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

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

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein PHOTO

Good judgment comes from experience,
and often experience comes from bad judgment.
- Rita Mae Brown

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

 

Writers will happen in the best of families.
- Rita Mae Brown

Morals are private.
Decency is public.
- Rita Mae Brown

Women who love women are Lesbians.
Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms,
define Lesbian as sex between women.
- Rita Mae Brown

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Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous.
I'll go a step further.
You must be bisexual.
- Rita Mae Brown

As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a
meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls.
- Rita Mae Brown

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
- Rita Mae Brown

I became a lesbian because of women,
because women are beautiful,
strong, and compassionate.
- Rita Mae Brown

Pornography exists for the lonesome,
the ugly,
the fearful - it's made for the losers.
- Rita Mae Brown

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
- Rita Mae Brown

A peacefulness follows any decision,
even the wrong one.
- Rita Mae Brown

Don't ask to live in tranquil times.
Literature doesn't grow there.
- Rita Mae Brown

About all you can do in life is be who you are.
Some people will love you for you.
Most will love you for what you can do for them,
and some won't like you at all.
- Rita Mae Brown

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Every action is either strong or weak,
and when every action is strong we are successful.
- Rita Mae Brown

To love without role, without power plays,
is revolution.
- Rita Mae Brown

I believe you are your work.
Don't trade the stuff of your life, time,
for nothing more than dollars.
That's a rotten bargain.
- Rita Mae Brown

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

Education is a wonderful thing.
If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

A life of reaction is a life of slavery,
intellectually and spiritually.
One must fight for a life of action,
not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown

A deadline is negative inspiration.
Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
- Rita Mae Brown

I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons,
and shoot the bull.
- Rita Mae Brown

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
- Rita Mae Brown

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Creativity comes from trust.
Trust your instincts.
And never hope more than you work.
- Rita Mae Brown

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
- Rita Mae Brown

I believe the true function of age is memory.
I'm recording as fast as I can.
- Rita Mae Brown

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
- Rita Mae Brown

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car.
If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
- Rita Mae Brown

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end,
and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.
- Rita Mae Brown

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
- Rita Mae Brown

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.
- Rita Mae Brown

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
- Rita Mae Brown

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
- Rita Mae Brown

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every
four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends.
If they're okay, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
- Rita Mae Brown

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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 with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

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

Love is love's reward.
- John Dryden

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

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
- William Hazlitt

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land,
and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
- James H. Douglas

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.
- George Byron

The reward of suffering is experience.
- Harry S. Truman

Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be
purchased nor manufactured.
It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.
- Bill Hybels

Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
- Jeremy Taylor

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth.
Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay,
it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
- Maurice Chevalier

The reward for success in St.
Paul is eviction.
- Barbara Harris

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

She had her reward!
- that reward of which no enemie could deprive her,
which no slanders could make less precious -
the eternal reward of knowing that she had done her duty.
- Ernestine L. Rose

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


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