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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Gain
 
An evil gain is equal to a loss.  Latin.  1
Do not run too fast after gain.  2
Gain at the expense of reputation should be called loss.  Publius Syrus.  3
Gain does not delight as much as loss grieves.  Modern Greek.  4
Gain got by a lie will burn one’s fingers.  5
Gain has a pleasant odor come whence it will.  Portuguese.  6
Light gains come thick, great ones but now and then.  Bacon.  7
Light gains make a heavy purse.  Dutch.  8
No gains without pains.  9
Only that which is honestly got is gain.  10
Small gains bring great wealth.  Dutch.  11
There are no gains without pains,
Then help hands for I have no lands.
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There are no gains without pains;
Then plough deep while sluggards sleep.
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To make any gain some outlay is necessary.  Plautus.  14
 
 
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