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1. "And yet surely to alchemy this right is due, that it may be compared to the husbandman whereof Aesop makes the fable, that when he died he told his sons that he had left unto them gold buried under the ground in his vineyard: and they digged over the ground, gold they found none, but by reason of their stirring and digging the mould about the roots of their vines, they had a great vintage the year following: so assuredly the search and stir to make gold hath brought to light a great number of good and fruitful inventions and experiments, as well for the disclosing of nature as for the use of man's life."
Author: Aesop
2. "Without words, protestations, or vows, I have laid my life in your hands. You fail me, and, I repeat once more, you are quite right in acting thus; nevertheless in losing you I lose part of my life."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
3. "I have a saying: Receive everything—decide later, which reminds me to be open to possibilities instead of closing the doors too quickly before I've had the opportunity to sit with something new. ~Amanda Owen"
Author: Amanda Owen
4. "I lost nothing I regret losing," Witch said softly. "I am what I want to be."
Author: Anne Bishop
5. "His head moved down, his mouth taking hers in a kiss that held the passion of a thousand years as his body molded against her trembling frame. His lips were hard and hungry as he fought against her resistance, and he pulled his head away for a moment, looking down into her desperate eyes with no pity at all. "Open your mouth, Rachel," he said.And closing her eyes, she did, sliding her helpless arms around his body, pulling him closer against her yearning form. Just once, she told herself. Just this once. And she gave herself up to the searching demand of his kiss."
Author: Anne Stuart
6. "Behind her leg a shy little girl - Grace - smiling up. "Dad?" It was a kind hope. But his dreams spoke to none of that: when he slept he dreamt of darkness, or of people he did not recognize, or of water closing slowly, almost gratefully, over his head."
Author: Anthony Doerr
7. "Closing my eyes, I lift my head to the sky the same time it opens up and rain comes pouring down. There is no irony behind the storm. I already know he is fighting like hell to come back to me, but he can't."
Author: Ashley Beale
8. "Running toward danger is foolhardy. ... But so is closing your eyes to it. Many perils become less dangerous once you understand their potential hazards."
Author: Brandon Mull
9. "Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to maneuver you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "It's hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you're on a losing one."
Author: Cara Bertoia
11. "Oh, precious losing streak,you're too cute for your own good. I try to laugh about itbut my face is made of wood."
Author: Casey Renee Kiser
12. "She looked up from closing it to find Jace watching her through hooded eyes. "And one last thing," he said. He reached over and pulled the sparking pins out of her hair, so that it fell in warm heavy curls down her neck. The sensation of hair tickling her bare skin was unfamiliar and oddly pleasant. "Much better," he said, and she thought this time that maybe his voice was uneven too."
Author: Cassandra Clare
13. "Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man."
Author: Chris Brown
14. "I love playing really strung out characters, and characters that are really pushed to their limits and losing their mind."
Author: Daniel Sharman
15. "I mean this is the kind of love people dream about, poets write sonnets for, and well it's the kind of love that keeps people from losing faith in humanity and encourages people to believe that true love still exists and it's still powerful and still wonderful. (Quote from a reviewer of Loving Lily Lavender)"
Author: DeAnna Kinney
16. "What a hell of a welcome. I'm sorry. But there's so much still to do outside before the weather closes, and we have to tackle all the dreary minutiæ on weapons and theory where all your knightly warriors start losing their tempers and you have to go through a deadly routine of light relief with competitions and war jokes and community singing, and long, long stories of rape and battle and Generals I have Known."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
17. "My discontent has accumulated over the past months, searching for a leak in the dam I've constructed to separate my true feelings from the situation closing in around me."
Author: Doug Cooper
18. "Question: would I do it the same way all over again? Absolutely - because I learned something along the way. Most people don't learn things alongthe way. Or if they do, they conveniently forget those things when it suits their need. Most people, given a second chance, fuck it up completely. It'sone of those laws of the universe that you can't shake. People, I have noticed, only seem to learn once they get their third chance - after losing andwasting vast sums of time, money, youth, and energy you name it. But still they learn, which is the better thing in the end."
