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Motivational 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

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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

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


 

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second;
with a husband it runs the other way.
- Honore de Balzac

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
- James H. Meredith

Fame is addictive.
Money is addictive.
Attention is addictive.
But golf is second to none.
- Marc Anthony

I didn't know how well my first album had done;
it was enough to get me to do the second album,
which was a continuation of the music I'd worked on and perfected.
- Roberta Flack

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice,
and it is a joy to have her on the court,
but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a
second woman on the court.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential.
But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right,
and leaves the consequences to God.
- Robert Dale Owen

My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion.
He said okay, you're ugly too.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Those whose life is long still strive for gain,
and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
- Sophocles

On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to
have a machine that does a million steps per second,
a mechanical system that works at computer speeds.
- K. Eric Drexler

The piano is kind of my second instrument.
- Bill Bruford

Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish
fascination with color and shapes and sequences.
- Meg White

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

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

As a civilian during the Second War,
I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed
any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.
- Lester B. Pearson

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

But no work from a first rate mind is ever really second rate.
- Gerald Finzi

When my mother left her second husband,
she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
- David Antin

There are no second acts in American lives.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second.
I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
- Bob Dylan

We did like 12 shows, then we did the entire Ozzfest
with the first half completely booked;
then we did the second half with a couple days off here and there.
- Tom Araya

I'm quite obviously not the world's most handsome man -
I'm the second world's most handsome man!
- Robbie Williams

The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong
and key player in the global war on terrorism,
and their contribution has been second to none.
- Cofer Black

We tend to think about fascism in terms of the Second World War.
- Ian Hart

I have lived in this world just long enough to look
carefully the second time into things that I am most
certain of the first time.
- Josh Billings

So far the changes in the president in his second term
have been mainly of a rhetorical nature.
- Brent Scowcroft

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

He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke,
Submits his neck into a second yoke.
- Robert Herrick

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

Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard,
becomes a second time a child.
- Plato

If we do not provide education for every single American,
we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
- Patrick J. Kennedy


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