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"We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life - the unborn - without diminishing the value of all human life . . . there is no cause more important." - Ronald Reagan

"We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life - the unborn - without diminishing the value of all human life." - Ronald Reagan

"The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life?" - Ronald Reagan

"A government cannot be truly just without affirming the intrinsic value of human life." - Charles Colson

"The notion that human life has greater value than any other form of life is both unjustifiable and arrogant." - Wei Wu Wei

"I'm a human being, god-dammit. My life has value!" - Paddy Chayefsky

"Even though human life may be the most precious thing on earth, we always behave as if there were something of higher value than human life." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value." - Desmond Tutu

"Don't dream of being a good person, be a human being is valuable and gives value to life." - Albert Einstein

"Most people believe, more or less, that the value of a human life is the same, irrespective of where on the planet it happens to find itself. But, of course, not every life has the same value for us." - Julian Baggini

"Control of senses is an important human value." - Sathya Sai Baba

"All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings." - Edmund Waller

"Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence." - Eadweard Muybridge

"One of the great tragedies in human life is to be born a male and not be guided toward the value of a man." - Michael Gurian

"What is a god? A god is a personification of a motivating power of a value system that functions in human life and in the universe." - Joseph Campbell

"There is no religion that was founded on intolerance - and no religion that does not value the sanctity of human life." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"There are no journalistic ethics that transcend the value of human life. There are none. In a situation where you can save a human life, you must. There isn't any conflict in my mind." - Sebastian Junger

"What is the importance of human lives? Is it their continuing alive for so many years like animals in a menagerie? The value of a man cannot be judged by the number of diseases from which he escapes. The value of a man is in his human qualities: in his character, in his conscience, in the nobility and magnanimity, of his soul. Torturing animals to prolong human life has separated science from the most important thing that life has produced - the human conscience." - John Cowper Powys

"The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to this simple but profound question: Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?" - Wesley J. Smith

"For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable." - Edgar Ramirez

"I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life." - Rob Bishop

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today" - Tom Coburn

"For me, my faith informs my life. I try and spend a little time on my knees every day. But it all for me begins with cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value of every human life." - Mike Pence

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today." - Tom Coburn

"Understand that the only possession of any value is life." - Andre Gide

"There are 4 questions of value in life.." - Johnny Depp

"The value of life itself cannot be estimated." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nothing of great value in this life comes easily." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Regrettably, we live at a time when some persons do not value all human life. They want to pick and choose which individuals have value." - Ronald Reagan

"If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

"The ambiguity of poetic language answers to the ambiguity of human life as a whole, and therein lies its unique value. All interpretations of poetic language only interpret what the poetry has already interpreted." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"All human beings go through a previous life... Who knows how many fleshly forms the heir of heaven occupies before he can be brought to understand the value of that silence and solitude of spiritual worlds?" - Honore De Balzac

"The value of friendship and just deep human contact grows out of giving." - Patch Adams

"The human mind has claimed for water one of its highest values-the value of purity." - Gaston Bachelard

"The only human value of anything, writing included, is intense vision of the facts." - William Carlos Williams

"The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too." - Sarah Connor

"I try to spend a little bit of time on my knees every day, but it all begins for me with cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value of every human life." - Mike Pence

"A vast percentage of the human race is literally not wired neurologically to get irony. Well more than half of humanity takes life at face value, which is to me terrifying." - Douglas Coupland

"In the eyes of the Catholic Church, abortion is a tragedy. Our principle objective must be to try and win greater sympathy for that perspective and for the value of human life from its beginnings." - Vincent Nichols

"Like art, religion is an imaginative and creative effort to find a meaning and value in human life." - Karen Armstrong

"There is, however, a moral basis for the vegetarian diet for which the indeterminate value of an animal's life takes on irrelevance. And that moral basis is a concern for the environment, a value as absolute as the value we all place on human life, since humanity will not survive for long on a poisoned planet. To be an environmentalist who happens to eat meat is like being a philanthropist who doesn't happen to give to charity." - Howard Lyman

"Basically, from the viewpoint of real human value we are all the same." - Dalai Lama

"Excellence comes from human beings doing things of value that customers find memorable." - Tom Peters

"The way people behave towards each other is a measure of their value as human beings." - Lynne Truss

"Every single human soul has more meaning and value than the whole of history." - Nikolai Berdyaev

