Second Best Quotes

Second Best Quotes by Luther Vandross, John D. Rockefeller, Daniel Handler, William Butler Yeats, Bertrand Russell, Madonna Ciccone and many others.

The best things in life are free
The best business in the world is a well run oil company. The second best business in the world is a badly run oil company.
I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I’ll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I’ll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.
Never to have lived is best, ancient writers say. Never to have drawn the breath of life, never to have looked into the eye of day; The second best’s a gay goodnight and quickly turn away.
Real life is, to most men, a long second best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
Don’t go for second best. Put your love to the test.
Not to be born surpasses thought and speech. The second best is to have seen the light and then go back quickly whence we came
If I ever win you,” he said, anger bright in his pale eyes, “it will be because you want me more. Not because he’s gone. I’m nobody‘s second best.
Learn Languages the Right Way. Language acquisition games and abstract communicative method are bullshit. The second-best way to learn a foreign language is alone in a room doing skull-numbing rote memorization of vocabulary, grammar, key phrases, and colloquialisms. The best way is in bed.
Not to have been born is undoubtedly best, but sound sleep is second best.
I was the second-best player in high school. I was the second pick in the draft. I’ve been second in the MVP voting three times. I came in second in the Finals. I’m tired of being second. I’m not going to settle for that. I’m done with it.
Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law
Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.
.. As far as they’re conserned, I’ve been kind of a poor second best all my life, or I don’t qualify at all compared to my brother. It’s rough being around them and feeling like you never measure up.” Collin
I’d rather have a second-best decision diligently pursued than a first-best decision lackadaisically pursued.
Any guy, even imaginary, would just feel like second best. Second best to what? I don’t even have an image of the perfect boyfriend. I just know he must exist. Because I have all these feelings-love, longing, wanting to be touched, dreaming of being kissed-yet no one to focus them on.
Celtic jerseys are not for second best, they don’t shrink to fit inferior players
Given a conjecture, the best thing is to prove it. The second best thing is to disprove it. The third best thing is to prove that it is not possible to disprove it, since it will tell you not to waste your time trying to disprove it. That’s what GГ¶del did for the Continuum Hypothesis.
Afterward I told his widow, “Your husband is dead, but at least he died laughing.’ I think she took some comfort in that. It is the second-best way to die, Will Henry.” He did not say what the best way was.
I’m very happy with the outcome of the vote … I totally, totally support equal marriage in law. I don’t want anybody in society feeling second best. I don’t believe that being gay is a sin.
Stephen Crabb
The iPad remains Apple‘s second bestselling product – all the more reason why the iPad Pro needs to be “big” in every sense of the word.
People don’t pay much attention to you when you are second best. I wanted to see what it felt like to be number one.
Give me the third best technology. The second best won‘t be ready in time. The best will never be ready.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
Being educated means to prefer the best not only to the worst but to the second best.
The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.
I don’t play any tournaments to come second best.
You are the only you … You are the best you. You will always be the second best anyone else.
Of course, music is an art form, and it’s not all that competitive. But we don’t ever intend to be the second-best band on a stage at any show.
I knew I was the second-best tennis player in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the United States of America when I was 12 years old and I couldn’t tell you what I was in baseball, but I liked my chances in tennis of getting a scholarship to college.
The difference between the first and second-best things in art absolutely seems to escape verbal definition — it is a matter of a hair, a shade, an inward quiver of some kind — yet what miles away in the point of preciousness!
The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series.
We must as second best, as people say, take the least of the evils.
…the greatest thing each person can do is to give himself to God utterly and unconditionallyweaknesses, fears, and all. For God loves obedience more than good intentions or second-best offerings, which are all too often made under the guise of weakness.
Nothing is like being out there and playing and performing and winning – nothing. But to have an interest in the player? The nerves and everything that goes with it? Seeing what he’s learned and how he’s done it? That’s the second best thing to playing. I think.
The best things cannot be told, the second best are misunderstood. After that comes civilized conversation; after that, mass indoctrination; after that, intercultural exchange.
The best of all things is something entirely outside your grasp: not to be born, not to be, to be nothing. But the second-best thing for you – is to die soon.
When you ask one friend to dine, Give him your best wine! When you ask two, The second best will do!
Honesty has become the second best policy with your spouse…discretions apply elsewhere
Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant… the second best all time…. now, I have a new favorite player to play against… my former teammate, LeBron James.
Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best, I put before you what I have found to be the best – one who is worthy of all our devotionJesus Christ. He is the Saviour for the young and the old. Lord, here I am
By elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Hang on to your dreams with everything you got. Because the best life is when your dreams come true. The second-best is when they don’t but you never stop chasing them.
You’ve got to learn the footwork, the positioning, how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws. All these things are necessary, not to be the No. 1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.
Surgery is always second best. If you can so something else, it’s better. Surgery is limited. It is operating on someone who has no place else to go.
John W. Kirklin
Surely a gentle sister is the second best gift to a man; and it is first in point of occurrence; for the wife comes after.
We give our best affections to the beautiful, only our second best to the useful.
Charles could care less about shoes – and he suspected he wasn’t alone among men in his feelings. Shoe, no shoe, he didn’t care. Naked was good, though over the past couple of weeks he was beginning to think that dressed in his clothes was a decent second best.