Quotations About / On:
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
(Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. "Of Great Place," Essays (1597-1625).)
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.)
Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha' lost my reputation, I ha' lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassio, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3.)
You have to lose yourself to find yourself. You have to lose your mind to find your mind. You have to lose your love to find your love.
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).)
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).)
For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
(Apocrypha. 2 Esdras, 14:10.)
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
(Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Trials of an Encyclopedist," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).)
Modern marriage has lost its meaningconsequently it is being abolished.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 140, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, p. 94, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Baltimore, Penguin Books (1968). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
In the long run all battles are lost, and so are all wars.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 625, Knopf (1949).)