Quotes and Sayings about Reward



"Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: First, Friends, Reward, Will)

"The tougher the job, the greater the reward."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Job, Reward)

"The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Talk, World)

"It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Hard work, Yield)

"There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: People, Nothing, World)

"The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Design, Music, People, Actors, Reality, Reward, World)

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Faith, Reward)

"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."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Work, God, Charm, Reward, Sleep, Will)

"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."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

"Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness, Living, Reward, Right)

"The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Affliction)

"Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Life, Death, Paradise, Reward, Right, Will)

"Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Act, Community, Play)

"Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Movies, Quality, Bible, Chance)

"Our people are excited about building solutions, and it's rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Building, Employees, Fun)

"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
(Related: Men, Charity, Nothing, Providence, Reward, Will)

"People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy."
- John Barrow
(Related: People, Financial, Act)

"The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Work, Relationships)

"There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Wealth, Future, Literature, Will)

"I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Limits)

"Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Truth, Duty, Guilt, Reward, Sense)

"I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Love, Truth, Comfort)

"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
(Related: Fans, Night, Reward, Worth)

"A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward."
- William Bennett
(Related: Act, Reward)

"Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Health, Consequences, Quick)

"Well, I'm telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize - once it's passed - that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you're insurance rates aren't going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren't going to be running the show like they were before; D, you're going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you're going to get a reward for this. They're going to be rewarded."
- Joe Biden
(Related: People, American, Care, Public, Reward, Running)

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Intelligence, Government, Civilization, Office, Republican)

"You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Work, Choice, First, Reward, Universe, Will)

"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."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Past, Reward)

"Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Justice, Quick, Service)

"While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Legal, Law, Support)

"We're getting rewarded. We don't give up on the play and we show some character at the same time, but there is a long way for us to get to where we want to be."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Time, Character, Play, Want)

"If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Laughter, Reward)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Reward)

"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Politics, Being, Merit)

"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."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Money, Music, Life, People, Reward, Will)

"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
(Related: Beauty, May, Reward, Will)

"We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Equality, Success, Corporations, Income, Labor, State, Taxes, Will)

"Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness."
- James Broughton
(Related: End, Poets, Sadness, Youth)

"The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Friends, Parents, Relationships)

"The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Conformity, Reward)

"Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it. The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Mistake, Strategy, Weakness)

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Victory, Dedication, Pride)

"The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, Behavior, Reward, Schools)

"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."
- George Byron
(Related: Life, Superiority, Virtue, Day, Opinion, 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."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Superiority, Virtue, Day, Opinion, Reward)

"The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Court, Law, Nothing, Reward, Wrong)

"Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Work, Goodness, Hard work, Respect)

"To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around."
- David Canary
(Related: Work, Funny, People, Act, Living)

"Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Law, Loyalty, Merit, Public, Service, Will)

"I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, People, Blood, Christ, Interest, Liberty, May, Quiet, Reward, Treachery)

"I think of Oprah as a Mother Joseph wannabe, a daytime oracle rewarding the good and punishing the bad."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Mother, Oracle)

"I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly."
- Catherine II
(Related: Blame, Praise, Reward)

"I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Art, Work, Compliment, Reward, Writers)

"This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Life, Christ, Mystery, Reward, Service)

"Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward."
- Carol Channing
(Related: Applause, Duty, Laughter, Reward)

"As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Sex, People, Crime, Punishment, Sin)

"A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Age, Melancholy, Old, Reward, World, Youth)

"Any excuse to live in New York and do art. Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Art, World)

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
- Frederic Chopin
(Related: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

"Honor is the reward of virtue."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Virtue, Honor, Reward)

"I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Life, Being)

"The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Success, Artists, Fame, Reward)

"You don't reward reaction; you reward results."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Results, Reward)

"The present structure of rewards in high schools produces a response on the part of an adolescent social system which effectively impedes the process of education."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Education, Present, Schools)

"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."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Poetry, Habit, Reward, Wishing)

"The big thing that everyone forgets, you're famous and on TV and everything, but I think there's something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better."
- Phil Collen
(Related: Famous, Song)

"Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

"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
(Related: Money, Business, Affection, Reward, Years)

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Honor, Reward)

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Education, Talent, Genius, People, Determination, Nothing, Persistence, Will, World)

"Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard."
- James J. Corbett
(Related: Truth, Glory, Reward)

