Quotations on Losing

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I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Time, Winning, Difference, Losing, May, Right)

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
- Scott Alexander
(Keywords: Cheating, Dying, Evil, Losing, Mediocrity)

We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Science, Discipline, Danger, Losing, Philosophy, Today)

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain.
- Lord Amherst
(Keywords: Money, Women, Losing, Racing)

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Love, Winning, Losing, Play)

It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
- Kate Beckinsale
(Keywords: People, Charm, Losing, Open)

The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
- Elizabeth Bishop
(Keywords: Art, Disaster, Losing, Loss)

I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)

A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
- George Borrow
(Keywords: Literature, Losing, Trade)

If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Women, Fans, Losing, Maturity, Song)

Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Girls, Losing, Man, Songs, Talking, Virginity)

The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing.
- Bear Bryant
(Keywords: Winning, Fun, Losing, Years)

When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control.
- Steve Buscemi
(Keywords: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
- Barbara Cartland
(Keywords: Advice, Losing, Woman)

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan
(Keywords: Technology, Cinema, Culture, Harm, Losing, Originality)

There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force - then there could very well be a backlash.
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: People, Being, Force, Jobs, Losing, Now)

I'm kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I'm not afraid of losing this business.
- Yvon Chouinard
(Keywords: Business, Dying, Losing, Want)

Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll.
- Jimmy Connors
(Keywords: Charm, Losing, Mind, Smile)

When I feel like I'm doing my best work, there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone.
- Chris Cooper
(Keywords: Work, Freedom, Losing, Zone)

There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters.
- Alan Cranston
(Keywords: Time, Ability, France, Germany, Losing, Nations, states, United, Will)

We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
- Tony Curtis
(Keywords: Husband, Son, Daughter, People, Chance, Losing, Vice)

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.
- Lynn Davies
(Keywords: Life, Losing, Understanding)

You talk about the values that you have whether they're in favor or not in favor. That's how you lead. The reality is, we're losing more and more elections.
- Artur Davis
(Keywords: Values, Elections, Losing, Reality, Talk)

My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because that person is aware that they're losing awareness. And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet.
- Patti Davis
(Keywords: Father, Awareness, Losing, Quiet)

Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)

I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly.
- Elizabeth Dole
(Keywords: Time, End, Losing, Play, states, Trade, United)

As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade.
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Keywords: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.
- Chris Evert
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Winning, Accomplishment, Losing, Rest, Tennis)

I get it now; I didn't get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible... and enjoying everything in between.
- Mia Farrow
(Keywords: Life, Losing, Now)

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.
- Dianne Feinstein
(Keywords: Winning, Losing, May)

But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.
- Sally Field
(Keywords: Danger, Grave, Losing, Years)

Being an only child and losing both my parents at an early age, I have found that the friends I have made over the years are the people who help me get through life, good times and bad.
- Fannie Flagg
(Keywords: Age, Life, People, Being, Friends, Help, Losing, Parents, Years)

If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it.
- James Forrestal
(Keywords: War, Chance, Circumstances, Europe, Lies, Losing, Mob, Will)

I wouldn't accept losing as a team, wouldn't accept losing as my team. It's like a war every practice. I think it helped us a lot.
- Peter Forsberg
(Keywords: War, Losing, Practice)

I don't want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I've had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing.
- Robbie Fowler
(Keywords: People, Losing, Respect, Retirement, Want)

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Education, Ability, Losing, Self, Temper)

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.
- Neil Gaiman
(Keywords: Legal, Winning, Defense, Fight, Fighting, First, Freedom, Rights, Losing, Speech)

Part of me looks at the gay movement now and worries that we're losing our individuality.
- Boy George
(Keywords: Gay, Individuality, Losing, Now)

It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that, but at the same time it was easy to write because the memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am.
- Vince Gill
(Keywords: Time, Fun, Losing, Memories, Singing)

I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam
(Keywords: War, Control, Losing, Police, Vietnam, World)

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Quality, Winning, Competition, Losing, School)

There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.
- Gary Gygax
(Keywords: Experience, Character, Winning, Fantasy, Losing, Value)

I suppose and I hope that the young guys who are out there losing their lives at least feel the same way I did. I shouldn't think about this very much because I'm almost weeping when I think about it.
- Lawrence Halprin
(Keywords: Hope, Losing, Weeping)

The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around the globe over many years. But it is clear - from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence - that America is losing its allure in much of the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Keywords: America, Goodwill, Losing, World, Years)

Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: War, Americans, Day, End, Losing, Soldiers, Talking, Veterans)

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