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Positive Quotes about Second Chances

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision;
but believe me,
after six months' experience, he wants first,
second, third and all the time - patience.
- Stanley Baldwin

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
- Shelley Berman

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they
are an even bigger pain the second time around.
- Herb Caen

People don't really want to know what happens.
They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know.
- Jorge Garcia

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is
first their sensibility and tenderness;
second,
their imagination, and third, their industry.
- Salman Rushdie

Please call your second witness, and then call your mother,
she worries.
- Colin Mochrie

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

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

My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol.
- Mercedes McCambridge

There is no such thing as second place.
Either you're first or you're nothing.
- Gabe Paul

The second thing for me, probably a few clicks down,
is the idea that The Sims smoothly age and have different
concerns and motivations and needs at different age ranges.
- Will Wright

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position
of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter;
second,
telling other people to do so.
- Bertrand Russell

My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted,
but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s.
I liked scary books.
- Alejandro Amenabar

Have friends.
'Tis a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian

Kinda when I stopped eating was on our second album,
just as it felt like everything was so out of control.
- Daniel Johns

To us marriage is first, everything else is second.
- Julie Benz

Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
- Maurice Ravel

Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory,
by its retention of nerve impulse images,
extend the present to the limit of a second or so.
- John Desmond Bernal

There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before.
There are no channels marked.
The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Second, if you're the boss, just because they don't
ask doesn't mean your employees don't have needs.
- James Levine

You can't second-guess your audience.
You can only do what you think is right.
If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
- Lyle Lovett

Any committee that is the slightest use is composed
of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for
a second longer than they have to.
- Katharine Whitehorn

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me,
it's second nature.
- Rocco DiSpirito

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

There was a gap of seven years between the first and second Dracula movies.
In the second one as everybody knows,
I didn't speak, because I said I couldn't say the lines.
- Christopher Lee


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