Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources
If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.
The best plan is, as the common proverb has it, to profit by the folly of others
I don't accept the maxim 'there's no gain without pain', physical or emotional. I believe it is possible to develop and grow with joy rather than grief. However, when the pain comes my way, I try to get the most growth out of it.
Profits, like sausages.. Are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit
Profit is the ignition system of our economic engine.
It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
Take every gain without showing remorse about missed profits, because an eel may escape sooner than you think.
No profit grows where there is no pleasure taken
He that requires a benefit pays a great deal
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
And gain is gain, however small
What keeps earth air breathable? Not oxygen alone. The earth is a freer place to breathe in, every time you love without calculating a return -- every time you make your drudgeries and routines still more inefficient by stopping to experience the shock of beauty wherever it unpredictably flickers.