"The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U.S. history."
- Norman Corwin
(Related: History, Ability, Americans)

"Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, Being, Children, Nothing)

"Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Virtue, Reward, Vice)

"The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Politics, Power, Bizarre, Cards, World)

"This is a chance for me to listen and learn. There's no more important and rewarding part of my job."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Chance, Job)

"Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete."
- Michael Diamond
(Related: Reward)

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Knowledge, Act, Day, Expectation, Kindness, Reward)

"I like to have my hand on every single plate that goes out. It's really a good feeling when someone compliments your meal, and you had everything to do with making it. It's very rewarding."
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Compliments, Feeling)

"The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Suspicion, World)

"Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use of formal methods is one of the joys of life because it is so extremely rewarding."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Life, Teaching)

"Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Life, Reward)

"Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards."
- Diogenes
(Related: Dogs)

"In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Bed, Eyes, Laziness, Open, Reality)

"For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Work, Environment, Help, Self)

"Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Freedom, Independence, Land, Reward, Self)

"I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Society, People)

"Love is love's reward."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Reward)

"Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Travel)

"In the sense that people who produce things and work get rewarded, statistically. You don't get rewarded precisely for your effort, but in Russia you got rewarded for being alive, but not very well rewarded."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Work, People, Being, Effort, Russia, Sense)

"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
(Related: Change, Life, Control, Decision, Act, Rest, Reward, Tenacity)

"The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Money, Acting, Television, Theatre)

"I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Experience, Soul, Character, Acting, Actor, Theatre)

"I've been working for many years and I think I've managed to work with some of the best people in the business, which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Work, Business, People, Years)

"One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Money, Success, Work, Invention, Man, Pleasure, Reward, Value, World)

"I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Success, Work, Pleasure, Reward, World)

"Being rewarded for anything other than the quality of their work is the fastest way to screw-up a writer-and it isn't only new ones who suffer from that."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Work, Quality, Being, Writer)

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Fear, Hope, Punishment, Reward)

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Creation, Reflection)

"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Evil, Theology)

"America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another."
- George Eliot
(Related: Power, Duty, Reward)

"The reward of a thing well done is having done it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Reward)

"Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards."
- John Engler
(Related: Financial, Teachers, Teaching)

"The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Victory, Pain)

"Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Effort, Teachers)

"I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Sports, Time, Life)

"Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Motherhood)

"Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards."
- George Farquhar
"The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes."
- William Feather
(Related: Energy, Reward, Taxes)

"I would certainly say that films like Time Code and the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Time, Being, Innocence, Loss)

"I don't think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost - certainly not to the point of giving up - but there's something to be said for a book that isn't instantly disposable, that rewards a second reading."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Giving, Reading)

"There's a lot to be said for doing what you're not supposed to do, and the rewards of doing what you're supposed to do are more subtle and take longer to become apparent, which maybe makes it less attractive. But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built."
- Richard Ford
(Related: Life, Building)

"The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded."
- Frederick Forsyth
(Related: Man, Midnight, Past)

"I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Giving, Mission)

"Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it's more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun."
- James Franco
(Related: Art, Acting, Challenge, Fun, Play, Want)

"I suppose if it has a practical purpose, I appreciate a pat on the back. I suppose it's rewarding, ultimately."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Purpose)

"And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?"
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Virtue, American, Reward)

"Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Humor, Attention, Value)

"Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding."
- James Galway
"Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Duty, Infinite, Man, Reward)

"Peace is its own reward."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Peace, Reward)

"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
(Related: Peace, Lie, Earth, Nothing, Reward, Will, World)

"There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Joy, Reward)

"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
(Related: Men, Power, Society, Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Reward)

"So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that's a great reward."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, People, Joy, Reward)

"It is the American way to reward ability."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Ability, American, Reward)

"Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, Careers, Poverty)

"Most TV shows don't reward you for paying attention."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Attention, Reward)

"All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Wisdom, Grief, Reward)

"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."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Advertising, Country, Labor, Reward, Support)

"No young doctor nowadays can hope for work as exciting and rewarding."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Work, Hope)

"The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Honesty, Integrity, Road)

"The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes."
- Jack Hanna
(Related: Experience, Classroom, Eyes, Learning, World)

"The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Success, Failure)

"I am proud to be a role model for my viewers. I am finding out that helping victims is as or more rewarding the all the awards I wins."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Awards, Victims)

"Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Being, Childhood, Feeling, First, Luxury, Memories, Reward)

