Worth Quotes

These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

Edgar Watson Howe

No man is worth your tears, but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry

Unknown

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.

James Bryce

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live

Aristotle

True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.

Ben Jonson

Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.

Alice Munro

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

Spanish Proverb

These, then, are my last words to you: be not afraid of life. Believe that life worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James 1842

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James 1842

One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.

Ann Radcliffe

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.

Cannonball Adderley

Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth, to rule with justice, to strike down evil. Who wields it in good cause shall slay even the Lord of Death.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

Frank's chromosome was now breeding as true as ever. Blood group, creed, colour of skin nothing was proof against it. The numbers with shared consciousness, procreating for all they were worth, trebled every generation.

Brian Wilson Aldiss

If thy hope be any thing worth, it will purify thee from thy sins.

Joseph Alleine

To invoke solely the weaker arguments and yet triumph is a talent worth more than a hundred thousand drachmae.

Aristophanes

This art is worth more than ten thousand staters, that one should choose the worse cause, and nevertheless be victorious.

Aristophanes

I tremble for our world, where, in the smallest ways, we find it impossible, as Marshall Hodgson enjoined, to find room for the other in our minds. If we cannot accommodate a viewpoint in a friend without resorting to unkindness, how can we hope to heal the terrible problems of our planet? I no longer think that any principle or opinion is worth anything if it makes you unkind or intolerant.

Karen Armstrong

Presumption has many forms; and it is worth considering, whether a great and good Being would most disapprove the presumption which expected too much from His goodness, or the presumption which dared positively to disbelieve His promise.

William Arthur

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

So there you are; listen; as I said, God "worships" us in the sense of tending our worth. That we worship God, of course, doesn't need proving to you. It's on everybody's lips, after all, that human beings worship God. That God, though, worships human beings, it's enough to frighten hearers out of their wits, because people are not in the habit of saying that God worships human beings - in that special sense - but that human beings worship God. So I've got to prove to you that God too does "worship" human beings, or you will consider, perhaps, that I have used the word very carelessly, and begin arguing against me in your thoughts, and finding fault with me because you don't in fact grasp what I have been saying. So it's agreed that this is what has to be demonstrated to you: that God also "worships" us; but in the sense I have already mentioned, that he tends our worth as his field, to make improvements in us. The Lord says in the gospel: I am the vine, you are the branches; my Father is the farm worker (Jn 15:5,1). What does a farm worker do? I'm asking you, those of you who are farm workers and farmers. What does a farm worker do? I presume he works his farm, that is, tends its worth, that is, "worships" it, in a sense. So if God the Father is a farmer or farm worker, it means he has a farm, and he works or "worships" his farm, and expects a crop from it.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The weapons that were once outside sharpening themselves on war are now indoors there, in the fortress, fragile in glass cases; Why is it (Im thinking of the careful moulding round the stonework archways) that in this time, such elaborate defences keep things that are no longer (much) worth defending?

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. Think about it. There's escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.

Bryant McGill
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