What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.

Dance Dance Dance
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones
Eaten bread is forgotten
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal
To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine
There is sufficient reward in the mere consciousness of a good action
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."