Top 240 Reward Quotes

In this post, you will find great Reward Quotes from famous people, such as Chris Evans, Anthea Butler, Michael Che, Sara Shepard, Booker T. Washington. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

You know, the reward for 'Captain America' is amazing.

You know, the reward for ‘Captain America’ is amazing. It’s always fun to see a giant spectacle film and see the fun stuff – the special effects.
Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are the worst kind of crises for people like Mr. Trump and Mr. Osteen, who purvey their own versions of the prosperity gospel. This is a belief that says if you think positively and make affirmations, God will reward you with financial success and good health.
I can’t speak for every American comic, but for me, a great show is its own reward. Comedy is too subjective for awards.
Seeing ‘Pretty Little Liarsfans adapt and create their own stories is both exciting and flattering, and I think what Amazon Publishing is offering through Kindle Worlds is a great way to reward their ingenuity.
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
Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.
It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Most organizations do not value imagination, do not encourage it, do not reward it. In many cases, they don’t even think about it. But if you’re not thinking about imagination, I guarantee you’re not going to have meaningful innovation.
Jay S. Walker
If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that’s my reward.
Victor Borge
Don’t worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it’s the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past.
I feel like when there’s more on the line and there’s more risks, that means there’s more reward.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
Francis Quarles
You should allow professors to become really outstanding academicians, recognised worldwide, and you should reward them.
It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life’s greatest reward.
John Portman
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
Videogames make you feel like you’re actually doing something. Your brain processes the tiered game achievements as real-life achievements. Every time you get to the next level, hot jets of reward chemical coat your brain in a lathery foam, and it seems like you’re actually accomplishing stuff.
The thing about markets, and I think the thing people don’t understand about that, is markets are not kind, but they’re very efficient. So when the marketplace determines an inefficiency in the system, it corrects that, and a market system that’s left alone will reward good behavior and punish bad behavior.
I’ve made a number of independent films that didn’t receive theatrical distribution, that a lot of people haven‘t heard of, and as a result, I’ve conditioned myself to go into small independent films with the expectation that they will not, and therefore, I have to find my reward elsewhere.
William Mapother
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
William Bennett
Consumers now have a voice. And the fact that consumers can be creators, producers and distributors means they can push back against brands to punish them for their socially irresponsible behavior or reward them for their responsible behavior.
There are temptations around you all the time. The trick is to work your way through anxiety or your tiredness or whatever, and not let yourself get so hungry that you’re going and stopping for the burgers, and you don’t view it as reward. You’re doing better for yourself is eating better food.
Lisa Ann Walter
I’m not a fan of endless mystery in storytelling – I like to know where the mythology‘s going; I like to get there in an exciting, fast-paced way – enough that there’s a really clear, aggressive direction to where it’s going, to pay off mystery and reward the audiences loyalty.
Eric Kripke
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.
Comte de Lautreamont
People confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfillment out of doing the thing you love.
Men must stop being jealous of their power and generous

Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.
Delphine de Girardin
Once you find out that someone likes a certain game on Facebook, now you know what kind of virtual gift you can get them. You can send them a little decoration. Social games give you goals where you can help and reward your friends.
To me, there’s no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.
Education should learn from the positive side of gaming – reward, accomplishment, and fun.
It’s very, very corrupting to the spirit, doing comedy. And you have to be almost a saint, like Jack Benny was, like Steve Martin is, to avoid the corrupting of it, because there’s very little work where the actual work and the reward are simultaneous, and comedy is that.
God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.
Life isn’t fair. It’s true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.
When the standard of success becomes merely acting – when any result is regarded as progress and important, when inspiration is seen as a reward rather than a prerequisite – we propel ourselves ahead.
I’d reached the point at West Brom where I’d play well, score goals, set up goals and nothing would come from it. I’d go home, come back the next day and everything would be the same. No reward, no response.
Kemar Roofe
I think the market should reward banks that have been transparent in recognising their problems. I think the tendency of banks to hide the problem assets over a period of three or four years should not be allowed.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.
