100 Powerful Priority Quotes to Light Your Path to Priorities

Have you ever felt lost in the whirlwind of tasks, wondering which one to tackle first? Well, you’re not alone. Prioritizing is an art, and like any art form, it requires inspiration. That’s where Priority Quotes come into play.

Priority Quotes

“You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

Priority Quotes

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

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

“Don’t prioritize your schedule; schedule your priorities.” – Myles Munroe

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The best way to make time for priorities is to cut time from distractions.” – Unknown

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.” – Stephen Covey

“The things that are most important to me are the things that are most important to you. I am not a priority; I am a person.” – S. Kelley Harrell

“When you make a choice, you change the future.” – Deepak Chopra

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“The best way to get something done is to begin.” – Unknown

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

“Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Brian Tracy

“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command.” – Napoleon Hill

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” – Charles Richards

“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.” – Lee Iacocca

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

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

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!” – Brian Tracy

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” – Steve Jobs

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S. Lewis

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.'” – Lao Tzu

“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.” – Greg McKeown

“Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should be doing fewer things better.” – Tim Ferriss

“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” – Gretchen Rubin

“Don’t be busy; be productive. Don’t be hurried; be focused.” – Anonymous

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The key to success is not just doing what you love, but learning to prioritize and manage your time.” – Unknown

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“Your priorities are based on your values. Make sure they align.” – Unknown

“Decide what your priorities are and focus on them. This will determine your direction.” – Unknown

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius

“You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.” – Katie Thurmes

“The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Priority Quotes About Time Management

“If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

Priority Quotes About Time Management

“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels.” – Laura Vanderkam

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

 “There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to remember what your priorities are.” – Amy Reed

“You don’t get time. You create time.” – Sanhita Baruah

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” – Mark Twain

“There is no such thing as ‘I do not have the time’. This is all just a matter of priorities.” – Maciej Aniserowicz

“In a way, I have simplified my life by setting priorities.” – Karen Duffy

“My first priority is time with my family.” – Tom Selleck

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell

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

“Productivity refers to both the action and the result of a process that centres on assessing one’s priorities and then acting on them.” – Melissa Steginus

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

“Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.” – Denis Waitley

“My children are my priority and always have been.” – Victoria Beckham

“Never put your family, friends, or significant other low on your priority list. Prefer a handful of truly close friends to a hundred acquaintances.” – Sam Altman

“When men or women make their work their top priority and become hostile to the normal, natural needs of their children and spouse – obviously, something is wrong.” – Laura Schlessinger

“My family is my number one priority.” – Oren Etzioni

“We’re parents first, and once you have kids, everybody knows that you have priority lists. Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place.” – Tim McGraw

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” – Jack Welch

“A person has got to balance work and life and family in order to be a balanced person.” – P. J. O’Rourke

“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

“It’s important to show each other your marriage is a priority.” – Zoe Foster Blake

“I’ve always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work.” – Charlize Theron

“I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance.” – Jimmy Cliff

“Family has always been the number one priority no matter what happens anywhere else.” – Gloria Estefan

“Be a father first. Don’t put a priority of being a friend with your wife first, or a friend with your kids first.” – Hulk Hogan

“I’m quite an independent person, and I had to be. As a boy and growing into a young man I had to look out for myself. And now I’m very family-oriented. It’s a big priority in my life.” – Hugh Jackman

“My first priority is trying to protect my family.” – Orlando Bloom

“Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.” – Roger Federer

Priority Quotes About Happiness and Success

“I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.” – Taylor Swift

“Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.” – William Arthur Ward

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

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

“Your life will be a blessed and balanced experience if you first honor your identity and priority.” – Russell M. Nelson

“Want to be successful? Change your priorities!” – Himmilicious

“Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that.” – Dalai Lama

“Often in life, we forget the things we should remember, and remember the things we should forget.” – Anonymous

“The first step to success is knowing your priorities.” – Aspesh

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


In the grand tapestry of life, priorities form the foundational threads. And while the journey of prioritization is personal, priority quotes serve as invaluable guideposts, illuminating the path ahead.

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