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Values And Beliefs Quotes


"One thing evangelicals want is a reprieve from intolerance against their beliefs, values, and practices." - Ronald H. Nash

"We cannot preserve philanthropic and charitable values if we detach them completely from our fundamental personal beliefs and convictions." - Robert L. Payton

"Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is worthwhile when it tells what we stand for." - Simon Sinek

"There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values." - David Myers

"It is time that we as Christians recognize that it is our beliefs and our values and our way of life that are under attack." - David R. Mains

"Our focus is our reality. What we choose to focus on becomes our world. It produces our thoughts, values, attitudes, and beliefs." - David J. Lieberman

"Much of the left-liberal elite despise traditional religious beliefs ... in general, they are profoundly uncomfortable with religious institutions and the traditional values they embody." - William Bennett

"Since the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be "just humans" within the framework of white supremacy has usually meant that subordinate groups must surrender their identities, beliefs, values, and assimilate by adopting the values and beliefs of privileged-class whites, rather than promoting racial harmony this thinking has created a fierce cultural protectionism." - Bell Hooks

"A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors." - Dalai Lama

"The values learned on the playing field-how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy and deal with stress-prepare us for life." - Donna de Varona

"Any group has a sense of who it is and what is values, but this sense often remains beneath the surface. A wise leader can discern these unspoken beliefs and articulate them." - Diane Dreher

"Trust is maintained when values and beliefs are actively managed. If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down." - Simon Sinek

"Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts." - F. F. Bosworth

"With the help of pressure groups, government now has crossed over into the final frontier of bigotry, what writer and Catholic theologian Michael Novak calls 'Christophobia .' Traditional Christians and Jews are the new counterculture - aliens in a land their forefathers' beliefs and values established and built." - Cal Thomas

"I'm not a politician by profession. I am a citizen who decided I had to be personally involved in order to stand up for my own values and beliefs. My candidacy is based on my record, and for that matter, my entire life." - Ronald Reagan

"It is easy for us to criticize the prejudices of our grandfathers, from which our fathers freed themselves. It is more difficult to distance ourselves from our own views, so that we can dispassionately search for prejudices among the beliefs and values we hold" - Peter Singer

"Science has long been in the values business. Despite a widespread belief to the contrary, scientific validity is not the result of scientists abstaining from making value judgments; rather, scientific validity is the result of scientists making their best effort to value priinciples of reasoning that link their beliefs to reality, through reliable chains of evidence and argument." - Sam Harris

"A nation's institutions and beliefs are determined by it's character." - Herbert Spencer

"We can be confident that action which is in accord with a few basic beliefs cannot be wrong and can at least testify to the values we will need to cultivate. These are the beliefs that the human race is a family that has inherited a place on the earth in common, that its members have an obligation to work toward sharing it so that none is deprived of the elementary needs for life, and that all have a responsibility to leave it undegraded for those who follow." - Gilbert F. White

"Book values have some good and some bad features." - Walter Schloss

"Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture." - Jacque Fresco

"Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst." - Charles A. Garfield

"Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Adopt a system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change" - Frank Herbert

"And, I think: I am but one more drop in the great sea of matter, defined, with the ability to realize my existence. Of the millions, I, too, was potentially everything at birth. I, too, was stunted, narrowed, warped, by my environment, my outcroppings of heredity. I, too, will find a set of beliefs, of standards to live by, yet the very satisfaction of finding them will be marred by the fact that I have reached the ultimate in shallow, two-dimensional living - a set of values." - Sylvia Plath

"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy." - Tony Robbins

"It's important to realize that words shape our beliefs and impact our actions." - Tony Robbins

"Everyone is different: different shapes, sizes, colors, beliefs, personalities, and you have to celebrate those differences." - Kelly Clarkson

"All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties." - Charles W. Eliot

"All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties." - William Reddington Hewlett

"If we have any criticism of our leaders, we invite Satan into our lives and beliefs." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Examine what you believe to be impossible, and then change your beliefs." - Wayne Dyer

"To lead others is to help them change their thoughts, beliefs and actions for the better." - Jim Rohn

"Live by your experience and do not let limited beliefs alter your life experience." - Bernie Siegel

"We exist in a bizarre combination of Stone Age emotions, medieval beliefs, and god-like technology." - E O Wilson

"Maximize the power of the beliefs that strengthen you and neutralize those that weaken you." - Plato

"Beliefs create reality" - Melody Beattie

"Behavior shapes beliefs." - A J Jacobs

"Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not." - Richard Dawkins

"The primary subject of fiction is and has always been human emotion, values, and beliefs." - John Gardner

