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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
        Carlyle—Essays. Goethe’s Helena.
And if you mean to profit, learn to please.
        Churchill—Gotham. Bk. II. L. 88.
                Little pains
In a due hour employ’d great profit yields.
        John Philips—Cider. Bk. I. L. 126.
Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quærit lucrum.
  He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
        Plautus—Asinaria. I. 3. 65.
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.
    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.
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.
Lucrum malum æquale dispendio.
  An evil gain equals a loss.
  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.
  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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