What People Say About Values

Personal values are reflections of our needs, desires, and what we care about most in life. Values are great cohesive forces for our identities, and can be thought of as decision-making guidelines that help us connect to our true selves. Defining your values will help you figure out what to pursue and what to avoid. You'll go through life with a strong internal compass. And, personal values can serve as reminders of what you cherish while in tricky situations where you might be pressured to act according to some other standards. In this way, knowing your personal values will help you stay true to yourself as you move through life. Shared by https://www.wikihow.com/Define-Your-Personal-Values

Many people over the years have felt strongly about Values, what they mean, represent and how they dictate the way we live our lives, and of course, through that impact the world we live in. Some are included here courtesy of https://www.goodreads.com/quotes

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Eda J. LeShan“When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves.” 
― Eda J. LeShan

 

Yolanda Hadid“I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.”
― Yolanda Hadid

 

Martin Luther King Jr.“The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws. (from "Rediscovering Lost Values")”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Idowu Koyenikan“A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.”
― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

 

John Ratzenberger“Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.”
― John Ratzenberger

 

Jared Diamond“[T]he values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs.”
― Jared Diamond

 

Cormac McCarthy“I don't know what sort of world she will live in and I have no fixed opinions concerning how she should live in it. I only know that if she does not come to value what is true above what is useful, it will make little difference whether she lives at all.”
― Cormac McCarthy

 

Parker J. Palmer“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.”
― Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

 

Barack Obama“We hang on to our values, even if they seem at times tarnished and worn; even if, as a nation and in our own lives, we have betrayed them more often that we care to remember. What else is there to guide us? Those values are our inheritance, what makes us who we are as a people. And although we recognize that they are subject to challenge, can be poked and prodded and debunked and turned inside out bu intellectuals and cultural critics, they have proven to be both surprisingly durable and surprisingly constant across classes, and races, and faiths, and generations. We can make claims on their behalf, so long as we understand that our values must be tested against fact and experience, so long as we recall that they demand deeds and not just words.”
― Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

 

Ayn Rand“I cannot give up on my values and beliefs for the sake of respecting someone else’s values and morals. Because those values explain who am I. I prefer struggling and even dying for what I believe and what I don’t believe. Happiness is not to be achieved at the command of emotional whims. Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge. Happiness is a state of non-contradictory joy—a joy without penalty or guilt, a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction, not the joy of escaping from your mind, but of using your mind's fullest power, not the joy of faking reality, but of achieving values that are real, not the joy of a drunkard, but of a producer. Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing but rational actions.”
― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

 

Amit Ray“In our life there is one side which is finite and another side which is infinite. I want you to think about both the sides and design the best life and stand in their true values.”
― Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

 

Farshad Asl“True leaders don't look at just the outward appearances in the selection of team members, they look at one's core values and heart.”
― Farshad Asl

 

Tobi Delly“Your core values are your deciding factors for success.”
― Tobi Delly, 25 Things you Must Have Before age 25

 

Debasish Mridha“You will never truly realize the value of life until you take your very last breath.”
― Debasish Mridha