Maria Bartiromo

Taking The First Step Quotes

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Don’t let fear of failure stop you from taking the first step. You’ll never know unless you try. — Steven Bartlett

If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity. — Nelson Demille

The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. — Robyn Davidson

When we begin to know ourselves in an open and self-supportive way, we take the first step to encourage our children to know themselves — Daniel J. Siegel

I don't always know where this life is going. i can't see the end of the road, but here is the great part: courage is not about knowing the path. It is about taking the first step. — Katie Davis

Birth control is the first important step woman must take toward the goal of her freedom. It is the first step she must take to be man's equal. It is the first step they must both take toward human emancipation. — Margaret Sanger

Be willing to take the first step, no matter how small it is. Concentrate on the fact that you are willing to learn. Absolute miracles will happen. — Louise Hay

Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step. From that action, wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes. — Daisaku Ikeda

My fellow Americans, let us take that first step. Let us...step back from the shadow of war and seek out the way of peace. And if that journey is a thousand miles, or even more, let history record that we, in this land, at this time, took the first step. — John F. Kennedy

Beginning to reason is like stepping onto an escalator that leads upward and out of sight. Once we take the first step, the distance to be traveled is independent of our will and we cannot know in advance where we shall end. — Peter Singer

One Step Quotes

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To be very honest, I cannot drape a saree myself. I have never draped one on my own, ever. But it has been done on me so many times, that now I have memorised all the steps, and if someone challenges me, I will surely be able to do it. — Sonakshi Sinha

The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it's wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he'll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God'll support you — Nas

We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we've cleared the way. — Michelle Obama

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. — Joe Girard

Heartbreaks, disappointments and even our own weaknesses can serve as stepping-stones to the second half of life transformation. Failings are the foundation for growth. Those who have fallen, failed or 'gone down' are the only ones who understand 'up.' — Richard Rohr

The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul? — Oscar Wilde

There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. — Robert Hunter

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. — Neil Armstrong

A good dancer is one who listens to the musicWe dance the music not the steps. Anyone who aspires to dance never thinks about what he is going to do. What he cares about is that he follows the music. You see, we are painters. We paint the music with our feet. — Carlos Gavito

Small Steps Quotes

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We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights. We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off. — John Trudell

If I wanted to order a ring for myself, the inscription I should choose would be: "Nothing passes away." I believe that nothing passes away without leaving a trace, and that every step we take, however small, has significance for our present and our future existence. — Anton Chekhov

Summoning up the courage to take action is always the same regardless of how seemingly big or small the challenge. What may look like a small act of courage is courage nonetheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward. — Nichiren

True greatness...always requires regular, consistent, small, and sometimes ordinary and mundane steps over a long period of time. — Howard W. Hunter

Epic things start with small humble steps. Pay respect to your beginnings. And if you're just starting out, know that it's OK to be sucky. To be small. To be messy and chaotic. Just make sure to never ever stop dreaming. — Vishen Lakhiani

There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore. — Laurie Halse Anderson

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. — David Lloyd George

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. — Louis Sachar

I’ve learned from watching my mother train to become a police officer that small steps add to giant leaps. — Scott Kelly

Six degrees of separation doesn't mean that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps. It means that a very small number of people are linked to everyone else in a few steps, and the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few. — Malcolm Gladwell

Baby Steps Quotes

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I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping. — Ratan Tata

You're never too old to take baby steps — Capital STEEZ

My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development. — Melanie Klein

Ladies, want nice glutes? Stop w the silly plyometrics and step ups with baby weights. SQUAT! Squat heavy, squat often, squat deep. Repeat! — Layne Norton

Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you'll be surprised at where you might get to. — Chris Gardner

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes. — Al Roker

Walk that walk and go forward all the time. Don't just talk that talk, walk it and go forward. Also, the walk didn't have to be long strides; baby steps counted too. Go forward. — Chris Gardner

The only time to take the step towards change is now. Even if they're baby steps, start today! Consistency is important because you must make time to work on your goals. Even if there is little you can do, you must! — Hrithik Roshan

Baby Steps are for Babies, Not Brands. Be Amazing or Be Surpassed. — Lee Clow

Every baby saved, every mother helped to choose life is a step in the right direction. — Alveda King

Next Step Quotes

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Religion and practical life are not different. To take sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country, your family, work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God. — Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next. — Condoleezza Rice

The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it's the next step of peace that we need to create. — Vandana Shiva

Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment. Just how can it be redeemed? Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven. Pray. That saint who advances on his knees never retreats. — Jim Elliot

Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step. — Joni Eareckson Tada

A wise man doesn’t see his foot on the ground, he watches his next step. — Filipino Proverbs

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. — John Carmack

I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content. — Ryan Seacrest

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion. — Alexander Calder

The monk mindset is, ‘How do I just place this next step?’ Not perfectly, but how do I place this next step with my best intention, process, and habits possible? — Jay Shetty

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The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other. — Bertrand Russell

The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was... The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. — Milan Kundera

A KEY TO BEGIN FORGIVING: Become soft and tender with the person. The first step is to become soft in your mind and spirit. Lower your voice and relax your facial expressions. This reflects honor and humility; and as Proverbs 15:1 suggests, "A gentle answer turns away anger." — Gary Smalley

You want to do something for the Lord...do it. Whatever you feel needs to be done, even though youre shaking in your boots, youre scared to death -- take the first step forward. The grace comes with that one step and you get the grace as you step. Being afraid is not a problem; its doing nothing when you feel afraid. — Mother Angelica

Hospitality means we take people into the space that is our lives and our minds and our hearts and our work and our efforts. Hospitality is the way we come out of ourselves. It is the first step towards dismantling the barriers of the world. Hospitality is the way we turn a prejudiced world around, one heart at a time. — Joan D. Chittister

You have to be very careful introducing the truth to the black man, who has never previously heard the truth about himself. The black brother is so brainwashed that he may reject the truth when he first hears it. You have to drop a little bit on him at a time, and wait a while to let that sink in before advancing to the next step — Malcolm X

The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all. — Benedict of Nursia

Removing old conditionings from the mind and training the mind to be more equaimous with every experience is the first step toward enabling one to experience true happiness. — S. N. Goenka

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

It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society. But at least we are puppets with perception, with awareness. And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation. (1974) — Stanley Milgram

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

The first step for entrepreneurs is to trust that they can use Bitcoin, that it will be legal, that it will be accepted, and that it will bring benefits to them. — Nayib Bukele

The first step to changing bad habits is to be on the lookout for them. — James Clear

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. — Rumi

Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. — Gloria Steinem

A willing heart is the first step in finding God's will in our lives. We cannot expect God to force us or to plead with us about the calling in our lives. — David Jeremiah

I always say fitness is the first step to greatness. And I try to encourage my fans to be on the same page as that. Because fitness is the first step to setting a habit that you necessarily don't want to do but are still committed to doing every single day. — Jake Paul

The first step to becoming what God made you to be is to stop worrying about what others want you to be. — Rick Warren

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. — J. K. Rowling

Being yourself is what will make you survive through anything. If you make music to please someone, it's the first step in the wrong direction. Always do what you believe in, no matter what people say. Only way to go! — Zedd

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