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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Gain
 
  Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
        Carlyle—Essays. Goethe’s Helena.
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And if you mean to profit, learn to please.
        Churchill—Gotham. Bk. II. L. 88.
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                Little pains
In a due hour employ’d great profit yields.
        John Philips—Cider. Bk. I. L. 126.
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Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quærit lucrum.
  He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
        Plautus—Asinaria. I. 3. 65.
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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.
        All’s Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 3.
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    Men that hazard all
Do it in hope of fair advantages:
A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.
        Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 18.
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No profit grows where is no pleasure ta’en;
In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
        Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 39.
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Lucrum malum æquale dispendio.
  An evil gain equals a loss.
        Syrus—Maxims.
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  Hoc scitum’st periculum ex aliis facere, tibi quid ex usu sit.
  From others’ slips some profit from one’s self to gain.
        Terence—Heauton timorumenos. I. 2.
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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—In Congress on his Appointment as Commander-in-Chief, June 16, 1775.
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