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Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry.

Tags: Happens, Win  ✍ Author: George Ade

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.

Tags: Guilty, Played  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.

Tags: Country, Politician  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know... I think the President has a land protection record that's second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt.

Tags: President, Working  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

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

Tags: Success, Wife  ✍ Author: Jim Backus

I also know that in the second movie, the sequel, Eric made some huge advances with the robot suit. That just made it even better. You put the suit on and moved your arms then the robot's arms would move in sync with yours.

Tags: Movie, Put  ✍ Author: John Badham

I'm a performance artist first; I'm a recording artist second.

Tags: Artist, Recording  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

If people have to put labels on me, I'd prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.

Tags: Human, Put  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

I think playing solo is a second rate activity, really. For me, playing is about playing with other people.

Tags: Activity, Playing  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.

Tags: Backward, Time  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.

Tags: Love, Time  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

Tags: Ignorance, Interest  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second!

Tags: Glorious, Turn  ✍ Author: Joseph Banks

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

Tags: Head, Until  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.

Tags: Forget, Lose  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.

Tags: Rather, Rome  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

They knew who I was in Australia in 2006, but not to a great extent. Now, with the momentum of a second World Cup, it has gone crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Great  ✍ Author: Timothy F. Cahill

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

Tags: Best, Choice  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

There wasn't very much going on in London about five years ago, and I just took a ticket on spec and went to Los Angeles. I think it was in my second week that I auditioned for 'Battlestar.'

Tags: Took, Week  ✍ Author: James Callis

But you know the second month I was here I put out a healthy lifestyles directive. The pundits will say it was because we were sued. Well that's what they say. It was never about that.

Tags: Here, Put  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second.

Tags: Career, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn.

Tags: Burn, Separation  ✍ Author: Duane G. Carey
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Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.

Tags: Become, Lies  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.

Tags: Hurt, Insult  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.

Tags: Place, Reach  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.

Tags: Loss, Used  ✍ Author: DMX

I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers, and he gave me a Stratocaster. He became a second father to me.

Tags: Father, Gave  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I never thought for a second that anything I ever did was going to make someone cringe. That never occurred to me.

Tags: Someone, Thought  ✍ Author: Larry David

Now, America is a land of second chances, and I gather you have room for the estimated 6 million of us who know we got it wrong in 2008 and who want to fix it.

Tags: America, Wrong  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.

Tags: Agree, Sure  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

Tags: Consider, Die  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

Second place is just the first place loser.

Tags: Loser, Place  ✍ Author: Dale Earnhardt

The second host that I had was an actress I didn't know named Susan St. James.

Tags: Actress, Host  ✍ Author: Dick Ebersol

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

Tags: History, Job  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

Tags: Rather, Rome  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.

Tags: Thoughts, Wisest  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

I defend Israel's right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.

Tags: Themselves, Time  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

We take a lot for granted as second wave feminists, what our mothers and aunts did for us.

Tags: Granted, Mothers  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

When I wrote 'Mushaboom', I was living in the second verse, but I suddenly found myself in the first.

Tags: Found, Living  ✍ Author: Feist

I'm going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don't fly. They're the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over - so it's teamwork.

Tags: Story, Tell  ✍ Author: Alex Ferguson

The rise of the West is, quite simply, the pre-eminent historical phenomenon of the second half of the second millennium after Christ.

Tags: After, Quite  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.

Tags: Impossible, Power  ✍ Author: Pierre de Fermat

There are no second acts in American lives.

Tags: American, Lives  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so.

Tags: Almost, Nature  ✍ Author: Adam Garcia

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

Tags: Ask, Happens  ✍ Author: Jorge Garcia

Brazil is the second blackest nation in the world.

Tags: Brazil, Nation  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

Now so many really good groups who have had a first major hit can't get a deal for a second one.

Tags: Deal, Good  ✍ Author: Crystal Gayle

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.

Tags: Pass, Wait  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.

Tags: Existence, Friends  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.

Tags: Language, Writing  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

No one remembers who came in second.

Tags: Remembers  ✍ Author: Walter Hagen

The wonderful thing about Clint is you can never second guess how he is going to react to anything.

Tags: Guess, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Paul Haggis

A feature film is twenty-four lies per second.

Tags: Film, Lies  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.

Tags: Experience, Time  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

I wear a lot of second hand clothes unless I have a concert and then I wear beaded and sequined second hand clothes. No stylist dresses me although I do have a woman that assists me with the buttons.

Tags: Hand, Woman  ✍ Author: Chris Isaak

No, I did not offer to resign for a second.

