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Quotations About / On: LOSS

  • 1.
    Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 166 (1973).)
  • 2.
    The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Letter to William H. Seward, June 30, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 295, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 3.
    Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 4.
    Progress may feel more like loss than gain.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 5.
    A year as a stone, to gather moss, is a beautiful way to deal with loss.
    (Mark R. Elias)
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  • 6.
    My love grows wide and shallow in an effort to spread my losses.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 7.
    The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.
    (Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Cylinda, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 4, sc. 3 (1754).)
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  • 8.
    It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "The Discovery of the North Pole," no. 287, Die Fackel (Vienna, Sept. 1909).)
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  • 9.
    If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 140 (1678).)
  • 10.
    No need to be sentimental to mourn the loss of Paradise.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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