Best 165 of Reward quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ben Lindsey

{From Luther Burbank's funeral. He was loved until he revealed he was an atheist, then he began to receive death threats. He tried to amiably answer them all, leading to his death} It is impossible to estimate the wealth he has created. It has been generously given to the world. Unlike inventors, in other fields, no patent rights were given him, nor did he seek a monopoly in what he created. Had that been the case, Luther Burbank would have been perhaps the world's richest man. But the world is richer because of him. In this he found joy that no amount of money could give. And so we meet him here today, not in death, but in the only immortal life we positively know--his good deeds, his kindly, simple, life of constructive work and loving service to the whole wide world. These things cannot die. They are cumulative, and the work he has done shall be as nothing to its continuation in the only immortality this brave, unselfish man ever sought, or asked to know. As great as were his contributions to the material wealth of this planet, the ages yet to come, that shall better understand him, will give first place in judging the importance of his work to what he has done for the betterment of human plants and the strength they shall gain, through his courage, to conquer the tares, the thistles and the weeds. Then no more shall we have a mythical God that smells of brimstone and fire; that confuses hate with love; a God that binds up the minds of little children, as other heathen bind up their feet--little children equally helpless to defend their precious right to think and choose and not be chained from the dawn of childhood to the dogmas of the dead. Luther Burbank will rank with the great leaders who have driven heathenish gods back into darkness, forever from this earth. In the orthodox threat of eternal punishment for sin--which he knew was often synonymous with yielding up all liberty and freedom--and in its promise of an immortality, often held out for the sacrifice of all that was dear to life, the right to think, the right to one's mind, the right to choose, he saw nothing but cowardice. He shrank from such ways of thought as a flower from the icy blasts of death. As shown by his work in life, contributing billions of wealth to humanity, with no more return than the maintenance of his own breadline, he was too humble, too unselfish, to be cajoled with dogmatic promises of rewards as a sort of heavenly bribe for righteous conduct here. He knew that the man who fearlessly stands for the right, regardless of the threat of punishment or the promise of reward, was the real man. Rather was he willing to accept eternal sleep, in returning to the elements from whence he came, for in his lexicon change was life. Here he was content to mingle as a part of the whole, as the raindrop from the sea performs its sacred service in watering the land to which it is assigned, that two blades may grow instead of one, and then, its mission ended, goes back to the ocean from whence it came. With such service, with such a life as gardener to the lilies of the field, in his return to the bosoms of infinity, he has not lost himself. There he has found himself, is a part of the cosmic sea of eternal force, eternal energy. And thus he lived and always will live. Thomas Edison, who believes very much as Burbank, once discussed with me immortality. He pointed to the electric light, his invention, saying: 'There lives Tom Edison.' So Luther Burbank lives. He lives forever in the myriad fields of strengthened grain, in the new forms of fruits and flowers, plants, vines, and trees, and above all, the newly watered gardens of the human mind, from whence shall spring human freedom that shall drive out false and brutal gods. The gods are toppling from their thrones. They go before the laughter and the joy of the new childhood of the race, unshackled and unafraid.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sanjo Jendayi

When Opportunity meets Preparation she greets her with open arms and they both say in unison, "Let's do this!

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Piper

Doing right for right's sake is atheistic.Christians should do what God says is right because in doing it we enjoy more of God.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Nobody is rewarded for occupying a position, but for becoming effective in the position occupied. If you occupy a position, you must have the weight of influence in order to matter!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

We didn't come to the world just to entertain, we came to play remarkable roles, and our reward is to see you doing more than us.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

The reward of life is Joy

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

God goes ahead of a man who walks by faith, that is the beauty of faith

By Anonym 19 Sep

Suzy Kassem

THE THREE BEES by Suzy Kassem A young boy once asked A wealthy beekeeper: “What is the secret of Your success?” The beekeeper simply smiled And replied: “To be successful, One has to be one of three bees: The queen bee, The hardest working bee, Or the bee that does not fit in. One success is inherited, And the next one is earned. While the last one is Self-sought, Self-served, And happens on its own Terms.” “And which bee are you?” Asked the boy. The beekeeper then wiped The sweat from his head And said: “The last may seem the riskiest, But the glory of achievement Is the most rewarding. Freedom always comes at a high cost, But only when you are Your own boss, Can you truly Afford it.” (Suzy Kassem Poetry)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Lydon Simonsen

‎Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

God always estimates how diligent a person is to his work.

By Anonym 18 Sep

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

David Brin

We have earned our peace. It is, by now, more precious than honor, or even pity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

Do not seek recognition or gratification from man — serve the Lord. He knows how to reward everyone

By Anonym 18 Sep

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.

