Reward Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old reward quotes, reward sayings, and reward proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.     

Ralph Ransom

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.     

Jonas Salk

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

Elbert Hubbard

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.     

John Ruskin

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

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

William Morris

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

Jules Renard

The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile.     

Bruce Barton

There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years.      

Richard Bach

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

You don't reward reaction; you reward results.     

Edwin Louis Cole

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.     

Cyril Connolly

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.     

William Feather

The reward of pain is experience.     


A reward once given becomes a right.     

Frederick Herzberg

There's no reward in life without risk.     

Barry Farber

The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.     


The hope of reward is the solace of labor.     

Publilius Syrus

The final reward of the dead - to die no more.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.     

Chuang Tzu 

Every kind of reward constitutes a degradation of energy.     

Simone Weil

No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.     

Jim Morrison

The greatest rewards come only from the greatest commitment.     

Arlene Blum

The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.     

Paulo Coelho

You can best reward a liar by believing nothing of what he says.     


There is sufficient reward in the mere consciousness of a good action.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

George Eliot

The tougher the job, the greater the reward.     

George Allen, Sr.

To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.     

Diane Lane