"The reward for success in St. Paul is eviction."
- Barbara Harris
(Related: Success, Reward)

"I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility."
- King Hassan II
(Related: God, Humility, Reward, Will)

"Learning is its own exceeding great reward."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Learning, Reward)

"I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Joy, Reward, Writing)

"The voters reward good performance. So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Performance, Care, Focus, Job, Rest, Reward, Will)

"Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age."
- Anna Held
(Related: Age, Women, Mistake, Old, Reward)

"I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Fool, Fun, Reward)

"What I am suggesting is hard work and it can be slow work, but the rewards are well worth it."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Work, Hard work, Worth)

"That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Artist, Depression, Reward)

"Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Guitar, Hate, Want)

"When a child is bruised physically or emotionally, parents often reward him with a treat."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Parents, Reward)

"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Control, Management, Being, Day, Expectations, Living, Stress)

"Attention is the way social primates measure status. It is highly rewarding because it causes the release of brain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Attention, Causes, Measure)

"Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Success, Action, Attention)

"Some people recovering from drugs or alcohol stay with the programs indefinitely, making the recovery program their family, a long-term source of attention rewards."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Alcohol, Attention, Drugs)

"People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short-term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long-term reproductive success loop over generations."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Success, People, Generations, Reward, Years)

"The drug or cult has major if not exclusive sources of brain rewards."
- Keith Henson
"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."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Money, Time, Potential, Reward, Risk, Years)

"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."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Life, Successful, Career, Reward, Risk)

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Effort, Reward)

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Effort, Reward)

"Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Act, Doubt, Law, Will, Wrong)

"We need to work together, on a bipartisan basis, to create new jobs, increase job training, enact real and substantive middle class tax relief, and reward companies that create jobs at home."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Home, Work, Class, Tax, Job, Jobs, Middle class, Reward, Training)

"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."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Wisdom, Trust, Ability, Humility, Judgment, Perspective, Reward, Tolerance)

"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."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Success, Failure, Management, National security, Reward, Want)

"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
(Related: Cause, Effect, Law, Punishment, Reward, Righteousness)

"The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Man, Reward, Risk)

"The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Work, God, Ability, Reward)

"The health care system is really designed to reward you for being unhealthy. If you are a healthy person and work hard to be healthy, there are no benefits."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Health, Work, Being, Benefits, Care, Reward)

"Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Dignity, Diligence, Heaven, Labor, Reward)

"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."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: People, Employees, Reward, Rules)

"There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Consequences)

"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Nature, Consequences)

"Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Happiness, Punishment, Result, Reward, Suffering)

"Virtue herself is her own fairest reward."
- Silius Italicus
(Related: Virtue, Reward)

"In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: People, Attention, Discovery, Old, Waiting, World)

"Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Time, Occupation, Writing)

"You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you're gonna reap the rewards."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Time, Commitment, Football, Skill, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Romance, Amusement, Reward, Running, Thinking)

"The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Society, Personality)

"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."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Life, Existence, Reward, Struggle, Understanding)

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Experience, Joy, Limitations, Richness)

"Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: History, Behavior, Common sense, Will)

"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."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Science, Inspiring, Reward, School, Students, Teachers)

"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Pursuit, Reward, Taxes)

"The belief in some being who can be the judge of all human matters is a very comfortable one - all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: Belief, Being, Rights, Will, Wrongs)

"No, my profile has leaped over recent years, so has my life experience, and I look forward to the next 30 years being even more rewarding and satisfying than the previous 60!"
- Jonathan King
(Related: Life, Experience, Being, Years)

"My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended - as accountants and lawyers!"
- Jonathan King
(Related: Being, Careers, Reward)

"And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor, makes it a more rewarding challenge."
- Richard King
(Related: Challenge, Fact, Will)

"I think the act of condensing months or years of work down to a couple hours of entertainment is pretty wild and extremely rewarding."
- Richard King
(Related: Work, Act, Entertainment, Months, Pretty, Years)

"I am not stopped by low funds, physical exhaustion, mental exhaustion, or temptations to stop and work on some other production that would be more financially rewarding."
- Richard King
(Related: Work, Exhaustion, Production, Temptations)

"Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Time, Chance, Job, Risk, Worth)

"It is at once the most overwhelmingly frustrating and exasperating task and the most joyous and rewarding experience to make human beings out of children."
- Neil Kurshan
(Related: Experience, Children)

