As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.— Norman Wisdom
Wonderful First Things First quotations
The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.
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.
The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship.
There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship.
I found myself without money, without credit, without army, without experience and knowledge of my own and finally, also without any counsel because each one of them at first wanted to wait and see how things would develop.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Every relationship has tough days. Don't let the grudge last. Be the first to try to make things right and stop waiting for an apology.
You can be healed of depression if every day you begin the first thing in the morning to consider how you will bring a real joy to someone else.
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.
First and foremost, I'm a journalist.
My business is the truth. Now, I happen to be other things, too - a pop-culture phenomenon, the most in-demand speaker on the campus lecture circuit, whatever.
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first;
Be not discouraged - keep on - there are divine things, well envelop'd; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
Do you know what prayer is? It is not begging God for this and that.
The first thing we have to do is to get you beggars to quit begging until a little faith moves in your souls.
The first and the most important thing is to know that life is one and immortal.
Only the forms, countless in number, are transient and brittle. The life everlasting is independent of any form but manifests itself in all forms. Life then does not die... but the forms are dissolved.
Men throw broken things away, but God never uses anything until he first breaks it.
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.
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
When I first began choreographing, I never thought of it as choreography but as expressing feelings. Though every piece is different, they are all trying to get at certain things that are difficult to put into words. In the work, everything belongs to everything else - the music, the set, the movement and whatever is said.
Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life.
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory.
Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!
The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open.
The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.
In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway.
So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.
All beginnings are somewhat strange; but we must have patience, and little by little, we shall find things, which at first were obscure, becoming clearer.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself.
It's the little things that make the big things possible.
Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.
A fine timepiece is part of dressing like a gentleman.
When I first made a little money, I bought my first watch which was a Rolex Daytona. It was just one of those things that said I was successful.
Have patience with all things - but first with yourself.
Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that.
The first thing that Shaytan (Satan) will try to do is get you to stop praying.
You know why? Because he has to kill the guard if he wants to penetrate the castle. Once the guard is gone, then Shaytan(satan) can open the floodgates for evil. And he has a lot of patience. He has done this to many people before so he’s experienced as well.
The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?
Nothing happens in the 'real' world unless it first happens in the images in our heads
Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
To love someone is not first of all to do things for them,but to reveal to them their beauty and value, to say to them through our attitude: 'You are beautiful. You are important. I trust you. You can trust yourself.'
God wants us to prosper. Our need, however, is to evaluate things as they should be evaluated - to esteem earthly things lightly - to put first things first.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit.
The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.