reward Quotes

You see, if you take pains and learn in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard; but when you work... if you love your work, you will find your reward in that.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Saint Augustine

To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work, is as impossible as it is to live without being born.

A. P. Gouthev

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward.

Victor Borge

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward.

Victor Borge

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.

George Santayana

We who go out to die shall be remembered, because we gave the world peace. That will be our reward, though we will know nothing of it, but lie rotting in the earth - dead.

Philip Gibbs

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Napoleon Hill

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is left long without proper reward.

Booker T. Washington

For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though late, a sure reward succeeds.

William Congreve

You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. But both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.

Homer Rice

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.

Billy Sunday

Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.

Anna Held

Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.

Silius Italicus

There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.

Vera Brittain

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better.

Elbert Hubbard

Perfect holiness is the aim of the saints on earth, and it is the reward of the saints in Heaven.

Joseph Caryl

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann G. Hamann

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Updated On : October 09, 2012
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