"A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and who rewards and punishes."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Mother)

"This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Being, Boys, Encouragement, Loss, Punishment, Reward)

"Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!"
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Power, Ambition, Fame, Grave, Rest, Reward)

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Wisdom, Listening, Reward, Talk)

"Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Punishment, Reward, Sleep)

"A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Comfort, Population)

"Our reward for Starsky and Hutch was getting to write The Six Million Dollar Man for Todd."
- Thomas Lennon
(Related: Man, Reward)

"Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Death, Desire, Evil, Man)

"To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Quality, Reward)

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Lie, Beach, Open, Reward, Sea, Waiting)

"There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Man, Nothing, Promise, Will)

"Courage is always rewarded."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Courage)

"For me, it's a bigger challenge, it's much harder to do and much more rewarding to do well, then just to think up stuff of your own, hit or miss, because you've got to see to it that you don't torpedo any of his punch lines."
- Humphrey Lyttelton
(Related: Challenge)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Act, Goodness, Reward)

"The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Art, End, Energy, Mankind)

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Life, Thought, Beginning, Care, Kindness, Midnight, Reward, Today, Understanding, Will)

"1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me:"
- Chuck Mangione
"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Reward, Sunset, Yesterday)

"Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Reward, Sunset)

"Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Experience, Baby, Woman)

"Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy."
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Related: Science, Committee, Philosophy, Physics, Reward, Workers)

"Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing to support the opposition movement within Cuba - not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Focus, Needs, Opposition, Support)

"As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this."
- George Mason
(Related: Nations, World)

"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
(Related: Pleasure, Problems, Reward, Years)

"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."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Death, Reward, Talking)

"It's just nice to work hard and be rewarded, which is having lots of people watch. And the icing on the cake is for me is to be able to walk around with pride, feeling that the product you put out is worthy of being watched. But honestly, it's not a big deal. I don't put too much stock in fame or celebrity anyway. I don't put it in the 'important' box."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Work, People, Being, Celebrity, Fame, Feeling, Pride)

"I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Movies, Performance, Actor, End, Theater)

"Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Love, Care, Reward)

"The reward of eternal life requires effort."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Life, Effort, Reward)

"The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: History, Majority, Objectives, Obstacles, Reward)

"We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference."
- Paul Elmer More
(Related: Ignorance, Indifference, Laws, Measure, Nothing)

"With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Life, Courage, Honesty, Purpose, Balance, Philosophy, Profession, Respect, Satisfaction, Tradition, Will)

"I had almost forgotten to tell you that I have already been to the Parliament House; and yet this is of most importance. For, had I seen nothing else in England but this, I should have thought my journey thither amply rewarded."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Thought, England, Importance, Journey, Nothing, Parliament)

"The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?"
- William Morris
(Related: Life, Reward)

"UNICEF has made the most rewarding thing that I have ever done in my life."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Life)

"America's corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy. All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: America, Benefits, Corporate, Democracy, Tax, Now, Tax cuts)

"Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Life, Reason, Surrender)

"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."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Life, Fool, Labor, Man, Reward)

"You get what you reward. Be clear about what you want to get and systematically reward it."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Reward, Want)

"Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Virtue, Gain, Pleasure, Religious, Reward, Will)

"An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Education, Performance, Children, Reward)

"We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Service, Will)

"I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Challenge, Environment, Needs, Trying)

"We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Country, Gambling, Greed, World)

"John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Work, America, Hard work)

"It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Act, Reward, Struggle, Wrong)

"In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Society)

"It seemed pathetic and terrible to me and it still does, that men and women work eight hours a day at jobs that bring them no joy, no reward save a few dollars."
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Day, Jobs, Joy, Reward)

"The efforts you make will surely be rewarded. If not, then you are simply not ready to call them efforts."
- Sadaharu Oh
(Related: Will)

"My Cleveland years were both scientifically and personally most rewarding. My wife Judy was able to rejoin me in our research and my research group grew rapidly."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Wife, Research, Years)

"A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward."
- Ovid
(Related: Quick, Reward)

"Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward."
- Ovid
(Related: Men, Deed, Reward, Value)

"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Life)

"Feeling a part of that community is my greatest reward."
- Paul Parker
(Related: Community, Feeling, Reward)

"As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Writing)

"At this stage, what would be rewarding would be for audiences to want to watch."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Audiences, Want)

