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"Principles are the basis for developing a vision and value system for all." - Stephen Covey

"In network theory, the value of a system grows as approximately the square of the number of users of the system." - Robert Metcalfe

"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

"The biggest atrocity of all is to indoctrinate our children into a system that does not value their creative expression, nor encourage their unique abilities." - Benjamin Greene

"Love is the supreme value around which all moral values can be integrated into one ethical system valid for the whole of humanity." - Pitirim Sorokin

"You should have a value system. You can win if you stick with your value system." - Bob Newhart

"The maker of kitsch does not create inferior art, he is not an incompetent or a bungler, he cannot be evaluated by aesthetic standards; rather, he is ethically depraved, a criminal willing radical evil. And since it is radical evil that is manifest here, evil per se, forming the absolute negative pole of every value-system, kitsch will always be evil, not just kitsch in art, but kitsch in every value-system that is not an imitation system." - Hermann Broch

"The void in our society has been produced by the absence of values... we have no widespread belief in the value of participation. The rational system has made us fear standing out in any serious way." - John Ralston Saul

"The culture in which we live stresses looking out for number one. Without adopting such a self-centered value system, we can demand the best of ourselves while we are extending our hands to help others." - Benjamin Carson

"On balance, the financial system subracts value from society" - John C. Bogle

"Capitalism is a system for determining objective value." - Matt Taibbi

"All I can go on is my own value system." - Billy Corgan

"With psychedelics, if you're fortunate and break through, you understand what is truly of value in life. Material, power, dominance, and territory have no value. People wouldn't fight wars, and the whole system we have currently would fall apart. People would become peaceful, loving citizens, not robots marching around in the dark with all their lights off." - Gary Fisher

"[Even the mechanism can be endowed with an image. Thus] the thermostat has an image of the outside world in the shape of information regarding its temperature. It has also a value system in the sense of the ideal temperature at which it is set. Its behavior is directed towards the receipt of information which will bring its image and its value systems together" - Kenneth E. Boulding

"The man who is thus outside the confines of every value-combination, and has become the exclusive representative of an individual value, is metaphysically an outcast, for his autonomy presupposes the resolution and disintegration of all system into its individual elements; such a man is liberated from values and from style, and can be influenced only by the irrational." - Hermann Broch

"When implemented, the Complete Lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated... The Complete Lives system justifies preference to younger people because of priority to the worst-off rather than instrumental value." - Ezekiel Emanuel

"Laissez-faire capitalism, or anarchocapitalism, is simply the economic form of the libertarian ethic. Laissez-faire capitalism encompasses the notion that men should exchange goods and services, without regulation, solely on the basis of value for value. It recognizes charity and communal enterprises as voluntary versions of this same ethic. Such a system would be straight barter, except for the widely felt need for a division of labor in which men, voluntarily, accept value tokens such as cash and credit. Economically, this system is anarchy, and proudly so." - Karl Hess

"What is the value of having millions of people in Iraq not having a repressive regime? What is the value of having the Iraqi regime not shooting at UK and US aircraft almost every day? What is the value of the Iraqis having a free press? What is the value of the foreign minister of Iraq going to Paris, calling for an end of the Gadhafi regime and citing Iraq as a model, as an example, that in fact a freer political system can exist in that part of the world?" - Donald Rumsfeld

"A person who has been seduced by the consumer value system, whose identity is dissolved in an amalgam of the accouterments trappings of mass civilization, and who has no roots in the order of being, no sense of responsibility for anything higher than his own personal survival, is a demoralized person. The system depends on this demoralization, deepens it, is in fact a projection of it into society." - Vaclav Havel

"Perhaps the most significant thing a person can know about himself is to understand his own system of values. Almost every thing we do is a reflection of our own personal value system. What do we mean by values? Our values are what we want out of life. No one is born with a set of values. Except for our basic physiological needs such as air, water, and food, most of our values are acquired after birth." - Jacque Fresco

"If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning." - Carl Rogers

"In order to reclaim America's 'creativity' differentiator, we must be able to provide businesses with a workforce of imaginative employees who will pave the way to a new future. It is time to transform our educational system in America to embrace and nurture creativity as a core value." - Larry R. Thompson

