Here’s a collection of priority quotes to help you remember and focus on what’s important! 

Are you struggling to clarify what your priorities are? 

Most of us do. We often live such busy lives, we are always on the go, back to back schedules, so many tasks on our to-do list and so many things that need to be done that we often feel like 24 hours in a day is just not enough to do it all. 

We constantly feel a need for more time. More time to do the things that we need to do for the day, more time to give our attention to the things that matter.

It’s just a never-ending cycle of constantly wanting more time. 

But that the thing, we don’t have to do it all. Life is about setting priorities.

We have to set our priorities straight and focus on them in order for us to live a happy and fulfilled life. 

It means that we have to make time for the important things and not waste so much time on things that are not. 

I used to think that my priorities should always be about my job, making money, and creating a “good” life. 

I constantly pressured myself to meet that standard that along the way I didn’t realize how much toll it was already making on my mental health and how unhappy I was. 

I failed to realize that my job was not really making me happy. It was constantly stressing me out and because of focusing on it so much, I failed to give attention to the things that really mattered to me. 

That’s why it’s important to clarify that the things that matter to us – our top priorities. The things that we need to give our attention to and the things that make us happy. 

Now, how can we determine what our top priority should be? 

One of the things that I find helpful in clarifying what my priorities are is knowing what I value. 

What is important to you? What do you stand for? 

Also, to help you out, I’ve gathered a collection of inspiring quotes about priorities to help you determine your top priority in life so that you can start living a happy, fulfilled, and purposeful life. 

Here are 62 Inspirational Priority Quotes and Quotes about Priority

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

Stephen R. Covey

Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.

Dallin H. Oaks

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

Leo Babauta

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

– Dennis Lehane

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Action expresses priorities.

Mahatma Gandhi

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The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life.

David F. Jakielo

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

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

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

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Saying no to small things means saying yes to big things.

Amit Kalantr

It may look extremely important the work you do but do remember in one week they can replace you with someone better. But your friends and family doesn’t replace you, so choose your priority wisely.

Sarvesh Jain

It’s easy to confuse what’s important with what’s easy to measure.

Logan Smalley

Goals without planning are like praying without believing.

Michael Corthell

I’m too busy’ is another way of saying, ‘It’s not a priority.

Frank Sonnenberg

May you always value the simple little things in Life. For they make a big difference and hence are the most important.

Omar Cherif

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

Since death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain, what is the most important thing?”

Pema Chodron, Ann Napolitano

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

Laura Vanderkam

If everything is a priority, nothing is.

Yuri van der Sluis

What’s really valuable gets the least attention.

Misplaced priorities, the biggest irony of mankind.

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Determine your priorities and focus on them.

Eileen McDargh

Time is something that you make decisions about. You make time, you don’t have it. You make time for what matters to you.

Yasmina Diallo

Be ambitious. Get things done. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up.


All things good happen by not managing time, but prioritizing attention.

Richie Norton

Values are determined by priorities.

Suzy Kassem

The root of productivity is in personal priorities. Know what matters to you and why.

Melissa Steginus

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

Maciej Aniserowicz

Focus on your priorities before your priorities lose focus on you

Sarah Leigh

The first step to success is knowing your priorities.


Make sure to add “you” to your list of priorities.

Christine E. Szymanski

Subtracting from your list of priorities is as important as adding to it.

Frank Sonnenberg


Real happiness comes from inside yourself, not external factors.

Francis Shenstone

Priorities over conveniences.

Jatain Neha

Let me tell you something you already know. Life isn’t complicated. Life doesn’t suck. You need to change your priorities over time and stay ridiculously focused on your goals. That’s how you get it. That’s how you win.

Sai Pradeep

Motivational priority quotes

Make your priorities a priority.

Frank Sonnenberg


Your priorities determine your happiness — place them in order and act on them.

Francis Shenstone

When we tend to the areas of life that are important to us, when we make those things a priority, that’s when we will flourish in those areas.

Victoria Osteen

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Focus on what is most important. Find what truly matters to you. Realign your life with new priorities. Find a new vision, new goals, and a clearer path. Everything else will begin to fall away.

Akiroq Brost

Whatever you have chosen to be your priority, set a time to it and be focused on achieving it.

Sunday Adelaja

Life is about doing things that matter first, not last.

Richie Norton

Make room for the real important stuff.

– Tigger

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Sometimes we can’t quite put our finger on something important because we’ve got our fingers wrapped around so many other things that are not important.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.

Jim Rohn

It is no use setting priorities if you won’t stick to them.

Sunday Adelaja

Courageous people know that saying ‘no’ to one idea enables them to say ‘yes’ to another.

Frank Sonnenberg

When you’re supposed to be working, work, and when you’re supposed to be playing, play. It’s a weird tightrope you’re walking, but it’s only when you get your priorities mixed up that things fall apart.

Gary Keller,

Don’t sweat the small stuff; however, on the key stuff, sweat everything.

Orrin Woodward

We each have 24 hours in a given day; how we choose to spend each moment determines how spent we are”!

Evinda Lepins

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Stay focused! Know where you are heading towards in life with your life! People going somewhere don’t just go anywhere!

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

We’re so busy keeping busy that we fail to see the error of our ways.

Frank Sonnenberg

Actions make priorities evident

Cyan Trujillo

The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life.

David F. Jakielo

The results of taking on too much is that nothing gets done. Or it doesn’t get done well.

Karen Martin

Leaders know how to set priorities. They focus on the task that requires the most rapid attention.

Israelmore Ayivor

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

H.L. Hunt

Turn down things that are in consistence with your priorities.

Sunday Adelaja

In running back and forth among the things that might be important, we forget to spend enough time on what really is important.

Dan Ariely

You missed it when you pay more attention to the damaged car in the mechanic shop than the sick human being in the hospital.

– Israelmore Ayivor

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

The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” 

Robert J. McKain

Final Thoughts on Setting Priorities

It’s so easy to lose sight of our priorities and get swayed by things that we thought would make us happy. 

If this happens, don’t worry, just take a step back and allow yourself to remember the things that truly matter to you. Remember, often priorities change from time to time, it’s best to always check and see if our values still align with our priorities.

Which one of these priorities’ quotes resonated with you the most? Let me know! 





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