Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 21.
    Losing gracefully is commended but never chosen.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 22.
    The woman that deliberates is lost.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. repr. In Works of Addison, ed. R. Hurd (1883). Marcia, in Cato, act 4, sc. 1 (1713).)
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  • 23.
    Poetry is what is lost in translation.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Quoted in Robert Frost: a Backward Look, ch. 1, Louis Untermeyer (1964). Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote, in Biographia Literaria (1817), ch. 22: "In poetry, in which every line, every phrase, may pass the ordeal of deliberation and deliberate choice, it is possible, and barely possible, to attain that ultimatum which I have ventured to propose as the infallible test of a blameless style; namely: its untranslatableness in words of the same language without injury to the meaning.")
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  • 24.
    A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
    (Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, preface (1758).)
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  • 25.
    The worst condition of humans is when they lose knowledge and control of themselves.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Drunkenness":, The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 2, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
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  • 26.
    Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories—those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (June 18, 1968).)
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  • 27.
    I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.
    (Madonna [Madonna Louise Ciccione] (b. 1959), U.S. singer, actor. Quoted in Madonna Unauthorized, epilogue, Christopher Andersen (1991).)
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  • 28.
    Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
    (Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), U.S. lawyer, orator. Speech, Manhattan Liberal Club. Truth-Seeker (February 28, 1892).)
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  • 29.
    We can travel longer, night and day, without losing our spirits than almost any persons we ever met.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 557, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (June 6, 1879). Called "Rutherford the Rover," Hayes traveled more and publicized his pet policies by speaking to the people than did his predecessors.)
  • 30.
    Now defined as art, the totem has lost cult, taboo, and custom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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