By Anonym 20 Sep

David Servant

When someone loves you so much that He dies for you, you can trust that any rewards He promises are going to be good.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

You will eat from where you work with all your strength

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Forgive those who hurt you yesterday. Reward those who help you today. Remember those who help you tomorrow.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Craig Mercier

Those are who are selfish are rewarded for being nice. Those who truly care about others feel a smile in return is all the reward they need.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

It seems that every time President Trumps government undoes an environmental regulation that the stock market goes to record highs. Another way of looking at this is that extensive environmental damage and destruction is rewarded by modern society.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

An 'Employee of the Month' is a titled given to someone who best helped someone else actualize their dream—in that particular month.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Danielle Bennett

Fighting you's the only reward I want,' I said, 'for saving your life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexandre Dumas

A good deed is never lost.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

In the USA, the police are encouraged to shoot people with the reward of paid time off.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sigmund Freud

The child is brought up to know its social duties by means of a system of love-rewards and punishments, and in this way it is taught that its security in life depends on its parents (and, subsequently, other people) loving it and being able to believe in its love for them.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rupert Thomson

He looked both proud and guilty of something. As if happiness was a reward and he wasn't sure he'd done enough to deserve it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edward M. Purcell

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Mari Fadrigalan

How I wished after all the hardships, you will immediately attain your reward. But it's not that easy. You need to wait for the right time to come in your life. Always bear in mind that diligence is nothing without perseverance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomas Henry Huxley

It appears now to be universally admitted that, before the exile, the Israelites had no belief in rewards and punishments after death, nor in anything similar to the Christian heaven and hell; but our story proves that it would be an error to suppose that they did not believe in the continuance of individual existence after death by a ghostly simulacrum of life. Nay, I think it would be very hard to produce conclusive evidence that they disbelieved in immortality; for I am not aware that there is anything to show that they thought the existence of the souls of the dead in Sheol ever came to an end. But they do not seem to have conceived that the condition of the souls in Sheol was in any way affected by their conduct in life. If there was immortality, there was no state of retribution in their theology. Samuel expects Saul and his sons to come to him in Sheol.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Marsha Hinds

On Virtue - Goodness is its own reward. It has to be; nothing else rewards it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Redhead

Persistence is always rewarded with success.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Temitope Ibrahim

Intimacy with GOD is most exhilarating, most amazing, most exciting and most rewarding of all.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Seanan Mcguire

I watch him go, and wonder if being good isn't its own punishment as much as it's supposed to be its own reward.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

If you have a dream no one else can see, a reward awaits you that no one else can have.

By Anonym 16 Sep

James Rozoff

If God rewards the faithful with earthly rewards, then what leverage does the devil have?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kathy Wang

Shown her how life could reward the places where you least exerted effort, while denying what you desired and worked so ardently toward most.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

At the end of life, your reward in heaven will not be proportional to the role you played on earth, but how faithful you played it. Be faithful in every little role you are to play; it'll lead you to a greater reward! Faithfulness is key!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

If you think of evil things, you are likely to do evil things and that will never pay you a pesewa. Think of good things and do good always!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Enroll your body, soul and spirit and engage your time to do what you know best. Dedicate yourself to the work at hand and you will be rewarded by the fruits you will bear!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Ben Zehabe

This is going to hurt, but you will have to watch other couples be happier, richer and louder than you. Wait. No obstacle can withstand patience. Wait. You may not think so now, but there will come a time when you will be tempted to run away. Would that be right? Would that be fair? As every matriarch discovers, entire seasons will pass without reward. As your mate's peculiarities add up, what do you do? Wait! pg 45

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

If you have a thousand fears, and you conquer them, you are illegible for a thousand and one rewards.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Albert-laszlo Barabasi

The Second Law: Performance is bounded, but success is unbounded.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Virginia Alison

Love is the soul's reward for all the previous heartbreaks...

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patricia Highsmith

What immense satisfaction it must be to fashion a story like [Maupassant's]! One must say 'fashion' because it is not merely writing, but massing and cutting away like a sculptor, chiseling lean and clear. And to put one's work confidently in the crucible of Time; to know that in six perfect pages is the finest form of one's idea: This satisfaction is the only true reward of the artist, and this his highest possible joy on Earth.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Love rewards you more in a moment than pleasure could in a lifetime.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Your greatest obstacles usher you to your greatest rewards.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Don Miguel Ruiz

We domesticate humans the same way we domesticate a dog or any other animal: with punishment and reward. This is perfectly normal. What we call education is nothing but domestication of the human being. We are afraid to be punished, but later we are also afraid of not getting the rewards, of not being good enough for Mom or Dad, sibling or teacher. The need to be accepted is born. Before that, we don't care whether we are accepted or not. People's opinions are not important. They are not important because we just want to play and we live in the present. The fear of not getting the reward becomes the fear of rejection. The fear of not being good enough for someone else is what makes us try to change, what makes us create an image. Then we try to project that image according to what they want us to be, just to be accepted, just to have the reward. We learn to pretend to be what we are not...

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Behind your darkest fears lie your brightest rewards.