Virtue is its own reward - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
Virtue is its own reward
Virtue is its own reward.
Prov. You should not be virtuous in hopes of getting a reward, but because it makes you feel good to be virtuous. Bill: If I help you, will you pay me? Fred: Virtue is its own reward.
ˌvirtue is its own reˈward (saying) the reward for acting in a moral or correct way is the knowledge that you have done so, and you should not expect more than this, for example praise from other people or payment