You must always remember that to lead, one must first learn to follow.
"To command effectively, one must first comprehend the importance of obedience."
To accomplish much you must first lose everything.
'To achieve great success, one must be willing to start from nothing.'
Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian, let's become a Human first.
'Prior to claiming any religious identity, let us embrace our shared humanity.'
To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.
Initiating alteration necessitates braving the initial stride. Our attempt shall be in vain if we do not dare to venture.
A slave stands infront of Allah on two occasions. The first during salah, and secondly on the Day of Judgment. Whoseover stands correctly in the first, the second standing will be made easier for him. And whosoever, disregards the first standing, the second standing will be extremely difficult.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
The message I'm sending to myself - I can't change the world until I change myself first.
The communication I'm relaying to myself - I can't modify the globe until I alter myself first.
I surrendered unto Him all there was of me; everything! Then for the first time I realized what it meant to have real power.
I relinquished all my being to Him; everything! Then, for the initial time I comprehended what it implied to possess authentic authority.
If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.
If someone desires well-being, they must first examine if they are prepared to eradicate the sources of their sickness. Only then can assistance be provided.
It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.
'It may appear to be a challenge initially, but everything has its own learning curve.'
First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events.
Uphold oneself in the face of adversity.
My logisticians are a humorless lot ... they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.
Alexander the Great
My strategists are a dour bunch... they realize if my initiative falters, they will be the first ones I will execute.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
I believe the paramount responsibility of society is fairness.
We shall never be clothed with the righteousness of Christ except we first know assuredly that we have no righteousness of our own.
We shall never don the righteousness of Christ unless we are certain that our own righteousness is non-existent.
Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall.
The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.
"Architecture materializes when the sun's rays encounter a barrier. It was unaware of its own existence prior to this moment."
There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve -- even in pain -- the authentic relationship.
First we had the land and they had the Bibles, now we have the Bibles and they have the land
Chief Dan George
'At first, they had the scriptures while we possessed the territory, now they possess the terrain while we have the sacred texts.'
When a man starts out to build a world, He starts first with himself
When a man embarks upon creating a realm, He commences with himself.
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.
The first action of tyrants is to stifle free speech, to institute censorship. There is no question that a free press is the nemesis of autocracy.
My first real crush was... Louis Tomlinson.
My initial romantic interest was... Louis Tomlinson.
First organize the inner, then organize the outer ... First organize the great, then organize the small. First organize yourself, and then organize others.
'Sort out the principal matters first, then take care of the minor details ... Start with the significant aspects, then move on to the trivial. Sort yourself before tending to others.'
Before the TRUTH can set you free,you must first recognize which LIES are holding you hostage.
Before the REALITY can liberate you, you must first acknowledge what DECEPTIONS are restraining you.
The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will.
Elizabeth Ann Seton
'Our initial aim in our daily pursuits should be to obey the Lord; secondly, do so in the way that He desires; and thirdly, as it is His wish.'
There is no difference in who started to study first; the one who achieves accomplishment is first.
The one who achieves success is foremost, regardless of who began their studies first.
First life, then spaces, then buildings - the other way around never works.
'Beginning with construction then attempting to fill it with life is a recipe for failure.'
If there is no peace in the minds of individuals, how can there be peace in the world? Make peace in your own mind first.
S. N. Goenka
If there is no tranquility in the minds of individuals, how can there be peace in the world? Establish harmony in your own mind first.
To do something right it must be done twice. The first time instructs the second.
'Accomplishing something correctly necessitates repetition. The initial effort educates the second attempt.'
Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step.
Even the most accomplished started from nothing; don't be hesitant to take the initial plunge.
To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.
To comprehend the globe, you must initially grasp a region like Mississippi.
The successful salesperson cares first for the customer, second for the products.
The triumphant salesperson prioritizes the needs of the patron, followed by the goods.
Nothing is invented, for it's written in nature first.
'All knowledge is derived from nature.'
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.
Primarily, I'm a reporter. My vocation is accuracy. Additionally, I'm renowned in other fields - an iconic figure in the entertainment world, the most sought-after orator on college campuses, and so on.
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.
If a minister is not practicing what they preach, it would be preferable for them to take a tumble on the stairs of the lectern and suffer harm than deliver that address.
If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks.
T. S. Eliot
If we sincerely wish to commune with God, we must first become adept at hearing, for amid the hush of the soul God reveals Himself.
What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Aimee Semple McPherson
My mission is to glorify Christ. To eradicate my own desires and be filled with Him. To be saturated with the Holy Spirit; to be directed by the Holy Spirit.
God uses no one until He first puts them through the storm. The greater your mission, the greater your storm.
God employs no one until He first tests them through tribulation. The higher your task, the mightier your trial.
The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature.
The entire planet longs for liberation, yet every individual cherishes their bonds; this is the first enigma and unsolvable quandary of our character.
If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
If you have stumbled upon a fact, communicate it first to a bird! Every groundbreaking revelation requires persistent reiteration!
Either human intelligence ultimately owes its origin to mindless matter; or there is a Creator. It is strange that some people claim that it is their intelligence that leads them to prefer the first to the second.
So whether you do your first downward dog at 14 or 44, it’s not your history but your presence on your mat that counts.
K. Pattabhi Jois
'Hence, it does not matter if you start yoga at an early age or later in life, what matters is your presence on the mat.'
Silence is God's first language.
John of the Cross
Hushed tones are the divine's original tongue.
The interests of the state must come first.
Louis XVI of France
The welfare of the nation must take precedence.
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.
Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.
Do not commence the day without first aligning yourself with God through His Word and prayer.
When I die, I want to be remembered as a woman who lived in the twentieth century and who dared to be a catalyst of change. I don't want to be remembered as the first black woman who went to Congress. And I don't even want to be remembered as the first woman who happened to be black to make a bid for the Presidency I want to be remembered as a woman who fought for change in the twentieth century. That's what I want.
The secret of my success over the 400m is that I run the first 200m as fast as I can. Then, for the second 200m, with God's help I run faster.
'The secret of my success in the 400m race is that I sprint the first 200m with all my might. Then, with divine intervention, I find a way to push even harder for the remaining stretch.'
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
Recall that you are a British citizen, and have thereby been awarded the grand prize of human existence.
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
The initial step I take each morning is scrub my pearly whites and hone my wit.
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 initial step is to recognize oneself. An individual who comprehends his own character can become detached and scrutinize his own behaviour like a spectator."
Whenever you begin any good work you should first of all make a most pressing appeal to Christ our Lord to bring it to perfection.
Benedict of Nursia
Initiate every good venture by imploring Christ our Lord to ensure its success.
I equate peonies with love because they're the first blooms of summer.
I associate peonies with affection because they are the inaugural blossoms of summer.