Quotations on Gain

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The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Breeding, Gain, Praise, Sense)

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Life, Desire, Gain, Possession, World)

It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies.
- David Allan
(Keywords: Truth, Gain, Hurt, Lies, Satisfaction)

At USC, if you're running back there, and you do gain you over 1,500 yards, people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: People, Gain, Running)

By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Control, Europe, Gain, Now)

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Power, Gain, Help, World)

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: End, Gain, Labor, Leisure)

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Friend, Friends, Gain, Strangers, Will)

It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Love, Daughters, Gain, May, Sin, Will)

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Victory, Gain, May)

I think that's most unfortunate about our Democratic system, that you're confining it to people who are either very wealthy in their own right or have capacity to gain access to large amounts of money.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Money, People, Gain, Right)

'Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them.
- David Borenstein
(Keywords: Men, Gain, Honor)

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Enemy, Gain, Information)

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
- Claude M. Bristol
(Keywords: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Nature, Control, Gain, Laws, Understanding)

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Life, Gain, Question)

When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.
- Charisma Carpenter
(Keywords: Fear, Gain, Pregnancy)

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Age, Credit, Gain, Order, World)

I don't want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court. I want respect for what I do on the court.
- Vince Carter
(Keywords: Court, Gain, Respect, Want)

The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort.
- C. J. Cherryh
(Keywords: Home, Family, Society, Fight, Fighting, Gain, Gold, May, Winter)

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
- Chilon
(Keywords: Time, Gain, Loss, Pain)

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
- Jesus Christ
(Keywords: Soul, Gain, Loss, Man, Profit, World)

If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not, it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike, with whatever of violence that involves.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Men, Court, Gain, Violence, Will)

It was fairly obvious to anyone who studied the situation that China was dumping bedroom furniture in the U.S. to the detriment of our American workers and manufacturers to gain market access and share.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: American, Gain, Obvious, Workers)

For electronica music, David Linton has been doing this series called Unity Gain, which is pretty cool.
- Jim Coleman
(Keywords: Music, Gain, Pretty, Unity)

I've had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade. They're gaining markets the old-fashioned way - they're buying them.
- Kent Conrad
(Keywords: Strategy, Buying, Gain, Leaders, Old, Support, Trade, World)

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased; but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby
(Keywords: Soul, Thoughts, Effect, Exercise, Gain, Solitude)

The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical Canadian story nowadays is along this line: that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation as a nation of rapid social change.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Change, Work, Gain, Nation, Reputation, Trying)

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Hope, Beginning, Gain, Loss)

We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications - government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders.
- Dorothy Denning
(Keywords: Government, Court, Gain, Privacy)

They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group, share expressions, or other images, drawings, and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions and images and make them real, make them tangible.
- John Doerr
(Keywords: Family, Gain, World)

None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Keywords: Experience, Gain, Old)

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
- Anthony Eden
(Keywords: Peace, Policy, Gain, May, Violence)

My family had all kinds of complications in relationships. I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?
- Anthony Edwards
(Keywords: Family, Being, Gain, Relationships)

Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil.
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Keywords: Policy, Values, Foreign policy, Gain, Oil)

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Strength, Gain, Temptation)

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus
(Keywords: Difficulty, Gain, Glory, Reputation, Storms)

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Dream, Gods, Conscience, Gain, Man, Order, Right)

No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen.
- Renee Fleming
(Keywords: People, Gain, Information, Voice)

The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Men, Experience, Genius, Gain, Historians, Will, World)

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Time, Gain, Leisure)

All myths that are something more than fancies gain rather than lose in value with time, by reason of the accretions of human experience.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Gain, Myths, Reason, Value)

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Nature, Gain, Houses, Trees)

I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA.
- Marc Garneau
(Keywords: Country, Example, Gain, Respect, Space, states, United)

Well, the whole story is in the book, but the short answer is that I was the first information architect in an organization that was traditionally design-oriented, and I felt I needed a tool to help me gain the trust and support of my colleagues.
- Jesse James Garrett
(Keywords: Trust, Design, First, Gain, Help, Information, Support)

There is no change - I'm as deep or as shallow as I ever was. What's new is on-the-job experience. This is what you gain with years.
- Gordon Getty
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Deep, Gain, Years)

I think people are going to have a choice to make in the fall. But I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that.
- Robert Gibbs
(Keywords: People, Control, Cause, Choice, Doubt, Gain, Play, Republicans)

I didn't think I was fat. I just thought I didn't need to gain any weight. But I would drop weight and then I would be comfortable with that number. Then I would lose more weight and that would become my new number.
- Tracey Gold
(Keywords: Thought, Gain, Weight)



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