"The Gospel of Life is not for believers alone: it is for everyone. The issue of life and its defense and promotion is not a concern of the Christian alone. Although faith provides special light and strength, this question arises in every human conscience which seeks the truth and which cares about the future of humanity. Life certainly has a sacred and religious value, but in no way is that value a concern only of believers. The value at stake is one which every human being can grasp by the light of reason; thus it necessarily concerns everyone." - Pope John Paul Ii

"You're not a human being until you value something more than the life of your body. And the greater the thing you live and die for the greater you are." - Orson Scott Card

"You're not a human being until you value something more than the life of your body. And the greater the thing you live and die for the greater you are." - Orson Scott Card

"I have discovered the value of psychology and psychiatry, that their teachings can undo knots in us and permit life to flow again and aid us in becoming more truly human." - Jean Vanier

"The key of all life is value. Value is not what you get, it's what you give." - Jay Abraham

"He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains." - Bertrand Russell

"Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul." - Maria Montessori

"Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul." - Maria Montessori

"How can anyone think so insanely that the human life has the same value and mankind, the same morality, independent of numbers? It is lucid to me that everytime a new child is born, the value of every human in world decreases slightly. It is obvious to me that the morality of the population explosion is wholly unlike than when man was a sparse, noble species in its beginning." - Pentti Linkola

"The point is, you have an ethnic heritage and you have a human heritage. Your human heritage includes everything of human value." - Stanley Crouch

"Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God. The loftiness of this supernatural vocation reveals the greatness and the inestimable value of human life even in its temporal phase." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Life is meaningless, when we take a life we take nothing of value." - Brent Weeks

"Environmental problems provoke challenges about what kind of world we want, how important we think it is if something is brought about by human action or by brute nature, what we think of the value of human life compared to that of other living things." - Dale Jamieson

"Shallow ecology is anthropocentric, or human-centred. It views humans as above or outside nature, as the source of all value, and ascribes only instrumental, or 'use', value to nature. Deep ecology does not separate humans - or anything else - from the natural environment. It does see the world not as a collection of isolated objects but as a network of phenomena that are fundamentally interconnected and interdependent. Deep ecology recognizes the intrinsic value of all human beings and views humans as just one particular strand in the web of life." - Fritjof Capra

"The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren't born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities - warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful - happier." - Dalai Lama

"We cannot but recognize that, in practical terms, defending human life has become more difficult today, because a mentality has been created that progressively devalues human life and entrusts it to the judgement of individuals. A consequence deriving therefrom is lessened respect for the human person, a value that lies at the foundation of any form of civil coexistence, over and above the faith a person may profess." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Wisdom is an affair of values, and of value judgments. It is intelligent conduct of human affairs." - Sidney Hook

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion." - Simone De Beauvoir

"More and more political analysts and weak-kneed politicians are advising the historically pro-life Republican Party to abandon its pro-life stance for political gain. My first response is that if you cannot trust a party on the value of defending human life, how can you trust it on issues like marginal tax rates?" - Gary Bauer

"I am glad that the life of pandas is so dull by human standards, for our efforts at conservation have little moral value if we preserve creatures only as human ornaments; I shall be impressed when we show solicitude for warty toads and slithering worms." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Everything we have of value as human beings - as a civilization - is the result of our intelligence." - Stuart J. Russell

"Sympathy is the charm of human life ..." - Grace Aguilar

"It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions." - Christopher Dawson

"Modern science has its value in terms of utility, but it cannot open up existence to human experience." - Jaggi Vasudev

"The more artificial a human environment becomes, the more the word 'natural' becomes a term of value." - Wendell Berry

"If the value of human was given by others, so there is no valuable person in this world." - Khem Veasna

"The more artificial a human environment becomes, the more the word "natural" becomes a term of value." - Wendell Berry

"The stranger who receives the rare gift of human kindness holds its value in his heart forever." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Any system of thought which allows no value to human thought will destroy its own efforts. -Fingerprint" - Mark Heard

"I'm consistently telling stories about the value of the human condition and connectedness and things like that." - J.H. Wyman

"I'm consistently telling stories about the value of the human condition and connectedness and things like that." - J H Wyman

"While new rights are attributed to or indeed almost presumed by the individual, life is not always protected as the primary value and the primordial right of every human being. The ultimate aim of medicine remains the defence and promotion of life." - Pope Francis

"Mistaken regard for what are believed to be divine laws and a sentimental belief in the sanctity of human life tend to prevent both the elimination of defective infants and the sterilization of such adults as are themselves of no value to the community. The laws of nature require the obliteration of the unfit and human life is valuable only when it is of use to the community or race." - Madison Grant