I think the greatest reward you get as a writer is finding that people who are reasonably receptive and intelligent have liked your book.
Christopher Koch
The biggest neurological turn-on for people is other people. This is what really excites us. In reward terms, it’s not money; it’s not being given cash – that’s nice – it’s doing stuff with our peers, watching us, collaborating with us.
I am a great believer that the risk should reflect the reward.
Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life – and if Virtue is not its own reward I don’t know any other stipend annexed to it.
When you’re listening to club music, there’s no reward. The reward isn’t, ‘Oh, here’s the chorus, here’s the lyric that makes sense.’ You have to enjoy what it is. You have to enjoy that there’s no conclusion.
Every single woman that fights MMA has done just as much work as Ronda has; we just haven’t gotten as much turnaround. Those women who came before her haven’t been on magazine covers. They weren’t plastered everywhere by the UFC. They didn’t get the same reward back.
Real heroes are those who face death for a principlesay, to save the lives of others – without any promise of reward.
So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that’s a great reward.
A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God.
I think what’s more important to The Prodigy is that, whatever number your album goes in at, or the single, or however many plays it gets, or doesn’t get, or awards you get, or don’t get; our reward, as a band, is to write the best album we can and then go to Download festival and rip it to pieces.
I really don’t feel that any of the pieces I wrote were confessions; there are no revelations about secrets in my life, and actually I have nothing to confess and I certainly do not ask for redemption and there is no reward for confessing that I expect.
That is a reward that humbles me: the fact that immigrants coming to America, much like I did, can come into a Forever 21 and know that all of this was started by a simple Korean immigrant with a dream.
Do Won Chang
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
My only sure reward is in my actions, not from them.
Hugh Prather
Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.
If I can create something that allows a woman to feel better – that is the true reward.
We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school.
We who go out to die shall be remembered, because we ga

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
If you have the opportunity to have the best of the artist, then if you overpay, it doesn’t matter. Eventually, the market will reward you. If it raises the value of our collection, we go for it.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
Progress makes us lose the feeling of a ceremony that cooking should have. It has significantly shifted our values so that now it seems to us that only activities with an economic reward are worth pursuing.
If I had to study and work hard, it would have to have the reward of a lot of cash.
There is something to be said about taking the risk. We all know that is where the greatest reward is.
Google‘s ability to pick winners and losers in the information world is a menace. These companies have the ability to determine which media companies are successful and which ones are failures. If I adopt a business plan that doesn’t line up with Google’s, then they’re not going to reward me.
Writing a novel is an intense and lonely business, but you have the reward at the end of a very direct dialogue between you and the reader.
Neil Cross
Our reward for Starsky and Hutch was getting to write The Six Million Dollar Man for Todd.
Thomas Lennon
To have all of these jumps in my arsenal is very beneficial. I can always alter my program so I can either play it safe, or I can play it risky with high reward. It depends on what I feel like I need that day.
I think the biggest reward is not physical. I rather obtain things spiritually. I mean, it’s so cool to be acknowledged by the public, but that’s not my goal. That’s not why I make music. I would do it anyway, if there was no reward.
Since I tend to be pretty competitive and find that others on my team enjoy contests and team competitions, I thought a good way to improve feedback would be to create a way to reward the comments and ideas that actually change our company for the better.
Love is life’s end, but never ending. Love is life’s wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love’s life’s reward, rewarded in rewarding.
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 man who knows it can’t be done counts the risk, not the reward.
You get what you reward. Be clear about what you want to get and systematically reward it.
Bob Nelson
Love works not for profit nor reward; yet God has ordained that great gain shall be the certain result of every labor of love.
I was the youngest child. I got to be myself and ask stupid questions because I was the youngest. It is so important to listen to the questions children have and reward them for the wondrous questions they ask.
May-Britt Moser
The work must be its own reward. I got that early on. And I’m blessed by meeting my own standards of excellence.
We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life.
