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A Quote by William Shakespeare on losing, possessions, value, virtue, and worth

For it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Much Ado About Nothing

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on good, losing, and profit

We, ignorant of ourselves; Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers Deny us for our good; so find we profit By losing of our prayers.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Antony and Cleopatra, Act 2, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on day, death, duty, earth, fatherhood, faults, grief, heart, heaven, impatience, losing, love, mind, nature, nobility, obligation, reason, simplicity, sons, sorrow, understanding, vulgarity, and world

'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, To give these mourning duties to your father: But, you must know, your father lost a father; That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound In filial obligation for some term To do obsequious sorrow: but to persever In obstinate condolement is a course Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief; It shows a will most incorrect to heaven, A heart unfortified, a mind impatient, An understanding simple and unschool'd: For what we know must be and is as common As any the most vulgar thing to sense, Why should we in our peevish opposition Take it to heart? Fie! 'tis a fault to heaven, A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, To reason most absurd: whose common theme Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried, From the first corse till he that died to-day, 'This must be so.' We pray you, throw to earth This unprevailing woe, and think of us As of a father: for let the world take note, You are the most immediate to our throne; And with no less nobility of love Than that which dearest father bears his son, Do I impart toward you.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 1, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Reece Smith, Jr. on losing

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We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.

William Reece Smith

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A Quote by William James on bravery, cheerfulness, courage, fear, feeling, losing, spontaneity, and path

The voluntary path to cheerfulness, if our spontaneous cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully. and act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there. To feel brave,act as if we were brave, use all our will to that end, and courage will very likely replace fear. If we act as if from some better feeling, the bad feeling soon fold its tent like an Arab and silently steals away.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Dunbar on god, losing, and love

All love is lost but upon God alone.

William Dunbar (c. 1465 - c. 1530)

Source: The Merle and the Nightingale

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on imagination, losing, and women

Does the imagination dwell the most Upon a woman won or a woman lost?

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. The Tower

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on losing and mind

We have lit upon the gentle, sensitive mind And lost the old nonchalance of the hand; Whether we have chosen chisel, pen or brush, We are but critics, or but half create.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. Ego Dominus Tuas

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A Quote by William A. Niskanen on accidents, church, control, dependence, expectation, good, government, jobs, liberty, life, losing, nations, people, risk, security, television, and tragedy

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras. . . . As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.

William A. Niskanen

Source: “For a Less Responsive Government,” Cato Policy Report, 1996

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A Quote by W. S. Anglin on journeys, losing, mathematics, and wilderness

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.

W. S. Anglin

Source: "Mathematics and History", Mathematical Intelligencer, v. 4, no. 4.

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