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    A 1940 Gallup poll showed 83 percent of the public was against intervention. A good pretext was needed to gain support from an intransigent public.

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    A churlish courtesy rarely comes but either for gain or falsehood.

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    Absolute freedom is absolute nonsense! We gain freedom in anything through commitment, discipline, and fixed habit.

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    According to success do we gain a reputation for judgement.

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    A Confucian or Jewish love of learning would gain minorities far more than any affirmative action laws we might pass.

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    A friend will give you immediate feedback and that will be that friend's opinion. An analyst often remains quiet and you hear what you've said and you gain your own insight.

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    Actually in the moment in which the idea has life, when it's listened to read, engaged with, acted on stage, it gains another dimension, it becomes three dimensional.

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    After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?

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    All policy is a matter of gains and losses, upsides and downsides.

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    A good poem looks life straight in the face, unflinching, sincere, equal to revelation through loss or gain.

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    A human life gains lustre and strength only when it is polished and tempered.

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    Alas! in nature, as in art, we gain only according to our capacity. You cannot put an ocean in a pint pot.

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    A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain something without sacrificing something in return.

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    All stakeholders must participate in the gains and losses of any particular situation.

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    All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth.

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    A hobby is, of course, an abomination, as are all consuming interests and passions that do not lead directly to large, personal gain.

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    All myths that are something more than fancies gain rather than lose in value with time, by reason of the accretions of human experience.

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    A lot of people out there working hard and finally building up to getting a pretty good income. Higher tax rates on them, you know, the income rates going up, the dividend rates are going up, the capital gains rates all going up before health care kicks in.

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    Almost all good businesses engage in 'pain today, gain tomorrow' activities.

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    A man gains no possession better than a good woman, nothing more horrible than a bad one.

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    A lot of people would enter restricted sites just to say they can, and then log out. Today, everything related to hacking seems to be for monetary gain.

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    A man's enjoyment of all good things is in exact proportion to the pains he has undergone to gain them.

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    A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers.

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    A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.

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    A minuscule 4 percent of funds produce market-beating after-tax results with a scant 0.6 percent (annual) margin of gain. The 96 percent of funds that fail to meet or beat the Vanguard 500 Index Fund lose by a wealth-destroying margin of 4.8 percent per annum.

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    An aggressor nation or extremist group could gain control of critical switches and derail passenger trains, or trains loaded with lethal chemicals.

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    An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by adding weak links to it. A great power like the United States gains no advantage and it loses prestige by offering, indeed peddling, its alliances to all and sundry. An alliance should be hard diplomatic currency, valuable and hard to get, and not inflationary paper from the mimeograph machine in the State Department.

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    An athlete gains more & more strength by facing resistance. Similarly in life, we only become stronger when we face the resistance of our struggles.

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    An attempt to gain a value by deceiving the mind of others is an act of raising your victims to a position higher than reality.

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    And step by step, since time began, I see the steady gain of man.

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    And fame, for a painter means sales, gains, fortune, riches. And today, as you know, I am celebrated. I am rich.

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    And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.

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    And the most difficult of tasks to keep Heights which the soul is competent to gain.

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    A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.

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    And the truth is that if a writer is successful, you gain readers. It benefits all the writers. It's important for all the writers that as many of us as possible be successful.

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    And who in time knows whither we may vent the treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores this gain of our best glories shall be sent, 't unknowing Nations with our stores? What worlds in the yet unformed Occident may come refined with the accents that are ours?

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    An evil gain equals a loss.

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    An enlightened teacher has so much power that when they meditate, a tremendous aura builds up around them. The aura will open up your aura and increase it. You will move into a higher plane of knowledge. You will gain a new view of the world.

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    Anyway, maybe there weren't any solutions. Human society, corpses and rubble. It never learned, it made the same cretinous mistakes over and over, trading short-term gain for long-term pain.

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    Any school would gain, if the students began the day with meditation, cleared their heads and got themselves centered.

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    Applied properly, it [logic] can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.

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    A pastor can teach you on TV, but he can't pastor you on TV. There's so much to gain by belonging to a church.

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    A person will gain everyone's approval if he mixes the pleasant with the useful.

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    A person that would secure to himself great deference will, perhaps, gain his point by silence as effectually as by anything he can say.

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    A president has to provide leadership to gain support.

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    A private Life is to be preferrd; the Honour and Gain of publick Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it.

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    Art proper, in other words, emerges when sensation can detach itself and gain an autonomy from its creator and its perceiver when something of the chaos from which it is drawn can breathe and have a life of its own

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    Artist, gain knowledge, but know that the greatest guru of all is the guru within.

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    A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief - as well as injustice - to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning.

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    As corporations gain in autonomous institutional power and be-come more detached from people and place, the human interest and the corporate interest increasingly diverge. It is almost as though we were being invaded by alien beings intent on coloniz­ing our planet, reducing us to serfs, and then excluding as many of us as possible.