We’ve got to understand that the ages of zero to three are the most formative years of a person’s life, the time they learn the concept of reward and punishment and develop a conscience, and that 50 percent of all learned human response is learned in the first year of life.
Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it’s always going to be the same.
Successful prime-time television of any genre produces some kind of emotional reaction in the viewers. There are a lot of different emotions to tap into. The emotion of the reward of discovery, the feeling of righteous anger, the feelings of pathos and sadness, or sentimentality of being moved by something.
Chris Hayes
In general, investors prefer companies to reward executives for producing recurring income, not one-time gains.
It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.
Barbara McClintock
Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard.
James J. Corbett
Some prideful people are not so concerned as to whether their wages meet their needs as they are that their wages are more than someone else’s. Their reward is being a cut above the rest. This is the enmity of pride.
Write every day; never give up; it’s supposed to be difficult; try to find some pleasure and reward in the act of writing, because you can’t look for praise from editors, readers, or critics. In other words, tips that are much easier to give than to take.
Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
Risk is the essence of any reward – to try the thing that no one else is willing to try.
In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.
When you try to grasp the way the Western world is goin

When you try to grasp the way the Western world is going, you see that we are on a ratchet towards a surveillance state, which is coming to include the whole population in its surveillance. This is our reward for accepting the restraints on the way we live now.
The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there’s a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding – that existence is a struggle.
I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.
I think, at the end of the day, that was really what the reward for production is for me, is being allowed to be a part of somebody else’s musical vision for a while. Like Gwar. I got to do a Gwar record, right? That was great.
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
I didn’t play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel.
I have no personal ambitions. I consider it a great privilege to have been given an opportunity to serve, through the Congress party, the people of India. I think that itself is a great reward. I have no personal ambitions in that regard.
The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this.
Gerry Beckley
The more challenges that are thrown at you, the more reward there is on the other side because you surprise yourself and say, ‘Wow, these are things I didn’t realize I was capable of.’
We need to reward the ‘thankless job’ of substitute teaching with better pay and chances for permanent positions. I look forward to the day when no student comes home saying, ‘I didn’t learn much today… we had a sub.’
I’ve taken a lot of risks through the years, but I always followed my instincts and always explored new opportunities. The biggest reward has been having an idea and being able to make it a reality. My passions always lead the way – travel and adventure, fitness, art, and home.
Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it.
Aidan Quinn
When one is giving service for the advancement of humanity, when one is working without money and without price, with no hope of earthly reward, there comes a real, genuine joy into the human heart.
Men can be a great deal of work for very little reward.
Teaching is hard. It takes a lot of skill. Not everyone who tries can do it well. We need to admit that and act accordingly. We should reward and respect great teachers by paying them more, and we should stop rewarding seniority over effectiveness.
Over the years, Judicial Watch reported on the many times Hillary and Bill Clinton used her position as secretary of state to reward their friends and line the coffers of their own foundation.
Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.
I can hope that the economy gets better, or I can seek a more proactive approach to protect our employees, reward our shareholders and better service artists and fans.
I had to fight those type of fights which were high risk, low reward and at the start, I never could get the fights I really wanted.
Schools reward their students for a combination of intelligence, perseverance, and hard work – in the classroom and on the playing fields. But these metrics don’t help kids understand that great grades are not a pass for a great life.
I just believe that the way that young people’s minds develop is fascinating. If you are doing something for a grade or salary or a reward, it doesn’t have as much meaning as creating something for yourself and your own life.
Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.
Beverly Jones
For me, the risks in terms of opening that brewpub were fairly high. I put my house up as collateral, I invested the liquid money I had and two years of my time to get it over, but that’s really not much of a risk for what the potential reward was if it worked.
A people fatigued by bad presidential judgment aren’t inclined to reward him or his party.
Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing.
Isaac Barrow
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
Non-profits should be looking to enlist and retain the best people to aggressively solve problems, not to perform adequately and persist. We should expect people to innovate and do the highest-quality work and then reward them accordingly.
Birthdays are a reward for having shown up 365 days in a row. It’s like getting a badge for attendance.
