Quotes and Sayings about Priorities
"The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Lie, Challenge, Priorities, World)
"My priorities had been changing before I had Addie but after she was born they changed completely. I don't count - my daughter sort of owns me."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Daughter, Priorities)
"And yet, if we don't, first and foremost, act responsibly with the national tax dollars that we have, we can't properly address those regional priorities that we would like to."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Act, First, Tax, Priorities)
"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich."
- John Berger
(Related: Poverty, Priorities, Rest, Result, World)
"I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Priorities, Schools, Want, Will)
"It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Government, Priorities)
"Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities - and we should take care."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Life, Successful, Care, Open, Priorities, Projects)
"Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities if you think it's more important to get rid of the dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids."
- David Broder
(Related: Care, Tax, Kids, Priorities)
"If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities, the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: People, American, Congress, Priorities, Reason)
"Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Women, Priorities)
"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
(Related: Accomplishment, Accomplishments, Country, Danger, Priorities)
"Good things happen when you get your priorities straight."
- Scott Caan
"I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: War, Iraq, Nations, Priorities, Republican, states, United)
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Key, Priorities)
"I had a breakthrough, I think my life just became calmer, I gave up drinking. My priorities changed as I had a young daughter. The group didn't want me to record for the Think Tank album... so I took it as a sign to leave."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Life, Daughter, Drinking, Priorities, Want)
"With my daughter, who at the time was one, my domestic life needed to take more precedent and really with my own self I needed to develop quite a bit more. So that put Blur down the list of priorities quite a lot by the time I came to thinking about it."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Life, Time, Daughter, Priorities, Self, Thinking)
"Having children really changes your priorities."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Children, Priorities)
"But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let's get our priorities straight. I think we all know what's really important in life - winning an Oscar."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Life, Winning, Priorities)
"The State Energy Program, it provides grants to States and directs funding to State energy offices. The States use these grants to address their energy priorities, program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Energy, Priorities, State, states)
"One of my top priorities in Congress is to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels."
- Lincoln Diaz-Balart
(Related: Congress, Dependence, Priorities)
"I like a woman with priorities."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Priorities, Woman)
"In a way, I have simplified my life by setting priorities."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Life, Priorities)
"We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Money, Values, America, Priorities)
"It's been six years since I have had a drink and I have two girls, and my priorities are a lot different now and I just can't believe I was that guy. And I would not go back, I would not trade the way I am now for anything."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Girls, Now, Priorities, Trade, Years)
"Well, you know, I - again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Government, Now, Priorities, Right, Wonder, Wrong)
"I'm starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren't amending; they're shifting."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Family, Success, Time, Friends, Priorities)
"Action expresses priorities."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Action, Priorities)
"The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Earth, Example, Needs, Priorities, Research, Space)
"The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)
"In my judgment, the greatest risks are international terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The war in Iraq has taken our attention off those priorities."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Attention, Iraq, Judgment, Priorities)
"I've always been a strong supporter of environmental protection and initiatives in that area. But I'm willing to set priorities. If we have to make reductions in one place, we'll have to-in order to increase another place, I'm willing to do that."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Environmental, Order, Priorities, Protection)
"If people are worried about the size of their trailers, I kind of say their priorities are off."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: People, Priorities)
"Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: War, Winning, Economy, Tax, Priorities, Terror, Will)
"Just like families must live within their budgets, the Federal Government must live within its means. We have passed appropriations bills that have been fiscally responsible while recognizing our national priorities."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Budgets, Priorities)
"You can expect to find these four priorities - education, economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families - woven into my decisions as Governor. They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Government, Work, Education, Decisions, Efficiency, Future, Priorities, Protection, State, Vitality, Will)
"Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Change, Priorities, World)
"You always love playing in finals at any tournament. The grand slams and stuff like that are obviously the priorities but any titles go on your record."
- Lleyton Hewitt
(Related: Love, Priorities, Titles)
"One of our priorities should be to reduce our dependence on foreign oil."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Dependence, Oil, Priorities)
"I did not like leaving them when they were little or big. You have to have priorities regarding what you will allow to take you away from your kid."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: Priorities, Will)
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
- H. L. Hunt
(Related: Work, Priorities, Want)
"I do not think our priorities are misplaced when we are looking at creating a whole new class of children from these gay marriages who could end up completely dependent on the State, on the taxpayers - the American people."
