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Quote Left Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Quote Right
Quote Left Here lies interred in the eternity of the past, from whence there is no resurrection for the days -- whatever there may be for the dust -- the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life, which, after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy, and expired, January 22d, 1821, A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence. Quote Right
Quote Left I never thought that heav'n would lose its blue And sullen storm-clouds mask the gentle sky; I never thought the rose's velvet hue Would pale and sicken, though we said good-by. I never dreamed the lark would hush its note As day succeeded ever-drearier day, Nor knew the song that swelled the robin's throat Would fade to silence, when you went away. I never knew the sun's irradiant beams Upon the brooding earth no more would shine, Nor thought that only in my mocking dreams Would happiness that once I knew be mine. I never thought the slim moon, mournfully, Would shroud her pallid self in murky night. Dear heart, I never thought these things would be- I never thought they would, and I was right. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room. Quote Right
Quote Left So if I asked you about art you could give me the skinny on every art book ever written...Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. And if I asked you about women I'm sure you could give me a syllabus of your personal favorites, and maybe you've been laid a few times too. But you couldn't tell me how it feels to wake up next to a woman and be truly happy. If I asked you about war you could refer me to a bevy of fictional and non-fictional material, but you've never been in one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap and watched him draw his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love I'd get a sonnet, but you've never looked at a woman and been truly vulnerable. Known that someone could kill you with a look. That someone could rescue you from grief. That God had put an angel on Earth just for you. And you wouldn't know how it felt to be her angel. To have the love be there for her forever. Through anything, through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand and not leaving because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term 'visiting hours' didn't apply to you. And you wouldn't know about real loss, because that only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself, and you've never dared to love anything that much. I look at you and I don't see an intelligent confident man, I don't see a peer, and I don't see my equal. I see a boy. Nobody could possibly understand you, right Will? Yet you presume to know so much about me because of a painting you saw. You must know everything about me. You're an orphan, right? Do you think I would presume to know the first thing about who you are because I read 'Oliver Twist?' And I don't buy the argument that you don't want to be here, because I think you like all the attention you're getting. Personally, I don't care. There's nothing you can tell me that I can't read somewhere else. Unless we talk about your life. But you won't do that. Maybe you're afraid of what you might say. Quote Right
Quote Left Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause. Quote Right
Quote Left Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power. Quote Right
Quote Left The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work. Quote Right
Quote Left And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company. Quote Right
Quote Left ... Insatiable, unfathomable, gluttony searches every land and every sea. Some animals it persecutes with snares and traps, with hunting nets, with hooks, sparing no sort of toil to obtain them . . . There is no peace allowed to any species of being . . . No wonder that with so discordant diet disease is ever varying. . . Count the cooks you will no longer wonder at the innumerable number of human maladies. … If these maxims are true, the Pythagorean principles as to abstaining from flesh foster innocence; if ill-founded they at least teach us frugality, and what loss have you in losing your cruelty? I merely deprive you of the food of lions and vultures ... We shall recover our sound reason only if we shall separate ourselves from the herd - the very fact of the approbation of the multitude is a proof of the unsoundness of the opinion or practice. Let us ask what is best, not what is customary. Let us love temperance - let us be just - let us refrain from bloodshed. None is so near the gods as he who shows kindness. Quote Right
Quote Left The thing we're happy about is that there wasn't as much loss of life or property damage as there might have been, ... This is still a dangerous situation. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a tower in the Emperor's palace called the Tower of Heroes: a black tower which rises high into the sky like a spike. At the summit of that tower hangs the Bell of Lost Souls. It is an ancient thing, massive as a building and adorned with dark runes, its peal like the scream of an anguished god. It is tolled but once when a great hero of the Imperium dies. Its wailing moan of grief lasts long and reaches the ears of millions, and its tones penetrate the unifying ether of humanity turning the thought of countless billions towards mankind's loss. Quote Right
Quote Left Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. Quote Right
Quote Left this wonder fled, Altered, estranged, disintegrated, lost. Nor shall my love avail you in your hour. Quote Right
Quote Left One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it. Quote Right
Quote Left 'If' If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same: If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss: If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much: If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son! Quote Right
Quote Left Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. Quote Right
Quote Left When by the Ruins oft I past My sorrowing eyes aside did cast And here and there the places spy Where oft I sate and long did lie. Here stood that Trunk, and there that chest, There lay that store I counted best, My pleasant things in ashes lie And them behold no more shall I. Under the roof no guest shall sit, Nor at thy Table eat a bit. No pleasant talk shall 'ere be told Nor things recounted done of old. No Candle 'ere shall shine in Thee, Nor bridegroom's voice ere heard shall bee. In silence ever shalt thou lie. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Quote Right
