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GAIN
[ Also see Acquirement Avarice Bargain Business Covetousness Loss Money Possession Profit Prosperity Sacrifice Success Wealth ]

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
      - Bible, Philippians (ch. I, v. 21)

And gain is gain, however small.
      - Robert Browning

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
      - Thomas Carlyle, Essays--Goethe's Helena

And if you mean to profit, learn to please.
      - Charles Churchill, Gotham (bk. II, l. 88)

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
      - Bernadette Devlin

A captive fettered at the oar of gain.
      - William Falconer

He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Counts his sure gains, and hurries back for more.
      - James Montgomery

Little pains
  In a due hour employ'd great profit yields.
      - John Philips, Cider (bk. I, l. 126)

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
  [Lat., Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quaerit lucrum.]
      - Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Asinaria
         (I, 3, 65)

Men that hazard all
  Do it in hope of fair advantages:
    A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.
      - William Shakespeare

That, sir, which serves and seeks for gain,
  And follows but for form,
    Will pack, when it begins to rain,
      And leave thee in a storm.
      - William Shakespeare

Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all
  The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd,
    And is enough for both.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (King of France at II, i)

This casket threatens; men that hazard all
  Do it in hope of fair advantages.
    A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross;
      I'll then nor give nor hazard aught for lead.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice
         (Morocco at II, vii)   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en.
  In brief, sir, study what you most effect.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio at I, i)

An evil gain equals a loss.
  [Lat., Lucrum malum aequale dispendio.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

From others' slips some profit from one's self to gain.
  [Lat., Hoc scitum'st periculum ex aliis facere, tibi quid ex usu sit.]
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer),
        Heauton timoroumenos (I, 2)

As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it.
      - George Washington,
        in Congress on his appointment as Commander-in-Chief


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