Values Quotes

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

David Arenson

Your life is your statement to the world representing your values, your beliefs, your dreams.

William Shakespeare

Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.. William Shakespeare
Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.

Deepak Chopra

Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.

Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.. Henry David Thoreau
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Lolly Daskal

Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.

Lolly Daskal

The difference between impossible and possible is a willing heart.

Lolly Daskal

Purpose drives the process by which we become what we are capable of being.

John Ratzenberger

Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.

Daniel Willey

Dating is like a game. If someone feels like they have won us over too easily, they won’t see our value and will go elsewhere to find something they have to work a little bit harder for.

Max McKeown

Culture is the sum of the values, beliefs and assumptions of human groups.

Turcois Ominek

Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.

Eda J. LeShan

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves.

Cormac McCarthy

I don't know what sort of world she will live in and I have no fixed opinions concerning how she should live in it. I only know that if she does not come to value what is true above what is useful, it will make little difference whether she lives at all.

Parker J. Palmer

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.

Dorothy L. Sayers

If it ever occurs to people to value the honour of the mind equally with the honour of the body, we shall get a social revolution of a quite unparalleled sort.

Dorothy L. Sayers

The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way for false statements by intention. And a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.

Dorothy L. Sayers

See that the mind is honest, first; the rest may follow or not as God wills. [That] the fundamental treason to the mind ... is the one fundamental treason which the scholar's mind must not allow is the bond uniting all the Oxford people in the last resort.

Jostein Gaarder

He could very likely have appealed for leniency. At least he could have saved his life by agreeing to leave Athens. But had he done this he would not have been Socrates. He valued his conscience-and the truth- higher than life.

Alain De Botton

Far from rejecting outright any hierarchy of success or failure, philosophy instead reconfigures the judging process, lending legitimacy to theidea that themainstream value system may unfairly consign some people to disgrace and others to respectability.

Deborah Day

One is often so busy doing life that it is easy to avoid evaluating whether you are putting your energy in the direction you value most.

David Lee Roth

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a huge yacht that sails right next to it.

Deborah Day

Your purpose is your why.

Gretchen Rubin

By mindfully deciding how to act in line with my values instead of mindlessly applying my rules, I was better able to make the decisions that supported my happiness.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Always being truthful gives you a certain kind of freedom. It springs forth like a fountain splashing throughout your body until it floods your soul. To be honest and to be trustworthy are great attributes. Ah, the power, Ah, the freedom

Craig D. Lounsbrough

It is, I think, a far lesser offense to blatantly ignore God’s directions for our lives rather than arrogantly think ourselves shrewd enough to be able to bend them to our liking without breaking them and therefore breaking ourselves.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Do you think it is a vain hope that one day man will find joy in noble deeds of light and mercy, rather than in the coarse pleasures he indulges in today - gluttony, fornication, ostentation, boasting, and envious vying with his neighbor? I am certain this is not a vain hope and that the day will come soon.


The problem with our society is that our values aren’t in the right place. There’s an awful lot of bleeding and naked bodies on prime-time networks, but not nearly enough cable television on public programming.

Alexander Pope

The Wit of Cheats, the Courage of a Whore,
Are what ten thousand envy and adore:
All, all look up, with reverential Awe,
At crimes that 'scape, or triumph o'er the Law:
While Truth, Worth, Wisdom, daily they decry-`
'Nothing is sacred now but Villainy'

- Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue I

Vijaya Bharathy

If values are woven into the very concept of education, where is the need for separate value education?

Anum Sattar

It amazes me when education, religion and family values fail to create a human being.

Richard Bach

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.

Joe Clifford Faust

If you’re honest with yourself as a writer, trying to tell the best story you can, your story will be an honest one. And your values will come out, no matter how hard you try to disguise them.

Renee Wade

You don't need a reason to add value to somebody's life. Nor do you need to get anything back from them. You add value because it's who you are.

Antoine François Prévost

The girl arrived; I thought her handsome; and as I doubted not that you would be mortified by my absence, I did most sincerely hope that she would be able to dissipate something of your ennui: for it is the fidelity of the heart alone that I value.

Mark Warner

In four months we could actually have an administration that believes in science.

Frans De Waal

If faith makes people buy an entire package of myths and values without asking too many questions, scientists are only slightly better.

Albert Einstein

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.

Jared Diamond

Two types of choices seem to me to have been crucial in tipping the outcomes [of the various societies' histories] towards success or failure: long-term planning and willingness to reconsider core values. On reflection we can also recognize the crucial role of these same two choices for the outcomes of our individual lives.

Chris Matakas

A man has only so much life, and must diversify his efforts according to his values.

Petra Durst Benning

How others perceive us is entirely up to us. A man is what he makes of himself. He can be treated with respect and goodwill, or he can be crushed underfoot like a worm. If you want to be successful in the world of trade and commerce, then you must look successful.

Bryant McGill

Our value is mirrored back to us through success only when we share the treasure we already are.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Only a prostitute will trade her valuables for money, so you shouldn't sell your God given ideas and talents for money, because you don't own it in any way but should be by a divine authority.

Theodore Roosevelt

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.

John Hawkins

Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don't pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering.

S.E. Cupp

We have successful, strong-willed, independent women who stand up for conservative, traditional values. Women are leading this movement because they've been raised to be unafraid....I didn't grow up feeling oppressed. I didn't grow up feeling like a victim.

Lailah Gifty Akita

May our lives and gentle spirit be evident to all that we are members of God's family.

Charles J. Chaput

Tolerance is not a Christian value. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty-these are Christian values.

Steven Magee

I find it very sad that by the time corporate science realizes the value of nature, that it may be too late

Ziad K. Abdelnour

A great leader has brains, vision, guts, values ... and a heart.

