Quotations on Loss

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When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
- Walter Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post.
- Leonid Andreyev
(Keywords: Death, War, Loss, Post, Reason)

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Family, Friendship, Loss, Support, Will)

We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: Time, Horses, Loss, Wood)

After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: Men, Horses, Loss, Old)

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Friends, Loss, Man)

Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: First, Loss, Mind, Rest, Will)

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Poetry, Loss, Public, Will)

Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Beauty, Children, Loss, Woman)

'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Lie, Heaven, Hell, Loss, Pain)

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
- Saint Basil
(Keywords: Comfort, Loss, Measure, Will)

And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Thought, People, Enthusiasm, End, Loss, World)

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: Death, Life, Loss, Possession, Shadow, Sun)

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Independence, Loss, May, Originality, Research, Workers, Years)

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Money, Beauty, Soul, Corruption, Loss, Youth)

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan
(Keywords: Injustice, Ireland, Irish, Loss, Worth)

You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play.
- Dixie Carter
(Keywords: Money, Loss, Play, Worth)

The new record started out being about loss, but it's morphed into being about how relationships go on even though one person is not in a body anymore.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: Being, Body, Loss, Relationships)

The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages.
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Keywords: Work, Life, People, Loss, Terrorism)

I don't think when people sign up for a life of doing something they love to do they should have to sign up for a complete loss of privacy. I understand a little loss of privacy coming with the job.
- Sarah Chalke
(Keywords: Life, Love, People, Job, Loss, Privacy)

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
- Chilon
(Keywords: Time, Gain, Loss, Pain)

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Science, Action, Decision, Choice, Loss, Questions, Reason, Will)

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
- Jesus Christ
(Keywords: Soul, Gain, Loss, Man, Profit, World)

It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.
- Tom Clancy
(Keywords: Gain, Loss, Right, Vietnam)

Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place.
- Eric Clapton
(Keywords: Fact, First, Loss, Obscurity, Security, Sense)

However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma.
- Julian Clary
(Keywords: Light, Loss, Youth)

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Keywords: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

If I steal money from any person, there may be no harm done from the mere transfer of possession; he may not feel the loss, or it may prevent him from using the money badly. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself dishonest.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Money, Harm, Help, Loss, Man, May, Possession, Wrong)

My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Death, Life, Love, Son, Heart, Hope, Healing, Loss, Tragedy, Will)

War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Men, War, Loss, Principles)

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Thought, Action, Energy, Loss, Present, Universe)

The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it.
- Hart Crane
(Keywords: Vision, Delusion, Future, Loss, Past, Present, Worth)

Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat.
- Russell Crowe
(Keywords: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

There has been loss of steel manufacturing. Those people need jobs. Where you have to build the third airport is where people are. So you're right; if his site isn't playable, then our site is right next to it.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: People, Jobs, Loss, Manufacturing, Right)

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
- Jim Davis
(Keywords: Music, Art, Life, Opportunity, Focus, Loss, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Wife, Deals, Film, Loss, Revenge)

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
- John Dingell
(Keywords: Control, Loss, Talk)

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
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Job, Loss, World)

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
(Keywords: Time, Ability, Loss, Question, Waste, Will)

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)

Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Life, Brother, Truth, Help, Loss, Regret, Saying)

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
(Keywords: Possibility, Dignity, Humanity, Improvement, Loss, May, Possessions)

There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course.
- Terence Fisher
(Keywords: Danger, Loss, Preparation, Spontaneity)

The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties.
- John Foxe
(Keywords: People, Influence, Loss, Sun)

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
(Keywords: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it.
- Christopher Gadsden
(Keywords: Acceptance, Country, Credit, Loss, Office, Reputation)

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
(Keywords: Art, History, Artist, Concern, Loss, Public)

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain
(Keywords: Time, Power, Energy, Guidance, Loss, Sense, Spiritual)



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