Quotes and Sayings about Values



"Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency."
- Aesop
(Related: Truth, Character, Values)

"I'm a traditionalist. I have certain values I live by."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Values)

"Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people."
- Robert Altman
(Related: Humor, People, Values, Chance, Emotions)

"Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry, Values, Attention, Results)

"National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Values, Confidence)

"We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Values, Benefits, Globalization, Needs, World)

"The values of Islam are expressed by Muslims clearly. September 11 changed the world, and put Muslims on the spotlight."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Values, Islam, World)

"And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Values)

"I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we're true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that's the extent of my involvement."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Values, Country, Ideals, Job)

"Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Negative, Values, Emotions, Jungle, Man, Meaning, Spiritual)

"Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Values, Ideals, Illusion, World)

"There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

"Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Values, Children, Nation, Parents, Schools, Teaching)

"It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

"We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won't back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That's what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Values, Conservative, Fight, Will)

"We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

"Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Values, Day, Freedom, Mind)

"Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Experience, Values, Mission)

"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Values, Patience, Years)

"I will always support legislation which respects and values life."
- Gresham Barrett
(Related: Life, Values, Legislation, Support, Will)

"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

"You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Values, Republicans)

"Our success as a party will largely be determined by how well we do here in the heartland... The time has come to be secure about our values. The time has come to lead."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Success, Time, Values, Party, Will)

"In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Equality, Education, Health, Values, Children, Corporate, Mission, Protection, World)

"We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Change, Society, Values, Capitalism)

"Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human biology and their perceived impact on human values have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Science, Society, Ideas, Values)

"Sam Walton's values are: treat the customer right, take care of your people, be honest in your dealings, pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple, think small, control costs and continuously improve operations."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: People, Control, Values, Care, Customer, Right)

"There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Values, Churches, Community, Religious, Vocabulary)

"Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Change, Work, Values, Beliefs, Culture, Study)

"The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Values, Childhood, Desire, Heaven, Past)

"All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Thought, Control, Values, Denial, Will)

"First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Values, First)

"Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Nature, Life, Values, Conflict, Earth, Man, Nothing, Struggle)

"The Pledge of Allegiance is an important expression of our shared values, and it should be preserved in its current form. I fully support the Pledge of Allegiance and urge my colleagues to do the same."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Values, Expression, Support)

"Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance."
- Max Bill
(Related: Beauty, Ideas, Values, Yield)

"Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Common sense, Future, Present)

"When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

"I am a passionate believer that Britain has benefited the whole world and that our heritage, our culture, our values and more importantly our people who created those things, are worth fighting for."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Fighting, World, Worth)

"My values, our values, aren't about pointing fingers. They are about offering a helping hand."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Values)

"Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Life, People, Thoughts, Values, Deeds)

"Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Belief, Values, Illusion, Reason)

"It's absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Values, Democrats, Order, Project, Sense)

"Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

"And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Values, America, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, Responsibility)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Values, Being, Conflict, Open)

"We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Family, Values, American, Building, End, Tax, Investment)

"Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families."
- Wes Borland
(Related: Family, Values)

"As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

"The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Equality, Time, Opportunity, Values, March, Washington, Years)

"Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as important as skills and expertise, I sought to build the firm into an enduring, values-based institution."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Values, Behavior, Expertise)

"I was at home then in the world of figures, but not in that of values."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Home, Values, World)

"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)

"Human beings like variety, and they also like partnership... these are scientific values we can point to."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Values, Partnership, Variety)

"Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Science, Values, Nothing, Shame)

"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

"In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy - which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Values, American, Culture, Economy, Expression, Fight)

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

"The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Absence, Culture, Question, Rest, Will)

"From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Culture, Extreme, Media)

"The first and most important is to emphasize the enduring nature of the alliance relationship particularly with Europe which does share our values and interests even if it disagrees with us on specific policies."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Nature, Values, Alliance, Europe, First)

"However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Values, Interest, Privilege, Public)

"Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Values, Abuse, Order)

"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Values, Facts)

"While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: People, Action, Values, Decisions, May)

"We desecrated the traditional values, but new values didn't come along."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Values)