"He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end."
- William Penn
(Related: End, Paradise, Reward)

"Our hope, and it's a sad hope, is that... well, I mean we need a tip. That's why we have such a big reward. We just hope that someone is holding her for her child and that we can, you know, get her back with a tip."
- Scott Peterson
(Related: Hope, Reward)

"Those who give hoping to be rewarded with honor are not giving, they are bargaining."
- Philo
(Related: Giving, Honor)

"The response to Pride has been so overwhelming. I mean, people have really loved it. And it's so rewarding because we had such a fun time making that film, and it was made with so much heart, that it's lovely that people seem to be responding in kind to that."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Time, People, Heart, Film, Fun, Pride)

"We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience."
- John Portman
(Related: Experience, People, Environment, Humanity)

"It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward."
- John Portman
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Man, Reward)

"Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Work, Awards, Reward)

"Hard work - I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn't fly. It's all in the practice. It does take work and it ain't easy - but man, the rewards!"
- Susan Powter
(Related: Work, Hard work, Laziness, Man, Practice)

"To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them."
- Hugh Prather
(Related: Actions, Frustration, Results, Reward)

"To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery."
- Edward M. Purcell
(Related: Discovery, Reward, World)

"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
(Related: Science, Work, Debt, Man, Past, Reward, Scientists, Sense)

"Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Life, Soul, Action, Honor, Meditation, Reward)

"Life is hard for everyone. That's why there's such a nice reward at the end of it."
- Aidan Quinn
(Related: Life, End, Reward)

"To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Work, God, Fear, End, Expectation, Punishment, Reward, World)

"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."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Love, Character, Values, Expression, Joy, Man, Reward)

"Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Animals, Man, Reward)

"Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy."
- Ralph Ransom
(Related: Harvest, Joy, Labor, Reward, Tears)

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Politics, Disgrace, Profession, Succeed)

"Touching people is very rewarding to me."
- Della Reese
(Related: People)

"The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Men, Reward)

"Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Time, Acting, Insecurity)

"People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards."
- Pat Riley
(Related: People, Results, Will)

"If you're in the position to help someone and you do it, it's very rewarding."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Help)

"Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Justice, Lawyers, Rest, State, Victims)

"For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Effort, Reward)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"She had her reward! - that reward of which no enemie could deprive her, which no slanders could make less precious - the eternal reward of knowing that she had done her duty."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Duty, Reward)

"In order to set forth the goodness of God towards myself, I have thought it prudent to record some of the leading incidents of my life, as a means of setting forth to my children that He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him."
- William Rowley
(Related: God, Life, Thought, Children, Goodness, Leading, Order)

"Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Reward, Struggle)

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Reward)

"Before we can know God and understand his great plan it is first necessary for us to believe that he exists and that he rewards all who diligently seek him."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: God, First)

"An athlete who tells you the training is always easy and always fun simply hasn't been there. Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Goals, Fun, Journey, Training)

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Reward)

"Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself."
- Sallust
(Related: Reward)

"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
- George Sand
(Related: Work, Strength, Man, Pleasure, Punishment, Reward)

"I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: End, Play, Reward, Right)

"Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Occupations, Research)

"The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation."
- George Santayana
(Related: Body, Mind, Reward)

"Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Character, Integrity, Reward, Self, Worry)

"I don't hate work, composing is not work for me, it's my pleasure; it's my life. So why should I stop? If something is pleasurable and exciting and rewarding, why should one stop?"
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Work, Life, Hate, Pleasure)

"Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Life, Help, Meaning, Public, Reward, Service, Will, World)

"On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting."
- William Scott
(Related: Ideas, Economy, Help, Painting)

"For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom."
- John Sexton
(Related: Magic, Moments, Photography, Printing)

"You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Life, Fear, Poverty, Reward, Will)

"The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Life, People, Books, Public, Writing)

"When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Eyes, Reward, Senses, World)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Honor, Meeting, President, Reward, states, Talk, United)

"The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Being)

"It's the most rewarding thing to be a civil servant."
- Sargent Shriver
"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
(Related: Americans, Danger, Paris, Reward)

"It is vital that Iraq and the United States together send the clearest possible signal that those who commit acts of violence against American military forces and American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: American, Iraq, Military, states, United, Violence, Will)

"Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Beauty, Profession, World)

"The rewards of virtue alone abide secure."
- Sophocles
(Related: Virtue)