Author: Douglas Coupland
19. "Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it."
Author: Emilie Autumn
20. "Do you like to slide?" His voice was eager.Stair rails! Did he suspect me? I forced a sigh. "No, Majesty. I'm terrified of heights.""Oh." His polite tone had returned."I wish I could enjoy it. This fear of heights is an affliction."He nodded, a show of sympathy but not much interest. I was losing him."Especially," I added, "as I've grown taller."
Author: Gail Carson Levine
21. "There would be many that would take back the experience of falling in love if it meant also carrying the pain associated with losing them, but I couldn't agree less. To feel the pain of loss is to know you once had something worth losing and I would always carry the memory of how the world was once right, when I laid on a couch, holding the woman I loved in my arms while she slept."
Author: Georgia Cates
22. "No, I mean the key," he said. "It's made of bone."Lex raised an eyebrow. "As in ivory?""As in human."She let out a shriek and dropped it."Sweet dreams," he said with a smirk, closing the door."
Author: Gina Damico
23. "Do you think it's easy for me? No, I don't remember you. I don't remember holding you or talking to you or falling in love with you—but I walk around with a giant hole in my heart all the time. I feel your absence every second of the day. It aches and nothing soothes it. Losing you is bad enough, but I don't even get the comfort of remembering that I had you once.-Haden"
Author: Gwen Hayes
24. "Even through the anger of losing you—I still knew you were my angel. My light."
Author: Harper Sloan
25. "When I composed those verses I was preoccupied less with music than with an experience—an experience in which that beautiful musical allegory had shown its moral side, had become an awakening and a summons to a life vocation. The imperative form of the poem which specially displeases you is not the expression of a command and a will to teach but a command and warning directed towards myself. Even if you were not fully aware of this, my friend, you could have read it in the closing lines. I experienced an insight, you see, a realization and an inner vision, and wished to impress and hammer the moral of this vision into myself. That is the reason why this poem has remained in my memory. Whether the verses are good or bad they have achieved their aim, for the warning has lived on within me and has not been forgotten. It rings anew for me again to-day, and that is a wonderful little experience which your scorn cannot take away from me."
Author: Hermann Hesse
26. "I suppose anybody just losing it and sputtering curses is pretty funny. But I think it would be more of a challenge, much more of a challenge, to make a cursing dad funny."
Author: Ian Frazier
27. "It felt something like being in love, but without the weight of having to choose just one heart to hold on to, and without the fear of ever losing it."
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
28. "Um, h-h-hi," Sophie stammered, closing the door behind her. Meeting her gaze were crystal eyes like blue shards of glass."
Author: Jennifer Lane
29. "It was so damn hard to find love in this world, to locate someone who could make you feel that there was a reason you'd been put on this earth. A child, I imagined, was the purest form of that. A child was the love you didn't have to look for, didn't have to prove anything to, didn't have to worry about losing. Which is why, when it happened, it hurt so badly."
Author: Jodi Picoult
30. "Learning to decipher words had only added to the pleasures of holding spines and turning pages, measuring the journey to the end with a thumb-riffle, poring over frontispieces. Books! Opening with a crackle of old glue, releasing perfume; closing with a solid thump."
Author: John Crowley
31. "There is a way of losing that is finding. When soul overmasters sense. When the noble and divine self overcomes the lower self. When duty and honor and love immortal things bid the mortal perish. It is only when a man supremely gives that he supremely finds"
Author: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
32. "Closing his eyes, he held her tightly and sifted place in a general southerly direction, pushing to the farthest limits his diminished power could carry him. The moment he rematerialized, he instantly sifted again, arms locked around her. Railroad track. Sift. Grocery store. Keep moving. Roof of a house. Sift. Cornfield. Sift. Cornfield. Sift. Cornfield. Sift. Cornfield. Bloody Midwest. Sift."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
33. "Hey, you've still got your endangered hymen. Which means you'll make it to closing credits - I'm s.o.l."