Confident people tend to challenge themselves and compete, even when their efforts yield small victories. Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas of the brain responsible for reward and motivation.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Reading a book you are not enjoying is a torture not to

Reading a book you are not enjoying is a torture not to be undertaken without a reward. I leave plays at the interval, too!
Feeling a part of that community is my greatest reward.
Paul Parker
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
The world doesn’t reward talent, it mostly rewards those who are connected.
You never think the universe will reward your first choice – it just doesn’t work like that.
As a lobbyist, I thought it only natural and right that my clients should reward those members who saved them such substantial sums with generous contributions. This quid pro quo became one of hallmarks of our lobbying efforts.
Jack Abramoff
One of the biggest ways we don’t support ourselves is by not asking for support. Asking can take courage, but the reward is immense.
We had a reward system and a protection system. We would reward players for big plays, things that can help your team win. And then also, we paid guys money for protection, especially guys who couldn’t protect themselves and especially offensive players.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Reinforcement learning is the idea of being able to assign credit or blame to all the actions you took along the way while you were getting that reward signal.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart
Pay-for-procedure or fee-for-service reimbursement rewards doctors and hospitals for volume – not keeping patients healthy or being efficiency. Pay-for-Performance is clearly one tool that can change the incentives to reward quality.
I always wanted to direct and write a movie, but I thought that I didn’t really have it in me. I tried to write fiction and humorous short stories, and some were considered successful, but it was always a huge effort for a small reward. I was always intimidated by the process.
Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
Ernest Dimnet
A ‘treat’ is different from a ‘reward,’ which must be justified or earned. A treat is a small pleasure or indulgence that we give to ourselves just because we want it. Treats give us greater vitality, which boosts self-control, which helps us maintain our healthy habits.
He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
In the end, long life is the reward, strength, and beauty.
It is the greatest reward for me to share my story, my art, and my work. And people receiving that and being thankful and grateful, it once again resonates deep within because it reminds me that I am so much bigger than being a drag performer.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
I would rather be responsible and accountable and help to reward the public shareholders going ahead.
Ashok Soota
Those of us who have yet to find philanthropy may find there is a far greater reward from it than from wealth creation.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain’t exactly bad either.
Perry Como
Style is not a reward for the skinny. It’s not, ‘iI I’m rich, thin and young.’ You may not like your size, but then don’t invest in leather leggings. Let yourself want the expensive bag and really love it and show it off and have a ball with it.
When I’m at home, I get what I need to get done during the day and reward myself with a little ‘WoW’ time at night. Some people read a book before they go to bed.
For my family, ‘black-ish’ is the reward on a Thursday evening – a day after the show officially airs, when it’s finally available to be streamed.
I have students who are now in chairs in five continents. They invite me to their inaugurals. A tremendous reward.
College is the reward for surviving high school. Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school.
It will not work to keep asking men to change. Many have no real objective to do so. There’s no reward for them. Why should they change? They’re doing well inside the halls of coding.
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Bigger risk equals bigger reward.
When you choose high-quality delicious foods, your body

When you choose high-quality delicious foods, your body will reward you with a trim figure and a longer, healthier life. After all, what you put in your body is the best recipe for staying sexy forever.
If a woman can, by careful selection of a father and nourishment of herself, produce a citizen with efficient senses, sound organs and a good digestion, she should clearly be secured a sufficient reward for that natural service to make her willing to undertake and repeat it.
Politicians should aim for higher discourse, the media should report context instead of seeking to inflame the public, and the public should not reward bad behavior nor engage in it on social media.
Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution… It’s very addictive. But it doesn’t last long. In isolation, it’s a bit sterile. It doesn’t reward the soul.
There are lots of risks, but without risks, there’s no reward. I think the reward is bigger than the risk.
Boxing is not like any other sport, you have to weigh up the risk and reward. Things like playing football, tennis, you might be three sets to love down, but boxing you’re going to the hospital on a stretcher and you know potentially you are going to get an injury you can’t walk away from.
God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.
