„Nor do I hold that every kind of gain is always serviceable. Gain, I know, has render’d many great. But there are times when loss should be preferr’d to gain. (translator Thornton)“
Captivi, Act II, scene 2, line 75.
Variant translation: There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain. (translation by Henry Thomas Riley)
Captivi (The Prisoners)
Добавить примечание: (la) Non ego omnino lucrum omne esse utile homini existimo. Scio ego, multos jam lucrum luculentos homines reddidit. Est etiam, ubi profecto damnum praestet facere, quam lucrum.
— Ian Fleming, книга Live and Let Die
Источник: Live and Let Die
„Why should I stay? Nor seed nor fruit have I,
But, sprung at once to beauty’s perfect round,
Nor loss nor gain nor change in me is found,—
A life-complete in death-complete to die.“
— John B. Tabb American poet 1845 - 1909
The Bubble, as quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Robert Browning, Paracelsus
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Faliero, Act V. Sc. 2.
Marino Faliero (1885)
Контексте: Farewell, and peace be with you if it may.
I have lost, ye have won this hazard: yet perchance
My loss may shine yet goodlier than your gain
When time and God give judgment. If there be
Truth, true is this, that I desired the right
And ye with hands as red sustain the wrong
As mine had been in triumph. Have your will:
And God send each no bitterer end than mine.
„The sad ones are those who waste their energy in trying to hold it back, for they can only feel bitterness in loss and no joy in gain.“
— John Steinbeck, книга Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Источник: Travels with Charley: In Search of America
„Another kind of honest graft. Tammany has raised a good many salaries. There was an awful howl by the reformers, but don’t you know that Tammany gains ten votes for every one it lost by salary raisin’? p. 6“
— George Washington Plunkitt New York State Senator 1842 - 1924
Chapter 1, Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft
— Hesiod, книга Works and Days
Gain not base gains; base gains are the same as losses.
Добавить примечание: (el) μὴ κακὰ κερδαίνειν: κακὰ κέρδεα ἶσ᾽ ἀάτῃσιν
Источник: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 352; compare: "the gains of the wicked bring trouble", Book of Proverbs 15:6.
„Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Источник: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential
„It has been said that Sweden's loss has been America's gain, and I think this is true. Swedish immigrants and their descendants have contributed a great deal to America and it is worthwhile to remember our Swedish heritage.“
— William H. Rehnquist Chief Justice of the United States 1924 - 2005
Address at a Swedish Colonial Society luncheon in Philadelphia (9 April 2001).
Books, articles, and speeches
— Daniel Kahneman, книга Thinking, Fast and Slow
Источник: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011), Chapter 26, "Prospect theory", page 288 (ISBN 9780141033570).
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
From Roscoe's edition of Pope, vol. v. p. 376; originally printed in Motte's Miscellanies (1727). In the edition of 1736 Pope says, "I must own that the prose part (the Thought on Various Subjects), at the end of the second volume, was wholly mine. January, 1734".
Thoughts on Various Subjects (1727)
— Maya Angelou, книга I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Источник: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
— Eleftherios Venizelos Greek politician 1864 - 1936
The World Crisis, The Aftermath : Chapter XVIII (Greek Tragedy), Churchill, Butterworth (1929), p. 381.
— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677
The Cherubinic Wanderer
„Not every defeat of authority is a gain for individual freedom, nor every judicial rescue of a convict a victory for liberty.“
— Robert H. Jackson American judge 1892 - 1954
Источник: "The Task of Maintaining Our Liberties: The Role of the Judiciary" (1953), P. 964