Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
We learn, grow and become compassionate and generous as much through exile as homecoming, as much through loss as gain, as much through giving things away as in receiving what we believe to be our due.
A good poem looks life straight in the face, unflinching, sincere, equal to revelation through loss or gain.
She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
The capacities by which we can gain insights into higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us.
The means that make one qualified for enquiry are meditation, yoga, etc. One should gain proficiency in these through graded practice and thus secure a stream of mental modes that is natural and helpful.
The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.