Values Quotes

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
~John Adams

Advertising is about norms and values, aspirations and prejudices. It is about culture.
~Anil Ambani

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
~Henry Ward Beecher

You tell the people the stories the best you know. If there is something you don't know, you be up front and make that clear. You always give the aggrieved party the chance to respond before you publish or go to air. That's just my kind of old-fashioned news values.
~Wolf Blitzer

Morality, when formal, devours.
~Albert Camus

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
~G.K. Chesterton

No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
~Charles Caleb Colton

A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering. To me, there is value in bearing witness to what is happening to people who are living their lives with great dignity in the face of horror.
~Anderson Cooper

You cannot choose your battlefield, God does that for you; But you can plant a standard where a standard never flew.
~Nathalia Crane

A moral being is one who is capable of comparing his past and future actions or motives, and of approving or disapproving of them.
~Charles Darwin

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
~Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!
~Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

It has become dramatically clear that the foundation of corporate integrity is personal integrity.
~Sam DiPiazza

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
~Roy Disney

Some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I've worked with over a sixty-five-year consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They were all over the map in terms of their personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and weaknesses.
~Peter Drucker

It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.
~Albert Einstein

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
~Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
~Albert Einstein

When the nazis came to power, I looked to the universities that prided themselves upon their intellectual freedom, and they failed me. I looked to the German press, which prided itself on the freedom of the press, and it failed me. Until at last the churches stood alone, and that for which I once had little regard earned my respect.
~Albert Einstein

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

That which is beautiful is moral. That is all, nothing more.
~Gustave Flaubert

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
~Andrew Grove

I think that the major message of my life and what I hope to be remembered for is someone who managed to change the social sexual values of his time absolutely.
~Hugh Hefner

One of the things I've tried to do with my life is redefine the boundaries that I think are very limiting. I'm not suggesting that everybody should have three girlfriends, or necessarily have girlfriends living with them. I think there are many, many options to living your life.
~Hugh Hefner

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
~Patrick Henry

Money was invented so we could know exactly how much we owe.
~Cullen Hightower

Whatever else may be shaken, there are some facts established beyond warring: virtue is better than vice, truth is better than falsehood, kindness than brutality.
~Quintin Hogg

The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying.
~Thomas Henry Huxley

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

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
~Williams James

A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering.
~Thomas Jefferson

The sentiments of men are known not only by what they receive, but what they reject also.
~Thomas Jefferson

Seven deadly sins: politics without principle; wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
~E. Stanley Jones

There's a hole in the moral ozone and it's getting bigger.
~Michael Josephson

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
~Immanuel Kant

Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
~Immanuel Kant

No one in the world can change truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hecatombs [e.g. the sacrifice of many victims] of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?
~Fr. Maximilian Kolbe

If you don't have integrity, you have nothing. You can't buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing.
~Henry Kravis

We talk on principle but we act on interest.
~William Savage Landor

I threw my whole life and lived my life in a certain way to make sure that I would never violate any law.. certainly never any criminal laws.. and always maintained that most important to me was my integrity, was my character, were my values.
~Kenneth Lay

Honor is better than honors.
~Abraham Lincoln

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
~Abraham Lincoln

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
~Max Lucado

The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience of social needs.
~John Morley

Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

When you undervalue who you are, the world will undervalue what you do and vice versa.
~Suze Orman

In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity.
~Azim Premji

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.
~Elvis Presley

When things go wrong don't go with them.
~Elvis Presley

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
~Proverbs 22:1

Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives.
~Ayn Rand

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.
~Bertrand Russell

Morality is stronger than tyrants.
~Louis-Antoine-Leon de Saint-Just

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
~General H.Norman Schwarzkopf

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
~Albert Schweitzer

Only when we have something to value, will we have something to evaluate.. and we cannot value something that we cannot share, exchange and examine.
~Lee Shulman

On a personal level, everyone must answer the following question: What is my highest aspiration? The answer might be wealth, fame, knowledge, popularity, or integrity. But if integrity is secondary to any of the alternatives, it will be sacrificed in situations in which a choice must be made. Such situations will inevitably occur in every person's life.
~Murphy Smith

I wanted to win to feed the hungry people of my community. I didn't want to win to buy a diamond.. I didn't have no diamonds then. I didn't want to win to buy a car, I didn't want to win to bring a couple of chicks downtown to a hotel. I wanted to win to feed the poor people of the community.
~Mr. T

I'm not perfect, I'm not an angel, but I try to live a certain way because it brings honour and respect to my mother. I tell people that when they look at me, they're looking at nothing but a big, overgrown, tough mama's boy. That's who I am.
~Mr. T

If we want to produce people who share the values of a democratic culture, they must be taught those values and not be left to acquire them by chance.
~Cal Thomas

Every man, at the bottom of his heart, wants to do right. But only he can do right who knows right; only he knows right who thinks right; only he thinks right who believes right.

Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.
~author unknown

Strive for integrity - that means knowing your values in life and behaving in a way that is consistent with these values.
~author unknown

The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value.
~author unknown

Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.
~Sam Walton

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
~George Washington

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports . . . . In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens . . . . [R]eason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
~George Washington

The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.
~George Washington

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.
~Oscar Wilde