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Since a child at my mother's knee, I have believed in honor, ethics, and right living as its own
reward.
Harry Truman

Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain.
Aesop

A good deed is not without reward.
French proverb

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

The virtue that leads to enduring happiness is not a quid pro quo goodness. (I'll be good "in
order to" get something.) Goodness in and of itself is the practice and the reward.
Epictetus

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

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

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

Doing less meaningful work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance,
is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward
personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.
Tim Ferriss

Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order.
Cary Grant

People are rewarded in public for what they practiced for years in private.
Anthony Robbins

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

Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.
Chinese proverb

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he
gave.
Calvin Coolidge

Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: These are
the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
John Locke

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they
were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact,
all the care 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

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

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

There is no reward without sacrifice.
Carlson Gracie

Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles. Rich people see potential
growth. Poor people see potential loss. Rich people focus on the rewards. Poor people focus
on the risks.
T. Harv Eker

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant
day, an abundantly rewarding day!
William Arthur Ward

I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and
deserving.
George Washington

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more
common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and
determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press on" has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Frankly, I don't see markets; I see risks, rewards, and money.
Larry Hite

All good is rewarded even though it sometimes takes a long time.
Larry Winget

Today we are swamped with distractive forces - television, movies, social media, internet,
video games, texting - and most of us have been raised by parents with a "hands off" child-
rearing philosophy, you know, assuming they were around at all. For our generation, (unless
you're Asian) emphasis has always been put on self-esteem and not self-discipline. Instead of
engaged and nurtured, we were placed squarely in front of new nannies: cable television or a
Playstation. Instead of being punished for half-assing, we were rewarded for mediocrity.
Participation awards, "A for Effort" and trophies for everyone, even if they lost - these
reinforced the belief that we don't actually have to earn anything, it's handed to us.
Mark Manson

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

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

When you make something happen, not only does the fear of the situation go away, but also
you get a hig bonus: you do a lot toward building your self-confidence.
Susan Jeffers

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