"Being on the move all the time is draining, but the rewards make up for it."
- David Soul
(Related: Time, Being)

"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."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Love, Life, Wealth, End, Ending, Reward)

"And all for love, and nothing for reward."
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Love, Nothing, Reward)

"Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Virtue, Reward)

"Happiness is a virtue, not its reward."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Reward)

"The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Creativity, Desire, World)

"If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs."
- Richard Stallman
"The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Capitalism, Competition, Job, Wrong)

"The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life."
- Paul Stanley
(Related: Life, Love, Money, Financial, Freedom, Reward)

"It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Change, Money, World)

"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."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Death, Corporations, Job, Now, Reward)

"One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like."
- Sting
(Related: Success, Ability, Freedom)

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."
- Joseph Story
(Related: Intelligence, People, Virtue, Order, Public, Spirit)

"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."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Heart, Intentions, Joy, Reward, Universe, Will)

"America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Life, Age, People, America, Day, Reward)

"Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Being, Devil, Hell, Reward)

"Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Merit)

"Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Politics, People, Policy, Law)

"This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards. So too is the approval of our work by our peers."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Work, Approval, Discovery, Joy)

"God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Wisdom, God, Reward, Will)

"Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Virtue, Act, Reward)

"As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Careers, Habits, Living, Remarkable, Reward, Stars, Years)

"Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong."
- Terence
(Related: Right, Wrong)

"The rewards of dancing are very different from choreographing."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Dancing)

"Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge."
- James Thurber
(Related: Virtue, American, Sense)

"I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood's rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Hollywood, Years)

"My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding."
- Bill Toomey
"The reward of suffering is experience."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Experience, Reward, Suffering)

"I, also, found the opportunity to work with the actors extremely gratifying and rewarding."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actors)

"The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Goodness, Praise, Shadow, Sun)

"Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Army, Liberal)

"For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Enemy)

"My role in 'Legally Blonde' was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I've had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you'll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I've played."
- Alanna Ubach
(Related: Love, Time, Fun)

"It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Acting)

"For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Discipline, Example, Reward)

"In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Life, Father, First, Job, Years)

"To work to make the lives or others better is the most rewarding work of all."
- John Walters
(Related: Work)

"It is very rewarding to serve the country by helping President Bush work to reduce the drug problem."
- John Walters
(Related: Work, Country, President)

"Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!"
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Day, Service)

"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Opportunity, Reward)

"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
(Related: Man, Reward)

"My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: God, Mother, Man, Reward)

"Imitation is being rewarded. They're learning that if you fit right in the mold, you get rewarded. Music is no longer a form of expression - it's a means to a lifestyle."
- Mike Watt
(Related: Music, Being, Expression, Imitation, Learning, Right)

"How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go."
- Adam West
(Related: Movies, People, Actors, Being, Culture)

"Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office."
- Mae West
(Related: Virtue, Office, Reward)

"The job of an editor in a publishing house is the dullest, hardest, most exciting, exasperating and rewarding of perhaps any job in the world."
- John Hall Wheelock
(Related: Job, Publishing, World)

"The Judge is before the door: he that cometh will come, and will not tarry: his reward is with him."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Reward, Will)

"I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Life, Privilege)

"Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Equality, Friendship, Reward)

"I do NOT think that PC gaming is over... it will always be the choice of the gaming enthusiast who is willing to put in the extra effort for a richer, more rewarding experience."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Experience, Choice, Effort, Will)

"This has taught me that being pleasant is always so much more productive, for I know well the rewards for being good-natured."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Being)

"Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Power, Difference)

"He's not rewarding us by talking to us. He's talking to us because He has something to say to us directly, as opposed to the things He says to all humanity."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Humanity, Talking)

"There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Joy, Reward, Sense, Writing)

"Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because I'm old enough now to have something to say, which probably wasn't always the case."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Now, Old, Right, Writing)

"It was so satisfying for me - a great reward, just to see it done well. And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin. Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?!"
- Fay Wray
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Play, Reward)

"Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Habit, Credit, Giving)

"I don't get much sense of reward from having discovered how to get the Foo card to coexist with the Bar card."
- Jamie Zawinski
(Related: Reward, Sense)

"Friends are the greatest labor and the greatest reward."
- Jason Zebehazy
(Related: Friends, Labor, Reward)

"Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Education, Punishment)

"Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education."
- Zhuang Zi
(Related: Education)