Inspirational Quotes about Rewards and Recognition

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Need an inspirational quote for your newsletter, business presentation, company website, bulletin board or inspirational posters? These quotes about reward and recognition are useful to help employee motivation and inspiration.

They encourage employees to do their best work, take thoughtful risks, and express empowerment in their everyday jobs. They encourage employees to stretch, set new challenges and maximize their ability to contribute.

These quotes about rewards, recognition and helping employees feel important will help you create success in your organization

Quotations About Rewards and Recognition

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.“ --Abraham Lincoln

”In the arena of human life, the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.” --Aristotle

"There are two things people want more than sex and money -- recognition and praise." --Mary Kay Ash

"People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition." --Bob Nelson

”Work is not a man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.” --George Sand

"To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; . . . to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart — this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.” --Mary Baker Eddy

”The rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their egos on the line and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves.” --Susan RoAne

"It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it." --Spencer Tracy

"People work for money nut go the extra mile for recognition, praise, and rewards." --Dale Carnegie

"What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’!” —William James

”We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.” --Earl Nightingale

"The measure of a conversation is how much mutual recognition there is in it; how much shared there is in it. If you're talking about what's in your own head, or without thought to what people looking and listening will feel, you might as well be in a room talking to yourself." --Dylan Mora

"Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company." --Zig Ziglar

”Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.” --Theodore Roosevelt

"Today many American corporations spend a great deal of money and time trying to increase the originality of their employees, hoping thereby to get a competitive edge in the marketplace. But such programs make no difference unless management also learns to recognize the valuable ideas among the many novel ones, and then finds ways of implementing them." --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition." --H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings." --Cary Grant

"Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself."  --Marianne Williamson

"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

”To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” --John Burroughs

"Recognition is the greatest motivator." --Gerald C. Eakerdale

"It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom." --Dee Hock