They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that.
The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
Smile. it's the second best thing you can do with your lips.
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series.
The second best decision in time is infinitely better than the perfect decision too late.
...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.
Give me the third best technology. The second best won't be ready in time. The best will never be ready.
I'd rather have a second-best decision diligently pursued than a first-best decision lackadaisically pursued.
For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in
Ed (Runge), you're the second best umpire in the league. The other twenty-three are tied for first.
If loneliness was a choice, what was the other option? To settle for second-best and try to be happy with that? And was that fair to the person you settled for?
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.
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.
If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you've got a problem.
When you ask one friend to dine, Give him your best wine! When you ask two, The second best will do!
Second best is not good enough really. Although if someone turned around now and said 'you will be promoted, but you will come in second' then I would take it.
Real life is, to most men, a long second best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.
honey out of my mouth:
nothing is second-best
after the sweet of Eros.
We give our best affections to the beautiful, only our second best to the useful.
The best things cannot be told because they transcend thought. The second best are misunderstood because they are the thoughts that are supposed to refer to that which cannot be thought about. The third best are what we talk about.
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.
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