The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. Alexis de Tocqueville
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss. Thomas a Kempis
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer
Global warming is a fact. Now it's up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step. P. J. O'Rourke