I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one- but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be.— Elizabeth Blackwell
Practical Second Place quotations
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.
No one remembers who took second place and that will neverbe me.
Nobody remembers second place.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
The mindset of a champion is that I put myself in a certain situation to win, I don't play to lose, I dont prepare to lose, I hate second place and I definitely don't like silver.
There are essentially two possibilities.
One is to be, shall we say, an average architect and do the same thing everywhere. The other is to let yourself be inspired and even changed by the unique qualities of the place where you're building. We always try to take the second approach.
There is no doubt that man is a competitive animal and there is no place where this fact is more obvious than in the ring. There is no second place. Either you win or you lose. When they call you a champion, it's because you don't lose. To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
Coffee is real good when you drink it gives you time to think.
It's a lot more than just a drink; it's something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.
You're all playin' for second place.
I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second.
I now feel that it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third place, and teaching the fourth.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.
There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place - and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what's possible.
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.
Second place is meaningless. You can't always be first, but you have to believe that you should have been - that you were never beaten - that time just ran out on you.
There is no such thing as second place. Either you're first or you're nothing.
I am tired of all these golfers who are happy with second place.
The only one who will like you if you come in second place is your wife and your dog. And that is only if you have a good wife and a good dog.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
I'm hearing in youth sports where you're not allowed to post scores of games online; everybody's gotta get a trophy. I mean, that's ridiculous. If you're a winner, you're a winner and you get a trophy. If you got second place, you don't get anything.
Creating a classroom environment that encourages students to take the risk of learning. We've known for a long time that when students lack a sense of safety or of belonging or of contribution, learning takes second place to meeting those needs.
Hardware is easy to protect: lock it in a room, chain it to a desk, or buy a spare. Information poses more of a problem. It can exist in more than one place; be transported halfway across the planet in seconds; and be stolen without your knowledge.
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly.
I think one of the things that makes theater special is first of all, it's one of the last places you put your phone away. And second of all, it's one of the last places where we all have a common experience together.
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.
If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror.
After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.
Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second, and you can hop from one place to another. It's a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.
In New York, they like winners. They don't like second place.
Motivation will die. Let discipline take its place.
The Second World War took place not so much because no one won the First, but because the Versailles Treaty did not acknowledge this truth.
If I cannot in honest happiness take the second place (or the twentieth);
if I cannot take the first without making a fuss about my unworthiness, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
When I look at each of my brothers, I see two things.
First, I see the next place I want to leave a rosy welt. Second, I see a good man who will always be there, no matter how hard life gets for me or him. Then, I get out of the way because I realize he's coming at me with a wet dish towel.
The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.
A true philosopher is like an elephant;
he never puts the second foot down until the first one is solidly in place.
My dad taught us that there's no greater distance than that between first and second place.
To search means, first, I need Being, Truth;
second, I do not know where to find it; and third, an action takes place that is not based on fantasies of certainty— while at the same time a waiting takes place that is rooted not in wishful thinking but in a deep sense of urgency.
If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.
I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time.
I never have. And it's a relief. If I'm walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile.
As far as population size goes, big is no longer important, and it can even be a drawback. In fact, the future belongs more to second-tier cities. Any place can become a world-class center today by finding an area in which it outperforms others, by thinking for the long term, by expanding its competitive abilities and by operating globally.
The defensive (or passive) investor will place chief emphasis on the avoidance of serious mistakes or losses. His second aim will be freedom from effort, annoyance, and the need for making frequent decisions.
I'll admit, right away, that I am disappointed that we did not have a major trophy to show for our efforts. We were in four and we had a good side, but when you count second place as failure, then standards are becoming fantastically high. We never celebrate second place here.
Portland in particular is a cheap enough place to live that you can still develop your passion - painting, writing, music. People seem less status-conscious. Even wealthy people buy second-hand clothes and look a little bit homeless.