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Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.


The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.

Alexander Cockburn

You ever notice the first thing someone says when they can't find something is that it was stolen? They say "who stole it?!". It's an ego defense. They can't stand the fact that they might have been stupid enough to have lost something.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do, will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, will never...never forget it.

Curtis Judalet

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.

Lao Tzu

Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and this perhaps is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost.

Benjamin Franklin

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost

Thomas Jefferson

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

It is arrogance to expect that life will always be music.... Harmony, like a following breeze at sea, is the exception. In a world where most things wind up broken or lost, our lot is to tack and tune.

Harvey Oxenhorn

Christ of his gentleness, / Thirsting and hungering / Walked in the wilderness; / Soft words of grace he spoke / Unto lost desert-folk / That listened wondering.

Robert Graves

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.

George Dennison Prentice

Freedom of speech is of no use to a man who has nothing to say and freedom of worship is of no use to a man who has lost his God.


The trouble in modern democracy is that men do not approach to leadership 'til they have lost the desire to lead anyone.

William Henry Beveridge,1st Baron Beveridge of Tug

I felt ill at ease with all this air about me, lost before the confusion of innumerable prospects.

Samuel Beckett

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