For me, it's about camaraderie. My whole life is like, if something's going on, nothing ever preceded fun. I always put my friends and the fun and the business ahead of everything.
Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
Without a compelling cause, our employees are just putting in time.
Their minds might be engaged, but their hearts are not. Meaning precedes motivation.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Private victories precede public victories.
You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought;
it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past.
Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life.
You can't have a value structure without a hierarchy.
They're the same thing because a value structure means one thing takes precedence over another.
Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts.
I am superstitious. I have scarcely known a party, preceding an election, to call in help from the neighboring states, but they lost the state.
There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science. But none of them must take precedence over human needs. As long as Congress does not revise its priorities, our crisis is not just material, it is a crisis of the spirit.
We have here a human as well as an economic problem.
When humane considerations are concerned, Americans give them precedence. The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.
The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation. You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day.
People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.