"One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are from which one takes inspiration, and in a democratic society this is the subject of continuous democratic debate."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Society, Inspiration, Values, Debate, Needs)

"Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, Values, Depression, Tyranny, World, Youth)

"From this process has emerged a parallel process of translating traditional working and living values into a new political and economic power - a power increasingly based upon the strength of money and those material things money can purchase."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Money, Power, Strength, Values, Living)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Deep, Satisfaction)

"That's always at the heart and soul of Disney's features, the feeling of a family values."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Family, Soul, Heart, Values, Disney, Feeling)

"The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Life, Values, Beliefs, Countries)

"If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Life, Peace, Values, Children, Culture, Nation)

"I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents the very best of American values, but also as a fun backdrop to some darker, deliciously sneaky things going on in people's lives."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Love, Idea, People, Values, American, Fun)

"The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Time, Values, Difference, Dress, Man, Neglect, Sense)

"Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Values, Beliefs, Will, Years)

"The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Values, Behavior)

"My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Father, Values, Integrity)

"We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, Values, American, Commitment, Future, Israel, Solution, states, United, World)

"Strength and wisdom are not opposing values."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Wisdom, Strength, Values)

"The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Quality, Courage, Values, Americans, Being)

"If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements."
- Thomas Cochrane
(Related: Values, Open, Order, Respect)

"Conservatism clings to what has been established, fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited, all the values of life will be destroyed."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Values, Beliefs, Conservatism, Question, Will)

"Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Love, Values, Deeds, Nation, Public, Words)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by people and turns them loose to do certain things on their own within those sets of values, the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group, just doesn't work very well."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Work, People, Values, Nation, Sense)

"The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Values, American)

"I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Habit, Values, Actor, Being, Sound, Understanding, Want)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"You talk about the values that you have whether they're in favor or not in favor. That's how you lead. The reality is, we're losing more and more elections."
- Artur Davis
(Related: Values, Elections, Losing, Reality, Talk)

"The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Age, Values, Present)

"If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Life, Values, Existence, Limits, Man)

"At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Change, Power, Truth, People, Values, Beliefs, Nation)

"Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings."
- Howard Dean
(Related: People, Values, Day, Hypocrisy, Party, Republican)

"I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh," and we don't have to put up with that."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Values, Democrats, Hypocrisy, Order, Will)

"There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Business, Family, Women, Values, Congress, Fishermen, Service)

"Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job."
- Toi Derricotte
(Related: Experience, Money, Poetry, People, Successful, Values, Being, Care, Job, Opinions)

"We should propagate the values of vegetarianism."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Values, Vegetarianism)

"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are."
- Roy E. Disney
(Related: Values, Decisions)

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."
- Roy E. Disney
(Related: Values, Decisions)

"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."
- James Dobson
(Related: Home, Purpose, Values, Children, Future, Guests, Will)

"As I've often said, Wisconsin's greatest strength continues to be the dedicated, hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday, pay their taxes, and raise their kids with good, Midwestern values."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Work, People, Strength, Values, Kids, State, Taxes)

"The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live in the world with spirit-ual values. Myself included. We've learned certain skills, we've learned to prevail somewhat, but we've not made it over the mountain."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Values, Rest, Spirit, Trying, World)

"Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on - about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Age, Society, Women, Values, Being, Example, Living, Sexuality, Youth)

"My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Faith, Life, People, Values, Community, Driving, Liberals, Talking)

"We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Money, Values, America, Priorities)

"It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values - or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Values, Concern, Mystery, Production)

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: People, Values, Principles)

"Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: People, Values, Relatives, Want)

"Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Policy, Values, Foreign policy, Gain, Oil)

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Flowers, World)

"The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Values, Disease)

"The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Civilization, Values, Culture, Duty, Principles)

"The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Civilization, Values, Culture, Principles)

"We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Family, Marriage, Values, Benefits, Homosexuality, Will)

"The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Character, Values, Freedom, Liberty, Religious, Ugly)

"The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct interaction between one's making a poem in English and a poem in the language that one understands and values. I don't see how you can do it otherwise."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Heart, Values, English, Language)

"By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Development, Character, Values, Children, Parents, Schools, Students)

