|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.|
CarlyleEssays. Goethes Helena.
|And if you mean to profit, learn to please.|
ChurchillGotham. Bk. II. L. 88.
| Little pains|
In a due hour employd great profit yields.
John PhilipsCider. Bk. I. L. 126.
|Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quærit lucrum.|
He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
PlautusAsinaria. I. 3. 65.
|Share the advice betwixt you: if both gain, all|
The gift doth stretch itself as tis receivd,
And is enough for both.
Alls 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 taen;|
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 scitumst periculum ex aliis facere, tibi quid ex usu sit.|
From others slips some profit from ones self to gain.
TerenceHeauton 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 WashingtonIn Congress on his Appointment as Commander-in-Chief, June 16, 1775.