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Efficiency Quotes

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The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

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Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

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

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

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

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

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

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

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

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

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

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

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

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

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

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

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

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

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

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov


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