‘”I can’t tell you just now what the moral of that is, but I shall remember it in a bit.” “Perhaps it hasn’t one,” Alice ventured to remark. “Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” And she squeezed herself up closer to Alice’s side as she spoke. Alice did not much like her keeping so close: first, because the Duchess was very ugly; and secondly, because she was exactly the right height to rest her chin on Alice’s shoulder, and it was an uncomfortably sharp chin.’
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Apparently.
No 1. – We ventured to put our flat on the market. What have we gained? Just 4 viewings in 7 weeks and two drops in price. No-body wants our gorgeous little flat in Fulham!
No 2. – I applied to 4 universities to study in September. What have I gained? I have 2 unconditional offers and 2 “Your application is with the relevant department for consideration.”