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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb;
time may heal the anguish of the wound,
but the loss cannot be repaired.
- Robert Southey

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends.
They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
- Francis Bacon

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

The job of the poet is to render the world -
to see it and report it without loss,
without perversion.
No poet ever talks about feelings.
Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history
to see how past generations of Americans dealt with
the loss of their countrymen in just causes.
- Virginia Foxx

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss
of America's 40th President and celebrating the life
of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
- Jim Ramstad

Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom
and stability may calculate on every loss which can
be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
- James Madison

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

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason
or choice of action arise,
human science is at a loss.
- Noam Chomsky

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

Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not
have to entail a loss of national sovereignty,
but can actually be a benefit.
- Ulrich Beck

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

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss.
- Barbra Streisand

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

Like every other girl in the world, my most embarrassing
moment had to do with a guy completely turning me down.
His loss!
- Kelly Clarkson

I would never think of crying about any loss of an office,
because that's always a possibility,
and if you're professional,
then you deal with it professionally.
- Nancy Pelosi

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore

I cite these events because I think they underline
two very disturbing phenomena -
the loss of U.S.
international credibility, the growing U.S.
international isolation.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe
is directly proportional to our loss of freedom.
- Oriana Fallaci

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

The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU
should be a warning to Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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

I usually point out that most loss of life and property
has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures,
mostly of brick and other masonry.
- Charles Francis Richter

I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss.
We may be in the wrong sign...
Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else.
- Ted Dexter

Two aged men, that had been foes for life,
Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They
washed away the memory of their strife;
Then wept again the loss of all those years.
- Jean Paul

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

There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberties,
only a long staircase where each step downward must
first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
- Alan K. Simpson

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

Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma,
so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.
- Anne Grant

Laughter, and the broader category of humor,
are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.
- Allen Klein

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

And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death
of what you thought your life was,
even if you find your life is better after.
You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned.
- Lynn Redgrave

Power does not corrupt.
Fear corrupts...
perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
- John Steinbeck

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

I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of
a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace,
regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dave Reichert

You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do.
- Edward V. Lucas

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

I would certainly say that films like Time Code and
the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding
to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker.
- Mike Figgis

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at
home is to be charged to the provisions against danger,
real or pretended, from abroad.
- James Madison

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

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

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

Unless things change radically, President Bush will
be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have
presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration.
- Tim Johnson

In life every effort is marked down at the end as a win or a loss.
- Edward Bennett Williams

Humanity may endure the loss of everything;
all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity -
all but the possibility of improvement.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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

The pain of retirement means loss.
- John Murray

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

Waste is worse than loss.
The time is coming when every person who lays claim
to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly.
The scope of thrift is limitless.
- Thomas A. Edison

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


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