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Loss Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Loss

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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

 

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the subject of eating.
- Leigh Hunt

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
- Winston Churchill

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history
to see how past generations of Americans dealt with
the loss of their countrymen in just causes.
- Virginia Foxx

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions
and we will miss his friendship and support.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.
- Gerard Arpey

Humanity may endure the loss of everything;
all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity -
all but the possibility of improvement.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

If I win seven tournaments in a row,
I get so confident I'm in a cloud.
A loss gets me eager again.
- Chris Evert

When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about
the environment and the loss of species.
It was supposed to be only a few pages,
but ended up being nearly 50.
- Woody Harrelson

I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

My biggest loss was the Olympics.
I just can't forget losing.
I never will.
- Mark Spitz

Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative,
with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender.
- Douglas Haig

Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if
he lives and no loss if he dies.
- Pol Pot

The consideration of change over the century is about loss,
though I think that social change is gain rather than loss.
- Penelope Lively

Seek ye first the good things of the mind,
and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
- Francis Bacon

When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program,
everything is witnessed.
I weigh in once a week with a witness.
I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries.
- Kirstie Alley

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
- Paul Valery

When a role for a young guy is being offered to me,
I think of River Phoenix.
It feels like a loss.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood,
yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more
moment than the loss of their crops.
- Gilbert White

One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for.
A sexual relationship guarantees a loss.
- Mary Gordon

As a life's work, I would remember everything -
everything,
against loss.
I would go through life like a plankton net.
- Annie Dillard

And I thought my loss my loss was not,
certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the
enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up,
I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
- Pat Riley

Who has suffered? The families of the dead,
no doubt.
But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because,
as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.
- Pervez Musharraf

Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man,
black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and
forty nails upon the Cross.
- Edith Sitwell

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying
heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport,
the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.
- Russell Baker

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty,
and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
- Lisa Bonet

What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement
that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy
to support the average working man for 15 days.
- David F. Houston

Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we
hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
- Wendell L. Wilkie

Since grief only aggravates your loss,
grieve not for what is past.
- Walker Percy

I would never think of crying about any loss of an office,
because that's always a possibility,
and if you're professional,
then you deal with it professionally.
- Nancy Pelosi

The attack did not succeed as well as I had hoped,
no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg.
- Peter Stuyvesant

I have to constantly remind myself that I am communicating
with a person with hearing loss.
- Marion Ross

Our loss was very heavy, especially in the officers.
Capt.
Sale, of Co.
E, Duke's regt, was among the killed,
making the third Capt.
that has been killed in that company.
- John H. Morgan

What loss feels he that wots not what he loses?
- William Broome

The loss of life will be irreplaceable.
- Dan Quayle

Loss means losing what was We want to change but we don't want to lose.
Without time for loss, we don't have time for soul.
- James Hillman

As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful,
the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern
their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
- Steve Forbes

Women who have had no lovers, or having had one,
two or three, have not found a husband,
have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss,
as men go.
- Samuel Richardson

Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start
crying at the loss of 269 lives.
They pay me to put some perspective on the situation.
- Ted Koppel

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss.
- Barbra Streisand

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life,
of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
- Francis Schaeffer

The first poem I ever wrote, about loss,
when I was 5 years old, expressed the themes of everything I would ever write.
- Marguerite Young

People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy,
but I doubt if that can continue.
It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
- Bianca Jagger

Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss
to being in the infantry in World War II.
It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.
- George Kennedy

Two aged men, that had been foes for life,
Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They
washed away the memory of their strife;
Then wept again the loss of all those years.
- Jean Paul

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss
of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars.
All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
- Marilyn Monroe

I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.
- Martin Short

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the
provisions against danger,
real or imagined, from abroad.
- James Madison

After an unremitting and severe labour of two days,
we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses,
and my men excessively fatigued.
- William Henry Ashley

The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go
out and win another title.
- Thomas Hearns

Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not
have to entail a loss of national sovereignty,
but can actually be a benefit.
- Ulrich Beck

On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the
senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish
Cultural Center in Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
- Tom Lantos

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father,
but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberties,
only a long staircase where each step downward must
first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
- Alan K. Simpson

However light-hearted you try to be about it,
the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it,
is quite a trauma.
- Julian Clary

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss
to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention,
and giving the tone to the conversation.
- Adelbert von Chamisso


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