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Quotes About Reward

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Kurt Vonnegut
“I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Jarod Kintz
“Return something not for the possibility of a reward, but for the joy of giving a gift which you did not have to pay for.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Jamie Magee
“The end is not the reward; the path you take, the emotions that course through you as you grasp life - that is the reward.”
Jamie Magee, Embody (Insight, #2)

O.R. Melling
“Life isn't as magical here, and you're not the only one who feels like you don't belong, or that it's better somewhere else. But there ARE things worth living for. And the best part is you never know what's going to happen next.”
O.R. Melling, The Summer King

Shaun Hick
“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.”
Shaun Hick

Anne Lamott
“I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all it is cracked up to be. But writing is. Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing---turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.”
Anne Lamott

John Lubbock
“All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.”
John Lubbock

Norman Mailer
“I'm not interested in absolute moral judgments. Just think of what it means to be a good man or a bad one. What, after all, is the measure of difference? The good guy may be 65 per cent good and 35 per cent bad—that's a very good guy. The average decent fellow might be 54 per cent good, 46 per cent bad—and the average mean spirit is the reverse. So say I'm 60 per cent bad and 40 per cent good—for that, must I suffer eternal punishment?

"Heaven and Hell make no sense if the majority of humans are a complex mixture of good and evil. There's no reason to receive a reward if you're 57/43—why sit around forever in an elevated version of Club Med? That's almost impossible to contemplate.”
Norman Mailer, On God: An Uncommon Conversation

C.S. Lewis
“It may be possible for each to think too much of his own potential glory hereafter; it is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor's glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken. ...

"It is in light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations -- these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit. ... Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Mary Lydon Simonsen
“‎Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success.”
Mary Lydon Simonsen, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy

Thomas Merton
“True happiness is not found in any other reward than that of being united with God. If I seek some other reward besides God Himself, I may get my reward but I cannot be happy.”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

C.S. Lewis
“And he writhed inside at what seemed the cruelty and unfairness of the demand. He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to do another and harder and better one.”
C.S. Lewis

Rachel Cohn
“The reward is in the risk.”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Antonin Sertillanges
“The reward of a work is to have produced it; the reward of effort is to have
grown by it.”
Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Steve Maraboli
“Apathy is a trap. There is no challenge... so there is no reward. Remember, there is always free cheese in a mousetrap.”
Steve Maraboli

“I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep — great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth's magnetic field. To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.”
Edward M. Purcell

Albert Einstein
“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.”
Albert Einstein

Jarod Kintz
“If I found money, I’d turn it in—for the reward. Unless the reward money was less than the value of the money I found, and obviously it would be, in which case I’d keep the money.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Ogwo David Emenike
“As the sun shines I will make hay
To keep failure at bay
For there remaineth a pay
For my honest toil each day.”
Ogwo David Emenike

Christine Rice
“Persistence and determination are always rewarded.”
Christine Rice

Tahir Shah
“[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity.”
Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines

James A. Murphy
“Good times are a reminder and a reward for dealing with the difficult and challenging times we all go through. The trick is to celebrate the good times in advance of the difficult times. Always remember, good times await you after the difficult times pass….”
James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations

Jarod Kintz
“It’s not that the risk isn’t worth the reward, it’s that the reward isn’t worth as much as another reward, which also has a lesser risk.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Thomas Sowell
“Systemic processes tend to reward people for making decisions that turn out to be right—creating great resentment among the anointed, who feel themselves entitled to rewards for being articulate, politically active, and morally fervent.”
Thomas Sowell, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

Marlene Van Niekerk
“After all the years, after everything that you'd had to endure, after everything that you'd undertaken, however good or bad, long after you'd given up all hope, the reward.”
Marlene Van Niekerk, Agaat

“It takes life to transform nightmares to dreams.”
Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

Richard Wiseman
“To ensure a well-motivated participant, Pfungst rewarded Clever Hans with a small piece of bread, carrot or sugar each time he responded (interestingly, this same procedure still works well with most undergraduate students today).”
Richard Wiseman, Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There

“The idea of death has been associated with the fear of the unknown, and the punishment or reward for our life choices. There is no punishment, and there is no reward.
We punish ourselves instantly, when we choose to be destructive. We reward ourselves, when we choose being our loving selves.”
Raphael Zernoff

Alisa Hope Wagner
“The hardest thing to do often comes with no earthly reward; but it supernaturally affects eternity, so it turns into huge deposit in heaven.”
Alisa Hope Wagner

Og Mandino
“Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”
Og Mandino

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