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The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
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.
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.
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.
To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.
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.
Toward the end of my pregnancy, I felt really big - I gained about 40 pounds, which is a lot for my size.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
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.
When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.
I don't think I even knew how big we were at the time. It was mad. I gained a lot through East 17 and I'm grateful for being able to have that experience.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.
The first one was quite cheap, but that was expensive for us. For my folks to buy on the Never Never. It was quite, you know, a rare object to have and I gained quite a lot of status by having this.
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