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An evil gain equals a loss. [Lat., Lucrum malum aequale dispendio.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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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,

George Washington Quotes , Source: in Congress on his appointment as Commander-in-Chief

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Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

George Herbert Quotes

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And if you mean to profit, learn to please.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Gotham (bk. II, l. 88)

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Gain cannot be made without some other person's loss.

Publilius Syrus Quotes

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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 Quotes , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (King of France at II, i)

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The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much.

Francis Beaumont Quotes

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Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Goethe's Helena

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Little pains In a due hour employ'd great profit yields.

John Philips Quotes , Source: Cider (bk. I, l. 126)

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He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense. [Lat., Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quaerit lucrum.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Asinaria (I, 3, 65)

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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 Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Morocco at II, vii)

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No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en. In brief, sir, study what you most effect.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio at I, i)

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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) Quotes , Source: Heauton timoroumenos (I, 2)

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It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.

Thorstein Veblen Quotes

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And gain is gain, however small.

Robert Browning Quotes

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No gain is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have.

Latin Proverb Quotes

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For everything you have missed you have gained something.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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