A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 13, 2013
“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Jonas Salk
Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first successful polio vaccine. He was born in New York City to Jewish parents. Although they had little formal education, his parents were determined to see their children succeed. While attending New York University School of Medicine, Salk stood out from his peers not just because of his academic prowess, but because he went into medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician.

Wikiquote: Jonas Salk
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
. On receiving Congressional Medal for Distinguished Civilian Achievement (23 April 1956); several variations of this personal motto are often quoted, including:
.. The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
.. As quoted in 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet! (2001) by Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe, p. 99
.. I feel that the greatest reward for success is the opportunity to do more.

Google News Archive
27 January 1956, Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune, “Dr. Salk Honored With Medal From Eisenhower” (UP), pg. 20, col. 2:
Salk said he felt “the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”

Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 139, Issues 831-836
1991
Pg. 1:
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
— Jonas Salk, M.D., quoted by Jane S. Smith in Patenting the Sun (Morrow)

Google Books
Business Wit & Wisdom
By Richard Zera
Washington, DC: Beard Books
2005
Pg. 282:
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. —Jonas Salk,M.D.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, October 13, 2013 • Permalink