"We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Values, Environment, Freedom, Trying)

"Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Knowledge, Ideas, Values, Athletes, Entertainment, Students, Understanding)

"I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Values, Drugs, Harm, Right, Want)

"OS X is sweet: it's simple and intuitive, and I think GNOME shares a lot of values with it."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: Values)

"I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Values, Man, Woman)

"You can't control people. You must understand them. You have to know where they're coming from, their beliefs and values, what turns them off, what they're against."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: People, Control, Values, Beliefs)

"The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Character, Values, Building, Poor)

"Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Values)

"Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Values, Feeling, Hatred)

"We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Home, Failure, Financial, Values, Consequences, Credit, Economy, Pressure)

"What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Values, Democracy, Desire, Freedom, Speech)

"I represent the views and the values of the people of the district."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: People, Values)

"Some of these things I saw in foreign films - African films, Cuban films - long before I decided to really go on this course as an actor. I started to think about what values I saw in those films that I wanted to bring to my projects."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Values, Actor, African, Projects)

"Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Values)

"I not only lived physically away from my native land, but the values and critical judgments of those closest to me became stranger and stranger."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Values, Land)

"It has been said that a nation reveals its character by the values it upholds."
- Kay Granger
(Related: Character, Values, Nation)

"As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles... its commercial values will be limited."
- Elisha Gray
(Related: Values, Interest, Talking, Will)

"When you are led by values, it doesn't cost your business, it helps your business."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Business, Values)

"Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others."
- William Greider
(Related: Values, Will)

"A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?"
- William Greider
(Related: Financial, Values, Country, Determinism, Gain, Public, Question)

"We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: People, Values, Victory, Country, Defeat, Nation, Wrong)

"When you look at what I've done here, you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not driven by any dogma from across the water, but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's people enjoy equal opportunities, driven by the values of social justice."
- Peter Hain
(Related: People, Values, Ireland, Justice, Radical, Water)

"One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Values, Vision, Buddhism, Support)

"An attack on values is inevitably seen as an act of subversion."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Values, Act)

"However, I think the major opposition to ecology has deeper roots than mere economics; ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental that they must be called religious."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Values, Ecology, Economics, Opposition, Religious)

"A technical solution may be defined as one that requires a change only in the techniques of the natural sciences, demanding little or nothing in the way of change in human values or ideas of morality."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Change, Morality, Ideas, Values, May, Nothing, Solution)

"Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: People, Values, Beliefs, Fact, May, Reason, Religious)

"Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Peace, People, Values, Dignity, Followers, Respect, Tolerance)

"Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: People, Policy, Values, Culture, Judges, Law, Laws, Order, Public, Public policy, Right)

"Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Beauty, Values, Wonder)

"I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Character, Values, Fact, Will)

"He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others."
- William Hazlitt
"He only profits from praise who values criticism."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Values, Criticism, Praise)

"I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Civilization, Values, Anarchy, Nationalism, World)

"For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma."
- Brad Henry
(Related: God, Opportunity, Values, Children, Jobs, Potential, Right)

"It is easier to exemplify values than teach them."
- Theodore Hesburgh
(Related: Values)

"Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country."
- Robert Hewison
(Related: Death, Education, Truth, Growth, Values, Country, Museums, Numbers)

"I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week... First things first - that is, values and people here in their local communities, and remembering all politics is local, and trusting people more."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Politics, People, Values, First, Right)

"When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition."
- James Hillman
(Related: Family, Values, Christian, American, Talk, Tradition)

"The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Society, Values, Events)

"Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Wisdom, Nature, Knowledge, Values, Career, Consequences)

"Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common."
- John Howard
(Related: Values, Nations, states, United)

"We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Values, Actions, Beliefs, Events)

"You have to have pace, you have to have high production values, you have to have interesting graphics, and you have to have attractive people. CNN could afford not to be so obedient to those commands, and for a long time, it wasn't."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Time, People, Values, Production)

"It's impossible to make a picture without values. Values are the basis. If they are not, tell me what is the basis."
- William Morris Hunt
(Related: Values)

"There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Time, Ideas, Values, Actors, Past, Understanding)

"Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Men, Time, Values, Actions)

