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I don't want to live, I want to love first, and live incidentally. - Zelda Fitzgerald

The great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do. - Margaret Anderson

If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier. - Peter McWilliams

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honours on your head. - Jean Cocteau

First, they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi

It may be doubtful, at first, Whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal. - Saskya Pandita

I'll be a wife and mother first, then first Lady. - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first, a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. - Dwight David Eisenhower