Quotes and Sayings about Importance
"Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Society, Character, Authority, Importance)
"The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Society, Church, Custom, Importance, Public)
"The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Importance, Old, Scientists)
"For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)
"Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud-chamber method."
- Carl D. Anderson
(Related: Importance, Information)
"Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Inspiration, Importance, Poets)
"Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: People, Actors, Importance, Now)
"U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Government, Policy, Flexibility, Foreign policy, Importance, National security, Objectives)
"The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)
"What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Importance, Validity, World)
"The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Military)
"I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Hope, Importance, Manufacturing)
"The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: People, Importance, Meetings, Opinions)
"What does gene A do? What does gene B do? What does it do in different contexts? What's its importance? We know the answer to that for a very small number of genes, the ones that made themselves evident many years ago."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Importance, Years)
"The awful importance of this life is that it determines eternity."
- William Barclay
(Related: Life, Eternity, Importance)
"Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest."
- Thomas John Barnardo
(Related: Character, Ancestry, Importance)
"That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)
"I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Thought, People, Knowledge, Comedians, Importance, May)
"The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Faith, Work, Importance, Sincerity)
"It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: First, Importance, Living)
"How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we're not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Life, Baby, Forget, Importance, Months, Poverty)
"A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Importance, Loyalty, Lying, Obedience)
"Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, Importance, Sense)
"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Power, Control, Day, Force, Importance)
"What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Attention, Country, Effect, Importance, Question)
"They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny."
- John Boehner
(Related: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)
"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)
"It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: First, Importance, Value, Writer, Writing)
"We're just beginning to learn the importance of music in our society."
- Lester Bowie
(Related: Music, Society, Beginning, Importance)
"Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up, and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was not him sitting there at the anchor desk, but him out there doing things."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Growing up, Importance)
"I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Life, Legal, People, Americans, Importance)
"Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: People, Ideas, Values, Importance, Intellectuals)
"I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Dreams, Events, Importance, Man, Memory, Waking)
"Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Imagination, Country, Importance)
"The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places."
- Louise Brown
(Related: People, Books, Hearing, Importance, Influence, Reading, Result)
"Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Men, Women, Disease, Importance, Longevity, Population, Will)
"Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Age, Importance)
"In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: War, Causes, Events, Importance, Result)
"From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Success, Idea, Opportunity, Fortune, Importance, May)
"What I have learned from my work up to now, is to try to be open, but also protect myself by not letting the good and the evil get too much importance."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Work, Evil, Importance, Now, Open)
"Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives."
- Vincent Canby
(Related: Experience, Events, Feeling, Fiction, Importance, Living)
"We'll make our voices heard loud and clear on the importance of cost-based power."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Power, Importance)
"And as a nurse, I know very well the importance, for example, of electronic medical records."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Medical, Example, Importance)
"I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)
"Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: First, Rights, Importance, State)
"The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest, and I just fell in love."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Love, Being, First, Importance, Play)
"I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Importance, Man, Practice, Question, Talk)
"The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Hope, Compassion, Generosity, Importance, Inspiring)
"It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)
"The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Society, Sports, People, Religion, Country, Football, Importance)
"Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Appreciation, Congress, Importance, Law, Nation)
"Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Life, Importance, Man, Respect)
"Next, in importance to books are their titles."
- Frank Crane
(Related: Books, Importance, Titles)
"The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Adoption, Constitution, Importance, Opponents, Republicans, states)
"My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect."
- George Cuvier
(Related: History, Animals, Earth, First, Importance, Land, Respect, Theory, Will)
"I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Work, Importance, May)
"It's hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Financial, Importance, Integrity, Security)
"But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colors."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Colors, Importance, Observation)
"President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Women, Work, Hope, Country, Day, Importance, Legislation, President, Wages)
"I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Technology, Importance, Key, Public)
"One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Work, Self)
"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Life, Importance)
"My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Abuse, Childhood, Hard work, Importance)
"The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business, Truth, Thought, Fun, Importance, Understanding)
"What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg's importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!"