"Unearned increment of value." - John Stuart Mill

"We tend to suffer from the illusion that we are capable of dying for a belief or theory. What Hagakure is insisting is that even in merciless death, a futile death that knows neither flower nor fruit has dignity as the death of a human being. If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death? No death may be called futile." - Yukio Mishima

"Life is empty. Life is worthless. When we take a life, we aren't taking anything of value.- Durzo Blint" - Brent Weeks

"The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away." - Andy Stanley

"The idea of vegetarianism is of immense value; it is based on great reverence for life." - Rajneesh

"The value of life deepens incalculably with the privileges of travel." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"... one should know the value of Life better than to pout any part of it away." - Hester Lynch Piozzi

"Every minute of life carries with it its miraculous value, and its face of eternal youth." - Albert Camus

"There's a pleasure in being reminded of the value of ordinary life." - Karen Thompson Walker

"Time, the ultimate arbiter of what is of value in life..." - Aaron David Miller

"If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself." - Joseph Smith Jr

"life is the greatest gift that could ever be conceived ... A daffodil pushing up through the dark earth to the spring, knowing somehow deep in its roots that spring and light and sunshine will come, has more courage and more knowledge of the value of life than any human being I've met." - Madeleine L'Engle

"The real question today is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law - the same right we have." - Ronald Reagan

"My main concern is meeting with public because my main commitment, main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony." - Dalai Lama

"Mankind must work continually to produce individual great human beings - this and nothing else is the task... for the question is this : How can your life, the individual life, retain the highest value, the deepest significance? Only by living for the good of the rarest and most valuable specimens." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given." - Deepak Chopra

"You cannot judge the value of a life by its length." - Esther Hicks

"The key to all of life is understanding how to add value to others." - Jay Abraham

"When life takes away, something of greater value is always given in return." - Michael J Fox

"The value of a life is determined by what we give away." - Andy Stanley

"I have come to value liberated minds as the supreme good of life on earth." - J. Frank Dobie

"My great goal in life is to try to remember that everything is of equal value." - Emma Stone

"The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation." - Myles Munroe

"What money can buy has very little value beyond the necessaries of life." - George Griffith

"Excess in nothing, - this I regard as a principle of the highest value in life." - Terence

"Someone has to die in order that the rest of should value life more. It's contrast." - Nicole Kidman

"Life is of little value unless it be consecrated by duty." - Samuel Smiles

"Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments." - Wayne Dyer

"When you experience having nothing you value everything - and that applies to all aspects of life." - Geoff Capes

"If you want to get pleasure out of life, you must attach value to the world." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Life? Bah! It has no value. Of cheap things it is the cheapest." - Jack London

"For the most part, quantum theory has been of little practical value in my life." - Jenny Diski

"I value those artists who embody the expression of their life." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more." - Virginia Woolf

"I have so much in my life. I want to be of value to the world." - Angelina Jolie

"Women who set a low value of themselves make life hard for all women." - Nellie L. McClung

"If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death No death may be called futile." - Yukio Mishima

"Intrinsic value can be defined simply: It is the discounted value of the cash that can be taken out of a business during its remaining life." - Warren Buffett

"We will never recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the life of others." - Ronald Reagan

"Christians have an important role to play in contending that no human life is "devoid of value." We can do so through courageous protest, as happened in Germany, as well, as in compassionate care for the most vulnerable members of society, as Mother Teresa did. In both approaches theology - what one believes about God and human life - matters. The world desperately needs that good news." - Philip Yancey

"On the Bigotry of Culture: : it presented us with culture, with thought as something justified in itself, that is, which requires no justification but is valid by it's own essence, whatever its concrete employment and content maybe. Human life was to put itself at the service of culture because only thus would it become charged with value. From which it would follow that human life, our pure existence was, in itself, a mean and worthless thing." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"In this hope, among the things we teach to the young are such truths as the transcendent value of the individual and the dignity of all people, the futility and stupidity of war, its destructiveness of life and its degradation of human values." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The Good of the People was a laudable enough goal, but in denying a man's soul, an enduring part of his being, Marxism stripped away the foundation of human dignity and individual value. It also cast aside the objective measure of justice and ethics which, he decided, was the principal legacy of religion to civilized life." - Tom Clancy

"A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin

"I believe myself that romantic love is the source of the most intense delights that life has to offer. In the relation of a man and woman who love each other with passion and imagination and tenderness, there is something of inestimable value, to be ignorant of which is a great misfortune to any human being." - Bertrand Russell

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty.... It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul." - Eliza Farnham

