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Alan Lewis Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alan Lewis.

If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.
- Alan Lewis

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

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

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

 

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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

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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

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

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

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

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

Get the facts first.
You can distort them later.
- Mark Twain

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

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

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

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

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Life is uncertain; always eat dessert first.
- Anonymous

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

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
- Chinese Proverb

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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