Parker J. Palmer

Spirituality is not primarily about values and ethics, not about exhortations to do right or live well. The spiritual traditions are primarily about effort to penetrate the illusions of the external world and to name its underlying truth.

Jack McDevitt

Show me what a people admire, and I will tell you everything about them that matters.

Milan Hollister

Love sets the foundation for all human values.

Jill Lepore

History is hereditary only in this way: we, all of us, inherit everything, and then we choose what to cherish, what to disavow, and what do do next, which is why it's worth trying to know where things come from.

Al Gore

you can't be value free when it comes to marriage

Chana Levitan

No matter how great the initial chemistry is, if your values are on two different pages, the odds of your marriage working decrease significantly.

Brandon Sanderson

Pain los[es] its power when other things bec[o]me more important.

Bryant McGill

Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go.

Milan Hollister

Without basic human values guiding us, we become morally bankrupt. Without love as our purpose, we become empty. Without understanding of both of these, we become lost.

Angelica Hopes

Happy endings happen every day we share our generosity, peace, compassion, kindness, respect, timeless love and joy with our love ones, friends and others.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.

Bob Ong

Tatlo ang magulang ng henerasyon natin. Ang tatay, ang nanay, at ang mga patalastas o media. Kaya kung mahina yung dalawang nauna, naagawan sila ng ikatlo sa pagpapalaki sa bata.

Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Life has a way of filling up one's time with many different things to do. So much so that you turn a blind eye to the things that really matter.

JoAnne Myers

I believe in family values and following your dreams.

Fela Durotoye

Houses are built brick-by-brick. HOMEs are built word-by-word. Houses don't build themselves. So YOU must build your home


A world without esoteric knowledge is a poorer place and we as a humanity pay the price for the loss of its principles.

Tanya Kimberly Orme

I don't want to become obsessed with work or money or change any of the values I have now. I don't have reason to believe that I ever should change, as much as I have this feeling of urgency to pursue my dreams...

Anne Perry

Disillusion in an ache that eats into the dreams of goodness, of love, of any value that matters - even to the very belief in life.

Dick Van Dyke

I didn't know the answers, but I could feel that the things that gave life meaning came from a place within and from the nurturing of values like tolerance, charity, and community.

Fabian Gustafsson

The one who lives solely with the many, solely with the best, lives only as briefly as that which he owns, passes his tests.
The one living by his actions, and by his deeds, will live his full life owning the average, happily having them, filling his needs.

Thomas Paine

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.

Michael J. Sandel

[T]he state should not impose a preferred way of life, but should leave its citizens as free as possible to choose their own values and ends, consistent with a similar liberty for others.

Lila Abu-Lughod

What does freedom mean if we accept the fundamental premise that humans are social beings, raised in certain social and historical contexts and belonging to particular communities that shape their desires and understandings of the world?

A.J. Darkholme

The values most important to us are always the most easily exploitable.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A poor man knows the true value of money and will not dare waste it, but a rich man is extravagant and always looking for an opportunity to empty his pockets.

Vanna Bonta

Money is only a human invention.

Samuel Johnson

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

Alexander McCall Smith

...they are dazzled by all the money that they are being offered. That is what money does, Mma Ramotswe - you must have seen that. Sometime we need to look the other way when people put money in front of our noses. We have to look at the other things we can see so the money doesn't hide them.


moneys value is only as big as the value you place on money

Alain De Botton

Whatever modern democracies may tell themselves about their commitment to free speech and to diversity of opinion, the values of a given society will uncannily match those of whichever organizations have the scale to pay for runs of thirty-second slots around the nightly news bulletin.

Rollo May

Courage is not a virtue or value among other personal values like love o fidelity. It is the foundations that underlies and gives reality to all other virtue and personal values. (p. 13)

Ann Bailey

When people tell you that you can’t live your way, don’t believe them.

Michelle Carithers

Will my future faith be dominated by past demons? Will my unlimited possibilities give way to my limited territory?"

A Daughter's Worth Novel

Cindy Ann Peterson

Civility awareness and a common foundation of considerate conduct are crutial to our future,

Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

William Shakespeare

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.

Edith Wharton

A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys.

Robert Kegan

Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.

Unarine Ramaru

I can teach you how to respect but self-respect is self taught.

Kristian Goldmund Aumann

A society with values, is a rich society.

Jonathan Haidt

Loyalty, respect for authority and some degree of sanctification create a more binding social order that places some limits on individualism and egoism.

Michelle Malkin

In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor.

Nick Harkaway

Law is error, you see. It's an attempt to write down a lot of things everyone ought to know anyway.

Max Frisch

A society needs famous people; the question is whom it chooses for that role. Any criticism of its choice is by implication a criticism of that society.

Bryant McGill

Modern society, the political body, the legal and judiciary system, the state of governance, capitalism and the very fabric of the society itself, including our religions and so-called morals and values, are institutions steeped in traditions of absolute and total violence.

Joachim Gauck

Ich wünsche mir, dass sich unsere Gesellschaft tolerant, wertbewusst und vor allen Dingen in Liebe zur Freiheit entwickelt und nicht vergisst, dass die Freiheit der Erwachsenen Verantwortung heißt.

Joachim Gauck

Es ist [...] meine tiefe Überzeugung, dass die Freiheit das Allerwichtigste im Zusammenleben ist und erst Freiheit unserer Gesellschaft Kultur, Substanz und Inhalt verleiht.

David Bedrick

Families can also be divided into subgroups with different values, perspectives, and and communication styles, even if a subgroup consists of only one individual.

Vishwas Mudagal

What is Religion according to you?

“Religion is your idea of leading life, the value you not only hold close to your heart but ones that you practice, the passions in your life, the faith in your ideals, the vision you have for your life and the society around you.

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