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Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
The first quality that is needed is audacity.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
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.
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.
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.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
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