"All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Faith, Values, Spiritual, World)

"True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Faith, Belief, Values, Reality)

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Values, Facts)

"South Dakota is a great state because of its values, not because of dependence on government."
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: Government, Values, Dependence, State)

"My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do."
- Kathy Ireland
(Related: Family, Values, Challenge)

"The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Time, Women, Values, Christian, Christianity, Beliefs, Diversity, Fact, Years)

"When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?"
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Wife, Discipline, Values, Children, Effort, Man, Obligation, Right)

"People aren't quite sure what it means when a book is a Booker Prize winner. They're not quite sure what is being recommended, what literary values it stands for, because every year it stands for something different."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: People, Values, Being, Literary)

"I thought it was getting better and better, because the production values were increasing each time we did it."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Time, Thought, Values, Production)

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Change, Values, Circumstances, Conscience, Liberty, Man, May)

"It is impossible to disregard such an important medium as television. We should know how to use it, learn to work in it and express new values in it."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Work, Values, Television)

"One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Life, Values)

"Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: History, Values, Culture, Language, Nation)

"He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Will)

"Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Values, Nothing, Sound, Temptation)

"Every age sort of has its own history. History is really the stories that we retell to ourselves to make them relevant to every age. So we put our own values and our own spin on it."
- Terry Jones
(Related: Age, History, Values)

"And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job, and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Values, Job, Will)

"The observant Jew has his own sense of values. Torah Judaism is his blueprint for this life, his target for existence."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Life, Values, Existence, Judaism, Sense)

"We have our own values; we build our own special, our JEWISH life - and we are proud, so very proud."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Life, Values)

"Life is essentially a question of values."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Life, Values, Question)

"Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Morality, Values, Safety)

"It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Values, World)

"I think we have very steady records of President Putin, who inherited the country with democratic values."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Values, Country, President)

"The Iranian regime doesn't express the wishes and values of the Iranian people."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: People, Values, Wishes)

"I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international community and accept its universal values."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Peace, Values, Agreement, Community, Israel, Majority, Want)

"The Army damages itself when it doesn't live up to its own values."
- Claudia Kennedy
(Related: Values, Army)

"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."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Truth, People, Ideas, Values, American, Facts, Falsehood, Nation, Open)

"We believe in some basic human principles - everyone should have the opportunities not just to survive, but to excel with their God-given talents and abilities. Those are the values that should be reflected in our budgets."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: God, Values, Budgets, Principles)

"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."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Control, Values, Reality, Spiritual)

"Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Values, Being, College, Military)

"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Change, Success, Ideas, Positive, Values, World)

"For us, universal values such as justice, morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth."
- Robert Kocharian
(Related: Peace, Morality, Truth, Values, Justice, Reason)

"The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Values, Authority, Effort, Principles, Validity)

"More and more surveys in the US are indicating a change in values taking place among consumers, who become more concerned about quality of life, food, health and the environment."
- David Korten
(Related: Change, Health, Food, Life, Quality, Values, Environment)

"For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Values, Force, Spiritual, Study)

"Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Values, Compromise, Morals)

"Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course."
- Wally Lamb
(Related: Love, Family)

"A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: People, Values, Nation, Priorities)

"Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Values, Capitalism, Understanding)

"When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Strength, Values, Feeling, Liberals, Popular, Rhetoric)

"Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Values, Destruction)

"Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, Values, Addiction, Drugs, Obvious)

"It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Logic, Loyalty)

"I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Life, Values, Being, Film, Publicity)

"The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Religion, Belief, Values, Virtue, Civil rights, Diversity, Ideals, Parents)

"As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Wisdom, Time, Action, Values, Law, May, Memory, Opposition, Passion, Wrong)

"Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Values, Past)

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Education, Values, Devil, Man)

"We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Opportunity, Values, Economy, Freedom, Military, World)

"I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Values, Being, Community, Priorities, Talk)

"I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Anger, Experience, People, Values, American, Country)

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values."
- Joshua L. Liebman
(Related: Values, Maturity)

"Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Life, God, Values, Earth, Man)

"Our values and way of life will prevail - terrorism will not."
- John Linder
(Related: Life, Values, Terrorism, Will)

"Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Environmental, Development, Values, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect, Security)

"In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with an infinity of interval values separating them - that is to say, the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied in continuous manner by these maxima."
- Gabriel Lippmann
(Related: Values, Infinity)

"Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective, to be defined by the individual and not by God."
- Trent Lott
(Related: God, Values, Americans, Being, Hollywood, Media, states)

"Coming out is a means of redefining oneself, of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social order with distinct values. Chief among these values is honesty."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Honesty, Values, Order)

"I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: People, Opportunity, Hope, Values, American, Democracy, Law, Majority, Responsibility, World)

"However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: History, Belief, Values, Mankind, Struggle)

"Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Equality, Values, Rights, Mankind, Nations, Principles, United)

"I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so totally different from here, obviously. And the French values are so different from American values."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Life, Values, American)

"In these confused times, the role of classical music is at the very core of the struggle to reassert cultural and ethical values that have always characterized our country and for which we have traditionally been honored and respected outside our shores."
- Lorin Maazel
(Related: Music, Values, Country, Struggle)

"The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Experience, Values, Children, Environment, Growing up, Want)

"I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Values, Conservative, Now, Party, Principles, Right, Want, Will)

"Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Financial, Values, Wealth, Man, Measure, Poor, Self, Worth)

"The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Art, Values, Questions, Writer)

"I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references, of relationships, of values."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Values, Feeling, Now, Relationships, Sense)

"Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions, beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages well beyond the way in which their districts are configured."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Values, Beliefs, Perceptions)

"This country was founded on a core set of family values. These values should not be discouraged and blatantly undermined by the airing of offensive material on broadcast television and radio."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Family, Values, Country, Television)

"This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Values, Admiration, America, Country, Independence, Glory, Nation, Old, Respect)

"Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Love, Motivation, Values, Needs, Reality, Self, Theory)

"Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Time, Work, Values)

"Whenever someone leaves, the next person that gets pulled in is somebody with similar values."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: 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."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Money, Values, Comfort, Freedom, Irony, Nation, Will)

"What is important is to have values in life. What's important is how you are, not how you look."
- Valeria Mazza
(Related: Life, Values)

"The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them."
- John McCain
(Related: Society, Values, Consciousness)

"I like the values in Flicka, and I wanted to do a movie my kids could see and be proud of."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Values, Kids)

"All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Values, Media, Perceptions)

"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Values, Culture, Will)

"While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Faith, Family, Values, Community, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, May, Sense)

"There are many domestic issues that give us a lot of common ground to work on. Health, education and immigration are among the areas where we share mutual goals and aspirations. There are also many values that we share as a communities."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Education, Work, Health, Goals, Values, Aspirations)

"My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: People, Values, Beliefs, Right, Sense, Will, Wrong)

"That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Values, Country, Duty, Future, Loyalty, Self, Sense)

"The laws that we adopt embody the values and mores of our constituents."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Values, Laws)

"Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Values, Famous, Sense, Writers)

"In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Design, History, Values, Acting, Gold, Judgment)

"An honest observer of the evolution of conditions in Egypt would discover that terrorism is an alien phenomenon, strange to our values and heritage."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Values, Evolution, Terrorism)

"It has not been for nothing that the word has remained man's principal toy and tool: without the meanings and values it sustains, all man's other tools would be worthless."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Values, Man, Nothing, Tools, Word)

"Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important."
- Brittany Murphy
(Related: Values, Choices, Listening)

"I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one's children."
- Ednita Nazario
(Related: Family, Love, Society, Idea, Values, Children)

"Many religious confessions share common values. They teach that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: Values, Religious)

"All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Values, Future, Now, Obligation)

"On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family."
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Related: Equality, Family, Women, Values, American, Example, Road, Treatment)

"I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Mistake, Values, Baby, Daughters, First, Morals, Old, Want, Years)

"One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

"It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Fear, Values, Compromise, Constitution, Majority, Measure)

"Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Experience, Values, Job)

"We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Education, Values, Children, Principles)

"Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Life, Values, Americans, Culture, Leaders, Liberty, Want)

"When I look at the system here and look at my position - not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from - I feel so blessed to be from Africa."
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: People, Values, Basketball, Culture)

"Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Family, Courage, Values, Compassion, Justice, Right, Sense, Wrong)

"The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Life, Values, Kids, Smile, Teaching, Will)

"The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness."
- Ovid
(Related: Values, Friends, Usefulness)

"There's a whole set of values, spawned by the vocal and highly visible Republicans, that appeal to the worst in people. Our society is moving in that direction."
- Major Owens
(Related: Society, People, Values, Direction, Republicans)

"On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Values, Parents)

"I've dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Character, Values, First, Order)

"So, what I say to people is that politics has got to be about principle and values above all. Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, People, Values)

"As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world, and that we should be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Time, Values, Building, Country, Elections, Nation, Saying, World)

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Life, Work, Values, Building, Hard work, Struggle, Today)

"Humanity could only have survived and flourished if it held social and personal values that transcended the urges of the individual, embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the sense of a transcendent good."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Values, Humanity, Sense)

"More than anything else, let me be clear - we need to be willing to fight for freedom, and free markets, and traditional moral values. That's what the American people want to see this movement and this party return to."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, Values, American, Fight, Freedom, Party, Want)

"We ought to affirm the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Iranians are risking their liberty and even perhaps their lives to take a stand for the values upon which we have really founded this nation."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Values, Fact, Liberty, Nation)

"We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Values, Results)

"We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Ideas, Hope, Values, America, Americans, Choices, Conservative, Now, Right, Waking, Wind, World)

"Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Values, Conservative, Effort, Morals, Pride, Republicans)

"Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Belief, Hope, Values, Conservative, Nation)

"America does not want vulgarity and sexual exploitation to be our values and we do not want the world to think those are our standards. We want to be a better nation and a better people, with better standards."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: People, Values, America, Exploitation, Nation, Vulgarity, Want, World)

"Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age."
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Age, Faith, Values, Job, Parents, Possibilities, Question)

"As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Values, Man, Parents)

"I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Work, Values, Reflection)

"I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Life, Work, Values)

"Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Science, Values, Language, Pursuit)

"I think some of the best reporters are the ones who can really illustrate the differences between societies, at the same time trying to connect the fact that there are a lot of shared values in addition to those differences."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Time, Values, Fact, Trying)

"A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Civilization, Values, Balance, Man, Question, Will)

"Socialism values equality more than liberty."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Equality, Values, Liberty, Socialism)

"Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons."
- Helen Prejean
(Related: Government, Values, Country, Dignity)

"Don't try to be somebody you're not because it doesn't work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they're involved in public office, it's just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Work, Values, Office, Public)

"The Republic is open and tolerant but also knows how and when to be firm and make its values respected."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Values, Open)

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Life, Achievement, Purpose, Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Pain, Proof, Result, Self)

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Achievement, Values, Consciousness, State)

"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Love, Character, Values, Expression, Joy, Man, Reward)

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."
- Ralph Ransom
(Related: Life, Work, Values, Building, Hard work, Struggle, Today)

"Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: People, Values, World)

"To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Equality, Power, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Nationalism, World)

"A lot of attention has been going to social values - abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Values, Abortion, Attention, Rights, Gay)

"I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values - even if they rarely talked about them."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Dad, Mom, People, Values)

"It's time that America's government lived by the same values as America's families. It's time we invested in America's future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That's what Democrats believe."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Government, Time, People, Values, America, Democrats, Economy, Future)

"Getting married and then having children just centered me and grounded my values. It was like a whole new world. It started happening in New York with a little play called Cruise Control, where I relaxed, and then I kept getting work in Hollywood till this series happened."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Work, Control, Values, Children, Hollywood, Play, World)

"Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Values, Painting, Spiritual)

"Jake Green isn't just Jake Green. Jake represents all of us. The colour green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values. All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Values, Film, Games, Name, World)

"The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Values, Christian, America, Liberal, Public, Religious)

"When you have a lot of resources, the most important thing is to have had good parents and to have been brought up by people who gave one the proper values."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: People, Values, Parents)

"I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values."
- Winthrop Rockefeller
(Related: Money, Values, Beliefs, Satisfaction)

