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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute
with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

I think about my work every minute of the day.
- Jeff Koons

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair,
offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity
that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
- Albert Camus

The minute anyone's getting anxious I say,
You must eat and you must sleep.
They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.
- Francesca Annis

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

If you take the responsibility for your life,
you can start changing it.
- Osho

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!


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