Profit & Loss

Sayings about Profits and Losses

Profit is the brother of loss. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Where profit is, loss is hiding nearby. ~ Japanese Proverbs

It is difficult to scare people who think they will profit from dying. ~ German Proverb

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit. ~ Nigerien Proverb

Better make profit out of manure than losses with musk. ~ Arabian Proverb

If there is any profit in partnership, two will share a woman. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

Stealing may bring profit, but hanging costs far more. ~ Cambodian Proverb

There are only two things from which to choose: profit or loss. ~ Indian Proverbs

Moderate profits fill the purse. ~ Italian Proverbs

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Cut your losses and let your profits run. ~ American Proverbs

Small profits are good if they come often. ~ French Proverb

When there are two in a lawsuit only a third will profit from it. ~ Chinese Proverb

There is never trust without loss.  ~ Basque Proverb

When the tiger kills, the jackal profits. ~ Afghan Proverb

Whenever there is profit to be made then think of honesty. ~ Chinese Proverb

When a dead tree falls, the woodpeckers profit from his death. ~ Malawian Proverb

The fish sees the bait not the hook; a man sees not the danger — only the profit. ~ Mongolian Proverbs

Biggest profits mean gravest risks. ~ Chinese Proverb

Small profits and often, are better than large profits and seldom. ~ German Proverbs

Loaning money causes loss of memory.  ~ French Proverb

Adversity and loss make a man wise. ~ Welsh Proverbs

A hundred years cannot repair a moment’s loss of honor. ~ Traditional Proverb

What has been lost is safe. ~ Latin Proverbs

A foolish man may be known by six things: Anger without cause, speech without profit, change without progress, inquiry without object, putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Caution minimizes loss. ~ Filipino Proverbs

Quotations about Profits and Losses

Saying about Profit & Loss


No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure. ~ Thomas Hardy

The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth. ~ Warren Buffett

The loss which is unknown is no loss at all. ~ Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value. ~ Arthur Miller

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? ~ Jesus Christ

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right. ~ Thomas Hobbes

Take every gain without showing remorse about missed profits, because an eel may escape sooner than you think. ~ Lope de Vega

When profit is unshared it’s less likely to grow greater. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

A person is born with a liking for profit. ~ Xun Zi

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. ~ Elizabeth Bishop

There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits. ~ David Ricardo

Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size. ~ Mark Twain

Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. ~ William Shakespeare

No man can lose what he never had. ~ Izaak Walton

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right. ~ John Milton

Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it’s profitable.~ James Rouse

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. ~ Robert Frost

For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family. ~ Tony Abbott

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception. ~ Sophocles

No wise person should make known the loss of fortune, any malpractice in their house, his being cheated, or having been disgraced. ~ Hitopadesa

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. ~ Pat Riley

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one’s self. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit. ~ Morgan Freeman

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. ~ George Orwell

Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper. ~Kazuo Inamori

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. ~ W. Edwards Deming

To win you have to risk loss. ~ Jean-Claude Killy

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. ~ Al Gore

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? ~ Robert Fulghum

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. ~ Henry Ford

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. ~ Dale Carnegie

There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by. ~ George Meredith

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power. ~ John Steinbeck

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. ~ Plutarch

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others. ~ Pliny the Elder

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time. ~ Chilon

The more illegal a profit, the more tenaciously a man clings to it. ~ Honore de Balzac

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. ~ Harper Lee

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ~ John C. Maxwell

Poets wish to profit or to please. ~ Horace

Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time. ~ Snoop Dogg

Profitability doesn’t happen when you’re walking on bullshit. ~ Jerry Martin

Nobody ever lost money taking a profit. ~ Bernard Baruch

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit. ~ Josh Billings

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. ~ Wilson Mizner

One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard. One who works for the use of others, without profit to himself, is likely not to work any harder than he must. ~ B. Carroll Reece

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. ~ Shirley Chisholm

If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It’s a process of innovation. ~ Jerry Greenfield

Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future. ~ William Wordsworth

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don’t merely dream – but create! ~ Robert Collier

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins. At one time they may be carbuncle stones, then coals, then diamonds, then flint stones, then morning dew, then tears. ~ Lope de Vega

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. ~ Scott Adams

Profit and morality are a hard combination to beat. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit. ~ Samuel Gompers

The engine which drives enterprise is not thrift, but profit. ~ John Maynard Keynes

If you count all your assets you always show a profit. ~ Wilson Mizner

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Profits are like breathing. You have to have them. But who would stay alive just to breathe? ~ Maurice Mascaranhas

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