- Rita Dove
(Related: Death, Importance, Twilight, Years)
"Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Facts, Forget, Importance)
"I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Importance, Paris, Riot)
"What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Importance, Press, Saying, Thinking)
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)
"Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Life, Connection, Fact, Importance, Memory)
"The finished product is often of less importance than the skills and confidence gained through the process and the way in which the community is strengthened through people in it work and are brought together."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Work, People, Community, Confidence, Importance)
"We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Life, Politics, Work, Hard work, Importance, Living, Responsibility, Word)
"Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Morality, Importance)
"People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: People, Events, Nothing)
"A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Causes, Importance, Passion)
"The parents have not only to train their children: it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Importance, Parents)
"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Communication, Identity, Importance, Sense, Writer, Writing)
"As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda."
- John Engler
"What do you want to get done? In what order of importance? Over what period of time? What is the time available? What is the best strategy for application of time to projects for the most effective results?"
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Time, Strategy, Importance, Order, Projects, Results, Want)
"I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Importance, Writing)
"I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Importance, Language, Support, Weight)
"The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Experience, Importance, Judgment, Lawyers, Nixon, Training, Trying, Years)
"Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Duty, England, Honor, Importance, Justice, Mercy, Old, Voice)
"But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all - it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Artist, Importance, Opinion)
"You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Art, Work, Enemies, Harm, Importance, Man, Worth)
"The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Importance, Plants, Trees)
"Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?"
- John W. Foster
(Related: Time, Books, Economy, First, Importance, Order, Reading, Reason)
"The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Strength, Being, First, Importance, Trying, Writers)
"The importance of the assistant director cannot be overemphasized."
- John Frankenheimer
"I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director's importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: People, Ability, Film, Revolution, Importance)
"The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Education, Brother, Sacrifice, Development, Encouragement, Importance, Parents)
"Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period, which many central banks have emphasized in recent years."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Experience, Banks, Importance, Stability, Years)
"Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it."
- Mohandas Gandhi
"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Education, Freedom, Importance, Justice, Popular)
"The main benefit of the book for the more experienced practitioners is as an evangelical tool. The book will give you some ways of expressing the value and importance of your work that you may not have had before."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Work, Importance, May, Value, Will)
"Ajax is an important development for Web applications, and its importance is only going to grow."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Development, Importance)
"You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance."
- David Garrick
(Related: Imagination, Importance)
"It is probable that there is no one thing that it is of eminent importance for a child to learn."
- William Godwin
"A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Creation, Importance, Solitude)
"Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Celebrity, Delusion, Importance, Self, Self importance)
"American business has just forgotten the importance of selling."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Business, Selling, American, Importance)
"I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted. We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Company, Consequences, Corporate, Fraud, Importance, Tolerance, Want)
"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher."
- Temple Grandin
"I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Effect, Importance, Man, Woman)
"The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Life, Soul, Difference, Facts, Importance, Principles)
"To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Education, Communication, Importance, Succeed, Will)
"Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being."
- John Grierson
(Related: People, Being, Importance, Sense)
"Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down."
- Dave Grohl
(Related: Beauty, Music, Importance)
"I wrote a great deal... but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction."
- Godfrey Harold Hardy
(Related: Importance, Satisfaction)
"It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Life, Babies, Conceit, Importance, Intellect, Mothers)
"Making me into a role model is placing too much importance on what I see as a work in progress."
- P. J. Harvey
(Related: Work, Progress, Importance)
"It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use of resources known to any of the members of society, for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Society, Importance)
"Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Army, Commitment, Constitution, Enemies, Force, Forget, Importance, Marines, Nation, Navy)
"Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed."
- Edward Heath
(Related: Importance, Unemployment)
"Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Development, Absurdity, Economy, Generations, Importance, Rules, Universe)
"God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Importance)
"One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Work, Importance, Measure)
"We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Food, Care, Environment, Importance)
"The importance of the river cannot be overstated in the history of the country, or the development of the nation."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: History, Development, Country, Importance, Nation)
"Because when God heals a body, that is temporal; but when God saves a soul, that has eternal importance."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Soul, Body, Importance)
"As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously - and this information is of the utmost importance."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Health, Financial, Americans, Identity, Importance, Information, Now, Problems, Theft)
"Not only has this subject been long associated with the ideas of thinking men over the ages but its practical importance is attested to by the huge resources of men and material thrown into this type of work."