"The right to vote is a consequence, not a primary cause, of a free social system - and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny." - Ayn Rand

"Muslims, who have a completely different value system, come to the West, then they should accept that there are certain basic values in the West intrinsic to our culture. Just as I wouldn't suggest that any Westerner walk down the streets of Saudi Arabia in a bikini." - John Cleese

"The 'natural' is not necessarily a 'human' value. Humanity has begun to transcend nature: we can no longer justify the maintenance of a discriminatory sex class system on grounds of its origins in nature. Indeed, for pragmatic reasons alone it is beginning to look as if we must get rid of it." - Shulamith Firestone

"[Altruism] is a moral system which holds that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the sole justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, value and virtue. This is the moral base of collectivism, of all dictatorships." - Ayn Rand

"I would say I was challenging the system quite. But I like to think that if the choices I make are slightly unexpected or challenging to people, then that is good. We are definitely three fairly like-minded people in terms of what we value in scripts and in storytelling." - Daniel Radcliffe

"I've failed a million times on stage. I've listened to notes that I knew weren't right. I've pitched ideas and let other people change them, knowing that it was the wrong choice. The question you have to ask yourself is: How do you want to fail? Do you want to fail in a way that feels like it respects your tastes and value system?" - Amy Poehler

"My problem is with the warped value system our culture has. Why is it that if you knife a woman in a movie it's PG, but if you swear at her it's rated R and if you make love to her it's rated X?" - Tim Dorsey

"Seventy-six percent of the American people say we have a spiritual problem in our country. That's great, because now they understand the root of the problem is not that we haven't passed enough laws; rather, the root of the problem is in terms of our social value system." - Charles Colson

"I'm not worried about the kernel itself or the basic system. All the commercialization is about the distributions and the applications. As such, it only brings value-added things to Linux, and it doesn't take anything away from the Linux scene." - Linus Torvalds

"I'm quite encouraged by the finding that voters do value checks and balances and accountability. I think it's very heartening. And it has been interpreted to mean that Singaporeans do find that at the system level the institutions have to function with some sort of balance regardless of whether the policies are good or bad in that sense." - Sylvia Lim

"The church has been brought into the same value system as the world: fame, success, materialism and celebrity. We watch the leading churches and the leading Christians for our cues. We want to emulate the best known preachers with the biggest sanctuaries and the grandest edifices. Preoccupation with these values has perverted the church's message." - Chuck Colson

"It takes a different value system if you wish to change the world." - Jacque Fresco

"We need someone who is a strong representative of our value system." - Kenneth Lay

"Our value system must conform to His. Our actions must conform to our values." - L. Tom Perry

"Most people who call themselves conservatives can't explain the American value system." - Dennis Prager

"Honestly, what keeps me grounded is my faith and my value system." - Alyson Stoner

"If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system, I think." - Sigourney Weaver

"Television has a conscience. It is how we disseminate our value system." - Lauren Zalaznick

"Any system of economics is bankrupt if it sees either value or virtue in unemployment." - Jimmy Carter

"If we value all readers, we must value all reading." - Donalyn Miller

"The More we value things, the less we value ourselves" - Bruce Lee

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Steve Ross

"Real value means people value-and creating value really means helping people choose better lives." - Oliver DeMille

"You cannot lecture another people about what you think is right or wrong based on your value system unless you're willing to accept others imposing their value system on you." - Adel al-Jubeir

"It's very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don't know what your value system is, then you don't know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding." - Benjamin Carson

"Strategy is a system of makeshifts. Is is more than a science. It is bringing knowledge to bear on practical life, the further elaboration of an original guiding idea under constantly changing circumstances. It is the art of acting under the pressure of the most demanding conditions...That is why general principles, rules derived from them, and systems based on these rules cannot possibly have any value for strategy." - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

"EMA research evidences strong and growing interest in leveraging log data across multiple infrastructure planning and operations management use cases. But to fully realize the potential complementary value of unstructured log data, it must be aligned and integrated with structured management data, and manual analysis must be replaced with automated approaches. By combining the RapidEngines capabilities with its existing solution, SevOne will be the first to truly integrate log data into an enterprise-class, carrier-grade performance management system." - Jim Frey

