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Second Quotes

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

 

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

In my friend, I find a second self.
- Isabel Norton

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It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to
you that in a single second your whole life could change.
- Annette Funicello

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to
try to charge more and those that work to charge less.
We will be the second.
- Jeff Bezos

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday -
especially if it was one's own -
brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.
- Robert Lynd

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,
second or third place is not enough.
- Ayrton Senna

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

Many a man owes his success to his first wife
and his second wife to his success.
- Jim Backus

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First,
by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,
which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned.
Now I despise all my seven children equally.
- Evelyn Waugh

I wanted a name that would put us first in the phone directory,
or second if you count ABBA.
- Martin Fry

The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure
on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
- Ben Bradlee

Do the duty which lies nearest to you,
the second duty will then become clearer.
- Thomas Carlyle

I found myself serving a sentence of public denial
from the very second the raid on my apartment happened.
- Jock Sturges

It is only in the fundamentalist religions that women
are relegated to second class.
Radical Evangelicals, Muslims, and Jews all have the same view of women.
- Sally Quinn

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure.
Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up.
Directing is second, and acting is the most fun.
- Henry Winkler

If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics,
I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to
collapse in deepest humiliation.
- Arthur Eddington

I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth.
Creating characters is second nature to me.
- Len Wein

Every great mistake has a halfway moment,
a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
- Pearl S. Buck

I'll go through life either first class or third,
but never in second.
- Noel Coward

A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for,
so you never get too egotistical about anything.
- Michael Caine

That, we encourage, and I think we're doing a pretty
good job with the website and also the DVD,
like the first season came out and the second season's being prepared now.
- Anthony Michael Hall

If bread is the first necessity of life,
recreation is a close second.
- Edward Bellamy

My first degree came years before my second.
I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

I used to think that all my Wings stuff was second-rate stuff,
but I began to meet younger kids, not kids from my Beatle generation,
who would say, We really love this song.
- Paul McCartney

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver.
Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
- Richard M. Nixon

The first draught serveth for health,
the second for pleasure, the third for shame,
and the fourth for madness.
- Anacharsis

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly,
I renew them, I enjoy them a second time,
while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past,
and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

We developed already, before the first servicing mission,
this has been further developed on the second servicing
mission and we refined it this time,
all the terminology.
- Claude Nicollier

Falling down became second nature and it really didn't bother me.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.
I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger

Second, the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security.
- Jeff Miller

Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by.
He's a warrior first and a poet second.
- Ken Kesey

Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization
act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress
was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.
- W. Averell Harriman

The first step toward change is awareness.
The second step is acceptance.
- Nathaniel Branden

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem
European countries face where second and third generation
immigrants still do not consider themselves French,
German, or English.
- Bobby Jindal

Our dreams are a second life.
I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder
those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.
- Gerard De Nerval

I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
- Julius Caesar

When we have 'second thoughts' about something,
our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all -
just feelings.
- Sydney J. Harris

And I thought if I don't pre-interview -
first of all,
we couldn't afford it - but the second thing was it
would force me to do my own research,
which takes two weeks.
- James Lipton

Second, a quarter to a third of those who listen to
Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are liberals.
- Paul Weyrich

Newspapers are the second hand of history.
This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior
metal to the other hands,
it also seldom works properly.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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