Lost Quotes

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise ... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

Allan David Bloom

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

If the people wanted my head I would bow without demur. If I had lost the confidence or respect of the people I would not want to live. The tragedy of the drama is that the very opposite is true.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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

Samuel Beckett

Those who get lost on the way to school will never find their way through life

German Proverb

No, life ends and no, there is nothing elsewhere, and no question now of ever finding again that white speck lost in whiteness, to see if they still lie still in the stress of that storm, or of a worse storm, or in the black dark for good, or the great whiteness unchanging, and if not what they are doing.

Samuel Beckett

I almost lost my faith but you were sent by God to save us.


If I had believed in a God of rewards and punishments, I might have lost courage in battle

Napoleon Bonaparte

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.

Frederick Douglas

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.

Jean Paul Sartre

When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate.

Addison Whithecomb

Beauty is all about us, but how may are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement ... as if they were lost and desperate.

Pablo Casals

For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.

Sandra Postel

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