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They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.
Chris Van Allsburg
The notion of a neutral, mainstream national media gained dominance only in World War II and in its aftermath, when what turned out to be a temporary moderate consensus came to govern the country.
Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there's a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding - that existence is a struggle.
Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
Duke of Wellington
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
Lydia M. Child
God removes the sin of the one who makes humble confession, and thereby the devil loses the sovereignty he had gained over the human heart.
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
The old-fashioned idea is that responsibility falls upon those who borrow and lend. Money was not borrowed by campesinos, assembly plant workers, or slum-dwellers. The mass of the population gained little from borrowing, indeed often suffered grievously from its effects.
Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Yeah! I got type-two diabetes! I'm sure there's going to be some media scandal now, saying I got it because I gained and lost weight for movie parts or something - but I doubt that.
Toward the end of my pregnancy, I felt really big - I gained about 40 pounds, which is a lot for my size.
You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.
Mary Lou Retton
Sometimes the results of a first free election will find the moderates so poorly organized that extreme groups can eke out a victory, as Hamas did when it gained a 44-to-41 percent margin in the Palestinian election of 2006.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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