You just need to be nice to yourself sometimes after a loss.
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong. I basically have survived by recognising my mistakes.
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
One loss is good for the soul. Too many losses is not good for the coach.
If you have trouble imagining a 20 percent loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.
—John C Bogle
Even being right three or four times out of ten should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.
Though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.
We had a kettle, we let it leak: Our not repairing made it worse. We haven’t had any tea for a week… The bottom is out of the universe.
Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.
It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
“No valleys, no mountaintops.”
“Win without boasting. Lose without excuse.”
—Albert Payson Terhune
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(This story appears in the 01 April, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)