We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world.— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Revealing Personal Gain quotations
In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology.
In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.
If we grow wiser and more learned in our intercourse with wise and learned persons, how much more will we gain in our inner life by communing with God in prayer.
A hobby is, of course, an abomination, as are all consuming interests and passions that do not lead directly to large, personal gain.
A person who sins neither in thought nor deed, and is fair and just, gains enormous courage and strength. As a leader, you need courage born of integrity in order to be capable of powerful leadership. To achieve this courage, you must search your heart, and make sure your conscience is clear and your behavior is beyond reproach.
It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain
If we look on idly, heaven and earth will never be joined.
To join heaven and earth, some decisive deed of purity is necessary. To accomplish so resolute an action, you have to stake your life, giving no thought to personal gain or loss.
You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.
Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it's not.
It's all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
It's an honour and a privilege to meet people who look at you as their idol , they actually lose weight and gain muscle because of you. I can only tell them thank you for letting me be that person for them.
Saying No gains you respect. When you say No, the other person may feel disappointed. But ultimately, they will respect you for taking good care of yourself. And most of all, you'll respect yourself because you are being true to yourself!
The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.
To excel is to reach your own highest dream.
But you must also help others, where and when you can, to reach theirs. Personal gain is empty if you do not feel you have positively touched another's life.
What is does a person profit if they gain the whole world and lose their soul.
The charlatan takes very different shapes according to circumstances;
but at bottom he is a man who cares nothing about knowledge for its own sake, and only strives to gain the semblance of it that he may use it for his own personal ends, which are always selfish and material.
The paradox is that we have this amazing capacity in our minds and hearts to learn and gain insights and then to build a kind of personal storehouse of knowledge. The underside is that those insights harden and fill the spaces in our hearts and minds. They become assumptions, conclusions and judgments.
If faith is lacking, it is because there is too much selfishness, too much concern for personal gain. For faith to be true, it has to be generous and loving. Love and faith go together, they complete each other.
Some people seek meaning in life through personal gain, through personal relationship, or through personal experiences. However, it seems to me that being blessed with the intellect to divine the ultimate secrets of nature gives meaning enough to life.
My family had all kinds of complications in relationships.
I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?
Trust emerges when we have a sense that another person or organization is driven by things other than their own self-gain.
Nothing brings families together faster than forgiveness.
That should make it Step No. 1, but most of us find forgiving hard. We associate it with weakness and losing when, actually, the reverse is true. When you forgive, you gain strength and come out a winner. You break free of control by the other person's actions.
Love...no such thing. Whatever it is that binds families and married couples together, that's not love. That's stupidity or selfishness or fear. Love doesn't exist. Self interest exists, attachment based on personal gain exists, complacency exists. But not love. Love has to be reinvented, that’s certain.
Follow your heart's truth with no need for personal gain other than the feeling produced when doing what you truly love.
An act of renunciation is an act of union with God.
The Divine Master looks lovingly upon a person who gains a victory over self.
A person who wills to have a good will, already has a good will--in its rudiments. There is solid satisfaction in knowing that the mere desire to get out of an old habit is a material advance upon the condition of submergence in that habit. The longest step toward cleanliness is made when one gains--nothing but dissatisfaction with dirt.
Laughter is a release of tension. When influencing, make the other person laugh; you'll gain rapport instantly.
It was not easy for a person brought up in the ways of classical thermodynamics to come around to the idea that gain of entropy eventually is nothing more nor less than loss of information.
Solve the problem yourself or accept a fate you may not like.
.. from this perspective, the ethic of personal responsibility gains appeal.
People who acquire things beyond their usefulness not only will derive little or no marginal gains from these acquisitions, but they also will experience negative consequences, as with any form of gluttony.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
The great German scholar Helmut Thielicke once said that a person who speaks to this hour’s need will always be skirting the edge of heresy, but only the person who risks those heresies can gain the truth.
But man as a person, the same man, gains mastery over egocentric self-confinement by disclosing a universe in himself...Personality is a universe, it is filled with universal content.
The unique personality which is the real life in me, I cannot gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others.
Know the difference between principles based on right or wrong vs.
principles based on personal gain, and consider the basis of your own principles.
Once a person gains experience and a good reputation, it takes less and less money to create bigger and bigger investments.