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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating - on our taxes or on the football field.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
Friedrich August von Hayek
If God has given you the world's goods in abundance, it is to help you gain those of Heaven and to be a good example of sound teaching to your sons, servants, and relatives.
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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