Quotes with second
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step.
Physics and Politics (1869)
Journalism has become a great god of the period, and gods have a way of ruthlessly and demonically taking over their servitors. In thus becoming a state of mind .. journalism enables people to deal with life more and more at second hand. Information usually consists of half-truths, and "knowledgeability" becomes a substitute for real knowledge.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.
[The Second Amendment] has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word 'fraud,' on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court spoke about the National Rifle Association's changed stance on gun control at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, December 16, 1991.
The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.
The Long Goodbye (1954)
We had a singing family. If we'd been in Appalachia, we would have been a Country & Western family. We had all that inbreeding, too - the Second World War was quite a time.
The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely — which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion.
Strictly Personal (1953)
Change is hard because people wear themselves out. And that’s the second surprise about change: What looks like laziness is often exhaustion.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (2010)
Vote freedom first. Vote George W. Bush. Everything else is a distant and forgettable second place. This is the most important election since the Civil War. Al Gore, if elected, would have the power to hammer your gun rights right into oblivion. Instead of fighting redcoats, we are now fighting blue blood elitists.
There are six essentials in painting. The first is called spirit; the second, rhythm; the third, thought; the fourth, scenery; the fifth, the brush; and the last is the ink.
Why is the human skull as dense as it is? Nowadays we can send a message around the world in one-seventh of a second, but it takes years to drive an idea through a quarter-inch of human skull.
There is no excuse for incompetence in this age of opportunity; no excuse for being second-class when it is possible to be first-class, and when first-class is in demand everywhere.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
All great historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice ... the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
To wage war, you need first of all money; second, you need money, and third, you also need money.
Bottlenecks occur in surprising places, so don't try to second guess and put in a speed hack until you have proven that's where the bottleneck is.
Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.
For my part, I had rather be the first man among these fellows than the second man in Rome.
A common and not necessarily apocryphal example portrays a solo practitioner starved for business in a small town. A second lawyer then arrives, and they both prosper.
In the Interests of Justice: Reforming the Legal Profession
It may be said that the vices await us in the journey of life like hosts with whom we must successively lodge; and I doubt whether experience would make us avoid them if we were to travel the same road a second time.
What is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935)
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
"Putting First Things First", Foreign Affairs (January 1960).
Love is like those second-rate hotels where all the luxury is in the lobby.
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Mark Twain's Autobiography (1924)
The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Half the people I save don't deserve a second chance.
House, Living the Dream. By Dr. Gregory House.
A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.