I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss.
So long as human beings can gain sufficient co-operation from some to enable them to dominate others, they will use the forms of law as one of their instruments. Wicked men will enact wicked rules which others will enforce. What surely is most needed in order to make men clear sighted in confronting the official abuse of power, is that they should preserve the sense that the certification of something as legally valid is not conclusive of the question of obedience, and that, however great the aura of majesty or authority which the official system may have, its demands must in the end be submitted to a moral scrutiny.
H. L. A. Hart
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
The chase of gain is rich in hate.
If I could gain 1,000 pounds and be healthy, I would love to do that.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
There is no gain without struggle.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mobility was a factor, ... We thought that if (McMahon) got into trouble, he could gain some yards with his feet. ... He did a good job. I have not had a chance to talk to the coaches and the players about it so I am not going to say something here.
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stock broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.
If you look at me, I'm very tall but I'm not huge or muscular. I tend to be slim and you know, I actually can lose weight quicker than I can gain it.
It really is the height of irresponsibility, and it appears to be a calculated effort to mislead people for personal monetary gain.
Do it because it's in your heart. Not because you want something in return. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.