- Robert Hofstadter
(Related: Men, Work, Ideas, Importance, Thinking)
"The high food value of field beans and the shortage of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916 render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Light, Value)
"The importance to the nation of a generously adequate food supply for the coming year cannot be overemphasized, in view of the economic problems which may arise as a result of the entrance of the United States into the war."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, War, Importance, May, Nation, Problems, Result, states, United)
"Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Leading, Obvious, Production, Quantity, states, United)
"The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster."
- David Hume
(Related: Life, Importance, Man, Universe)
"People place such importance on the external. It's disgusting."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: People, Importance)
"Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Country, Dignity, Importance, Office)
"Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Importance, Laughter, Misery, Pain, Pleasure)
"It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Importance, Right)
"The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, American, Being, Fact, Help, Importance, Present, Voice)
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
- Henry James
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)
"I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Importance, Obvious)
"One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Talent, Character, Chance, Coaches, Draft, Importance, Justice, Want)
"Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Family, Imagination, People, Children, Eyes, Importance)
"Being selected Most Improved was a special individual award because when I speak to young people I always try to tell them the importance about it's not where you start but where you end up."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: People, Being, End, Importance)
"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Time, Act, Dying, Importance, Man)
"I would not go so far as to say that the French trade unions attached greater importance to the struggle for peace than the others did; but they certainly seemed to take it more to heart."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Peace, Heart, Importance, Struggle, Trade)
"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Art, Society, Civilization, Vision, Artist, Country, Culture, Future, Importance)
"I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it's not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Country, Day, Difference, End, Importance, Popularity)
"As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand the importance of a quality education."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Education, Quality, Mother, Importance)
"So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia, I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being marginalised even in the Catholic school."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Being, Importance, School)
"The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Money, Being, Future, Importance, Present)
"In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never given sufficient importance to the Muslim world. They have always been inclined to treat it as a big backward and lethargic child."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Muslim, Fact, Importance, World)
"The key to any successful plan is buy-in from the public, and what this process has demonstrated is the importance of including citizens in formulating a consensus plan that preserves our beautiful refuge."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Successful, Importance, Key, Public)
"Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Health, People, Importance, Living, Recreation)
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Dignity, Excellence, Humanity, Importance, Labor)
"Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Death, Time, Importance, Meaning, Value)
"The destiny of our society is yours to make and you have a vastly greater importance to the world than we do."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Society, Destiny, Importance, World)
"I can't stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you'll come through."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Work, Ability, Importance, Stress)
"If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Animation, Children, Computer, Importance, Will)
"IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Work, Importance, professionals, Responsibility)
"The best thing about lying in bed late is that you learn to distinguish between first things and trivia, for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance before it makes you move."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Bed, First, Importance, Lying)
"Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger."
- David Letterman
"It is of the utmost importance that our service members are adequately compensated for their duties, and that we offer them a quality of life that will enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Life, Quality, Importance, Service, Will)
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Christianity, Importance, Infinite)
"The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Work, Importance, Proof, Understanding)
"All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved - probably too starved to go on writing myself."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Importance, Names, Old, Reading, Writing)
"It's absolutely of no importance who or what V was under the mask. He isn't a who or a what, he's an idea. The thing is, you couldn't continue it. Now and then the idea of a sequel has been raised, in vague forms, but I think it would be a bad idea. The story's finished."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Idea, Importance, Now)
"If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Success, Life, Importance, Reading, Thoughtful)
"No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Negative, Fact, Importance, Tools)
"On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Communication, Day, Importance, Language, Reality)
"If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Dreams, Importance)
"For, usually and fitly, the presence of an introduction is held to imply that there is something of consequence and importance to be introduced."
- Arthur Machen
"Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Success, Selling, Victory, Careers, Importance, Obstacles)
"It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves."
- Katherine Mansfield
"When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves."
- Katherine Mansfield
"The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Work, Education, Knowledge, Effort, Fun, Hard work, Importance)
"Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Being, Existence, Importance, May, Rank, Results)
"There's so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn't take money. It doesn't take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Food, Money, People, Control, Being, Importance, May, Needs, Passion, Self)
"American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Age, American, Importance, Voting, Youth)
"For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Importance, Song, Words)
"I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: African, Community, Importance, Republican)
"Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue."
