Priorities Quotes

Action expresses priorities.

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

Ambition    Business    Calling    Career    Commitment    Determination    Dreams    Entrepreneur    Faith    Genius    Hobbies    Insanity    Living    Passion    Patience    Peace    Perfection    Perfectionist    Perseverance    Persistence    Power    Priorities    Risk    Sanity    Strategy    Strength    Success

Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.

Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.

You can't talk about fucking in America, people say you're dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that's cool.

I miss your smile… but I miss mine more.

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.

The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.

Carpe diem    Death    Important    Inspiration    Life    Priorities    Urgency    Wisdom

I do not particularly like the word 'work.' Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.

The One-Straw Revolution

Masanobu Fukuoka

The One-Straw Revolution
Animals    Farming    Food    Leisure    Living    Living well    Napping    Priorities    Revolution    Simple living    Simplicity    Time    Work

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.

A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. (148)

The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.

There are so many more important things to worry about than how you're perceived by strangers.

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all -- the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.

When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.

Let my assure you, Brethren, that some day you will have a personal Priesthood interview with the Savior, Himself. If you are interested, I will tell you the order in which He will ask you to account for your earthly responsibilities.
First, He will request an accountability report about your relationship with your wife. Have you actively been engaged in making her happy and ensuring that her needs have been met as an individual?
Second, He will want an accountability report about each of your children individually. He will not attempt to have this for simply a family stewardship but will request information about your relationship to each and every child.
Third, He will want to know what you personally have done with the talents you were given in the pre-existence.
Fourth, He will want a summary of your activity in your church assignments. He will not be necessarily interested in what assignments you have had, for in his eyes the home teacher and a mission president are probably equals, but He will request a summary of how you have been of service to your fellowmen in your Church assignments.
Fifth, He will have no interest in how you earned your living, but if you were honest in all your dealings.
Sixth, He will ask for an accountability on what you have done to contribute in a positive manner to your community, state, country, and the world.

The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life.

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.

The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.

Time Cat

Lloyd Alexander

Time Cat

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

It isn't what you earn but how spend it that fixes your class.

It Can't Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis

It Can't Happen Here

Every broken heart has one time or another asked, "What is important to me now?

I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.

I do not understand people who will lustily throw $40,000 at the shiny red automobile of their choice, but well up with tears and become outraged when they are asked to pay $5 for a damaged videotape. Either they are fucked up and their priorities are fucked up or I am fucked up and my priorities are fucked up. Because I am me, I think it is them.

Good for you and be proud of yourself because you have your priorities in order. Be proud of yourself if you are responsible, reliable, persistent, and take your job and education seriously.

There are moments in life, and they happen so infrequently that they tend to really stand out, when life hands you the gift of perspective. Sometimes, we forget to show our appreciation. Sometimes, we get our priorities mixed up. And, sometimes, we forget how far we’ve come. But life always has a way of nudging you to remind you about these important things.

Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when you are thinking about it.

We need to make sure that we never get too busy with life that we don’t have time to live.

Busy    Life    Live    Priorities    Time

Your behavior reflects your actual purposes.

We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.

Those East Coast rich kids are a different breed, on a fast track to nowhere. Your friends in Seattle are downright Canadian in their niceness. None of you has a cell phone. The girls wear hoodies and big cotton underpants and walk around with tangled hair and smiling, adorned backpacks. Do you know how absolutely exotic it is that you haven’t been corrupted by fashion and pop culture? A month ago I mentioned Ben Stiller, and do you remember how you responded? ‘Who’s that?’ I loved you all over again.

Life is too short to try and glue together broken plates that were cheap in the first place.

Cheap    Dishes    Life    Plates    Priorities

If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life, then we’ll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been.

The Christian's whole desire, at its best and highest, is that Jesus Christ be praised. It is always a wretched bastardization of our goals when we want to win glory for ourselves instead of for him.

It's all right. I'm not upset. After all, they were just
. When you've lost your mother and your father, you can't care so much about
, can you?

When We Were Orphans

Ishiguro Kazuo

When We Were Orphans

Sometimes you suffer for the things that are important to you.

I‘m very aware that my personal life, my marriage, is the source of speculation and interest in the department and with the public. I can live with that. I’m also aware that my husband’s businesses, and his style of conducting his businesses, are also the source of speculation and interest. I have no particular problem with that. But I resent very much that my reputation and my husband’s character should be questioned this way. From the media, Commander, it’s to be expected, but not from my superior officer. Not from any member of the department I’ve served to the best of my ability. I want you to take note, Commander, that turning in my badge would be like cutting off my arm. But if it comes down to a choice between the job and my marriage, then I lose the arm.

Career    Choice    Job    Marriage    Priorities    Reputation

Refrain to-night;
And that shall lend a kind of easiness
To the next abstinence, the next more easy;
For use almost can change the stamp of nature,
And either master the devil or throw him out
With wondrous potency.


William Shakespeare

We must try again to be alive to what the people of our country really long for in our national life: forgiveness and grace, maturity and wisdom.
...Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.

I'm keenly aware of the Principle of Priority, which states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what's important first.

The amount of time we give to something indicates it's importance to us.

Choices    Christian    Dad    Faith    Father    God    Heart    Importance    Love    Man    Men    Priorities    Time    Young

Respect was one thing. Survival was another. It was important that I kept my priorities in the right order.

ليس كافيًا أن تكون مشغولًا. فكذلك النمل. السؤال هو: بماذا نحن مشغولون ؟

I haven’t got time for a love life and that’s usually frustrating to the would-be lovers. Care to make a run for it?

Frustration    Love    Lovers    Priorities    Sex



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