"The boy and the man must be raised to see the possibility of self worth, then meet a few others who provide the vision of a road toward it, then spend a lifetime pursing that worth through action and relationship. One of the great tragedies in human life is to be born a male and not be guided toward the value of a man." - Michael Gurian

"The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State - a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values - interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people." - Benito Mussolini

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul." - Eliza Farnham

"The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal." - Pope Paul Vi

"Nothing of great value in this life comes easily. The things of highest value sometimes come hard. The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth, as do the diamonds." - Norman Vincent Peale

"It is a law of life that human beings, even the geniuses among them, do not pride themselves on their actual achievements but thatthey want to impress others, want to be admired and respected because of things of much lower import and value." - Stefan Zweig

"Our concerns sink into insignificance when compared with the eternal value of human personality - a potential child of God which is destined to triumph over lie, pain, and death. No one can take this sublime meaning of life away from us, and this is the one thing that matters." - Igor Sikorsky

"the idea of a finished human product not only appears presumptuous but even, in my opinion, lacks any strong appeal. Life is struggle and striving, development and growth - and analysis is one of the means that can help in this process. Certainly its positive accomplishments are important, but also the striving itself is of intrinsic value." - Karen Horney

"My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men." - Yasmin Mogahed

"Above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are. Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization." - Donald Trump

"I am a romantic, in a literary way, by which I mean the Romantic poets, who thought just because a sensation is fleeting doesn't mean it isn't valuable. If the only criterion of value is whether something lasts, then the whole of human life is a waste of time." - Sebastian Faulks

"Death's stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power-assuming that life itself is the will to power." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The answer to human life is not to be found within the limits of human life." - Carl Jung

"Human life without some form of poetry is not human life but animal existence." - Randall Jarrell

"We the Living is not a novel 'about Soviet Russia.' It is a novel about Man against the State. Its basic theme is the sanctity of human life - using the word 'sanctity' not in a mystical sense, but in the sense of 'supreme value.'" - Ayn Rand

"In capitalist society individuals are controlled by a pitiless law usually beyond their comprehension. The alienated human specimen is tied to society as a whole by an invisible umbilical cord: the law of value. This law acts upon all aspects of one's life, shaping its course and destiny." - Che Guevara

"Being forcefully rattled out of our consumer mentality - our addiction to comfort and convenience can create an opportunity for us [people] to reconnect with what we really value and with the qualities of life that really can sustain us - which include reconnecting with our roles as citizens, community members, and human beings." - Tim DeChristopher

"If Republicans are aiming for the heart, for compassion, the last thing they should do is abandon the sanctity of life. Instead, they should tell Americans that they believe in the dignity and value of every human being, from the defenseless unborn child, to the newborn with a disability, to the 90-year-old dealing with dementia." - Gary Bauer

"... business training in early life should not be regarded solely as insurance against destitution in the case of an emergency. For from business experience women can gain, too, knowledge of the world and of human beings, which should be of immeasurable value to their marriage careers. Self-discipline, co-operation, adaptability, efficiency, economic management,-if she learns these in her business life she is liable for many less heartbreaks and disappointments in her married life." - Hortense Odlum

"As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"Often we treat certain aspects of ourselves as junk, having no value. We try to throw parts of ourselves in the garbage. But a human being is an ecosystem, and everything in that system is of value to the whole." - Stephen Schwartz

"In solitude we are in the presence of mere matter (even the sky, the stars, the moon, trees in blossom), things of less value (perhaps) than a human spirit. Its value lies in the greater possibility of attention." - Simone Weil

"The fateful question for the human species seems to me to be whether and to what extent their cultural development will succeed in mastering the disturbance of their communal life by the human instinct of aggression and self-destruction ... One thing only do I know for certain and that is that man's judgements of value follow directly from his wihes for happiness-that, accordingly, they are an attempt to support his illusions with arguments." - Sigmund Freud

"Darwinism undermined traditional morality and the value of human life. Then, evolutionary progress became the new moral imperative. This aided the advance of eugenics, which was overtly founded on Darwinian principles. Some eugenicists began advocating euthanasia and infanticide for the disabled. On a parallel track, some prominent Darwinists argued that human racial competition and war is part of the Darwinian struggle for existence. Hitler imbibed these social Darwinist ideas, blended in virulent anti-Semitism, and-there you have it: Holocaust" - Richard Weikart

"You remember all those phrases about how these people - Asians - dont value human life like we do. Well if you spend any time around them, you discover that they love their children just as much as we love ours. That is certainly true of the Vietnamese." - Neil Sheehan



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