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Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too.
Before statehood was achieved, Syria and Egypt had their tanks and military equipment lined up to invade Tel Aviv and destroy it; but the Israelis scrambled together an air force, some of it from old Second World War Messerschmidts, and the invasion was halted.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw
The second time I went to jail, I was like, 'Okay, this is not the move.'
The Notorious B.I.G.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
There are three reasons why I live in Scotland. First, I like silence, and you have to be a millionaire to buy silence in Italy. Second, I like cold weather. Third, in Italy I have too many relatives and know too many people, so I never get a quiet time.
Gian Carlo Menotti
We have to be bold in our national ambitions. First, we must win the fight against poverty within the next decade. Second, we must improve moral standards in government and society to provide a strong foundation for good governance. Third, we must change the character of our politics to promote fertile ground for reforms.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
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
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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
The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.
If you kiss on the first date and it's not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes it's better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it's so great, because for a little bit I'm out of my brain, and it's got nothing to do with me. I'm not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss - and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.
Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia, the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war, and in modern Sri Lanka.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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