Quotation Explorer - 'Third'

They have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action.' - Ian Fleming
If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there. - Billy Joel
ALLIANCE, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. - Ambrose Bierce
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion. - Ambrose Bierce
I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites. - Philip Pullman
I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. - John Wayne
Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
What one generation finds ridiculous, the next accepts; and the third shudders when it looks back on what the first did. - Peter Singer
We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our school masters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us. - Montesquieu
Asked in 1919 whether it was true that only three people in the world understood the theory of general relativity, [Eddington] allegedly replied: 'Who's the third? - Arthur Stanley Eddington
The first principle of life is love. The second principle is kindness. The third principle is compassion. The fourth principle is trust. The firth principle is integrity. - Debasish Mridha
If something bad happened just do this 3 things.First inhale second exhale and third accept that it happened. - Kenneth de Guzman
There are three kinds of people in this world. One say I believe in God. Another say, I don’t believe in God, it doesn’t exist. Third one says, I have my life to live; I don’t want to believe in imaginary stuff in life and I am not here to prove your theory on imagination is wrong or right. - Vivek Thangaswamy
Two questions form the foundation of all novels: "What if?" and "What next?" (A third question, "What now?", is one the author asks himself every 10 minutes or so; but it's more a cry than a question.) Every novel begins with the speculative question, What if "X" happened? That's how you start. - Tom Clancy
The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth. - Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud
I don't care to be someone's first love, I care to be their second or third; after every heartbreak they had experienced, I was worthy enough for them to move forward and this to me is greater than any first's of someone's heart. - Nikki Rowe
RECTOR, n. In the Church of England, the Third Person of the parochial Trinity, the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two. - Ambrose Bierce
There are three principal ways to lose money: wine, women, and engineers. While the first two are more pleasant, the third is by far the more certain.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. - Thomas A. Edison
If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods. - Epictetus
Eat a third and drink a third and leave the remaining third of your stomach empty. Then, when you get angry, there will be sufficient room for your rage. - Babylonian Talmud
Owning a book is a third of the goal. The others are actually reading it and applying it. - Israel Wayne
Three things at least they [good politicians] must require; the first is back-bone; the second is back-bone; and the third is back-bone. - Charles Sumner
Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons. - H. L. Mencken
Everything changes as you move through three stages of awareness:first, that beliefs are the result of conditions;second, that beliefs are the cause of conditions;and third, that beliefs are themselves conditions. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
If you adjust first time, compromise second time, failure is what you will get third time. - Amit Kalantri
A person empowers oneself with a wisdom light by own tendency to Speak or Write consistently that which is Right, and that only offers him a third Eyesight to see the true colour of the supporting people's character in Black and White. - Anuj Somany
The Bible talks primarily of two kinds of angels- Cherubim and Seraphim. But there is a third kind of angel. If you ever find yourself troubled, suffering or in despair, God may send you this third type of angel. These angels are called...'friends. - José N. Harris
A non government sites has been launched by Kumar and I am the founder of the jobinos.in websites. I collect latest various Govt jobs vacancy opening news from Newspaper,Magazines,Govt employment Agency and other third party sources, this would be by online or off line. - Rajeev
A runners creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best. - Ken Doherty
Man can be categorized into three levels on social strata: One who are Consciously Unconscious, second who are Unconsciously Conscious - while both are inter-dependent for their survival; the third by and large a rare breed, Consciously Conscious sect who don’t ever relate to this world! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. - Barry Switzer
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The third level of prayer, which is much more serious is knocking - Sunday Adelaja
Sometimes people are layered like that. There's something totally different underneath than what's on the surface. But sometimes, there's a third, even deeper level, and that one is the same as the top surface one. Like with pie.
The first stage of ignorance is illusion, due to lack of exposure to reality. The second stage of ignorance is delusion, or the refusal to acknowledge reality. The third stage of ignorance is the rejection of altruism. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
For all the girls in all the worlds.May you feel strength with your first breath,realize your unlimited potential for greatness on your second, and follow your dreams on your third. - C.S. O'Kelly
The third direction of prayer is prayer against Satan, devils and demons - Sunday Adelaja
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. - Bill Hicks
I'm interested in the moment when two objects collide and generate a third. The third object is where the interesting work is. - Bruce Mau
All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer
My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human. - Santosh Kalwar
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. - Truman Capote
You write once and you can call yourself a writer, but it takes three novels before you can call yourself a novelist. The first two could have just been lucky. One day, I will finish my third, and one day, I will be a novelist. - Michael Kroft
What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists? - Woody Allen
Abbott: Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third. Costello: That's what I want to find out. - Bud Abbott
Don't let a thief into your house three times. The first time was enough. The second time was a chance. The third time means you're stupid. - C. JoyBell C.
