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Second Chances Quotes

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We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because,
in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances.
- Al Sharpton

We seal our fate with the choices we take,
but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
- Gloria Estefan

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
- Orlando A. Battista

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There was one thing Beethoven didn't do.
When one of his string quartets was played,
you can believe the second violin wasn't improvising.
- Wynton Marsalis

I love songwriting.
It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself.
- Michael Bolton

Animators have to live life 24 times as long as we do -
every 24 frames of a second.
- Darren Aronofsky

On second thought, I think I am more crazy than my goat.
- Remedios Varo

I am not saying that Hitler was a choir boy.
But I am saying, let him who was innocent in the Second
World War cast the first stone.
- Ernst Zundel

All new states are invested, more or less,
by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always
in favor of rash and extreme measures,
but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
- Sam Houston

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
- Al Jarreau

For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program)
and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.
- Duncan Sheik

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's
life is made up of nothing,
but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.
- Richard Strauss

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves,
the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love,
and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I was out of my bed in one second, trembling with excitement,
and I dashed to the door and into the adjoining room,
where I could watch the streets below from the windows.
- Herman Hesse

You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn;
I'm going to do the second separation burn.
- Duane G. Carey

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by
reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time
by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

I am writing my second novel for children for Simon and Schuster.
- Marlee Matlin

There's nothing as exciting as a comeback -
seeing someone with dreams,
watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
- Rachel Griffiths

The second thing for me, probably a few clicks down,
is the idea that The Sims smoothly age and have different
concerns and motivations and needs at different age ranges.
- Will Wright

The average rap life is two or three albums.
You're lucky to get to your second album in rap!
- Jay Z

As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season,
it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
- George Takei

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover,
an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
- Helen Rowland

Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion;
the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline,
the first often tasting like the second.
- Edward Abbey

People don't really want to know what happens.
They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know.
- Jorge Garcia

It was only after Pather Panchali had some success
at home that I decided to do a second part.
But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again,
so I made a musical.
- Satyajit Ray

When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One,
which was a woman second in command of a star ship.
- Majel Barrett

In my second year, after moving to the Medical School,
I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology.
I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions.
- Sydney Brenner

There's no such thing as second class citizenship.
That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
- H. Rap Brown


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