"In a society where every man works for himself, individual incentive, working for one's self. If people worked for one's self, there wouldn't be the electric light, there wouldn't be engines and powered vehicles, there wouldn't be electrification and reservoirs and water purification. These are processes that help all people. And processes that help single people is a very primitive value system carried into this century, which is really not necessary." - Jacque Fresco

""You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by-"* You'll find universal agreement on the value of a behavior code, on the need for some sort of ethical system. Even the crooks count on "honor among thieves," and countries actually wage war according to certain rules. On the job and in the rest of our day-to-day living, we each need a "code for the road."" - Price Pritchett

"The urge to consume is fathered by the value system which emphasizes the ability of the society to produce." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"When students cheat on exams, it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Many people think that we have no shared value system in the world today but we actually do." - Mary Robinson

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

"India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system." - Abdul Kalam

"Our emotions tell us what to value. They're like a little GPS system: Go that way. Don't go that way." - David Brooks

"India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system." - A P J Abdul Kalam

"It is home schooling that is rejecting a narrowness. It is not a radical value system; it's actually quite conservative." - Michael Leunig

"I do think in general, women have a value system. And it's that value system that I think is feminism. Not "men are bad, women are good, let's get women empowered" - it's let's get this value system, which is about the capacity to feel and empathize with life, and therefore to protect it." - Elizabeth Lesser

"People who say the system works work for the system." - Russell Brand

"Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system" - Stokely Carmichael

"Management works in the system; leadership works on the system." - Stephen Covey

"Convert to IRA-based system." - Newt Gingrich

"Immune system will heal itself." - Rhonda Byrne

"Culture is your operating system." - Terence Mckenna

"People value honesty. They value integrity. They value competence and courage and all those kinds of things." - Richard A. Kidd

"Only the ephemeral is of lasting value." - Eugene Ionesco

"Anything you lose automatically doubles in value." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Smile, it increases you face value." - Dolly Parton

"Labor is the true standard of value." - Abraham Lincoln

"All propositions are of equal value." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Opposing taxes is a key conservative value." - Newt Gingrich

"Knowledge is of more value than gold" - Solomon

"There remains an experience of incomparable value." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value." - Cicero

"Create more value than you capture." - Tim O'Reilly

"What we value determines what we do." - Craig Groeschel

"Differentiate with value or die with price." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"I'm in the business of value judgments ." - Tucker Carlson

"Value equals benefits received for burdens endured." - Leonard L. Berry

"Experience is the thing of supreme value"." - Henry Ford

"The newspaper offers something very different from Google's aggregators. It offers a value system, an idea of what matters in the world. Newspapers need to start articulating that value." - Evgeny Morozov

"The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit. In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists' antagonism toward the gold standard." - Alan Greenspan

"No one, it has been said, will ever look at the Moon in the same way again. More significantly can one say that no one will ever look at the earth in the same way. Man had to free himself from earth to perceive both its diminutive place in a solar system and its inestimable value as a life -fostering planet. As earthmen, we may have taken another step into adulthood. We can see our planet earth with detachment, with tenderness, with some shame and pity, but at last also with love." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"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

"Such a value system might be responsible for the fact that the burden of unavoidable unhappiness is increased by unhappiness about being unhappy." - Viktor E Frankl

"It is a wry commentary on the value-system in the United States that one speaks there of "teacher training" and "driver education."" - Peter Hilton

"Monetary inflation not only raises prices and destroys the value of the currency unit; it also acts as a giant system of expropriation." - Murray Rothbard

"Our system here of creating value for others and having people do the right thing, exchange information, and so on only works if people have the right values." - Charles Koch

"The Marine Corps taught me commitment, courage, focus, and a value system that can easily suffice for people like me who aren't religious." - Bob Lutz

"A liberal-arts education is supposed to provide you with a value system, a standard, a set of ideas, not a job." - Caroline Bird

"We were imprinted with a value system as young children. The sensory experiences of life can trigger and stimulate a variety of associative thoughts and ideas." - Frederick Lenz

"Individuals because of their identity can't render an impartial judgment is just deeply offensive and contrary to all the ideals of the judicial system that we value." - Deborah Rhode

