Quotations About / On:
War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost.
(Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945).
Written in 1943.)
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the chance to succeed by doubting ourselves
(Marydel S. Cranzo)
It's a decadent tooth that's lost to vermouth.
(Mark R. Elias)
A friend in power is a friend lost.
(Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry Adams, ch. 7 (1907).
Referring to the rupture with Senator Charles Sumner.)
Learning without thought is labor lost.
(Confucius (551-479 B.C.), Chinese philosopher.)
My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. The Infanta, in The Cid, act 1, sc. 2 (1637).
The Infanta wishes to no longer vainly hope to marry a man below her station.)
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
(Joseph Roux (1834-1886), French priest, writer. Meditations of a Parish Priest, pt. 4, no. 28 (1886).)
When anything goes, it's women who lose.
(Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. Observer (London, December 15, 1991).)
Religions get lost as people do.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 26, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
(Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 34 (1936).)