Quotations About / On:
Celebrate your achievements with much fanfare; for there will be more than enough time to mourn your losses.
We should not repent to the loss of the past but we should paint our life with the colour of knowledge of God.
(Painting of life)
Like cellulite creams or hair-loss tonics, capital punishment is one of those panaceas that isn't. Only it costs a whole lot more.
(Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 1, p. 23 (November 19, 1994).)
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 (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. "The Campaign of 1960," Six Crises (1962).)
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).)
Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Harriet Byron, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 2, letter 2, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, pp. 245-246, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too- Human, p. 178, trans. by Marion Faber and Stephen Lehmann, Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press (1984). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man in Society," aphorism 327, "A Friend's Secret," (1878).)
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a good many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 231, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)