I not only couldn’t read but often couldn’t hear or understand what was being said to me – by the time I’d processed the beginning of a sentence, the teacher was well on her way through a second or third.
There are two ‘faiths’ which can uphold humans: faith in God and faith in oneself. And these two faiths should exist side by side: the first belongs to one’s inner life, the second to one’s life in society.
We’re not willing to give black leaders second chances because, in most cases, we’re not willing to give them first chances.
Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
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.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
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.
As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile.