Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime.
A good first impression can work wonders
First impressions never have a second chance.
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.
We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility.
Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions... by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions.
I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.
First impressions are always unreliable.
Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and yours may be in the hands of the receptionist.
If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That's the 'halo effect.' Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.
It is sometimes difficult to get rid of first impressions.
First impression is unfair, because a first impression of somebody is guarded, and you don't know the person.
You know who makes a great first impression? Liars.
If you want to make a good first impression, smile at people. What does it cost to smile? Nothing. What does it cost not to smile? Everything, if not smiling prevents you from enchanting people.
In difficult circumstances always act on first impressions.
The strangest part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them.
People tend to hold on to their first impressions - that's why those first descriptions can be so important. You don't even necessarily look at people that carefully after a while; you just hold on to that early impression.
It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
Never lose the first impression which has moved you.
Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external signs.
We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning.
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