We are, in fact, a nation of evangelists; every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow-citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease. - H.L. Mencken
I will tell you one thing that will make you rich for life. There are two struggles: an Inner-world struggle and an Outer-world struggle...you must make an intentional contact between these two worlds; then you can crystallize data for the Third World, the World of the Soul. - G.I. Gurdjieff
Each and every day begins with a choice, the first influencing the second, the third and so on . . . - Evinda Lepins
People who do not eat butterflies will wear their clothes the wrong way, and people who wear their clothes the wrong way are inviting lemmings inside." -- Muzhduk the Ugli the Third - Alexander Boldizar
English is only a weak second language, so that the third language--which at the moment is getting the most play, since French is what I speak, read, and hear almost 24/7--is trying to take over the no. 2 spot. - Apol Lejano-Massebieau
The most insidous influence on the young is not violence, drugs, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and tolerance of the third rate. - Dr. Eric Anderson Headmaster of Eton. .
Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave. - The Talmud
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at second, or even the third place. - Cicero
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. - George Gordon Byron
There are only three ways to teach a child. The first is by example, the second is by example, the third is by example. - Albert Schweitzer
Every person will become three time child in their life.One when they are child, Second when they become parents and third when they become grandparents.It's never be gone. - Savan Solanki
Every man has three worlds. What he perceives, what he shows to the world and his reality. The third one is the mystery to be lived. - Harshit Walia
There is also a third blessing that comes from spending time alone with God. When we spend time alone with Him, this releases all God’s potential, His power, grace and anointing, all of which are so essential for doing work for the Kingdom of God. - Sunday Adelaja
When two persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him - Anonymous
Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. - Annie Oakley
If life was fair ... one third of the people would comprise of judges and lawyers ... one third of police and prison officials ... and one third of legislators ... and one third more to make the other three thirds make any sense at all .... Thank goodness for no fair. - Brian Spellman
I married my first husband for love, my second husband for adventure, and my third husband for laffs. - Carolyn V. Hamilton
Three people were at work on a construction site. All were doing the same job, but when each was asked what thejob was, the answers varied. "Breaking rocks," the first replied. "Earning my living," the second said. "Helping tobuild a cathedral," said the third. - P. Schultz
Give second chances, third chances, but not a fourth, a fifth, a sixth and so on. Appreciate yourself and understand your worth know it takes time for people to change, to become better. But know what you can take and what you deserve. - Dominic Riccitello
The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth. - Shannon L. Alder
I wish to get you out of my veins, but you are my third skin; I can't rub you off. - Sheeba Shamsudeen
May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love. - Thomas S. Monson
A substantial minority of DID patients report sadistic, exploitive, and coercive abuse at the hands of organized groups. Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
Third, it is helpful to seek advice from those who are spiritually mature and solid in their faith. A godly counselor or pastor can assist you in avoiding the common mistakes that confuse many young people. - James C. Dobson
The primary treatment modality for DID is individual outpatient psychotherapy.Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
First rate magician perform first rate magic effects, second rate magician performs third rate magic effects. - Amit Kalantri
It means the third rail has seven hundred volts of direct current running through it. Touch it and you're human popcorn - James Patterson
You win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third category.
My life closed twice before its' close- It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me. So huge, so hopeless to concieve As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. - Emily Dickinson
There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.
If no signal ever awakens any smoldering desire or seething passion in the wasteland of our mental universe, only a third eye may throw inspiriting light on the path to good vibrations. (A thousand times) - Erik Pevernagie
When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. - Abraham Lincoln
Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers. That’s why Calvin said humility is first, second, and third in the Christian faith. - John Piper
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. - William Shakespeare
Marriage was not the combination of two entities into one; it was instead the creation of a third entity whose sole purpose was to sooth and inspire the two individuals. - Christian Cantrell
Be glad that I'm not a horror writer, some people write about it, other make images... but third just create it??? As for me, I have create it from horror up to nightmares! - Deyth Banger
When two dogs fight for a bone, and the third runs off with it, there's a lawyer among the dogs.
