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Second Chances Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Second Chances

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

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
- Orlando A. Battista

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I did not imagine that the second half of my life would
be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
- Joseph Rotblat

To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being.
Second is acting.
- Peter Stormare

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

I said the first concern of the administration of justice must,
of course, be the individual.
The second concern is the truth.
- Elliot Richardson

We know that second terms have historically been marred
by hubris and by scandal.
- David R. Gergen

The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music,
it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully.
From the first second that I walked on to perform.
- Gerard Butler

I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade.
- Tom Verlaine

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

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
- Euripides

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

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations:
the first from his teachers;
the second,
more personal and important, from himself.
- Edward Gibbon

If one book's done this well, you want to write another
one that does just as well.
There's that horror of the second novel that doesn't match up.
- Mark Haddon

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

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

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by
reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time
by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

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

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly,
cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something,
you've got to go all the way.'
- Michael N. Castle

I am single for two reasons.
First, I don't date girls who watch Real World because
they already think they know me.
Second, a lot of girls look at me as the slutty seven.
- Steven Hill

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

I came here as a man of visions.
I was sent here as a man of visions,
like a second Noah.
I'm not a Noah but I'm here as a second Noah.
I'm here as a red light is in the street.
- Howard Finster

I thought I had gotten second, but I didn't,
so I was really happy.
- Carly Patterson

Second, we also got a more authentic liturgy of the people of God,
in the vernacular language.
- Hans Kung

I got nominated for my second film as best young director
in the Aikido Film Festival in Japan.
- Donnie Yen

I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously.
He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.
- Muriel Spark

It wasn't until my second year that I got to actually work with Church.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman,
please write to the original source,
myself,
for the truth, instead of second guessing.
- Bob Kane

A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for,
so you never get too egotistical about anything.
- Michael Caine

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion;
the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly,
I renew them, I enjoy them a second time,
while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past,
and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

The Seventh Day Adventist Church believes that it was
specially chosen by God to prepare the world for the
Second Coming of His Son Jesus.
- Luke Ford

Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these
sportsmen were not anyone's enemies.
- Bill Toomey

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


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