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Quotations

Mignon McLaughlinAnything you lose automatically doubles in value.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Frank SinatraI’m losing it.

—  Frank Sinatra, 1915-1998, American singer

     (his last words)

Francis BaconThere is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Lao-TzuLoss is not as bad as wanting more.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

George Bernard ShawYou have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Karl MarxThe proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerMostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenProgress: The process whereby the human race has got rid of whiskers, the vermiform appendix and God.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Paul ValeryA great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Marcel ProustThe true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer


Latin Quotes

CiceroWhat has been wrongly gained is wrongly lost.

Male parta male dilabuntur.

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

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Funny Quotes

Steven WrightThe other night I was lying in bed, looking up at the stars, and I wondered, “where the hell is my roof?”

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Proverbs

American proverbEasy come, easy go.

—  American proverb

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Movie Quotes

Fight Club (1999)It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

—  from the film Fight Club (1999)










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