- Kelly Millar
(Related: Virtue, Fault, Self)
"I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Food, Mother, Importance, Old, Water, Wine, Years)
"My wife taught me the importance of living well."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Wife, Importance, Living)
"When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack."
- Gwen Moore
(Related: Health, Children, Environment, Importance, Public, Ruin)
"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
- Thomas More
(Related: Home, Soul, Day, Importance, Practice, Simplicity)
"No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream."
- Gustave Moreau
(Related: Faith, Work, Dream, Importance, Man, Nothing, World)
"One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: People, Importance)
"I had almost forgotten to tell you that I have already been to the Parliament House; and yet this is of most importance. For, had I seen nothing else in England but this, I should have thought my journey thither amply rewarded."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Thought, England, Importance, Journey, Nothing, Parliament)
"For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Strength, Canada, Example, Future, Importance, Now, Right, Years)
"Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Ideas, Importance, Information)
"It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: People, Countries, Importance)
"A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Art, Work, Society, Importance)
"The biggest lesson I've learned by living abroad for the last four years is the importance of communication."
- Hidetoshi Nakata
(Related: Communication, Importance, Living, Years)
"The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights the importance of making our health-care wishes known."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Health, Importance, Wishes)
"It's the level that allows us each to live our own chosen lives. But I notice not everyone agrees with the primary importance of that level, and I try to account for how they don't."
- Robert Nozick
"Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care."
- Dave Obey
(Related: Experience, Family, Health, Care, Disaster, First, Importance)
"No life if it is properly realized is without its cosmic importance."
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Life, Importance)
"If a person goes to his job with a firm determination to give of himself the best of which he is capable, that job no matter what it is takes on dignity and importance."
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Determination, Dignity, Importance, Job)
"Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Age, Fighting, Importance, Temptation)
"Manifold subsequent experience has led to a truer appreciation and a more moderate estimate of the importance of the dependence of one living being upon another."
- Richard Owen
(Related: Experience, Appreciation, Being, Dependence, Importance, Living)
"It's quite complicated and sounds circular, but we've worked out a way of calculate a Web site's importance."
- Larry Page
"Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?"
- Abraham Pais
(Related: Importance, Measure)
"The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Opportunity, Decisions, Importance, Man)
"The importance of certain problems concerning the facts will be inherent in the structure of the system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Facts, Importance, Problems, Will)
"But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Change, Knowledge, Consequences, Fact, Importance, Theory)
"The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Nature, Importance, Ocean)
"Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple, wars won't be over just oil anymore, they will be over water and food."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Food, Children, Importance, Oil, Water, Will)
"The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe."
- Karl Pearson
(Related: Importance, May, Results, Universe)
"Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves, but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Family, Hope, Importance, Legislation, Programming, Public)
"We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue."
(Related: Virtue, Children, First, Importance, Promotion)
"Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: History, Time, Culture, Importance, Thinking, Universe, Years)
"In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Choice, First)
"As a member of Congress, and a parent, I understand the importance of ensuring that families are able to provide a meaningful and proper burial for their loved ones."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Congress, Importance)
"The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Importance, Information)
"Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Rights, Importance, Man, Will)
"I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Life, People, Progress, Importance, Influence, Journalism, Morals, Profession)
"I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!"
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Education, English, Importance, Literature, Reading, Years)
"Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Conscience, Example, Importance)
"I understand the importance of bondage between parent and child."
- Dan Quayle
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Mother, Importance, Republicans)
"The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other."
- Dan Quayle
"Some pacifists have carried the sound idea of the prime importance of security too far, to the point of declaring that any consideration of disarmament is superfluous and pointless as long as eternal peace has not been attained."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Idea, Consideration, Importance, Security, Sound)
"Among pacifists it was above all the English who always insisted on the importance of disarmament. They said that the man in the street would not understand the kind of pacifism that neglected to demand immediate restriction of armaments."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: English, Importance, Man, Pacifism)
"In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Home, Crime, Drugs, Importance, Police, Public, Safety, State)
"It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: Giving, Importance, Leaders, Mission, Party, Slavery)
"Going forward, as we work to strengthen our border in the interests of homeland security, we must also recognize the economic importance of immigration reform."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Work, Importance, Reform, Security)
"For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Success, Achievement, Children, Enjoyment, Importance, Interest)
"It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Work, Progress, End, Importance, Man)
"For me archaeology is not a source of illustrations for written texts, but an independent source of historical information, with no less value and importance, sometimes more importance, that the written sources."