- James Inhofe
(Related: People, American, Children, Class, End, Gay, Priorities, State)
"Financial regulatory reform is one of the top legislative priorities of the Obama Administration."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Financial, Priorities, Reform)
"The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation's fiscal house in order."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Tax, Nation, Order, Priorities, Tax cuts)
"I thought that that mission and the mission of taking care of those soldiers were my priorities, and I stand by the same today. There wasn't a lot of support for those soldiers."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Thought, Care, Mission, Priorities, Soldiers, Support, Today)
"Promoting job creation and economic growth in the Hudson Valley is one of my top priorities in Congress."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Growth, Congress, Creation, Job, Priorities)
"Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly be an opportunity to do so, since we'll have to put all our energy into the team. We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with the media isn't in the top five."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Opportunity, Coaches, Energy, Media, Priorities, Will, World)
"In all planing you make a list and you set priorities."
- Alan Lakein
"A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: People, Values, Nation, Priorities)
"I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Values, Being, Community, Priorities, Talk)
"We must focus much more on developing countries' own policies and priorities, and increase policy and operational coherence between national, regional and multilateral actors."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Policy, Actors, Countries, Focus, Priorities)
"By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans' services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Education, Health, Priorities, Protection, Veterans)
"The quality of my life has changed dramatically - not the events - but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: Life, Quality, Drama, Events, Priorities, Sense)
"What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Government, Work, People, Canada, Tax, Justice, Military, Priorities, Support)
"Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities, not our own preoccupations."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: People, Europe, Needs, Priorities)
"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Leadership, Thought, President, Priorities)
"Some people in LA are addicted. They have to be here. My personal life is stronger than my professional life, in terms of priorities."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Life, People, Priorities)
"It's time Congress got its priorities straight."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Time, Congress, Priorities)
"My top three priorities for my first term in Congress are growing our economy; providing for quality, affordable health care; and keeping our nation and communities safe."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Health, Quality, Care, Congress, Economy, First, Nation, Priorities)
"Port Security is one of our weakest security links, and it must be one of our highest priorities."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Priorities, Security)
"On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda - we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Idea, Financial, Priorities, Question, Right, Will)
"Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Goal, Focus, Priorities)
"I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Idea, Germany, Now, Priorities, Problems, Reflection, Unemployment)
"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
(Related: Time, Priorities)
"When you find yourself on stage singing and you are embarrassed about what you are singing in front of your peers, then you have to think about your priorities."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Priorities, Singing)
"When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Bureaucracy, Committee, Environment, Planning, Priorities)
"I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Government, Environment, Priorities)
"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
(Related: Education, Help, Priorities, Promises, Students, Talking, Teachers)
"Keeping a lid on taxes is not just good for the taxpayer. It's a powerful way to force government to be more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter. Let me repeat that: more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter - that's what we need to be about."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Government, Force, Priorities, Taxes)
"Democratic priorities remain clear: to provide a tax cut for working families, to promote policies that produce jobs and economic growth, and to assist millions of our fellow Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Growth, Americans, Fault, Tax, Jobs, Priorities)
"I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Focus, Mission, Priorities, Public, Relationships, Support, Traveling, Want)
"We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria in the area of foreign policy, and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities."
- Georgi Purvanov
(Related: Policy, Goals, Foreign policy, Priorities, Stability, Will)
"My priorities are to make sure we get the prescription drug bill, that we fund the research in NIH adequately, and that we fund the Center for Disease Control adequately."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Control, Disease, Priorities, Research)
"In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Time, Budgets, Children, Choices, Future, Priorities)
"Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life. It helps you to live a less trivial life."
- Sogyal Rinpoche
(Related: Death, Life, Living, Priorities)
"It's not that I'm Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes now, but I've got my priorities in order."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Now, Order, Priorities)
"I'm still disturbed if a chord isn't together, but your priorities change as you get older."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Change, Priorities)
"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
(Related: Money, Country, Priorities)
"There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Doubt, Nation, Priorities, Security, Terrorism)
"My priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now. That's a huge, huge thing."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Family, Husband, Now, Priorities)
"When you walk away from a really wonderful job like that, you start messing with everyone's priorities. It's like you're dissing them."
- Sherry Stringfield
(Related: Job, Priorities)
"I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Time, Sympathy, Crisis, Fashion, Priorities, Support)
"We also have to ask if we focusing on the most important priorities."
- Fred Thompson
"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
(Related: Father, Brother, Day, Fight, Priorities, Want)
"I recently turned down a film that I didn't want my kids to see. Priorities shift. Sometimes I'm sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Film, Kids, Priorities, Want)
"Our priorities require that all children of Palestine, men and women, be ready for conflict, both from the standpoint of training and from the standpoint of armament."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Conflict, Palestine, Priorities, Training)
"There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock."
- Eric Zorn
(Related: Priorities, Sense, Talking)