104+ Best Reward Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Reward is something given in exchange for good behaviour or good work, etc. Profoundly inspirational reward quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Reward Quotes

The ‘Course in Miracles’ says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation. — Marianne Williamson

I will never say something I don’t agree with or believe in… even if the reward is massive! — Nipsey Hussle

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

He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end. — William Penn

While the soul is in mortal sin, nothing can profit it; none of its good works merit an eternal reward, since they do not proceed from God as their first principle, and by Him alone is our virtue real virtue. — Saint Teresa of Avila

Honor is the reward of virtue. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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. — George Bernard Shaw

I remember some people after the Olympics that had no idea about horses would ask, ‘Do you do that with the horse, or does the horse do it by itself?’ I think the fact that you can make it look like you are doing nothing is a real talent. And it is such a massive reward at the end of it. — Charlotte Dujardin

To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime. — Saint Ignatius

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

If you tell God no because He won’t explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. — Charles Stanley

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. — Thomas A. Edison

Learning is its own exceeding great reward. — William Hazlitt

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. — Douglas Coupland

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

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. — Jesus Christ

My reward in life for growing up a little bit was that Mary Steenburgen came into my life, and we have been together for 19 years. — Ted Danson

I think the trend to move towards caucuses and conventions, whether to nominate senators, governors or presidential nominees, I think the move towards caucuses and conventions is a very bad one, and that our party should reward those states that spend the time and money to have primaries. — Mitt Romney

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque. — Denzel Washington

It’s one thing for a father to say, ‘Oh, my son is great.’ But to have others say it – that’s the true reward. Robbie’s one of the smartest people I know. He’s made such fantastic movies. — Carl Reiner

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. — Steve Wozniak

Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself. — Baruch Spinoza

Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward. — Denzel Washington

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. — Chris Evans

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

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. — George Santayana

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward. — Ovid

A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace. — Suze Orman

The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough? — William Morris

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

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

If those who wrote and ratified the 14th Amendment had imagined laws restricting immigration – and had anticipated huge waves of illegal immigration – is it reasonable to presume they would have wanted to provide the reward of citizenship to the children of the violators of those laws? Surely not. — George Will

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work. — Elbert Hubbard

Men can be a great deal of work for very little reward. — Glenda Jackson

Some people do really find fault like there’s a reward for it. — Zig Ziglar

We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life. — Hillary Clinton

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

Risk is the essence of any reward – to try the thing that no one else is willing to try. — Bozoma Saint John

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

The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. — John Ruskin

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office. — Mae West

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. — Saint Augustine

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

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. — Brian Eno

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. — George Eliot

You must reward the kind of behavior that you want. — Jim Mattis

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. — Harvey Mackay

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

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

For me, there’s a subtlety in focusing on the right shape of T-shirt and pant. I recognise that it’s boring, but the idea is to catch people off-guard and reward them in some valuable way. — Virgil Abloh

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

There is something to be said about taking the risk. We all know that is where the greatest reward is. — Bozoma Saint John

The potential financial reward for building the ‘next Windows’ is so great that there will never be a shortage of new technologies seeking to challenge it. — Bill Gates

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his. — Billy Sunday

The reward of a thing well done is having done it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who knows it can’t be done counts the risk, not the reward. — Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward. — Ovid

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. — Napoleon Hill

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

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. — Betsy DeVos

Love is love’s reward. — John Dryden

The reward of suffering is experience. — Harry S Truman

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. — Jim Rohn

Trust and value your own divinity as well as your connection to nature. Seeing God’s work everywhere will be your reward. — Wayne Dyer

It’s sort of good to see your vocation as a daily task and have fairly modest expectations for financial or reward in other coin – glory, love, whatever. — John Updike

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

Tweeting is really only good for one thing – it’s just good for tweeting… It is rewarding, because it’s just its own reward. It’s sort of like heaven. — Steve Martin

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. — Baruch Spinoza

I just always believe that we should not reward people with citizenship whose first act in this country was a violation of the law. And I continue to hold that view. But let me say, I think there is plenty of room here for compassion. And there’s plenty of room here for crafting a solution that will deal with this issue in the long term. — Mike Pence

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

I have often thought with wonder of the great goodness of God; and my soul has rejoiced in the contemplation of His great magnificence and mercy. May He be blessed for ever! For I see clearly that He has not omitted to reward me, even in this life, for every one of my good desires. — Saint Teresa of Avila

For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? — Jesus Christ

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. — George Sand

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. — Ezra Taft Benson

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. — Albert Einstein

You don’t reward reaction; you reward results. — Edwin Louis Cole

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. — Richard Bach

Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands. — Mahatma Gandhi

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. — Warren Buffett

Peace is its own reward. — Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

If no pain, then no love. If no darkness, no light. If no risk, then no reward. It’s all or nothing. In this damn world, it’s all or nothing. — Glennon Doyle Melton

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

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. — Rita Mae Brown

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

Love works not for profit nor reward; yet God has ordained that great gain shall be the certain result of every labor of love. — Ellen G. White

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

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. — John Maynard Keynes

For me, if I have done my duty, the continued approbation of Congress and the Marine Committee will make me rich indeed, and far more than reward me for a life of service devoted from principles of philanthropy, to support the dignity of human nature. — John Paul Jones

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead. — Jules Renard

The Judge is before the door: he that cometh will come, and will not tarry: his reward is with him. — George Whitefield

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

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

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result. — Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward. — Ernest Hemingway

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

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. — Francis of Assisi