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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.)
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses itespecially in art.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 527, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 381, "Imitation," (1879).)
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
(Nathan Hale (1755-1776), U.S. revolutionary soldier. Speech, September 22, 1776, before being executed as a spy by the British.
In his play Cato, act 4, sc. 4. Joseph Addison had written similar words: "What pity is it/That we can die but once to serve our country!")
When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.
(Paige Rense (b. 1929), U.S. author and editor. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 37 (February 21, 1994).
The writer and Architectural Digest editor was recalling her brief period of being a housewife.)