Reward quotes page 2
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
Too frequent rewards indicate that the general is at the end of his resources; too frequent
punishments that he is in acute distress.
"Look, Lord, I've done X amount of good stuff on earth. I have tried to follow your teachings
and to pass them on. I have loved my family. I've been part of a community. And I have
been, I think, fairly good to people. So, Heavenly Father, for all this, what is my reward? And
what do you think God will say?" He smiled. "He'll say 'Reward? What reward? That's what you
were supposed to do!'"
The business schools reward difficult, complex behavior more than simple behavior, but
simple behavior is more effective.
I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my
honor and my reward.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an
a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of
punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the
bureaucrat's tool is fear.
I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest
are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
Do not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty
is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that
debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it
may be, but the reward is self-respect.
Robert A. Heinlein
I don't know that women are always rewarded for being charming. I think they are usually
punished for it!
Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that
abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the
television every day for years because you are afraid of expressing what you are. Expressing
what you are is taking action... Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation,
no results, and no reward.
Don Miguel Ruiz
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will
eat, but you will not live.
George Bernard Shaw
Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in
any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amount of hard work that is put into it.
It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
Whatever you want for yourself, do it for others. If you make even small acts of compassion
a daily habit, you will feel empowered and liberated from your own hurts and disappointments.
You shouldn't expect to benefit from being generous or supportive to others, but good deeds
can lead to surprising rewards.
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations
for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
The truth is that, while you can't quantify reward, you can quantify risk.
Difficult people have been trained and taught to act the way they do since they were
children. In fact, they have been rewarded for their negative behavior throughout their entire
lives. Difficult behavior worked for them as children, and more importantly, it continues to
work for them as adults.
He who makes a rascal suffer obtains reward.
Remember: You will never earn the same rewards as others without employing the same
methods and investment of time as they do. It is unreasonable to think we can earn rewards
without being willing to pay their true price.
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ability to discipline yourself to
delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy
greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.
In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishment – there are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Do at least one thing a day that isn't easy but rewarding.
So stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don't let
others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don't force yourself to seek
breadth. If you prefer single-tasking to multi-tasking, stick to your guns. Being relatively
unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way.