"Years ago nobody was elected on the economic ticket. It was either the education platform, or it was health or it was other issues. It is only recently that economic values have superceded every other human value."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Education, Health, Values, Years)

"Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans, respect and value the meaning of decency, and appreciate public institutions that reflect the common values of our society."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Society, Values, Americans, Decency, Majority, Meaning, Public, Respect)

"True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(Related: Education, Life, Goals, Values, Spiritual)

"The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Values, Conservative, Practice)

"Nothing is so threatening to conventional values as a man who does not want to work or does not want to work at a challenging job, and most people are disturbed if a man in a well- paying job indicates ambivalence or dislike toward it."
- Alice S. Rossi
(Related: Work, People, Values, Job, Man, Nothing, Want)

"Well you know, Woody doesn't rehearse, as opposed to my own method of directing where I really work with actors around a round table for weeks, examining the values of the material, so his technique is very different."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Work, Values, Actors)

"Weird people follow you in the streets, you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace, and I think everybody values those moments of being alone."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Peace, People, Values, Being, Moments)

"Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator."
- George Santayana
(Related: Money, Values, Language, May)

"Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Values, America, American, Americans, Arrogance, Deep, Freedom, President, Traditions)

"I was raised with those principals and values and ethics that came out of the men and women that served. But this generation doesn't quite know; they haven't been tested."
- Jack Scalia
(Related: Men, Women, Values, Ethics)

"While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR's values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended."
- Ron Schiller
(Related: Values, Apology, Beliefs, Meeting)

"The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Achievement, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Prosperity, states, United, World)

"After Big Media, U.S. colleges and universities are the biggest enemies of the values of red-state Americans."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Values, Americans, Enemies, Media)

"Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger
(Related: History, Change, Values, Consciousness, Habits, Revenge)

"Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Values, Dignity, Honor, Meaning, Pride, Principles, Temptations)

"The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Power, Values, Obvious, Repetition)

"We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills. We need to make sure that poor people don't starve. Those are values, too."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, Values, Poor)

"I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Family, Food, Life, Mother, Values)

"Even while we busily attend meetings, contribute money and perform our assigned tasks, we suspect that we may be helping to create a force that is inimical to many values we hold dear."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Money, Values, Force, May, Meetings)

"Anything that changes your values changes your behavior."
- George A. Sheehan
(Related: Values, Behavior)

"It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Values, Ideals, Pleasure, Support)

"But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Values, Americans, Culture, Example, May, Nations, Years)

"If we really love and cherish Taiwan, we should hold our hands in unity to protect our country and our democratic values with the most humble and tolerant hearts."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Love, Values, Country, Unity)

"Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Values, America, Duty, Responsibility, Veterans)

"The flag represents all the values and the liberties Americans have and enjoy everyday."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Values, Americans)

"On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Men, Civilization, Values, Culture, Living, School, Theories)

"Could that have been what happened to the human race - a willing perversity that set at naught all human values which had been so hardly won and structured in the light of reason for a span of more than a million years?"
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Values, Light, Race, Reason, Years)

"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."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Goals, Values, Obstacles, Want, Windows)

"Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values."
- Peter Singer
(Related: People, Values, Abuse, Americans, Evil, Freedom, World)

"Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Religion, Values, Culture, Laws)

"Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Government, Honesty, Values, Abuse, Integrity, Majority)

"The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives."
- Iain Duncan Smith
(Related: Faith, Values, Beliefs, Conservatism, Future, Lies, Past)

"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Work, Values, Garden, Past, Sculpture)

"A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true."
- Socrates
(Related: Morality, Values, Illusion, Nothing, Sound)

"We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Policy, Values, American, Empathy, Foreign policy, Military, Respect, Rest, Restraint, Safety, Will)

"Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: People, Values, Wealth, Goodness, Oceans, Protection)

"We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Fear, Values, Nations, Respect, Weapons, Will)

"When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society."
- George Soros
(Related: Money, Society, Family, Values, Open, Principles)

"President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values."
- George Soros
(Related: Values, American, President, Safety)

"Peter Beard is one of those people I've known a long time. We have an affinity. We share certain values."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Time, People, Values)

