The shaping of deeply felt values into meaningful, apposite form, is present in all communities, and will find some means of expressions among all.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values.
Living with integrity means:
* Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships.
* Asking for what you want and need from others.
* Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.
* Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values.
* Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
Strive for integrity - that means knowing your values in life and behaving in a way that is consistent with these values.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
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.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.
The ultimate goal of living your values is to eventually bring them into alignment with universal principles.
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
The time we enjoy wasting is usually a good indicator of our real values… The best things in life feel like we feel when we waste our time!
And it is time for those who talk about family values to start valuing families.
Values are not just words, values are what we live by. They're about the causes that we champion and the people we fight for.
Our society's values are being corrupted by advertising's insistence on the equation: Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness.
There is a growing consensus that Globalization must now be reshaped to reflect values broader than simply the freedom of capital.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people
My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled
The big threat to America is the way we react to terrorism by throwing away what everybody values about our country--a commitment to human rights. America is a great nation because we are a good nation. When we stop being a good nation, we stop being great.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
The Army damages itself when it doesn’t live up to its own values.
The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values.
If you think of vision and mission as an organization's head and heart, the values it holds are its soul.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
The machine called Nature into an art form. For the first time at men began to regard Nature as a source of aesthetic and spiritual values.
Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.