The chicken or the egg? These are some proverbs and quotes about being first.

First coffee
First things first.

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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Oscar Wilde

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

First come, first served.

First things first.
Important matters should be dealt with before other things.

First, to do no harm.
Translation of Latin: Primum non nocere. (taught to medical students as a principal guideline)

God Almighty first planted a garden.
Francis Bacon

He is my first olive: let me make a face while I swallow it.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Source: North and South

I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!
Jane Austen
Source: Pride and Prejudice

If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.
Samuel Johnson

In science, new ideas are at first completely neglected, later fiercely attacked, and finally regarded as well known.
Konrad Lorenz

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Source: Genesis

In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.

Music is my first love.
Mandy Moore

News is only the first rough draft of history.
Alan Barth

No love like the first love.

Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine.

Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.
Jane Austen

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
Philip James Bailey

The axe falls first upon a straight tree.

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
Arthur Keith

The first and last profession: Agriculture!

The first breath is the beginning of death.

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw

The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The first step is the hardest.
The most difficult part of a job is to begin with it.

The first step toward wisdom is the realization that the laws of the universe don't care about you.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

The first time I tried organic wheat bread, I thought I was chewing on roofing material.
Robin Willams

The last thought in the evening is often the first one in the morning.
Giovannie de Sadeleer

The silent dog is the first to bite.

The words of elders are like the gooseberry: bitter at first, then sweet.

Think first. Talk less. Start today.
Charles Swindoll

To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.
(unknown author)

To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.
Janeane Garofalo

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Charles Dederich

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
J.M. Barrie
Source: Peter Pan

You get over your first love by falling in love with something new.
Mo Ibrahim

Your first accident may be your last.

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