„Innocence, Once Lost, Can Never Be Regained. Darkness, Once Gazed Upon, Can Never Be Lost.“

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1608 - 1674

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„But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.“

—  John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826

Letter to Abigail Adams (17 July 1775)
Fonte: Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife

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„While the art of printing is left to us science can never be retrograde; what is once acquired of real knowlege can never be lost.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Letter to William Green Mumford (18 June 1799) http://www.princeton.edu/~tjpapers/munford/munford.html

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„Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. “

—  John Quincy Adams American politician, 6th president of the United States (in office from 1825 to 1829) 1767 - 1848

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„What can be imagined—
—need never be lost.“

—  Clive Barker, livro Weaveworld

Part Nine “Into the Gyre”, Chapter iii “The Miracle of the Loom” (p. 429; catchphrase frequently repeated)
Fonte: Weaveworld

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„My good opinion once lost is lost forever.“

—  Jane Austen, livro Orgulho e Preconceito

Fonte: Pride and Prejudice

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„When love once pleas admission to our hearts,
(In spite of all the virtue we can boast),
The woman that deliberates is lost.“

—  Joseph Addison, livro Cato

Cato, A Tragedy (1713)
Variante: "When love once pleads admission to our hearts..."

Act IV, scene i. The last line has often been misreported as "He who hesitates is lost", a sentiment inspired by it but not penned by Addison. See Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 3.

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„It is seldom, that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.“

—  David Hume, livro Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

Part I, Essay 2: Of the Liberty of the Press
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1741-2; 1748)
Contexto: It is a very comfortable reflection to the lovers of liberty, that this peculiar privilege of Britain is of a kind that cannot easily be wrested from us, but must last as long as our government remains, in any degree, free and independent. It is seldom, that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. Slavery has so frightful an aspect to men accustomed to freedom, that it must steal upon them by degrees, and must disguise itself in a thousand shapes, in order to be received. But, if the liberty of the press ever be lost, it must be lost at once. The general laws against sedition and libelling are at present as strong as they possibly can be made. Nothing can impose a farther restraint, but either the clapping an Imprimatur upon the press, or the giving to the court very large discretionary powers to punish whatever displeases them. But these concessions would be such a bare-faced violation of liberty, that they will probably be the last efforts of a despotic government. We may conclude, that the liberty of Britain is gone for ever when these attempts shall succeed.

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