The presence of God is the finest of rewards.
The pages of history are red with the blood of illuminated "saints" who were murdered by their religions for actually achieving the advertised spiritual rewards.
I can tell you that you will have your hearts broken more by the people you love than by the people you hate. But you must still dare to love. The rewards are worth far more than the risks.
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
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Change not only was inevitable, but usually brought its own rewards.
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Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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