114+ Priority Quotes

Discover the key to achieving the perfect balance in your personal and professional life. In our fast-paced world, prioritizing what truly matters will lead you to a more fulfilling and successful life. These powerful priority quotes will not only help you stay focused on what’s most important to you, but also inspire you to keep pushing forward in the pursuit of your dreams and aspirations. Thought-provoking priority quotes will transform the way you approach life.

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Action expresses priorities. Mahatma Gandhi

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. John Berger

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. Sheri L. Dew

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami

You can have anything you want, but not everything. If it was really important to spend an afternoon at my daughter’s school, I had to think, how was I going to organize my life to do that? How could I become more efficient? I always tried to put my priorities on the table, personal and professional, and work around them. Laura Lang

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. Stephen R. Covey

Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly. Ultimately you can see those as gifts. Mariska Hargitay

Physics isn’t the most important thing. Love is. Richard P. Feynman

Sometimes when you’re overwhelmed by a situation when you’re in the darkest of darkness that’s when your priorities are reordered. Phoebe Snow

You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life. Matthew Quick

Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want. Kristin Armstrong

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. Brandon Sanderson

To succeed today, you have to set priorities, decide what you stand for. Lee Iacocca

Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. Dallin H. Oaks

I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger. George W. Bush

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. Austin Phelps

Focusing on the right priorities can help you do more faster. David Cohen

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. Marcus Aurelius

Having children really changes your priorities. Cindy Crawford

You can’t talk about fucking in America, people say you’re dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that’s cool. Richard Pryor

I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities. Brian Mulroney

The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now. Leo Babauta

Everyone wants to be happy people find happiness in different ways. While you want to pursue your career 100 percent, I think it is very hard to give 100 percent in something else. It’s important to find this balance, and priorities change throughout life. Ana Ivanovic

I do not particularly like the word work. Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done. Masanobu Fukuok

Labour’s priorities are clear jobs and the economy must come first; not party interests or ideological fantasies. Keir Starmer

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A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman

We do not have a revenue problem in D.C. or this county. We have a prioritization problem. When you create the priorities you fund the priorities of the country and you stop spending money when you get to zero. Tim Scott

A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with that’s poverty but how efficiently we can put first things first. When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. Victoria Moran

Financial regulatory reform is one of the top legislative priorities of the Obama Administration. Valerie Jarrett

There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers. Dennis Lehane

Two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO has informed my view that our priorities must stress improving educational outcomes, rebuilding America’s infrastructure, lowering health care costs, addressing climate change, reforming immigration, and ushering in an advanced energy economy. John Delaney

They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status but rarely for your wisdom. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The only way that residual racist feelings could affect legislation, in my opinion, is through a lack of priorities, from not doing things. John McWhorter

When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities. Ezra Taft Benson

The Puritans sense of priorities in life was one of their greatest strengths. Putting God first and valuing everything else in relation to God was a recurrent Puritan theme. Leland Ryken

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. Robert Louis Stevenson

I keep a great organiser, I try to keep my priorities in the right place. Diana Ross

If we are out of step with the priorities of real life and feel lost in the anarchy of our feelings, we must assert our humbleness and assume we need the shine of a guiding lighthouse in our emotional odyssey. Erik Pevernagie

Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities. Myles Munroe

I always tend to assume there’s an infinite amount of money out there. There might as well be, Arsibalt said, but most of it gets spent on pornography, sugar water and bombs. There is only so much that can be scraped together for particle accelerators. Neal Stephenson

I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything. Dan Millman

It isn’t what you earn but how spend it that fixes your class. Sinclair Lewis

Good things happen when you get your priorities straight. Scott Caan

The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world. Elisabeth Elliot

In all planing you make a list and you set priorities. Alan Lakein

When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well. Shannon L. Alder

Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you. Marilu Henner

The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life. David F. Jakielo

Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities. Rick Warren

The only thing a cat worries about is what’s happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time. Lloyd Alexander

I get up late, have an espresso, and immediately start work. I try to get roughly caught up on email before I leave the house, then if I need to write anything or review a complex deal, I do that, and then I head to the office and work on my top few priorities for the day. I try to schedule my meetings in the afternoon. Sam Altman

I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20. Warren Buffett

We knew sports was important to us and our family, but there are priorities in life.Obviously, faith is foremost; how we did in school is important. If we didn’t handle that business then there were no privileges. Stephen Curry

Good for you and be proud of yourself because you have your priorities in order. Be proud of yourself if you are responsible, reliable, persistent, and take your job and education seriously. Ana Monnar

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I always tell people that this is a really simple deal Work hard. If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free. Eliud Kipchoge

I do not understand people who will lustily throw $40,000 at the shiny red automobile of their choice, but well up with tears and become outraged when they are asked to pay $5 for a damaged videotape. Either they are fucked up and their priorities are fucked up or I am fucked up and my priorities are fucked up. Because I am me, I think it is them. Don Borchert

Many companies claim they have core values, but typically what they’re referring to are generic beliefs having integrity, making a profit, responding to customers and so on. These values only have meaning when they’re defined in terms of how people behave and are ranked to set priorities. Ken Blanchard

Your behavior reflects your actual purposes. Ronald Heifetz

It’s not that I’m Mr. Goody Two Shoes now, but I’ve got my priorities in order. Kid Rock

If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life, then we’ll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been. Shannon Alder

Deadlines aren’t bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it. Harvey Mackay

Life is as simple as these three questions What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it? Shannon L. Alder

The performance of international institutions will be symptomatic of the domestic political priorities of influential member states. International institutions don’t really have a life and a mind of their own. Samantha Power

