Quotes for
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Values



  
Your attitude is an
expression of your values,
beliefs and expectations.

Brian Tracey

   

Real success requires respect for and faithfulness to the highest human values--honesty, integrity, self-discipline, dignity, compassion, humility, courage, personal responsibility, courtesy, and human service.        -Michael DeBakey

   

If one benefits tangibly from the exploitation of others who are weak, is one morally implicated in their predicament?  Or are basic rights of human existence confined to the civilized societies that are wealthy enough to afford them?  Our values are defined by what we will tolerate when it is done to others.       -William Greider

   
Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will function properly.        -Vaclav Havel
   

When you know what your values are, making decisions becomes easier.        -Glenn van Eckeren

   
Money should never be separated from values.  Detached from values it may indeed be the root of all evil.  Linked effectively to social purpose it can be the root of opportunity.       -Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    
The hope of free people in a frightened world is the values which people put ahead of inventions when their backs are to the wall.  These values are beauty, truth, goodness and having a faith, all of which are bombproof.       -Ralph W. Sockman

  
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.       -Samuel Johnson
   
Our society's values are being corrupted by advertising's insistence on the equation:  Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness.        -John Arbuthnot Fisher
   
Some values are. . . like sugar on the doughnut, legitimate, desirable, but insufficient, apart from the doughnut itself.  We need substance as well as frosting.         -Ralph T. Flewelling
   
Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life.  A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.        -Laura Schlesinger
  
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.      -Gloria Steinem
  
The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful.  Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.        -Albert Einstein
    
The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.       -Jacob Bronowski
   
Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe:  the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.       -Immanuel Kant
   
Values are like fingerprints.  Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.       -Elvis Presley
   
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth--don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.       -Aesop
   
We want our children to become warm, decent human beings who reach out generously to those in need.  We hope they find values and ideals to give their lives purpose so they contribute to the world and make it a better place because they have lived in it.  Intelligence, success, and high achievement are worthy goals, but they mean nothing if our children are not basically kind and loving people.        -Neil Kurshan
   

   
Every time a value is born, existence takes on a new meaning; every time one dies, some part of that meaning passes away.        -Joseph Wood Krutch
   
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.       -Allan Bloom
   
It has been surprising to see how often people do not realize that their deepest values are as personal as their fingerprints.  Not knowing this, many of us have sacrificed certain things in order to have other things that we have been told are more important.  Some of the things we have let go of in order to be seen as successful may be far more important to us personally in the end than some of the things we have held on to or even fought for.  Sometimes it takes a wake-up call like cancer to bring us back to ourselves.  The crisis of illness may shake us free of the life that we have created and allow us to begin a return to the life that is our own.  Often what then turns out to be important is not a surprise at all.  One patient, a CEO diagnosed with cancer, told me, "I always knew what mattered.  I just never felt entitled to live by it before."      -Rachel Naomi Remen
   

     

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.        -Margaret Mead
   
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one person for the joy he or she receives from the virtues of another.        -Ayn Rand
   
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values--that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.       -Martin Luther King, Jr.
   
The hero is the person dedicated to the creation and/or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.       -Andrew Bernstein
    
Values provide perspective in the best of times and the worst.       -Charles Garfield
   

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