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Value Systems Quotes


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

"I think we have different value systems." -Arthur "Well mine's better." -Ford" - Douglas Adams

"The company ... has no rights to survive. But value systems and philosophies survive. People take them with them" - Edgar Schein

"Unearned increment of value." - John Stuart Mill

"Economic systems are not value-free columns of numbers based on rules of reason, but ways of expressing what varying societies believe is important." - Gloria Steinem

"The general problem with ambitious systems is complexity. [...] it is important to emphasize the value of simplicity and elegance, for complexity has a way of compounding difficulties." - Fernando J. Corbato

"I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are." - Paul Ryan

"Our natural tendency is to project onto other people our own belief and value systems, in ways in which we are not even aware." - Robert Greene

"Action learning particularly obliges subjects to become aware of their own value systems, by demanding that the real problems tackled carry some risk of personal failure." - Reg Revans

"Mankind may amuse themselves with theoretic systems of liberty... but we can only discern its true value by the practical and wretched effects of slavery." - Mercy Otis Warren

"I'm very analytical about the industry and I understand that there are value systems, and all sorts of things like that." - Adelaide Clemens

"To impress people as much as we would wish, we would first need to successfully adopt each of their value systems" - Derren Brown

"I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control." - Tim Ferriss

"I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny." - James L Brooks

"To add value to others, one must first value others." - John C Maxwell

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Cavett Robert

"I don't value authority. I don't value the systems. I don't value patriarchal religion. I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I'm not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have." - Susan Powter

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

"The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity." - Steve Biko

"Cultures, along with the religions that shape and nurture them, are value systems, sets of traditions and habits clustered around one or several languages, producing meaning: for the self, for the here and now, for the community, for life." - Tariq Ramadan

"All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion." - Abdurrahman Wahid

"From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting." - Adam Clayton

"The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity." - Steven Biko

"The teaching that we receive is not necessarily very accurate. The value systems that our cultures have developed are not every open. They are very restrictive. We live in an age that is not enlightened." - Frederick Lenz

"The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"We label things through value systems that we have developed. But nothing is or is not unless we feel it is that way. We give ground to reality by creating it." - Frederick Lenz

"We don't have the leadership or the understanding of the value of this, and when your political systems and your economic systems start to fail, it's only a cultural understanding that allows you to reconstruct them and to get back to who you are. For some reason, it hasn't dawned on us yet." - Wynton Marsalis

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

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

"We value-packs, you all small fries." - Puff Daddy

"Some people value sentiments over diamonds." - Cassandra Clare

"If it doesn't add value, it's waste." - Henry Ford

"Utility alone is the cause of value." - Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden

"Smile! It increases your face value." - Robert Harling

"History is only a value of relation." - Henry Adams

"Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts." - Brad Henry

"My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness." - Lord Mountbatten

"Systems die; instincts remain." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"[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

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

"Freedom may be a value in politics, but it is not a value in morals." - Iris Murdoch

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

"Exchange value forms the substance of money, and exchange value is wealth." - Karl Marx

"The circulation of capital realizes value , while living labour creates value ." - Karl Marx

"'Zero problems with neighbors' is a value. But another equally important value is to establish peace." - Ahmet Davutoglu

"Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value.... Unqualified judgment can at most claim to decide the market-value - a value that can be in inverse proportion to the intrinsic value." - Arnold Schoenberg

"Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems." - Hannes Alfven

"Systems are made by players rather than players making systems" - Theo Foley

"Systems run the business and people run the systems." - Michael Gerber

"Physicists analyze systems. Web scientists, however, can create the systems." - Tim Bernerslee

"Physicists analyze systems. Web scientists, however, can create the systems." - Tim Berners-Lee

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

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

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

"Used titanium hunting knife: sixty-three dollars. Value: priceless." - Tina St John

"Value people on their potential, not on their history" - Bo

"Abandonment to God is of more value than personal holiness!" - Oswald Chambers

"Value the relationship more than making your quota." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Precepts, conventions - above all traditions - have no value in art." - Eleanora Duse

"The unexpressed is always of greater value than the expressed." - Zona Gale

"What i value more than all things, good humor." - Thomas Jefferson

"If we value our children, we must cherish their parents" - John Bowlby

"Science is of value because it can produce something." - Richard P Feynman

"A good example has twice the value of good advice" - Albert Schweitzer

"Rash, adj. Insensible to the value of our advice." - Ambrose Bierce

"There is a huge value in learning with instant feedback." - Anant Agarwal

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." - Warren Buffett

"The past has infinite value if one learns from it." - Ken Hensley

"Value your words. Each one may be the last." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"When you value people, you give them freedom." - Martha Mcsally

"Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long." - Sidney Sheldon

"Nothing can have value without being an object of utility." - Karl Marx

"Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate." - Eugene Odum

"Religion is defined as social systems whose participants avow a supernatural agent or agents whose approval is to be sought." - Daniel Dennett

"Grid systems in graphic design" - Josef Muller-Brockmann

"Systems don't win, players do." - Marv Levy

"I don't like closed systems." - Jon Lech Johansen

"I don't like closed systems." - Jon Johansen

"Utilities used deregulation to effect a series of mergers limiting competition. In order to accelerate profits, cost cutting ensued, involving the layoff of thousands of utility company employees, including some who were responsible for maintenance of generation, transmission, and distribution systems. A number of investor-owned utilities stopped investing in the maintenance and repair of their own equipment, and, instead, cut costs to enhance the value of their stock rather than spending money to enhance the value of their service." - Dennis Kucinich

"The worth and value of knowledge is in proportion to the worth and value of its object." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it." - Simon Sinek

"The value of statuary is owing to its difficulty. You would not value the finest head cut upon a carrot." - Samuel Johnson

"There's not much value to us attacking Chinese systems. We might take a few computers offline. We might take a factory offline. We might steal secrets from a university research programs, and even something high-tech. But how much more does the United States spend on research and development than China does?" - Edward Snowden

"No one can define or measure justice, democracy, security, freedom, truth, or love. No one can define or measure any value. But if no one speaks up for them, if systems aren't designed to produce them, if we don't speak about them and point toward their presence or absence, they will cease to exist." - Donella Meadows

"I believe that the tragedy [like terror attack] that's caused so much grief and suffering to so many thousands and thousands of people has also served as a call to action, because many people now are re-examining their own value systems, and the churches, temples, mosques and cathedrals are packed to overflowing for the first time in years." - Jane Goodall

"The human mind moves always forward, alters its viewpoint and enlarges its thought substance, and the effect of these changes is to render past systems of thinking obsolete or, when they are preserved, to extend, to modify and subtly or visibly to alter their value." - Sri Aurobindo

"These two value systems [islam and U.S constitution] do not clash in any way, and my son is a member of the United States Armed Forces active duty. He`s proud to serve his country. And there are many more people who are exact same thing." - Steve King

"No one can define or measure justice, democracy, security, freedom, truth, or love. No one can define or measure any value. But if no one speaks up for them, if systems are' designed to produce them, if we do' speak about them and point toward their presence or absence, they will cease to exist." - Donella Meadows

"Some religions believe that there's a hierarchy, that you don't have a connection, but you must go through the shaman or the priest or whoever the religious leader is. And that's what surprises me, that some people who find a huge value in these kinds of systems also seem to enjoy ILLUSIONS. I can't figure it out." - Richard Bach

"We get trapped and configured in patterns of consumption, patterns of social organization, of education and value systems that don't seem to be feeding that sense of our original being. We fight ourselves, repeating other people's games and being fed their appetites and their amusements." - James O'Dea

"What was the self-sacrifice?" I jettisoned half of a much-loved and I think irreplaceable pair of shoes." Why was that self-sacrifice?" Because they were mine!" said Ford, crossly. I think we have different value systems." Well mine's better." - Douglas Adams

"There is no evidence that dogs have the kind of complex emotional lives and value systems that we do. It's one reason why we love them so much, in fact. They are neither "good" nor "bad." They don't hold grudges, act in petty ways, or seek revenge. They read our moods, but not our minds." - Jon Katz

"Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are rising to the top as minority or plurality powers. But they do not represent either the shift, the change, or the future." - Paul Hawken

"The people and the mindset that killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens on September 11 2001, would have killed not 3,000, but 300,000 if they could have or 3 million or 30 million. We need to do everything we can within our value systems and legal structures to make sure that doesn't happen." - Tim Pawlenty

"Well what would happen is that if Greece defaulted and couldn't pay its debts, all the Greek bonds that are held in other banking systems across Western Europe would suddenly have no value. You could as a knock-on effect create a banking crisis in Western Europe." - John Major

"Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired. Evolution has produced chemical compounds exquisitely organized to accomplish the most complicated and delicate of tasks. Many organic chemists viewing crystal structures of enzyme systems or nucleic acids and knowing the marvels of specificity of the immune systems must dream of designing and synthesizing simpler organic compounds that imitate working features of these naturally occurring compounds." - Donald Cram

