A friend in power is a friend lost.
Most governments do have inbuilt biases in favour of the rich and powerful, and most do contain plenty of manipulators who love intrigue, who have lost whatever moral compass they may once have had and who protect themselves with steely cynicism.
Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.