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priorities Quotes

29 of the best book quotes about priorities
  1. #1
    “Men who live in ages of equality have a great deal of curiosity and very little leisure; their life is so practical, so confused, so excited, so active, that but little time remains to them for thought.”
  2. #2
    “I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.”
  3. #3
    “I mean, when I think about it, what’s more important? Clothes - or the miracle of new life?”
  4. #4
    ″Making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others…. it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.″
  5. #5
    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
  6. #6
    “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”
  7. #7
    “If you knew there was somebody out here afoot that had two million dollars of your money, at what point would you quit lookin for em?
    That’s right. There ain’t no such a point. ”
  1. #8
    “Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined.”
  2. #9
    “if you’re not careful with your yeses, you start to say no to some very important things without even realizing it.”
  3. #10
    “The pleading voice assures you of the importance of this impending task and how well-qualified you are to take it on. It may be difficult to decline, especially if it seems that the activity can be squeezed in. But no matter how clear the calendar looks, tell the person that you want to think it over. ”
  4. #11
    “Beware the tyranny of the telephone! From time to time an urgent call brings you a request for which you have no budgeted hours.”
  5. #12
    “The first step to regain control of time is to decide what activities are most important so that we can plan to give them the proper priority during a day or a week or a month. ”
  6. #13
    “To resist occupation, whether you’re a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democracy and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line.”
  7. #14
    “When we stop long enough to think about it, we realize that our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities.”

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  1. #15
    “The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.”
  2. #16
    “We have to reconnect, to speak our needs in a way that moves our partner to respond. This longing for emotional connection with those nearest to us is the emotional priority, overshadowing even the drive for food or sex.”
  3. #17
    “Stop and take your time to notice things and make those things you notice matter.”
  4. #18
    “Saving the compact would be selfish. It would only save a thing. Saving Ky’s artifact saves him from becoming an anomaly.”
  5. #19
    “Walter: We have decided to move into our house because my father—my father—he earned it for us brick by brick. We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors. And that’s all we got to say about that. We don’t want your money.”
  6. #20
    “Like Martha I have always been agitated and troubled by the cares of the day but my mother had a serene and loving heart. She was like Mary and had chosen the “good” part.”
  7. #21
    “I think that once you’ve found a person that you’re very fond of . . . I mean a person who’s fond of you, too, and likes you enough to be interested in your character. . . . Well, I think that’s just as important as college is, and even more so.”
  1. #22
    “It’s not what you make but what you save that gets you out of debt.”
  2. #23
    “Her face, it was like, I don’t know, it was beautiful. It just, it wasn’t the way--I guess it wasn’t just the way it looked like, but also how she was standing. With her arm. I just started at her. I was getting some meg feed on the food bar and the pot stickers were really cheap.”
  3. #24
    “Prioritize your problems and take care of them one at a time, the highest priority first. Don’t try to do everything at once or you won’t be successful.” I explained how a leader who tries to take on too many problems simultaneously will likely fail at them all.”
  4. #25
    “Secondary choices are always subordinate to a primary choice. Often there is no reason to make such choices outside the context of the primary choice that calls for them.”
  5. #26
    “Athletes and musicians may not enjoy practicing long hours, but they do so just the same; not out of duty, obligation, or any other form of self-manipulation, but because they are making secondary choices consistent with their primary choice to be able to perform music or excel at sports.”
  6. #27
    “The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”
  7. #28
    “You must value learning above everything else.”
  8. #29
    “The most important thing anyone can do is raise their kids well.”

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