Author: Kresley Cole
34. "The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around the globe over many years. But it is clear - from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence - that America is losing its allure in much of the world."
Author: Lee H. Hamilton
35. "In this game against fate, I am losing. Miserably."
Author: Leigh Hershkovich
36. "It was like she was thinking, How far can I go with this? How much more can I fit in my life without losing control?"
Author: Liane Moriarty
37. "I think I'm losing my bottle. I think I'm going tonto."
Author: Martin Amis
38. "Such as are in immediate fear of a losing their estates, of banishment, or of slavery, live in perpetual anguish, and lose all appetite and repose; whereas such as are actually poor, slaves, or exiles, ofttimes live as merrily as other folk."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
39. "Libraries really are the gates to the future. So it is unfortunate that, round the world, we observe local authorities seizing the opportunity to close libraries as an easy way to save money, without realising that they are stealing from the future to pay for today. They are closing the gates that should be open."
Author: Neil Gaiman
40. "I chose you not because I want you, but because I love you...I preferred to be with you not because I have to, but because I can't live without you...I'm scared of losing you not because I need you, but because my everything is you..."
Author: NerD_Seyer
41. "People will insist on building high and wide barriers directly in your path, often with the intent of closing you in. If you treat these obstacles like fencing walls, they will prove mightily so. I choose to see them as grand towers meant to be scaled and conquered, providing an added victory as well as a great view of the journey ahead."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
42. "Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas."
Author: Robert B. Laughlin
43. "You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it."
Author: Roger Kahn
44. "I'm worried about losing my hair. I think if I lost my hair, I'd lose a lot of parts. And I don't want to get fat. I'm always worried about that."
Author: Rupert Penry Jones
45. "I'm not losing you, ever. I know I fuck up regularly, but I can't fuck us up."
Author: Samantha Towle
46. "Eternal Love,Distance is the salvation of my life, it is the magic of our love, thanks to that magic, I have finally learned to love you, from a distance. Go, but go far from me, I have a fear of losing you. Don't come close, please, do not destroy our love. I don't want to lose you. Distance has returned the love that was no longer there. Please don't ever return, because we've both discovered the essence of what we have. Distance will carry our love through eternity! Eternal love that only distance can keep alive."
Author: Sergio Figueira Correia
47. "There is the image of the man who imagines himself to be a prisoner in a cell. He stands at one end of this small, dark, barren room, on his toes, with arms stretched upward, hands grasping for support onto a small, barred window, the room's only apparent source of light. If he holds on tight, straining toward the window, turning his head just so, he can see a bit of bright sunlight barely visible between the uppermost bars. This light is his only hope. He will not risk losing it. And so he continues to staring toward that bit of light, holding tightly to the bars. So committed is his effort not to lose sight of that glimmer of life-giving light, that it never occurs to him to let go and explore the darkness of the rest of the cell. So it is that he never discovers that the door at the other end of the cell is open, that he is free. He has always been free to walk out into the brightness of the day, if only he would let go. (192)"
Author: Sheldon B. Kopp
48. "I'm losing control."-BrittanyMamacita, I've already lost it."-Alex"
Author: Simone Elkeles
49. "It was like someone had died- like I had died. Because it had been more than just losing the truest of true loves, as if that were not enough to kill anyone. It was also losing a whole future, a whole family- the whole life that I'd chosen..."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
50. "I'm losing my mind without you." His lips were gliding down my neck, his tongue stroking over my racing pulse. He sucked on my skin and pleasure radiated through me. "I can't think. I can't work or sleep. My body aches for you. I can make you want me again. Let me try."
Author: Sylvia Day

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One of the commonest things to do with savings is to lend them to some Government. In view of the fact that the bulk of the public expenditure of most civilized Governments consists in payment for past wars or preparation for future wars, the man who lends his money to a Government is in the same position as the bad men in Shakespeare who hire murderers. The net result of the man's economical habits is to increase the armed forces of the State to which he lends his savings. Obviously it would be better if he spent the money, even if he spent it in drink or gambling."
Author: Bertrand Russell

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