The Christian’s whole desire, at its best and highest, is that Jesus Christ be praised. It is always a wretched bastardization of our goals when we want to win glory for ourselves instead of for him. D.A. Carson

My priority is cricket. Everything that I get apart from it is a result of the effort on the field. Everything else follows. I am pretty aware of my priorities, and I don’t really focus on things that are not as important to me as cricket. Virat Kohli

Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them. Craig D. Lounsbrough

I always say I was a liberal, but I wasn’t active in politics. I just assumed I was a liberal because I was black and I was a woman. And I know now that sounds really foolish, but I had different priorities. Candace Owens

Prioritizing hurt, a reminder that the clock was ticking, that some things would be left undone. Lisa Genova

A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people. Mary Landrieu

I haven’t got time for a love life and that’s usually frustrating to the would be lovers. Care to make a run for it? Benjamin R. Smith

I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day. Mike Tyson

Of course it was a terrible thing, and the world would be a much better place without someone in it who could do that, but did that mean we had to miss lunch? Jeff Lindsay

It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose. Tony Blair

The great opposition to reading is what I allow to fill my time instead of reading. To say we have no time to read is not really true; we simply have chosen to use our time for other things, or have allowed our time to be filled to the exclusion of reading. So don’t add reading to your to do list. Just stop doing the things that keep you from doing it. But read. James Emery White

I will be a tireless advocate for our District’s defense priorities including Sheppard Air Force Base, Pantex, Bell Helicopter, universities conducting important research, and countless small businesses that make up our defense industry. Ronny Jackson

Respect was one thing. Survival was another. It was important that I kept my priorities in the right order. Tahir Shah

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey

The problem in today’s economy is that people are typically starting a family at the very time they are also supposed to be doing their best work. They are trying to be productive at some of the most stressful times of their lives. What if companies took this unhappy collision of life events seriously? They could offer Gottman’s intervention as a benefit for every newly married, or newly pregnant, employee. John Medina

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. H. L. Hunt

The question is not whether one can do it better; the question is whether one will do it at all? Abhaidev

Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day. Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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You’ll have to decide what’s more important to you at this point. Love or fear. Nadine C. Keels

We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed, and the important things will not change if we keep our priorities in proper order. S. Truett Cathy

Make your priorities a priority or you may live to regret it. Frank Sonnenberg

Create a ladder of values and priorities in your life, reminding yourself of what really matters to you. Robert Greene

Starting over with nothing is honestly more liberating than it is scary. I’ve had to leave situations with the clothes on my back and my daughter in my arms and that’s it and it was so much better to handle the scary parts of change then it was to put up with the abuse. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

I know where my priorities lie. Kurt Busch

If you spread your resources too thin, you’re failing to dedicate the attention that your priorities deserve. Frank Sonnenberg

After marriage, most women keep aside their aspirations and dreams as their priorities change. Manju Warrier

It’s irrational to think that a cake baked without sugar will come out of the oven tasting sweet. In life and business, bake your values in from the start. Value your time, don’t time your values. Richie Norton

Budgets are moral documents. Federal funding should reflect the priorities and the values of the majority of the American people. Mike Pence

Balance in life is brought about by proper prioritization of things that matter the most. Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Action requires focus and priorities and these inherently require compromises and pragmatism. Dominic Cummings

Refuse to waste time trying to convince yourself that you don’t have time, when you could be using that time to actually do it. Oli Anderson

We are living in a world that has been changed by COVID, and our legislative priorities need to support our communities and our workers to address the needs of our new environment. Jeff Van Drew

You will be far less lonely alone than with someone who actively brings you down. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

People who have a sense of peace that their priorities are in the right place also have a sense of humility and a realistic view on life. Patrick Lencioni

Even if we married, I might always be second fiddle to his cello, his mistress as he devoted himself more to his music. Valentine Glass

No one understands the shift in priorities about having a child in your life until you have a child in your life. Sandra Bullock

During an abduction, your priorities are to place a 911 call, video record the event, and to make the public aware of what is going on by shouting as loud as you can! Steven Magee

The absence of God in most spheres of life is perceived to be normal, and even Christians feel it as normal which is why absorbing the culture all around us and its priorities is so dangerous. John Piper

Even with millions you can’t control time. Adele Parks

Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled.  Solomon Ortiz

The key to a simple life is to prioritize what matters most. Carlos Wallace

Most people are balancing 10 or 20 priorities. I have two. My family and my work. David Boies

The principle of first things first only works if you have the right list in the right order. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Women’s health is one of WHO’s highest priorities. Gro Harlem Brundtland

Leadership in essence is ordering priorities, allocating resources, and managing time. Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

You shouldn’t marry unless the both of you are on the same page on a lot of things. Life is going to deal you blows, and you have to be together. Your values and priorities have to be on the same page; otherwise, it won’t work. Nicole Ari Parker

For spiritual self renewal, it is critical to refocus and set the direction of progress in your life. A new commitment to new priorities will also help keep hope alive. Keisha Blair

I do have to pick my priorities. Nobody can do everything. Ray Kurzweil

Let’s solve the extinction level threat first. Then we can all go back to killing each other at a civilized pace. James S.A. Corey

I’m committed to increasing long term value for shareholders and am confident we will continue to do so through the successful execution of our core strategic priorities the creation of high quality, branded content and experiences, the use of technology, and creating growth in numerous and exciting international markets. Bob Iger

It wasn’t until I turned around that I realized that I had walked past a garden brilliant with color and laced with rich fragrance while rushing off to obligations that had neither. Craig D. Lounsbrough