quote by Frederic Bastiat

When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.

— Frederic Bastiat

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Reward and punishment quote If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

If I offered you a thousand dollars to take off your shoes, you'd very likely accept--and then I could triumphantly announce that 'rewards work.' But as with punishments, they can never help someone develop a *commitment* to a task or action, a reason to keep doing it when there's no longer a payoff.

It is man's duty to love and to fear God, even without hope of reward or fear of punishment.

Reward and punishment quote If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.

Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.

Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.

Reward and punishment quote Carry out a randon act of kindness, with no expectations of reward, safe in the

Carry out a randon act of kindness, with no expectations of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment-or at least much handicap-to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need.

From the equilibrium and spontaneous order of Adam Smith and his heirs, from invisible-handed markets and perfect competition, supply and demand, and rewards and punishments, I was pushed to theories of disequilibrium and disorder, and information and noise, as the keys to understanding economic progress.

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.

Reward and punishment quote Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good.

Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, "Who is destroying the world?" You are.

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.

My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws.

Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Reward and punishment quote I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.

The fear of punishment, the desire of reward, the sense of duty, are all useful arguments, in their way, to persuade people to holiness. But they are all weak and powerless, until a person loves Christ.

Reward and punishment quote Don't be afraid to take on big challenges They give the best rewards.

Don't be afraid to take on big challenges They give the best rewards.

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

There is nothing divine about morality;

it is a purely human affair. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. What the individual can do is to give a fine example, and to have the courage to uphold ethical values .. in a society of cynics.

We seem to prefer a comfortable lie to the uncomfortable truth.

We punish those who point out reality, and reward those who provide us with the comfort of illusion. Reality is fearsome .. but experience tells us that more fearsome yet is evading it.

Reward and punishment quote If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.

I cannot believe there is a god who punishes and rewards, for I see honest folk unlucky, and rogues unlucky.

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.

It's not that life has been easy, perfect or exactly as expected.

I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Reward and punishment quote Everything is easier said than done. Wanting something is easy. The challenge an

Everything is easier said than done. Wanting something is easy. The challenge and the reward are in the doing.

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

Unconditional parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason.

If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

Reward and punishment quote When you're thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. try t

When you're thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. try to stay positive and things will get better.

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Greek myths are heroic, noble and tragic;

but the American Dream is heroic, comical, and uplifting. Americans are a people in whom overweening ambition is rewarded, not punished. The Wright Brothers did not have their wings melt when they flew too high. Perhaps their wings were more soundly built than those of Icarus.

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.

Only Atheists have morals, the religious have reward and punishment.

That's not morality, that's sucking up.

Reward and punishment quote Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Punishment and reward proceed from basically the same psychological model, one that conceives of motivation as nothing more than the manipulation of behavior.

Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission.

It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being.

The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.

Reward and punishment quote There is no limit to what a man can achieve if he doesn't care who gets the cred

There is no limit to what a man can achieve if he doesn't care who gets the credit.

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I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

The poor of the world cannot be made rich by the redistribution of wealth.

Poverty can't be eliminated by punishing people who've escaped poverty, taking their money and giving it as a reward to people who have failed to escape.

I don't think hell exists. I happen to believe in life after death but I don't think it's got a thing to do with reward and punishment. Religion is always in the control business and that's something which people don't really understand.

In its more authoritarian forms, religion punishes questioning and rewards gullibility. Faith is not a function of stupidity, but a frequent cause of it.

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