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I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.
The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
No one remembers who came in second.
The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery.
There's nothing as exciting as a comeback - seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life.
To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
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.
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 Staughton Lynd
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
I'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.
A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
Second place is just the first place loser.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!
A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive.
There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.
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