"A lot of the films I've made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that's just because I have a lot of old-fashion values."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Values, Old, Years)

"No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Work, Values, Fans, Popularity)

"The administration's reckless plan doesn't do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Policy, Discipline, Values, America, Economy, Security)

"The values of confidentiality of matters occurring before the grand jury is very important."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Values, Jury)

"Work needs to be a reflection of your social values. You are how you work!"
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Work, Values, Needs, Reflection)

"We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Values)

"I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Experience, Time, Values, Conservatism, Future, Liberalism, Past, Will)

"For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old girl and her mom that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI, those are my moral values."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Mom, Values, Night, Want)

"There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Values, Wrong)

"Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Religion, Values)

"If a budget is designed to show our values, it's clear where the majority stands: against opportunity, against education, and against America's hard-working, tax-paying middle class."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Values, America, Class, Tax, Majority, Middle class)

"If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process."
- Cecil Taylor
(Related: Life, Music, Goal, Values, Creation, Living)

"The quality of life, values that go down to doin' that, that's the issue."
- Cecil Taylor
(Related: Life, Quality, Values)

"To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Values, Beliefs, Principles)

"The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Life, Values, Right)

"My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Values, Common sense, Compassion, Day, Spiritual, Today)

"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Car, Feelings, Goals, Thoughts, Values, Balance, Emotions, Energy)

"The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Values, Being, Rights, Ideals, Language, Religious)

"Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Trust, Values, Community, Confidence, Identity, Principles, Will)

"If one devalues rationality, the world tends to fall apart."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: World)

"We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Values, Children, Sense)

"Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values."
- John Tukey
(Related: Values, Focus)

"If only we could accept that there is no difference between us where human values are concerned. Whatever sex."
- Liv Ullman
(Related: Sex, Values, Difference)

"Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being."
- Bjorn Ulvaeus
(Related: Values, Being, Rights, Human rights, Worth)

"Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I'd be now."
- Patricia Velasquez
(Related: Family, God, Values, Now)

"What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Civilization, Values, Events)

"PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Work, Values, Acceptance)

"It's really true in this country that more and more Americans think that underneath the economic crisis there's a values crisis, and we won't get to an economic recovery without a moral recovery as well. So a citizen's movement about values and economics I'm finding all over the country on main street, and Wall Street needs to pay attention to that."
- Jim Wallace
(Related: Values, Americans, Attention, Country, Crisis, Economics, Needs)

"I think it's a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Action, Values, Leaders, Martin, Political leaders, President, Want)

"I believe in the separation of church and state, absolutely. But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values, our basic values, and for many of us, our religious values."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Life, Values, Church, Public, Religious, Separation, State)

"I always loved my mother, felt loved, but she was judgmental. Her father in Ireland didn't approve of women generally, and she took on his values. She believed her own mother was foolish."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Women, Mother, Father, Values, Ireland)

"Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community."
- Sam Walton
(Related: Values, Vision, Community, Support)

"I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That's what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama's job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Travel, Values, Country, Fight, Job, President)

"If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?"
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Values, Students)

"Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Music, Values, Sense)

"In the past, children learned their values at home, reinforced by organizations such as the Boy Scouts and, of course, their church or synagogue, but in all too many families that is no longer the case."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Home, Values, Church, Children, Past)

"Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Values, Now, Risk)

"Ryan and I didn't grow up like this at all, with this much attention. We'll just try to keep their feet on the ground and raise them with the values we were raised with."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Values, Attention, Feet)

"To play June, I had an immediate connect with her background and culture. We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality. But I was really so inspired by what a modern woman she was."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Family, Religion, Values, Culture, June, Play, Spirituality, Woman)

"The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Change, Religion, Time, Attitude, Values, Example, Freedom)

"I stopped living according to my core values. I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Thought, Values, Living, Wrong)

"All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Values)

"And it's one reason why I don't go to a lot of movies - they're more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns."
- Jeffrey Wright
(Related: Movies, Values, Corporate, Reason)

"Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick."
- Lin Yutang
(Related: Values, Goodness, Kindness, Mercy, Old, Today, Words, World)

"Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Family, Positive, Values, Americans, State, Talk)

"The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Values, Crisis)