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If at first you don't succeed,
by W. C. Fields

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

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A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
- W. C. Fields

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

 

I am free of prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields

Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with.
- W. C. Fields

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

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

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

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

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 first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

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

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

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

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston


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