Quotations About / On:
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).)
Weep not for little Leonie, Abducted by a French Marquis! Though loss of honour was a wrench, Just think how it's improved her French.
(Harry Graham (1874-1936), British author, rhymester. "Compensation," More Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Hommes (1930).)