Trust and value your own divinity as well as your connection to nature. Seeing God’s work everywhere will be your reward.
I created a fitness club with five friends. We have weekly check-ins and a reward system – and group penalties if one of us slacks off.
During the first couple of years of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I would go to Jack in the Box in my ball gown after the shows and get the Taco Nachos with cheese as my reward.
You get to a certain age, and you feel the need to reward yourself just for existing.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
People really do think they have to choose between high stress and high reward jobs, and low stress and low reward jobs.
Behaving morally because of a hope of reward or a fear of punishment is not morality. Morality is not bribery or threats. Religion is bribery and threats. Humans have morality. We don’t need religion.
To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.
When you feel an audience engaged and surprised and enthusiastic, reacting to what you’ve planned, that is the reward. It’s better than the Emmys.
George Stevens, Jr.
Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.
An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.
Robert Bork
It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
Recognition is a reward in itself. Any form of appreciation, even a small word, is important.
The world is beset by many problems, but in my opinion, this hijacking of our brain’s reward centers by electronic media is potentially one of the most destructive.
I used to be a party monster, very into Acid House, which I saw as my weekend reward for working hard all week.
Going to the Super Bowl is not the reward. It’s playing really well and winning.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
For me, acting was a reward. I had to get good grades in order to act, in order to be on TV. I had to do well in school so I could work. To me, it was like an after-school activity, something to look forward to.
Kyla Pratt
A merit-based system will reward great public servants, and getting rid of the shirkers will improve morale and the pride of our federal workers. It will attract better workers to run our agencies.
The bowl games are only supposed to be a fun reward.
Woody Hayes
For almost 15 years, professional football is about yourself: How can I improve? How can I make myself better? Before winning a game was the short-term reward that meant everything. Now, I can look at the bigger picture.
The stuff that’s made up about Jesus – that you have to go through Jesus to get to God and if you’re lucky, after you die, if you’ve done everything right, the reward is you get to sit on the right hand side of God. All that is made up by men. People made it up.
Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any go

That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.
If it was really successful, it was a life calling, a career I was excited about doing, so I didn’t think the overall risk was anywhere near as high as what the reward was.
The value of small pocket pairs comes from the possibility of flopping three of kind and winning a sizable pot. To that extent, playing this type of hand is a low risk/high reward proposition.
The truth is, we are a culture built on a reward system, and our instinctive pursuit of pleasure can often lead us astray. We will rationalize anything into an excuse to indulge in whatever it is that makes us feel temporarily satiated.
People who work make the world live better and to reward these people well is normal. Yet they are not the people who are the wealthiest.
You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I’m obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment.
History teaches that the overwhelming majority of elected officials follow movement builders outside government when it comes to the new and risky… Once you recognize it, demand it and reward it, it will happen.
When I write, I lose time. I’m happy in a way that I have a hard time finding in real life. The intimacy between my brain and my fingers and my computer… Yet knowing that that intimacy will find an audience… It’s very satisfying. It’s like having the safety of being alone with the ego reward of being known.
As a husband and as a father of girls, I cannot imagine any woman in my family making the sacrifice of sanity required to run for office. The limited reward for public service cannot blunt the cost.
Literary generations come and go, and each generation passeth away and is heard of no more. In the end, simply the making itself – of poems and stories and essays – delivers the only reward a writer can be sure of. And, perhaps, the only one that matters.
People give because they identify with Burning Man, with our city, with our civic life. The idea of giving something to the citizens of Black Rock City has enormous appeal to them because it enhances their sense of who they are and magnifies their sense of being. That’s a spiritual reward.
To believe in a just law of cause and effect, carrying with it a punishment or a reward, is to believe in righteousness.
Ernest Holmes
I went through a patch when I felt I didn’t deserve a nice car. I like to use them as treats, not have one for the sake of having one because I can afford one. I like to reward myself.
Love is love’s reward.
The purpose of the Filecoin currency is to create a fungible token that can be spent to hire the miner network to store files. The first and foremost use of the currency is precisely this: locking it up as a reward to miners who successfully store data on the network.
