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Positive Quotes about Loss

Let these Loss quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

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

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

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

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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

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

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for.
A sexual relationship guarantees a loss.
- Mary Gordon

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

The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife
was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.
- Sarah Fielding

No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make
up for the loss of youth.
- Ellen Terry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

William Holden and I weren't just good friends.
He was my very best friend.
I feel his loss very much still.
- Glenn Ford

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

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

Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death.
You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother;
how can young people deal with such tragedies?
- Andrew Shue

It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss
in its purest and most monumental form,
this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which
one cannot enter as oneself.
- Harold Brodkey

One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.
- Knute Rockne

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

My work has typically been about finding a means to
express memory and commemoration for loss and grief.
- John Regan

If I win seven tournaments in a row,
I get so confident I'm in a cloud.
A loss gets me eager again.
- Chris Evert

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

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

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

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

People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy,
but I doubt if that can continue.
It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
- Bianca Jagger

Rule number one is, make sure that you face the person
with hearing loss when you are speaking to them.
- Marion Ross

Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their
prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain.
- William Vickrey

A loss never bothers me after I take it.
I forget it overnight.
But being wrong - not taking the loss -
that is what does damage to the pocketbook and to the soul.
- Jesse Livermore

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

I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.
- Martin Short

And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship,
all this prostitution of idealism and manhood,
to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!
- Harry Pollitt

Women who have had no lovers, or having had one,
two or three, have not found a husband,
have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss,
as men go.
- Samuel Richardson

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss
in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
- Anderson Cooper

Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if
he lives and no loss if he dies.
- Pol Pot

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

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

I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic
majority in the United States Senate.
- Robert Torricelli

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

The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every
one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also
the pains and terrors of childhood.
- Dennis Potter

After the break up of the municipality and the loss
of his income my father lost health and spirits.
- Catherine Helen Spence

A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith.
So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.
- Phil Donahue

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

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

Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss
to being in the infantry in World War II.
It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.
- George Kennedy

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

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

The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable,
like the death of a sentry at his post.
- Leonid Andreyev

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

I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
- Washington Irving

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived,
grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
- Stefan Kanfer

I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony,
which would have been an extremely sad loss.
- Georg Solti


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