Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
Progress may feel more like loss than gain.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
My win or loss only hurts the one who cares.
(Thought of this while gaming with a friend. Questioned why some people can't seem to handle winning and loosing. Why they don't appreciate the opportunity for adventure. Turn's out it has to do with the focus, obsession, predisposition to compare and contrast thinking (OCD/PATTERN MIMICRY) .)
'Women cannot understand a man's inner fights; men cannot understand a woman's losses.'
A year as a stone, to gather moss, is a beautiful way to deal with loss.
(Mark R. Elias)
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).)
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).)
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).)