"The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium." - Rudolf Clausius

"It is apparent, if you go back through our history, that the grand juries of the criminal justice system do not value black lives." - William Lacy Clay Jr

"We were imprinted with a value system as young children. The sensory experiences of life can trigger and stimulate a variety of associative thoughts and ideas." - Frederick Lenz

"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

"One of America's greatest strengths is the soft power of our value system and how we treat prisoners of war, and we don't torture." - Tom Ridge

"Kids are very sensitive to the value system of their parents, and I just felt my parents were attaching too much importance, too much meaning, to things." - Tino Sehgal

"I'm proud to be associated with the value system at Berkshire Hathaway; I think you'll make more money in the end with good ethics than bad." - Charlie Munger

"This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth." - Lawrence Lessig

"Creating value is an inherently cooperative process, capturing value is inherently competitive." - Barry Nalebuff

"The value of ourselves is but the value of our melancholy and our disquiet." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"A country that fails to value its teachers, fails to value its future." - David Puttnam

"SUCCESS is when I add value to MYSELF. SIGNIFICANCE is when I add value to OTHERS." - John C Maxwell

"It was important that people come to value light as we value gold, silver, paintings, objects." - James Turrell

"Use book value as a starting point to try and establish the value of the enterprise." - Walter Schloss

"Always deliver more in 'perceived value' than you take in cash value." - Jeff Blackman

"I have stunning friends. I value my friendships as I value my family." - Patricia Clarkson

"You must value the business in order to value the stock." - Charlie Munger

"The value we provide most to others is the same value we appreciate most from others." - Simon Sinek

"I think we"ve been oversold the value of more and undersold the value of less." - Greg McKeown

"All really successful coaches have a system." - Jim Valvano

"Taste has no system and no proofs." - Susan Sontag

"Maxwell's theory is Maxwell's system of equations." - Heinrich Hertz

"Art is a delivery system for worldviews." - Alex Grey

"The normal economic system works itself." - James Salter

"A guilty system recognizes no innocents." - Iain Banks

"A system can not understand itself." - W Edwards Deming

"The solar system is so humongous big." - Ilya Bryzgalov

"System: Save yourself time, energy and money." - Mark Victor Hansen

"A system-grinder hates the truth." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm concerned with protecting the legal system." - Alexei Navalny

"The primary role of the church is to reflect God's value system in society and to train people in that value system. It's not the government's responsibility, nor are they equipped to do that on the most local level where the need exists." - Tony Evans

"Because I have known despair, I value hope. Because I have tasted frustration, I value fulfillment. Because I have been lonely, I value love." - Leonard Nimoy

"It is not because we have value that we are loved, but because we are loved that we have value. Our value is a gift, not an achievement." - William Sloane Coffin

"There's no point in comparing an actual, operating system with an ideal system that doesn't exist." - Milton Friedman

"I remember my father explaining, "A capitalist system is a dog-eat-dog system."" - Frances Fox Piven

"A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system." - W Edwards Deming

"Everyone is doing their job within a system. Even the revolutionaries are in a system." - Chris Terrio

"The flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system." - Harold Morowitz

"In a sluggish system, aggressiveness produces instability. Either be patient or make the system more responsive." - Peter Senge

"Perception is less of a recording system and more of a protection system against external stimuli." - Sigmund Freud

"Put a good person in a bad system and the bad system wins, no contest." - W Edwards Deming

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." - Jim Rohn

"Of higher value than any one leader is the cause." - William Safire

"The greatest communication skill is paying value to others." - Denis Waitley

"The value of achievement lies in the achieving." - Albert Einstein

"On the value of blind shots to golf course design." - Alister MacKenzie

"Persecution is simply the clash between two irreconcilable value-systems." - John Stott

"Children, being small and weak, have little market value." - Janusz Korczak

"the 'natural' is not necessarily a 'human' value." - Shulamith Firestone

"Silver is of less value than gold, gold than virtue." - Horace

"He that plaies his mony ought not to value it." - George Herbert

"Womens value has been under-recognized for far too long." - Sidney Sheldon

"Knitters use knitting to value-add to the world." - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

"Value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect." - Michelle Obama

"I never confuse the cost of something with its value" - Robin Hobb



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