— Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
„Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.“
— Robyn Carr American writer
„Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
Context: Let it show on the record that when the American people cried out for economic help, Jimmy Carter took refuge behind a dictionary. Well, if it's a definition he wants, I'll give him one. A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his. Speech in Jersey City, New Jersey (1 September 1980) http://www.slate.com/id/2201249/
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Quoted in The Observer 13 April 1958
„You Own Your Own Life...
To lose your Life is to lose your Future, to lose your Liberty is to lose your Present
…and to lose the product of your Life and Liberty is to lose that portion of your Past that produced it
A product of your Life and Liberty is your Property.“
— Ken Schoolland American academic 1950
The Philosophy of Liberty http://www.facebook.com/yourRights
„If you don't understand other people in their time and why they did what they did, then you don't understand your own past. And when you lose your past, you lose some potential for your own future.“
— C. J. Cherryh United States science fiction and fantasy author 1942
Context: When the legend is retold, it mirrors the reality of the time, and one can learn from studying how various authors have attempted to retell the story. I don't think we have an obligation to change it radically. I think that if we ever move too far from the basic story, we would lose something very precious. I don't, for instance, approve of fantasy that attempts to go back and rewrite the Middle Ages until it conforms to political correctness in the twentieth century. That removes all the benefit from reading the story. If you don't understand other people in their time and why they did what they did, then you don't understand your own past. And when you lose your past, you lose some potential for your own future.
„There are fights that you may lose without losing your honor; what makes you lose your honor is not to fight.
— Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
„It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.“
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
— Germaine Greer Australian feminist author 1939
„When you have hope in the future, you have power in the present. And when you lose that hope, your dream goes with it.“
— Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969