"A cardinal principle in systems theory is that all parties that have a stake in a system should be represented in its management." - Malcolm Knowles

"Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. All systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth." - Nhat Hanh

"If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow." - Stephen Covey

"Our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud, by teaching evolution as fact." - Tom Delay

"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people." - Bruce Schneier

"Established systems are inherently hostile to change." - Newt Gingrich

"There is no unemployment in eco-systems" - Gunter Pauli

"All systems require myths for their longevity." - Nikki Giovanni

"I think buildings should imitate ecological systems." - Ken Yeang

"Our political systems clearly are not working." - Neale Donald Walsch

"All human belief systems are inherently flawed." - Moby

"We are losing our living systems, social systems, cultural systems, governing systems, stability, and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time." - Paul Hawken

"The transmission systems are still regulated." - Kenneth Lay

"Real value isn't in what you own, drive, wear or live. The greater value is found in love and life, health and strength, friends and family!" - T D Jakes

"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 S Shulman

"We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time,... but we get paid for the value, not the time." - Jim Rohn

"The true value of a leader is not measured by the work they do. A leader's true value is measured by the work they inspire others to do." - Simon Sinek

"Value the people who value YOU." - Bill Withers

"Aristotle laid the foundation of the distinction between use-value and exchange-value, which has remained a part of economic thought to the present day." - Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden

"Value your friendship. Value your relationships." - Barbara Bush

"People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves, and that rarely occurs by accident." - John C Maxwell

"For centuries, humans have said to horses, 'You do what I tell you or I'll hurt you.' Humans still say that to each other - still threaten, force and intimidate. I'm convinced that my discoveries with horses have value in the workplace, in the educational and penal systems, and in the raising of children. At heart, I'm saying that no one else has the right to say 'you must' to an animal - or to another human." - Monty Roberts

"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

"Global thinking and local action both require understanding of ecological systems, but ecological management can be effective only if it takes into consideration the visceral and spiritual values that link us to the earth. Therefore ecological thinking must be supplemented by humanistic value judgments concerning the effect of our choices and actions on the quality of the relationship between humankind and earth, in the future as well as in the present." - Rene Dubos

"One hundred years from now, I expect the Tatas to be much bigger than it is now. More importantly, I hope the Group comes to be regarded as being the best in India.. best in the manner in which we operate, best in the products we deliver, and best in our value systems and ethics. Having said that, I hope that a hundred years from now we will spread our wings far beyond India." - Ratan Tata

"Ed Lawler and I document that the key to creating good, productive jobs in all industries is to organize work processes and systems in ways that allow employees to contribute significant amounts of "added value" to the products they make and services they provide. When mangers give employees the organizational structure, resources, and authority needed for them to contribute their ideas and efforts, American workers, like those at Harley-Davidson, almost always prove capable of effectively competing against their overseas counterparts." - James O'Toole

"Is then thy knowledge of no value, unless another know that thou possessest that knowledge?" - Aulus Persius Flaccus

"Reflect that life, like every other blessing, Derives its value from its use alone." - Samuel Johnson

"Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience." - P T Barnum

"Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward." - Ovid

"There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits." - David Ricardo

"The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things." - William Ralph Inge

"Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value." - John Ralston Saul

"We risk losing what nature is if we couch its value in human terms." - Dick Black

"He who cherishes the value of cultures cannot fail to be a pacifist." - Albert Einstein

"Ideally, peace means the absence of violence. It is an ethical value." - Mikhail Gorbachev

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

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value" - Charles Dudley Warner

"Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence." - Gary Zukav

"Until you value yourself, you can't expect anyone else to do so." - John Frederick Demartini

"No gift can ever replace the value of being there in person." - Denis Waitley

"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective." - Denis Waitley

"It is enough that I am of value to somebody today." - Hugh Prather

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

"Price is a crazy and incalculable thing, while Value is an intrinsic and indestructible thing." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"To set but a low value upon toast is to expose one's deficiencies in right appreciation." - E V Lucas

"Try first to be a man of value; success will follow." - Albert Einstein

"The maximum value of art is that it allows the artist to express himself." - Irving Stone

"People are governed by the head; a kind heart is of little value in chess." - Nicolas Chamfort

"We've greatly exaggerated the risk of sinking, without celebrating the value of swimming." - Seth Godin

"Listening without bias or distraction is the greatest value you can pay another person." - Denis Waitley

"If you have real, internal value, you don't need a loud, expensive imitation." - Denis Waitley

"It is not order only, but unexpected order, that has value." - Henri Poincare

"The value comes from what is there, but the use comes from what is not there." - Laozi



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