Quote Left What greater grief than the loss of one's native land. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief -But the pain of griefIs only a shadowWhen compared with the painOf never risking love. Quote Right
Quote Left Otherwise we will have a situation like what happened with the peer-to-peer problems in the music industry, and there will be a loss in revenue in the film industry, and then we won't be able to create the magic that we have in the past. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no better adversity. Every defeat. Every heart break. Every loss. Contains its own seed, it's own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is a loss of time. Quote Right
Quote Left The estimate made by NIOSH was 597 excess cancers per 10,000 workers having that same exposure... Instead of extra cancers predicted by NIOSH, workers had fewer cancers than expected...With trillions of dollars, loss of competitiveness, and jobs at stake, a searching review of the risk assessment methodology of the regulatory agencies is overdue. Quote Right
Quote Left Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is, but let us consider the two possibilities. If you gain, you gain all if you lose you lose nothing. Hesitate not, then, to wager that He is. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Loss

Quote Left loss is the shadow of love the greater the love the longer the shadow cast Quote Right
Quote Left There is LIFE to be lived...after all is said and done. Women are built to withstand and bare the greatest pain in life, sometimes that will result in death, and perhaps if not death, a great loss of some incomprehensible proportion/s - but mostly, there is a strength that is inherently congenital to deliver beauty through something more substantial than looks and coquettish wiles. Quote Right
Quote Left There is LIFE to be lived...after all is said and done. Women are built to withstand and bare the greatest pain in life, sometimes that will result in death, and perhaps if not death, a great loss of some incomprehensible proportion/s - but mostly, there is a strength that is inherently congenital to deliver beauty through something more substantial than looks and coquettish wiles. Quote Right
Quote Left It's not the wins that make a person great, its the losses and the ability to continue losing until you win, you cannot be truly great until you loose it all and persevere though many will conspire against you. Quote Right
Quote Left There are 4 types of terrors; fear, and love, which are often hand in hand. These cousins beget the 3rd, dread. Dread, who in turn, had the 4th procrastination. Of this dark family, the one to fear the most is procrastination, for she seduces the weak with false promises of a life of relaxation and ease with no work, this is a dangerous thought as it leads to deprivation and loss Quote Right
Quote Left Diminished by loss, strengthened by memory, a better person forever, having experienced known and unknown life lessons, unasked for. Quote Right
Quote Left Out of Muddy waters I Blossom a JEWEL in the Night Quote Right
Quote Left If Hilary somehow taken Trump's sauce* Found her ladle before her e-mails loss* Saved all the macaroni* From the plate of Trump phoney* Our stomachs now would not ache, turn and toss* Quote Right
Quote Left Love is like a flower bulb, it's beauty isn't seen until it blossoms. Quote Right
Quote Left When I let go my insecurities, shed off my clothes to let you merge with my soul, it means privilege, not loss of control, or fear of being alone. Quote Right
Quote Left "Our greatest earthly treasure lives within our hearts. Our greatest loss occurs when they are broken. Our greatest gift is helping each other in their repair and never thinking of it as a responsibility". Quote Right
Quote Left Whatever you do don't do these two. Never give up. Never give in. Good things always begin from within. Sometimes you don't win, but a loss beats a never begin. Quote Right
Quote Left "Life is like a tree, flowers are the beautiful moments... With time, as the flower withers, so does the moments... But, with time, new flowers blossom, and so does the beautiful moments..." Quote Right
Quote Left The wind is silent tonight: Whose loss is it mourning? Quote Right
Quote Left one must see every significant failure or loss in life to be part of his biography. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is like a beautiful rose when blossoming but beware of the ugly thorns of sufferings. Quote Right
Quote Left "Romance is a cherry blossom tree - confetti on the wind" Quote Right
Quote Left "Grief is that gnawing, empty pain we experience when we have lost someone, and with the loss of that person, loss of part of our own selves" Quote Right
Quote Left The only winner in a war of attrition-is loss Quote Right
Quote Left Life Is about loss If you haven't experienced loss You haven't really experienced life Quote Right
Quote Left A fool repeats the same mistakes and takes defeats as he cheats himself to get severe aches, but if his fault he breaks, he makes success by putting to losses brakes and achieves great feats. Quote Right
Quote Left I live for today because I don't know what is instored for me tomorrow,living to see my children blossom into adults makes life worth living, I enjoy every second of every minute of every hour knowing there might not be a tomorow.I'm not gonna lie n say there's no aches,pains,fights and arguments along this journey but that's all challenges we faced with. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a great depth in every moment of the present,depth of peace,depth of passion,of love ,of truth.But we gloss over it by ceaseless thinking,by thoughts of the past or the future.We should meditate often to savour the depth. Quote Right
Quote Left To despair over losses, one never should. It's just purging bad luck to make room for good. Quote Right
Quote Left Loss.'you never get over it'you can only get on with it. Quote Right
Quote Left As the loss of appetite could not draw the food in hungry similarly the so called designed demands of politics cumbersome for genuine public. Quote Right
Quote Left Every decision in life involves a pay-off and a loss - if the loss is greater than the pay-off then don't do it, even if it makes you appear weak. Quote Right
Quote Left In my love, you have blossomed into a beautiful flower, sweetheart..!! Quote Right
Quote Left In the game of life there are no winners or losers as well as there are most certainly winners and losers when all involved are equally at a loss to ones own mortality the winner's soul goes to heaven and the loser's soul goes to hell or is it wished to be equally the opposite way around Quote Right