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    loss Quotes

    What loss is there in dignity, what worry is there of failure?
    — Zhuge Liang
    tags: loss  worries  dignity 
    The loss of any army is always caused by underestimating the enemy. Therefore gather information and watch the enemy carefully.
    — Zhuge Liang
    tags: enemies  loss  enemy 
    So if loss of what gives happiness causes you distress when it fades, you can now understand that such happiness is worthless. It is said, those who lose themselves in their desire for things also lose their innate nature by being vulgar.
    — Zhuangzi
    Joy, anger, sorrow, happiness, find no place in that man's breast; for to him all creation is ONE. And all things being thus united in ONE, his body and limbs are but as dust of the earth, and life and death, beginning, and end, are but as night and day, and cannot destroy his peace. How much less such trifles as gain or loss, misfortune or good fortune?
    — Zhuangzi
    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
    tags: loss 
    As women, we must speak out, speak up, say no to our inheritance of loss and yes to a future of women-led dialogue about women's rights and value.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: women  future  loss  value  right 
    You can't show somebody what it's like to experience loss, but you can soundtrack it and help them experience their own loss. I am so lucky to have this venue to be able to say and talk about all the stuff I've been through.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: loss  experience  help 
    The real tragedy is that we're all human beings, and human beings have a sense of dignity. Any domination by one human over another leads to a loss of some part of his dignity. Is one's dignity that big it can be crumbled away like that?
    — Yusuf Idris
    tags: loss  human  tragedy  real  dignity 
    If we look on idly, heaven and earth will never be joined. To join heaven and earth, some decisive deed of purity is necessary. To accomplish so resolute an action, you have to stake your life, giving no thought to personal gain or loss.
    — Yukio Mishima
    There is no greater disease than the loss of hope.
    — Yisroel Salanter
    tags: loss  hope 
    Greet what arrives, escort what leaves and rush upon loss of contact
    — Yip Man
    tags: loss 
    Your life is nothing more than a love story. Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only: to bring you back to Him.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: people  pain  loss  experience  gift  god  stories  path 
    Happiness, sadness, loss and gain all pass away. What they do to us is what remains.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: happiness  sadness  loss 
    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
    tags: loss  environment 
    My choices are rejections, since there is no other way, but what I reject is more numerous, denser, more demanding than before. A little poem, a sigh, at the cost of indescribable losses.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: loss  choice  poem 
    I give it as my fixed opinion, that but for our graduated cadets, the war between the United States and Mexico might, and probably would have lasted some four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling to our share; whereas, in less than two campaigns, we conquered a great country and a peace without the loss of a single battle or skirmish.
    — Winfield Scott
    tags: peace  loss  victory  battle  opinion  war  year 
    Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others' losses.
    — William Wycherley
    tags: grief  loss 
    Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain.
    — William Vickrey
    tags: loss 
    The point of equilibrium will be known by the criterion that an infinitely small amount of commodity exchanged in addition, at the same rate, will bring neither gain nor loss of utility.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    tags: loss 
    Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.
    — William Raspberry
    Raising of money may indeed change the species, but with so much loss as the foreign pieces were raised unto, above their intrinsick value.
    — William Petty
    tags: loss  value  money 
    Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change.
    — William P. Young
    I think one of the greatest losses to humanity was the domination of women. I think every religious system has found ways to be kind to them in a kind of subordinate way. Very patronizing, very colonial. But if you start looking at the fabric of society, even religious systems, they would fall apart if it wasn't for the embedded ability of the women who are involved.
    — William P. Young
    Anger is the right response to something that is so wrong. But don't let the anger and pain and loss you feel prevent you from forgiving him and removing your hands from around his neck.
    — William P. Young
    tags: pain  loss  anger  right  wrong 
    We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.
    — William Osler
    tags: loss  energy  balance 
    My philosophy is that all stocks are bad. There are no good stocks unless they go up in price. If they go down instead, you have to cut your losses fast Letting losses run is the most serious mistake made by most investors.
    — William O'Neil
    tags: loss  mistakes  bad  philosophy  stock 
    Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.
    — William Lyon Mackenzie King
    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
    tags: men  people  loss  help  wrong  money 
    The only cure for loss of illusions is fresh illusions, more illusions, and always illusions.
    — William John Locke
    tags: loss  illusion 
    I refuse to be part of a generation that celebrates the death of communism abroad with the loss of the American dream at home.
    — William J. Clinton
    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
    tags: time  loss 
    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
    tags: men  loss 
    If the losses don't hurt, your financial survival is tenuous.
    — William Eckhardt
    tags: loss  hurt  survival  financial 
    Large profits are even more insidious than large losses in terms of emotional destabilization. I think it's important not to be emotionally attached to large profits. I've certainly made some of my worst investments after long periods of winning.
    — William Eckhardt
    tags: loss  winning  emotional 
    One common adage...that is completely wrongheaded is: You can't go broke taking profits. That's precisely how many traders do go broke. While amateurs go broke by taking large losses, professionals go broke by taking small profits.
    — William Eckhardt
    tags: loss 
    Amateurs go broke taking large losses, professionals go broke taking small profits.
    — William Eckhardt
    tags: loss 
    Lord, for the erring thoughtNot unto evil wrought:Lord, for the wicked willBetrayed, and baffled still:For the heart from itself kept,Our thanksgiving accept.For ignorant hopes that wereBroken to our blind prayer:For pain, death, sorrow, sentUnto our chastisement:For all loss of seeming good,Quicken our gratitude.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: death  evil  pain  heart  loss  sorrow  gratitude  hope 
    No wisdom that she may gain by experience and reflection hereafter, will compensate the loss of her present hilarity.
    — William Cowper
    Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it; when innocence and bold truth are always ready for expression.
    — William Congreve
    Either I exist or I do not exist, and no amount of pap which I happen to be lapping can dull me to the loss.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: loss 
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