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Virtue is its own reward

Possible interpretation: When we do something virtuous or good, we don't need any reward or compensation. The knowledge that we have done good is reward enough.

Note: virtue (noun) = a quality that most people consider to be morally good or desirable in a person | reward (noun) = a gift or payment in return for something done

Quick Quiz:

If you believe that "virtue is its own reward", after returning a €100 bill that you found to its owner you would expect
  1. 10% compensation
  2. a word of thanks
  3. nothing

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