Which of the following nearly sums up the meaning of the first sentence?


Hard labour usually ends in suffering.


Even after suffering and hardship, man can hardly achieve anything.


Man can not achieve anything unless he suffers for it. 


Achievement in life is disproportionate to the suffering one undergoes for it. 

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Correct option is C)

The first line "In this life, there are no gains without pains." means that without pain or suffering, you don't really gain/achieve much. Achieving something without hard work is no achievement at all. This is mentioned in option C, man does not achieve anything unless he works hard/suffers to achieve it. Hence C is correct.
Option A has a completely different meaning from the sentence. It means that hard work is not fruitful as it ends in suffering or pain whereas the sentence means that pain/struggle is fruitful in the form of rewards. The pain and suffering itself is a manifestation of the hard labour. Hence A is incorrect.
Similarly, option B is also incorrect, it refers to a negative result whereas the quoted line refers to a positive thought: that without pain, there is no achievement. If you want to achieve/gain, you must deal with the pain.
Option D is also incorrect because it does not provide the meaning of the sentence. It has a completely different meaning from the first sentence.

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