Values Quotes

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.

Stephen Covey

But what of the voice and judgment of conscience? The difficulty is that we have a conscience behind our conscience, an intellectual one behind the moral. We can see quite well that our opinions of what is noble and good, our moral valuations, are powerful levers where action is concerned; but we must begin by refining these opinions and independently creating for ourselves new tables of values.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values.

Tim Holden

For in order to avoid having to deal with relative values, he had long since come to deny all purpose to the phenomenon of existence it was more expedient and comforting.

Paul Bowles

The Army damages itself when it doesn’t live up to its own values.

Claudia Kennedy

It is very important to make sure the person you're marrying is like minded. It's crucial for a couple to have shared goals and values. The more you have in common the less you have to argue about

Barbara Friedman

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.

Noam Chomsky

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Dwight D Eisenhower

There is a growing consensus that Globalization must now be reshaped to reflect values broader than simply the freedom of capital.

John Sweeney

Blake was an activist and artist whose lifestyle truly reflected his values. He was the lead singer of Parallax, whose (song) lyrics involve a deep reflection on the alienation produced by our consumerist society. Of all the students I have had over my six years at UVSC, Blake was the most authentic.

Dennis Potter

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!

Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

C. S. Lewis

I believe the ultimate goal of living and refining your values is to identify and achieve congruence with universal principles.

Steve Pavlina

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

Laura Teresa Marquez
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