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Second Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Second are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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 most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The second office in the government is honorable and easy;
the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

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

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

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

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

In this country, when you finish second,
no one knows your name.
- Frank McGuire

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

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

The second principle of magic: things which have once
been in contact with each other continue to act on
each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.
- James G. Frazer

I've had bad luck with both my wives.
The first one left me and the second one didn't.
- Patrick Murray

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

The second is the damage to the credibility and independence
of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S.
journalists and media organizations.
- Frank Church

I don't want to be famous famous.
I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy
on a professional level but I can still go out to the
movies without being recognized.
- Gabrielle Reece

The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same
place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
- Willie Tyler

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

There is no room in the world, as you say,
for second rate work.
- Gerald Finzi

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

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government.
That is why no regime has ever loved great writers,
only minor ones.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there -
even if you put them end to end,
they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds,
snatched from eternity.
- Robert Doisneau

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable.
Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
- Douglas Horton

When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages,
I would always lay a wager than the man,
If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
- Henry Fielding

First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11;
second,
something that expresses our resolve.
- George Pataki

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated
in the Second World War -
thousands of them in Auschwitz -
we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it.
Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
- Len Deighton

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush,
who proved you can be a successful politician in this
country even if English is your second language.
- Conan O'Brien

I really reject that kind of comparison that says,
Oh, he is the best.
This is the second best.
There is no such thing.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

At this point I was strongly advised that I was too
young socially to go to college so I took a second senior year at Andover,
another boarding school.
- William Standish Knowles

I don't get into that second guessing of myself publicly.
- Stephen Harper

There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained
to make the most of my first chance.
- Kate Smith

However, because Britain is young and exciting,
I did show my second line here once or twice.
- Vivienne Westwood

In my second year in graduate school,
I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
- Ted Nelson

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist
first and a team player second,
within the rules and spirit of the game.
- Branch Rickey

Man is not an end but a beginning.
We are at the beginning of the second week.
We are children of the eighth day.
- Thornton Wilder

It's something I've always loved doing.
I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit.
I'm there every second of every day.
That's my hands-on situation.
- Keith Urban

If you are first you are first.
If you are second you are nothing.
- Bill Shankly


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