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 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).)
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 140 (1678).)
No need to be sentimental to mourn the loss of Paradise.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
You're just wasting your breath and that's no great loss either!
(S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, a wisecrack made to his fellow stowaway Chico Marx (1931).
Groucho has no character name in the creditshe is listed as one of the "Stowaways.")