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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.

German Motto Quotes

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Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: The Retired Cat (l. 95)

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Every man is afraid of something. That's how you know he's in love with you; when he is afraid of losing you.

Bonnie Tyler Quotes

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Now those memories come back to haunt meThey haunt me like a curse

Bruce Springsteen Quotes

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In the morning of the night ~~ When I woke to find you gone ~~ I knew your distant devil ~~Must be draggin' you along

Melissa Etheridge Quotes

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Every day I work so hardBringin' home my hard earned payTry to love you baby, but you push me away.

Led Zeppelin Quotes

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What we learned here is love tastes bitter when it’s gone.

Rob Thomas Quotes

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Losers must have leave to speak.

Colley Cibber Quotes , Source: The Rival Fools (act I, l. 17)

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Our wasted oil unprofitably burns, Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Conversation (l. 357), referring to story told by Pancirollus of lamp burned in the tomb of Tullia

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For 'tis a truth well known to most, That whatsoever thing is lost, We seek it, ere it comes to light, In every cranny but the right.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: The Retired Cat (l. 95)

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What's saved affords No indication of what's lost.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: The Scroll

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A son could bear with great complacency, the death of his father, while the loss of his inheritance might drive him to despair. [Lat., Gli huomini dimenticano piu teste la morte del padre, che la perdita del patrimonie.]

Niccolo Machiavelli (Macchiavelli) Quotes , Source: Del. Prin. (ch. XVII)

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Things that are not at all, are never lost.

Christopher Marlowe Quotes , Source: Hero and Leander--First Sestiad (l. 276)

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A wise man loses nothing, if he but save himself.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Solitude

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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost!

Motto Quotes , Source: over the walls of a school in Germany

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That puts it not unto the touch To win or lose it all.

Sir W.F.P. Napier Quotes , Source: Montrose and the Covenanters--Montrose's Poems (no. 1, vol. II, p. 566), version of part of work by

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What you lend is lost; when you ask for it back, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness. If you begin to press him further, you have the choice of two things--either to lose your loan or lose your friend. [Lat., Si quis mutuum quid dederit, sit pro proprio perditum; Cum repetas, inimicum amicum beneficio invenis tuo. Si mage exigere cupias, duarum rerum exoritur optio; Vel illud, quod credideris perdas, vel illum amicum, amiseris.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Trinummus (IV, 3, 43)

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Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou are gone, and for ever!

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto III, st. 16)

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We have lost morals, justice, honor, piety and faith, and that sense of shame which, once lost, can never be restored. [Lat., Periere mores, jus, decus, pietas, fides, Et qui redire nescit, cum perit, pudor.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Agamemnon (CXII)

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Great lords, wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss But cheerly seek how to redress their harms.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Queen Margaret at V, iv)

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The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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Whatever you can lose, you should reckon of no account.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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But over all things brooding slept The quiet sense of something lost.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: In Memoriam (pt. LXXVIII, st. 2)

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That loss is common would not make My own less bitter, rather more: Too common! Never morning wore To evening, but some heart did break.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: On Memoriam (pt. VI, st. 2)

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No man can lose what he never had.

Izaak Walton Quotes , Source: The Compleat Angler (pt. I, ch. V)

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