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No pain, no gain

This page is about the saying "No pain, no gain"

Possible interpretation:
If we do not do hard work, and suffer some pain, we will achieve or gain nothing.

pain (noun): hurt; very unpleasant physical feeling; mental suffering or distress
gain (noun): increase in wealth; increase in resources; accomplishment; attainment

Quick Quiz:

According to the saying "No pain, no gain",

a. it is painful when we lose

b. it is not painful when we win

c. we can win only by suffering

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Contributor: Josef Essberger