- Michael I. Rostovtzeff
(Related: Importance, Information, Value)
"The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Philosophy, Understanding, World)
"To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Democracy, Eloquence, Importance)
"Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Time, Wisdom, Thought, Feeling)
"Research is of considerable importance in certain fields, such as science and history."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: History, Science, Importance, Research)
"Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore (a year older than me), I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Science, Brother, Importance, Respect)
"The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity."
- George Santayana
(Related: Imagination, Dignity, End, Importance, Measure, Reality)
"I don't attach importance to great speeches or philosophy."
- Jacques Santer
(Related: Importance, Philosophy)
"It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm of any government the question of his country's security should be a concern of the utmost importance."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: Government, Concern, Country, Importance, Question, Security)
"Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale."
- Elsa Schiaparelli
(Related: Life, Companionship, Eating, Goodwill, Importance, Joy, Pleasure)
"Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Time, Being, Film, Importance, Paranoia)
"It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Act, Civil rights, Importance)
"Conducting! A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written, yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Books, Importance)
"It is seldom in life that one knows that a coming event is to be of crucial importance."
- Anya Seton
(Related: Life, Importance)
"Malcolm was a firm believer in the value and importance of our heritage. He believed that we have valuable and distinct cultural traditions which need to be institutionalized so that they can be passed on to our heirs."
- Betty Shabazz
(Related: Importance, Traditions, Value)
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Importance, Solution, Will)
"He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts."
- Robert E. Sherwood
(Related: Work, First, Importance, Will)
"The Silent Service is all together too silent. It's important to begin to highlight the critical importance of the Silent Service to our national security."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Importance, National security, Service)
"It's pointless to be critical of your stuff once it's done. I don't spend a lot of time agonising over it. It's of no importance once it's finished."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Time, Importance)
"While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Development, Drugs, Focus, Importance, Nation, Nations, Research, Support, Value)
"To photograph is to confer importance."
- Susan Sontag
"Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Art, Religion, Life, Science, First, Importance, Order, Philosophy)
"Moreover, the abundance of chemical compounds and their importance in daily life hindered the chemist from investigating the question, in what does the individuality of the atoms of different elements consist."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Life, Abundance, Atoms, Importance, Individuality, Question)
"Today's terrorists are pursuing a distinct route. They are increasingly attacking civilians in symbolic targets, such as those of economic importance, or venues of bustling life like public transportation or entertainment, like nightclubs."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Life, Entertainment, Importance, Public, Today)
"Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn't thought of."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Thought, People, Film, Importance)
"The house itself is of minor importance. Its relation to the community is the thing that really counts."
- Clarence Stein
(Related: Community, Importance)
"I think the number one thing that I find important is the importance of honesty with your friends and your parents, if you can be. But I think that telling people how you really feel, being who you truly are, being safe and taking care of yourself is the most important thing."
- Emma Stone
(Related: People, Honesty, Being, Care, Friends, Importance, Parents)
"As of essential importance in town churches which are not at all equally necessary in the country."
- George Edmund Street
(Related: Churches, Country, Importance)
"With the increasing importance of standards for system-level objects such as COM and CORBA, it is particularly important that the C++ bindings to those be clean, well documented, and simple to use."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
"The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Successful, Causes, Importance, Measure)
"It is necessary to be concerned about the importance of educating a really beautiful human spirit."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Importance, Spirit)
"Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Act, Children, Injury, Learning, Self)
"From my father, I learned the importance of working sincerely at things to which I had committed myself, and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Father, Progress, Importance)
"Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Society, Cities, Importance)
"We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we'll have ample warning time. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won't necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Time, Importance, Planning)
"I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music."
