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Alfred Nobel Quotes

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Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
- Alfred Nobel

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
- Alfred Nobel

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good,
I am satisfied.
- Alfred Nobel

It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no
consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates,
but that the most worthy shall receive the prize,
whether he be Scandinavian or not.
- Alfred Nobel

 

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the
promotion of the peace idea,
but I am skeptical as to its results.
- Alfred Nobel

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself:
First,
what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third,
who could I ask?
- Jim Rohn

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

A very receptive state of mind...
not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert,
yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.
- Minor White

Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to,
like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set
a story in a place where children can actually go.
- Cornelia Funke

The first draught serveth for health,
the second for pleasure, the third for shame,
and the fourth for madness.
- Anacharsis

The scene was attempted a second time,
up on top of the fort, and cameras didn't even roll.
Michael, though he wasn't admitting it,
wasn't sure how to shoot the scene.
- Madeleine Stowe

Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line,
in Riverside, and I did really well.
I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years.
- Travis Barker

I never even visualized for a second doing what I'm doing.
- Ben E. King

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

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

The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

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

White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.
- Sara Paretsky

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

Road testing the effects of regulation on European
business must become second nature to the European Union.
- John Hutton

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents
and the second half by our children.
- Clarence Darrow

We are very near the final climactic events that end
with the Second Coming of Christ.
- Hal Lindsey

The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty;
the second,
to seek it; the third, to find it.
- Leopold Zunz

Reform is China's second revolution.
- Deng Xiaoping

The first rule is not to lose.
The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
- Warren Buffett

Do the duty which lies nearest to you,
the second duty will then become clearer.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

I never believed that surrendering the executive power
should be a condition of getting the second term.
The second term should stand on its own feet.
- Jim Gilmore

Drink the first.
Sip the second slowly.
Skip the third.
- Knute Rockne

My second record was all about big ideas -
I was trying to make big statements about the culture,
about life.
I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar.
- Duncan Sheik


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