Virtue is its own reward

This page is about the saying "Virtue is its own reward"

Possible meaning:
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.

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

a. 10% compensation

b. a word of thanks

c. nothing

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Contributor: Josef Essberger