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 devotion - Jesus Christ. He is the Saviour for the young and the old. Lord, here I am— Eric Liddell
Professional Second Best quotations
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
I have always adhered to two principles.
The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight.
The second best decision in time is infinitely better than the perfect decision too late.
Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best.
To make the best use of your life, you must never forget two truths: First, compared with eternity, life is extremely brief. Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won't be here long, so don't get too attached.
The best things in life are free
Celtic jerseys are not for second best, they don't shrink to fit inferior players
There are only two rules. One is E. M. Forster's guide to Alexandria; the best way to know Alexandria is to wander aimlessly. The second is from the Psalms; grin like a dog and run about through the city.
The best thing you have to offer the world is yourself.
You don't have to copy anyone else. If you do, you're second best. To achieve success is to be first, and that's being yourself.
The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series.
The second best thing is losing The World Series.
Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second -- and best -- in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night's sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.
It is often said that second thoughts are best.
So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
The lives of most men are patchwork quilts.
Or at best one matching outfit with a closet and laundry bag full of incongruous accumulations. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
SAS is 'created' 50 million times a year, 15 seconds at a time.
These 50 million 'moments of truth' are the moments that ultimately determine whether SAS will succeed or fail as a company. They are the moments when we must prove to our customers that SAS is their best alternative.
They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that.
Sachin Tendulkar is in my time the best player without doubt - daylight second, Brian Lara third.
A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.
To face a man in combat is challenge enough.
To find the goddess in a woman is the life work of a man. Hard though the first may be, the second is the harder longer road. But every man seeks the woman of the dream, and only the best of men finds what he seeks.
In any match, there are few critical moments where there's no second best decision. The rest of the moves are intuitive.
My greatest life lesson has been that life can change in a second.
This is why it's important to always live your best possible life and to do what you can for others.
No matter what you do, give it everything you have. Be the best, not the second best.
I haven't seen too many American distance men on the international scene willing to take risks. I saw some U.S. women in Barcelona willing to risk, more than men. The Kenyans risk. Steve Prefontaine risked. I risked - I went through the first half of the Tokyo race just a second off my best 5000 time.
Why be second best at anything?
The best way to create a winning team is to train them, give them everything they need to get the job done and second, make sure they know what the job is and what the job will be. So you connect strategy to resources.
...the greatest thing each person can do is to give himself to God utterly and unconditionally - weaknesses, 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.
When I'm taking my last breath, I want to look at how I used up the best of myself. How much did I sweat, push, pull, rip, fall, hit, crash, explode?...My dream is to be so well-used that in my last-half second, I just burst into dust.
Music's always been really cathartic.
It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.
Give her two red roses, each with a note.
The first note says For the woman I love and the second, For my best friend.
Any man may make a mistake; none but a fool will stick to it. Second thoughts are best as the proverb says.
I never wanted Manchester United to be second to anybody. Only the best would be good enough.
The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.
Experience is the best teacher. A compelling story is a close second.