accounting term; financial benefit resulting from a non-typical or non-recurring transaction
Gain is an increase in wealth, often through profit or an increase in value of an investment.
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- And if you mean to profit, learn to please.
- Charles Churchill, Gotham (1764), Book II, line 88.
- Share the advice betwixt you: if both gain, all
The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd,
And is enough for both.
- William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well (1600s), Act II, scene 1, line 3.
- Men that hazard all
Do it in hope of fair advantages:
A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.
- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (late 1590s), Act II, scene 7, line 18.
- No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en;
In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
- William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew (c. 1593-94), Act I, scene 1, line 39.
- 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 Washington, in Congress on his appointment as Commander-in-Chief (June 16, 1775).
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 306.
- Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
- Thomas Carlyle, Essays, Goethe's Helena.
- Little pains
In a due hour employ'd great profit yields.
- John Philips, Cider, Book I, line 126.
- Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quærit lucrum.
- He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
- Plautus, Asinaria, I, 3, 65.
- Lucrum malum æquale dispendio.
- An evil gain equals a loss.
- Syrus, Maxims.
- Hoc scitum'st periculum ex aliis facere, tibi quid ex usu sit.
- From others' slips some profit from one's self to gain.
- Terence, Heauton timorumenos, I, 2.