Why should we not boycott the Soviet Union and its supporters inside the country? If we do so, we can force them to review their stand. Either they give us what we want and what is necessary or they will lose our friendship.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.bill gates
And what can we expect if we haven't any dinner, But to lose our teeth and eyelashes and keep on growing thinner?Edward Lear
My grandfather tell me not to hold the knowledge to myself; I have to pass it on. Before, some navigators in Micronesia, they never share the knowledge. But me, I share it to everybody, because I know maybe sometime we lose it.mau piailug
Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway, Meeting the check of such another day.william shakespeare
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.benjamin banneker
I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.walt disney
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?Graham Greene, in The Comedians (1966)
War settles nothing?to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.1977 An Autobiography, ch.10.
Jellicoe was the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon.Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill
A general Dissolution of Principles & Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole Force of the Common Enemy. While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal Invader. How necessary then is it for those who are determin'd to transmit the Blessings of Liberty as a fair Inheritance to Posterity, to associate on publick Principles in Support of publick Virtue.Samuel Adams
To lose a passport was the least of one's worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.Bruce Chatwin
You know how I always believe in the future ... Without disorder, the revolution is impossible; knowing that, I did not lose hope, and I do not lose it now.peter kropotkin
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.harper lee
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?marie antoinette
Like it or not, to reach middle age with less money or less prestige than our father had is somewhat to lose face. Stupid of course, when put like that, but who is prepared to argue that we are not stupid in several important ways?Robertson Davies
Great thinkers build their edifices with subtle consistency. We do our intellectual forebears an enormous disservice when we dismember their visions and scan their systems in order to extract a few disembodied “gems” thoughts or claims still accepted as true. These disarticulated pieces then become the entire legacy of our ancestors, and we lose the beauty and coherence of older systems that might enlighten us by their unfamiliarity and their consequent challenge in our fallible (and complacent) modern world.stephen jay gould
The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belong to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.graham greene
Freedom and liberty lose out by default because good people are not vigilant.desmond tutu
For who would lose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through eternity, To perish rather, swallow'd up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated night, Devoid of sense and motion?john milton
What to ourselves in passion we propose, The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.william shakespeare
I have heard that Otaké of the Seventh Rank and Wu of the sixth rank once went to a clairvoyant and asked for advice on how to win. The proper method, said the man, was to lose all awareness of self while awaiting an adversary's play. [...] While waiting for a play he [Onoda of the Sixth Rank] would sit quietly with his eyes closed. He explained that he was ridding himself of the desire to win.p. 42 (The Master of Go (1951))
But hear thee, Gratiano; Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice; Parts that become thee happily enough, And in such eyes as ours appear not faults; But where thou art not known, why, there they show Something too liberal. Pray thee, take pain To allay with some cold drops of modesty, Thy skipping spirit, lest through thy wild behavior, I be misconstrued in the place I go to, And lose my hopes.Bassiano, scene ii
Whatever you can lose, you should reckon of no account.publilius syrus
He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all.Marquis of Montrose, My Dear and only Love. Reported in Napier's Memorials of Montrose as "That puts it not unto the touch/To win or lose it all".
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