- James Taylor
(Related: Music, Power, Importance)
"Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Importance, Pride, Right, Satisfaction, Self)
"The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, American, Diversity, Importance, Traditions)
"I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Sports, Goals, Being, Importance, Parents, Play)
"Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course."
- Alex Trebek
(Related: Life, Importance, Luck)
"The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four, of secondary importance is to prepare for being five."
- Jim Trelease
(Related: Purpose, Being, Importance)
"The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots."
- Scott Turow
(Related: Being, Books, Credit, Importance, Literary, Worth)
"Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: War, Strategy, Enemy, Importance)
"With respect to the FBI, they had problems communicating in a vertical way, within the FBI itself, so that information of importance could get pushed up to those who were decision-makers."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Decision, Importance, Information, Problems, Respect)
"Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Education, Life, Science, Technology, Quality, Strength, Economy, Importance, Research, Security, Will)
"Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we've made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Technology, Education, Science, People, Importance, Inflation)
"In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Agreement, Existence, Fact, Importance)
"I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Education, Society, Opportunity, Rights, Importance, Workers)
"This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Failure, Vision, Churches, Democracy, Importance, Measure, Schools, Spiritual, Welfare)
"Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Self)
"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure."
- George Washington
(Related: Power, War, Congress, Constitution, Importance, Measure)
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
- George Washington
(Related: Constitution, Importance, Liberty)
"You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Love, Family, Mother, Importance, Job, Kids, Right, Will)
"The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: History, Importance, Military, Monuments, Respect, Veterans)
"This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and - in doing so - to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Americans, Awareness, Desire, Importance, Meaning)
"His impact would have been of transient memory and comparatively small importance, had not that impact occurred at a time and in a way to make it supply particulars from which momentous generalizations can properly be projected."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Time, Importance, Memory)
"I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs."
- William Weld
(Related: People, American, Hearing, Importance, Interest, Majority)
"The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force, as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance it is the normal and final authority."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Authority, Force, Importance, Legislation, Rest)
"One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts and sacrifices of single families, which in David's time must still have been general, gradually declined and lost their importance as social circles widened and life became more public."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Life, Time, Fact, Importance, Public)
"Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Importance, Judges, Scandal, Understanding)
"I hope in time N. H. as well as the other States will feel the importance of Sovereignty."
- William Whipple
(Related: Time, Hope, Importance, states, Will)
"I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress."
- William Whipple
(Related: Time, Congress, Gentlemen, Importance, Waste, Will)
"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."
- Alfred North Whitehead
"If you have something that you know is important to you and vital to you... then this will perhaps help people understand the importance of confronting it and being brave about it."
- Tom Wilkinson
(Related: People, Being, Help, Importance, Will)
"The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy."
- Juan Williams
(Related: War, Being, Conversation, Country, Importance, Journalism, Needs)
"Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Life, Dignity, Importance, Question)
"It is of great importance to note these meteors, even the small ones, as very little is yet known of them; and every observation, if carefully made, will some day help to show what they are."
- William John Wills
(Related: Day, Help, Importance, Observation, Will)
"Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned, and with blood and sweat."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Blood, Importance, Nothing)
"While the Environmental Genome Project does not seek to assign allele frequencies, we are aware of the importance of accurate allele frequency estimates for future epidemiologic studies and the large sample sizes such estimates will require."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Future, Importance, Project, Will)
"I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Deep, First, Importance, Man, Service, World)
"Most of the results of using technical bugging devices were of little importance for my service. It may have been different in counter-intelligence, where bugs in flats, etc., were used to obtain a lot of information about what counter-intelligence was interested in."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Bugs, Importance, Information, May, Results, Service)
"In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Life, Balance, Importance, Spiritual, Therapy)
"Child psychology and animal psychology are of relatively slight importance, as compared with the sciences which deal with the corresponding physiological problems of ontogeny and phylogeny."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Importance, Problems, Psychology)
"When I left 20th Century-Fox to freelance, my agent believed that getting big money was the way to establish real importance in our industry."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Money, Importance)
"Women's propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women's class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Women, Class, Consciousness, Importance, Propaganda, Questions, Struggle)
"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."
- Emile Zola
(Related: Men, Fear, Animals, Fate, Importance)