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Combine all your healthy wishes, dreams and hopes into investing in your talent and in the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom. If your art contributes to society, or to the art enthusiasts around you, then you are rewarded honestly, and more so if you make yourself useful to the world around you. (Sam Adoquei)

To what extent were you motivated by rewards today? People who spend a lot of time wondering about their bonuses are doing very little creative thinking. (Teresa Amabile)

Each day provides its own gifts. (Marcus Aurelius)

The best prize is coming home with a new way of seeing. (Susan Avishai)

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. (Richard Bach)

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either. (Jack Benny)

commendation, n. The tribute that we pay to achievements that resemble, but do not equal, our own. (Ambrose Bierce)

The last painting of the day is always a gift, a reward from the universe for being willing to keep painting when reasonable people have already packed up and gone home. (Eleanor Blair)

All we have is now. And look! How rich we are in it! (Vanna Bonta)

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward... The rest goes to the government! (Victor Borge)

Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. (A. G. Buckham)

Being relatively unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way. (Susan Cain)

Doing deals doesn't yield the deep rewards that come from building up people. (Clayton M. Christensen)

Keep your eyes on the prize and don't turn back. (Bill 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)

I look upon a year lived as a year earned, and each year earned means a greater treasury of experience and power laid up against time of need. (Anna Botsford Comstock)

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)

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

Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs. (Charlotte Saunders Cushman)

The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

One path is greed, the second is curiosity. With one, the journey is to a reward; with the other, the journey is the reward. (Dale Dauten)

I feel as a horse must feel when the beautiful cup is given to the jockey. (Edgar Degas)

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Love is love's reward. (John Dryden)

The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another. (George Eliot)

The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it. (T. S. Eliot)

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

The Pulitzer Prize is an idea; it's a vote of confidence. Like literature, it exists purely in the mind. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes. (William Feather)

There's no prize for winning the race, but there's a prize for what you know at the end. Knowledge, skills, and character give amazing opportunities. (Mike Feinberg)

-b.1716 d.1771...
Not all that tempts your wand'ring eyes / And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; / Nor all that glisters, gold. (Thomas Gray)

Learning is its own exceeding great reward. (William Hazlitt)

The pernicious influence of the prize and medal giving in art is so great that it should be stopped. History proves that juries in art have been generally wrong. (Robert Henri)

The reason for the survival of the award system is purely commercial. (Robert Henri)

The only sensible way to regard the art life is that it is a privilege you are willing to pay for... You may cite honors and attentions and even money paid, but I would have you note that these were paid a long time after the creator had gone through his struggles. (Robert Henri)

The process of learning to see and put down what you see is of critical importance. Developed eye-hand coordination is one reward. The meditative experience of slowing down and truly observing nature has deeper rewards. (Florence B. Hill)

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. (Napoleon Hill)

The gift of an image is that it provides a place to watch your soul. (James Hillman)

We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty rewards – in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else. (John Holt)

The journey is its own reward. (Homer)

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings. (Andrew Jackson)

The journey is the reward. (Steve Jobs)

America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement. (Lyndon B. Johnson)

I cannot paint for monetary gain. I would rather starve than sell one piece of my work, but I know that when I depart this world people will stop and wonder at the beauty and truth that I have endeavoured to portray. (Percy Kelly)

For me to get an award from the press, I know there's been no favoritism. (Bob Knight)

For an interest to be rewarding, one must pay in discipline and dedication, especially through the difficult or boring stages which are inevitably encountered. (Mira Komarovsky)

It is our custom to say that someone is 'lucky' or 'unlucky' if they meet with fortunate or unfortunate circumstances, respectively. It is, however, too simplistic to think in terms of random 'luck.' Even from a scientific point of view, this is not a sufficient explanation. (Dalai Lama)

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Aligning what you do with who you are requires commitment, effort, and perseverance. But the rewards are well worth it. Not only will it enhance the quality of your life, it may even prolong it. (Lauren Mackler)

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

There are an infinite number of rewards you could bestow on yourself for working at your creative projects, and you deserve every one of them. (Eric Maisel)

Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God. (Felix Mendelssohn)

One line came like a gift. It flowed out. I drew back and said 'thank you' to the room. (Joni Mitchell)

The gift of the artist, the gift of the master of any skill, is the harnessing of powers, be they elemental, emotional, spiritual, physical, inward or outward. (Janet Morgan)

No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. (Jim Morrison)

The professionalism of technique and flash of dexterity are more comfortable to be around than raw creative power, hence our society generally rewards virtuoso performers more highly than it rewards original creators. (Stephen Nachmanovitch)

Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. (Earl Nightingale)

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

-in a telegram reversing his acceptance of Nobel Prize after criticism by Soviets...
In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will. (Boris Pasternak)

The rewards of art are not always commensurate with its quality. It affords a precarious living. (Walter J. Phillips)

The misuse of extrinsic rewards, so common in business, impedes creativity, stifles personal satisfaction and turns play into work. (Daniel H. Pink)

Serve your artistic gift and it will serve you. (Bob Ragland)

If you care at all, you'll get some results. If you care enough, you'll get incredible results. (Jim Rohn)

It seems that the rewards are that much greater when success follows great strife. (Rick Rotante)

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

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. (John Ruskin)

Gallery dealers and collectors will take you more seriously once you've received national awards. Equally important, these same rewards will also help you to believe in yourself. (Monique Sakellarios)

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. (Jonas Salk)

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? (Frank Scully)

Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, today is a gift – that's why it's called 'the present'. (George Bernard Shaw)

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough. (Gail Sheehy)

And all for love, and nothing for reward. (Edmund Spenser)

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. (Henry David Thoreau)

You see, if you take pains and learn in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard; but when you work... if you love your work, you will find your reward in that. (Leo Tolstoy)

Your rewards in life will be determined by what you do, how well you do it, and the difficulty of replacing you. (Brian Tracy)

A mystery confounds the problem of industry in art. In the last analysis, to work is simply not enough. But we have to act as if it were, leaving reward aside. (Anne Truitt)

The reward of suffering is experience. (Harry S. Truman)

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. (Mark Twain)

Man's highest reward for his dedication to the pursuit of excellence is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes through it. (Author unknown)

You have chosen to spend your time and money on esthetics. Others can cheat you, a craft cannot. It's the only area in life where you get back what you've put in. (Edgar A. Whitney)

Doubly rich is the man still boyish enough to play, laugh and sing as he carries and emanates sunshine along a friendly road. (Charles R. Wiers)

Water the root to enjoy the fruit. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

I gather that the dopaminergic system in the reward centres of the brain respond even more vigorously to the expectation of reward than to reward itself. Hence, perhaps, the disappointment. (Semir Zeki)

During those rare moments of creativeness, when a person has something in common with the making of the universe, he feels a sense of transcendence. What could be a greater reward? (Joseph Zinker)


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