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Second Chances Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Second Chances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing,
and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time.
- Gioachino Rossini

My first degree came years before my second.
I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

Comedy is second nature for me.
- Anthony Anderson

Believe me when I say that Bill Clinton's second term
will be good for business.
My business.
- Mark Russell

I think I definitely got scared by the second or third
time a doctor told me I was dying.
- Daniel Johns

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom.
The first is being a bore.
- Jean Baudrillard

If you're going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon,
what are you doing wasting your time in bed?
- Bruce Jenner

The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second
mouse that gets the cheese.
- Jeremy Paxman

I was about 13, in some ways, when I wrote the first book.
Approximately 18 when I wrote the second.
- Jonathan Franzen

My father and mother were second cousins,
though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage.
- Patrick White

Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have
been turned into second-class citizens by a government
that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God.
- Michael Newdow

One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
- Jean de la Bruyere

For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program)
and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.
- Duncan Sheik

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

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it,
or thinks he does, as it is to its victims;
the second it crushes,
the first it intoxicates.
The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
- Simone Weil

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

The success of Torn was a bit too much for me.
I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album.
- Natalie Imbruglia

In my second year, after moving to the Medical School,
I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology.
I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions.
- Sydney Brenner

Well, this is the second time I've done New Directors.
- Jim McKay

I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy,
but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue
that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home.
- Howard Coble

Between truth and the search for it,
I choose the second.
- Bernard Berenson

Second, the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security.
- Jeff Miller

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today.
As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
- Thomas J. Watson

Galvanised into action by the second trial,
I was determined to change Britain's archaic sex laws.
- Cynthia Payne

For the second album I look forward to doing a lot
of serious collaboration and taking the experiences
I've had over this last year,
good and bad, and working it into the album.
- Justin Guarini

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance,
the second, transmission.
- George MacDonald

The vine bears three kinds of grapes:
the first of pleasure,
the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
- Diogenes


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