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Loss Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Loss

Please enjoy these Loss Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

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Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

 

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

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Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the subject of eating.
- Leigh Hunt

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
- Winston Churchill

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father,
but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no
one's property and therefore no one's loss.
- George Reisman

Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war.
But helplessness induces hopelessness.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

The first poem I ever wrote, about loss,
when I was 5 years old, expressed the themes of everything I would ever write.
- Marguerite Young

Riches do not delight us so much with their possession,
as torment us with their loss.
- Dick Gregory

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than
I do by other writers' works in a way.
Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there
to write about than love and loss?
- Alice Hoffman

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
- Paul Valery

I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older.
We actually grew closer after his death.
- Raj Kapoor

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at
a loss for words because he is always half-expecting
to be asked to make a speech.
- Richard M. Nixon

What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement
that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy
to support the average working man for 15 days.
- David F. Houston

Hearing loss very often is such a gradual phenomenon
that the person is in denial.
You really have to be patient with them in getting
them to come forward to get help.
- Marion Ross

I think this lack of a center has something to do with
the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty,
and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
- Lisa Bonet

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know,
and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
- Slobodan Milosevic

A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs
is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in
personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region.
- Greg Walden

As a life's work, I would remember everything -
everything,
against loss.
I would go through life like a plankton net.
- Annie Dillard

No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make
up for the loss of youth.
- Ellen Terry

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss
in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
- Anderson Cooper

I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony,
which would have been an extremely sad loss.
- Georg Solti

I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic
majority in the United States Senate.
- Robert Torricelli

When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program,
everything is witnessed.
I weigh in once a week with a witness.
I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries.
- Kirstie Alley

Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative,
with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender.
- Douglas Haig

When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about
the environment and the loss of species.
It was supposed to be only a few pages,
but ended up being nearly 50.
- Woody Harrelson

Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.
- Eric Hoffer

Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood,
yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more
moment than the loss of their crops.
- Gilbert White

The fact of the matter is, this is a very dynamic economy we have,
and in this dynamic economy, you have a lot of job gains,
but you also have job loss.
- Alexis Herman

Loss means losing what was We want to change but we don't want to lose.
Without time for loss, we don't have time for soul.
- James Hillman

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year,
they would tell that gun control was one of the major
contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
- John Dingell

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe,
so no thought or action is without its effects,
present or ultimate, seen or unseen,
felt or unfelt.
- Norman Cousins

Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if
he lives and no loss if he dies.
- Pol Pot

Since grief only aggravates your loss,
grieve not for what is past.
- Walker Percy

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment,
the other for all time.
- Chilon

One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for.
A sexual relationship guarantees a loss.
- Mary Gordon

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
- Marcus Aurelius

My biggest loss was the Olympics.
I just can't forget losing.
I never will.
- Mark Spitz

All the new thinking is about loss, In this it resembles all the old thinking.
- Robert Hass

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil,
that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good;
but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
- Augustus Hare

The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert;
The happy man's without a shirt.
- John Heywood

I was devastated by the loss of my job in March,
although I can understand why it occurred.
- Steven Hatfill

People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy,
but I doubt if that can continue.
It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
- Bianca Jagger

The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
- Morgan Freeman

Who has suffered? The families of the dead,
no doubt.
But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because,
as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.
- Pervez Musharraf

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

We never understand how little we need in this world
until we know the loss of it.
- James M. Barrie

Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man,
black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and
forty nails upon the Cross.
- Edith Sitwell

For my convalescence, I had to exercise my voice only with vowels.
It is a medical rule after a long loss of voice.
- Nana Mouskouri

Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness.
One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the
loss of one's prejudices.
- Denis Diderot

And I thought my loss my loss was not,
certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the
enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up,
I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh

The garden is growth and change and that means loss
as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
- May Sarton

Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss.
She never tries for stupid shots.
- Tracy Austin

The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go
out and win another title.
- Thomas Hearns

'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell;
the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca


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