Priorities Quotes

Most popular priorities quotes

The way I approach the problem of multiple priorities is by focusing on just one main metric: my energy. I make choices that maximize my personal energy because that makes it easier to manage all of the other priorities.
Priorities are the things you need to get right so the things you love can thrive.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
Procrastination is the thief of time.

time

Going slowly does not stop one from arriving.
— African proverb

African proverbs proverbs

The last thing one knows is what to put first.
Few people do business well who do nothing else.

work

Those who are late will be punished by life itself.
The presidency is temporary - but the family is permanent.

family

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all.
All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
I think you should always laugh in bed—people always laugh at me when I'm in bed.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

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No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare.
Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.

work

Man is the only animal that laughs, drinks when he is not thirsty, and makes love at all seasons of the year.

mankind

To be able to throw oneself away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.

crying mankind man the animal

Once you have been confronted with a life-and-death situation, trivia no longer matter. Your perspective grows and you live at a deeper level. There's no time for pettiness.
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

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