Tags: Offer, Resign  ✍ Author: Shintaro Ishihara

I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.

Tags: Whole, Win  ✍ Author: Allen Iverson

Theater dressing rooms are my home away from home - my second home, really.

Tags: Away, Home  ✍ Author: Cheyenne Jackson

I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I'm recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it's not as commonplace to be recognized.

Tags: Funny, Nobody  ✍ Author: Marc Jacobs

I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.

Tags: Children, Sports  ✍ Author: Bill James

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.

Tags: Sometimes, Youth  ✍ Author: Anna Jameson

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.

Tags: Career, Start  ✍ Author: Al Jarreau

More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don't happen in the studio.

Tags: Career, Happen  ✍ Author: Al Jarreau

I really see myself as a homegirl. Wales is my first home. London is my second home - I've been there 14 years now.

Tags: Home, London  ✍ Author: Katherine Jenkins

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

Tags: Time, Winning  ✍ Author: Bruce Jenner

Now, we are selling over 5 million songs a day now. Isn't that unbelievable? That's 58 songs every second of every minute of every hour of every day.

Tags: Million, Songs  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

It takes these very simple-minded instructions - 'Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it's greater than this other number' - but executes them at a rate of, let's say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.

Tags: Put, Result  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

First was the mouse. The second was the click wheel. And now, we're going to bring multi-touch to the market. And each of these revolutionary interfaces has made possible a revolutionary product - the Mac, the iPod and now the iPhone.

Tags: Bring, Possible  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

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.

Tags: Truth, Write  ✍ Author: Bob Kane

Qualifying for the second stage would be a successful World Cup for us. I think we can do it.

Tags: Stage, Successful  ✍ Author: Robbie Keane

It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.

Tags: American, Half  ✍ Author: William Labov

I am not a second option person. It is that or nothing. If it is not the way I see it I prefer not to see it.

Tags: Option, Prefer  ✍ Author: Karl Lagerfeld

I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way.

Tags: Law, Legal  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

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.

Tags: Show, Sky  ✍ Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn't think so.

Tags: Poetry, Question  ✍ Author: Norman MacCaig

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.

Tags: Acceptance, Kindness  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

These guys are just flying through the air and I'm capturing them in the split second and putting it into a work of art, via clay to the bronze.

Tags: Art, Work  ✍ Author: Norm MacDonald

There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.

Tags: Gentlemen, Navy  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

And in the Second World War, you didn't just read about it in the newspapers because you weren't allowed to read it in the newspapers. It was all censored, you know? So nobody knew what we were doing.

Tags: Read, War  ✍ Author: Patrick Macnee

I don't believe for one second that the eye surgery has helped me on the mound.

Tags: Eye, Helped  ✍ Author: Greg Maddux

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Tags: History, Tragedy  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

The first time you say something, it's heard. The second time, it's recognized, and the third time it's learned.

Tags: Learned, Time  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

In the second and third debates the jacket has a generally padded shape across a large part of the entire back which tapers inward toward the spine in a downward direction.

Tags: Direction, Large  ✍ Author: Robert Nelson

Newman's second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.

Tags: Black, Law  ✍ Author: Paul Newman

I'm an example of why people deserve second chances.

Tags: Deserve, Why  ✍ Author: Cam Newton

Woman was God's second mistake.

Tags: God, Woman  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

Tags: Finishing, Politics  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

It takes one second to ruin a woman's life.

Tags: Life, Woman  ✍ Author: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I wasn't tempted to go into academia for a second.

Tags: Academia, Tempted  ✍ Author: Frances O\'Connor

It is not natural or inevitable that half the world goes hungry; that the freedom of markets trumps protection of the planet; or that citizens' rights come second to those of corporations.

Tags: Freedom, Rights  ✍ Author: Frances O\'Grady

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

Tags: Leave, Show  ✍ Author: William Odom

They gave me a second opportunity and 45 years later I'm still here.

Tags: Gave, Here  ✍ Author: Tony Oliva

Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant's book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing.

Tags: Book, Read  ✍ Author: Merlin Olsen

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.

Tags: Baseball, Change  ✍ Author: Satchel Paige

When friends ask for a second cup they are open to conversation.

Tags: Ask, Friends  ✍ Author: Jessica Pare

White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.

Tags: America, Crime  ✍ Author: Sara Paretsky

First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11; second, something that expresses our resolve.

Tags: Heroes, Resolve  ✍ Author: George Pataki

Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.

Tags: Knowing, Nature  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

It's always in the second administration when things start to go sour. They circle the wagons.

Tags: Circle, Start  ✍ Author: Sally Quinn
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