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Second Chances Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music,
it was, first, because of my father,
and second,
because of my wife.
- Charles Ives

Hindsight is wonderful.
It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.
- Helen Reddy

Qualifying for the second stage would be a successful World Cup for us.
I think we can do it.
- Robbie Keane

I had to go to Europe to tour and he died on the second day of the tour.
- Percy Heath

All of us learn to write in the second grade.
Most of us go on to greater things.
- Bobby Knight

I was born on September 27, 1918, the second of five children.
- Martin Ryle

I have treated many hundreds of patients.
Among those in the second half of life -
that is to say, over 35 -
there has not been one whose problem in the last resort
was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

In the first State of the Union of his second term,
President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that
he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

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

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil.
She wants to see what she is getting.
- Helen Rowland

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

You can't second-guess your audience.
You can only do what you think is right.
If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
- Lyle Lovett

Public opinion is a second conscience.
- William R. Alger

When you are aspiring to the highest place,
it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

There isn't a single windmill owner in Holland who
doesn't have a second job,
for when there is no wind.
- Johnny Ball

In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year.
It was my second season in the bigs.
- Bob Uecker

Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.
- Bobby Unser

We'll be back to our nature documentary,
'Baggy the Anorexic Elephant' in just a second.
- Colin Mochrie

Tourism is our second biggest industry in terms of the people it employs.
- Ed Rendell

There are already a lot of devices in our lives that
have rich text or the ability to handle graphics.
Our devices are designed to be understood in less than a quarter of a second.
- David Rose

Any committee that is the slightest use is composed
of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for
a second longer than they have to.
- Katharine Whitehorn

I took five years on the first volume,
five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume.
- Shelby Foote

Clinton's attempt to socialize healthcare was the second
most disgusting thing he did in the oval office.
I can't remember was the first thing was.
- Ann Coulter

I was brought up in the War.
I was an adolescent in the Second World War.
And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.
- Harold Pinter

I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I defend Israel's right to exist, to defend themselves,
to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.
- Oriana Fallaci


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