Juan Benet
Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.
For me the best thing about winning an award is when the people cheer for your win. When you can see that the people are really happy that you are winning something, that’s the most reward thing in the world.
It is the American way to reward ability.
Let’s face it, making movies is all risk. Most of the time, batting average-wise, the reward does not outweigh the risk.
When I left Spurs I was one of the best defenders in the world and had done so much for such a long time with ultimately little reward. I practically kept the club up on my own for two years.
Tariffs have almost never saved a domestic industry from decline and, often times, by sheltering domestic producers from competition, only reward and prolong bad business practices.
You have to let the market reward effort and skill. But a system in which inequality of incomes constantly increases over time is worrisome.
I’m delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn’t always do it in the way you expect.
Horrible things happen when you run out of other people’s money, and life and work becomes a burden when there is no reward for your effort.
Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete.
Michael Diamond
As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
Brad Sherman
If you are coaching kids, the smile on a kid when he does the right thing, when he puts the ball in the net, that’s the reward right there.
The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as the highest reward a man’s work can earn, must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past.
Edward M. Purcell
When I heard Klopp wanted me, I was really excited because it felt like a huge reward after everything I’d been through, and also because I know how hard the manager works for success.
My opinion is the greatest reward that any government could get is the approval of the people. If the people are happy and the people are at peace and the government has done something for them, that’s the greatest reward I think any government could hope for.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
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For every Book of Job, there’s a Book of Leviticus, featuring some of the most boring prose ever written. But if you were stranded on a desert island, what book would better reward long study? And has there ever been a more beautiful distillation of existential philosophy than the Book of Ecclesiastes?
Just being the seeker, somebody whose open to spiritual enlightenment, is in itself the important thing and it’s the reward for being a seeker in this world.
To have the appreciation from your peers, the fans and the company you work for is the ultimate reward. For me, that has always been ultimate because respect has always been the most important thing to me in this business.
When I signed for United, I felt like it was a reward for everything that I’d been through in my life.
Restaurants remind me of bands: there’s lots of camaraderie, people work very closely together, very hard, and it’s a bad job to pick if you want to make lots of money. Whether music or food, the reward always has to be because you love it.
If you’re sick, take your sick day. If you don’t take your sick day, know what your reward is? You weren’t sick – that was the reward.
I love that synergy between being entertainers and having people respond. There’s no greater reward.
It’s not always about working with the hottest artist. I sometimes go for challenges although people look at me strangely like, ‘Why are you doing that?!’ However, with a risk sometimes comes a huge reward. It’s about having the vision to be able to turn a challenge into something, and then you win the Heisman.
I take a few pictures a week, but the best part is waiting for my film to be developed. The suspense is exciting, and the reward is great.
Swallow My Gift’ is all about music being its own reward. I don’t do it to become more famous; I don’t do it to make money. I don’t do it from an ego-driven point of view.
Intellectuals feel they are the most valuable people, the ones with the highest merit, and that society should reward people in accordance with their value and merit. But a capitalist society does not satisfy the principle of distribution ‘to each according to his merit or value.’
I enjoy stand-up because it has the biggest reward: instant gratification. You can hear the people laughing.
America doesn’t reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
I have a cycle that is not particularly cool, but it’s a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.
The higher the risk, the higher the reward.
I’ve always felt like an alien trapped in a human form. We all do at some time or other; for me it’s a permanent state, and I’m still unsure if Earth is a penance or a reward.
It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
James H. Douglas, Jr.
When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.
Gordon Sinclair
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
Johann Georg Hamann
Especially if you don’t have a job that’s providing fulfillment in your technical expertise, there is a lot of reward to working on a very smart and demanding community that will respect you and will give you leadership and authority based on what you do.
Anyone would love to have the medal and a major trophy on their CV. When you reach Wembley, you think of the amount of hours you have put in training throughout your life, all the games you have played up to that point, and if you win a trophy, it is there forever as a reward.
Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.