There are three things that are important in human life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind. - Henry James
In these THREE years, I realized THREE thingstime is some how related to distance.distance changes everything and time teaches everything. people trust THIRD person more than themselves. - Satish Sambhoje
Anyone that insults my country, my intelligence, my feminist ideals, all women in general, and a favorite childhood food, and refers to both himself and me in the third person in one sentence automatically gets an honorary spot on my Hate With Every Fiber of My Being For All Time list. - J. T. Geissinger
It's harder to write in the third person but the advantage is you move around better. - Ernest Hemingway
First draft: let it run. Turn all the knobs up to 11. Second draft: hell. Cut it down and cut it into shape. Third draft: comb its nose and blow its hair. I usually find that most of the book will have handed itself to me on that first draft. - Terry Pratchett
I was born Katie O’Reilly, she began. Poor Irish, but proud of it. I boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger with nothing more than the clothes on my back. And the law at my heels. Titanic Rhapsody - Jina Bacarr
The artists are the most powerful ones, the creators, first are the painters, working without words, second are the music composers, and third are the writers. - Robert Black
Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.(Said to President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner) - Stephen Colbert
That's the great thing about being in the third grade. If you've got one polysyllabic adjective, everyone thinks you're a genius.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. - Shannon L. Alder
That boy may have been born on third base but he sure as shit ain’t scored a triple. - Sarah Hall
Authentic Christian living has its own order of priority in our lives: God first, others second, self third. - Billy Graham
On the third day God created the beautiful Earth, and on the fourth day his favorite and dearest of all, your gorgeous smile. - Nedzad N. Alihodzic
You rolled me once, you rolled me twice and the third time, you had taught to win the game. - Auliq Ice
...a third [of three] had died in his bunk of natural causes--for a dagger in the heart quite naturally ends one's life. - R.A. Salvatore
When two persons are together, two of them must no whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him.
Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third. - Knute Rockne
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. - James A. Michener
I am not designed to come secondor third, I am designedto win. - Ayrton Senna
I’m not going, he said. He held up the Third key like a weapon. Sensing his mood, it grew longer and sharper, till he was holding a trident as long as he was tall... And anyone who tries to make me is going to suffer. Twice, added the voice under the table. - Garth Nix
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius
In this world, two ilk of men exist-those who think they don't need to, and those who think they must. A third alien type exists when indecisiveness is involved. - Solange nicole
Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.
A good book ought to have something simple about it. And, like Eve, it ought to come from somewhere near the third rib: there ought to be a heart beating in it. A story that's all forehead doesn't amount to much. - Christopher Morley
There are three side effects of acid. Enchanced long term memory, decreased short term memory, and I forget the third. - Timothy Leary
There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them. - Plato
I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison. Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful. - Jeff Bezos
Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over. - Junot Díaz
I would like to invite everyone for the Third World War, but fight the war with love, not with the gun, to win the world peace. We all will be a winner. - Debasish Mridha
In the first play, the crisis is Thomas More. In the second it’s Anne Boleyn. In the third book, and the third play, it’s crisis every day, an overlapping series of only just negotiable horrors. It’s climbing and climbing. Then a sudden abrupt fall - within days. - Hilary Mantel
You can't do it alone. Two things joined to a third thing are joined to each other. A is united to B and C is united to B. Therefore, A and C are united. - Maria Gregory
Between living and dreaming there is a third thing. Guess it. - Antonio Machado
I've never really understood why people sleep. Wasting a third of your life and becoming vulnerable for almost 8 hours every night. Doesn't seem very appealing to me. - Banksy
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Whenever you come to a 'Y' in the road always remember that you have a third choice of path: And that is right down the middle, where no one has gone before.
It's ok to be a fool once or twice but never let it be a third time. Be smart and pretend to be a fool and at the end of the hunt make sure you're the one that has the gun. - Surgeo Bell
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. - Henry James
I believe that for Nigeria and other third world countries to truly become developed, we must change the culture and attitude of our people towards work - Sunday Adelaja
We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third. - Leslie Knope
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place. - Cicero
It's no shame in reaching second or third base if you aimed for first base. - Stephen Richards
The three Secrets of Fatima were closely held by the Vatican for decades, until the text of the third and last secret was finally released in 2000. - Peter J. Tanous
There are three ways YOU can GET OUT of abject poverty. The first is inheritance which is always volatile and very scarce. The second is Education which very sustainable. The third and the most EFFECTIVE way is DEATH (or to Die ). But I recommend YOU to Choose Education - Oppong Amankwaa
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