"I design my start-up ventures around my own personal beliefs and values." - Cindy Gallop

"Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations." - Brian Tracy

"Your reality is a result of your strongest beliefs, values, vibration and actions." - Faisal Khokhar

"It matters what you believe. Some beliefs are like walled gardens. They encourage exclusiveness and the feeling of being especially privileged. Other beliefs are expansive and lead the way into wider and deeper sympathies." - Sophia Lyon Fahs

"America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life's been blessed by both and I'll never forget those values." - Barack Obama

"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." - Joshua L Liebman

"The real challenge (in life) is to choose, hold, and operate through intelligent, uplifting, and fully empowering beliefs." - Michael Sky

"What a doctor or healer tells you is a reflection of the beliefs and expectations you hold. Change your beliefs and you change the prognosis. Who is the doctor? The mind of the patient." - Alan Cohen

"Minds are cluttered from the age of six with the values of others-values which bear little relation to their own private capacities, needs and desires." - Marya Mannes

"The God you worship will shape the values you hold, and the values you hold will shape the lifestyle that you choose." - Colin S. Smith

"Whatever you believe with emotion becomes reality. You always act in a manner consistent with your innermost beliefs and convictions." - Brian Tracy

"Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts..." - David Seabury

"We turn pain into suffering by adding on all kinds of beliefs, interpretations and judgments to it." - Brenda Shoshanna

"A lot of scientists act on their beliefs and so do things that look crazy to the rest of us." - Kim Stanley

"A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs" - Paul Newman

"In modern America, Judeo-Christian beliefs are often held up to ridicule and disdain by the media." - D. James Kennedy

"You can choose to acknowledge that some of your old beliefs about God and about Life are no longer working." - Neale Donald Walsch

"I am an atheist, I have no religious beliefs. And obviously I don't believe in spirituality of some kind." - Javed Akhtar

"To me, animal communication seemed an insane idea, years ago; but my experience altered my life and my beliefs." - Bernie Siegel

"?"Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs." - Marianne Williamson

"Anger shows us precisely where we are stuck, where our limits are, where we cling to beliefs and fears." - Jack Kornfield

"Don't back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem." - Oprah Winfrey

"Many women have made the mistake of changing their beliefs to accommodate their work; it must be the other way around. No circumstance is so unusual that it demands a double standard or separates us from our faith. No matter how fast the world changes, exemplary values must remain constant." - Mary Kay Ash

"Stories are our attempts to share our values & beliefs with the hopes that we may attract those who believe what we believe. This is the basis of forming a trusting relationship. Story telling, therefor, is only worthwhile when it tells what you stand for, not what you do." - Simon Sinek

"Religious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble." - L Ron Hubbard

"If you can do one thing you thought was utterly impossible, it causes you to rethink your beliefs. Life is both subtler and more complex than some of us like to believe. So if you haven't done so already, review your beliefs and decide which ones you might change now and what you would change those beliefs to." - Tony Robbins

"A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people" - Mary Landrieu

"The birth of excellence begins with our awareness that our beliefs are a choice. We usually don't think of it that way, but belief can be a conscious choice. You can choose beliefs that limit you, or you can choose beliefs that support you. The trick is to choose the beliefs that are conducive to success and the results you want and to discard the ones that hold you back." - Tony Robbins

"Common sense dictates that we evaluate our beliefs on the basis of how they affect us. If they make us more loving, creative, and wise, they are good beliefs. If they make us cruel, jealous, depressed and sick, they cannot be good beliefs." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts ... Who knows what use they'll make of you? Maybe you'll help them to persuade people to buy things they don't need, or hate things they know nothing about, or hold beliefs that make them easy to handle, or doubt the truths that might save them." - Michael Ende

"The therapist does not treat patients by simply giving them another set of beliefs. He or she tries to help them see which kinds of ideas and beliefs have led to their suffering. Many patients want to get rid of their painful feelings, but they do not want to get rid of their beliefs, the viewpoints that are the very roots of their feelings." - Nhat Hanh

"Society values cooperation over independence, obedience over individuality, and niceness above all else." - Sue Grafton

"Stories about food are stories about us-our history and our values." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values." - Johan Huizinga

"We all need basic human values rooted in trust and affection." - Dalai Lama

"Europe has to secure its borders and support those in the neighborhood who share our values." - Herman Van Rompuy

"Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up the wrecks from less competent people." - Andrew Mellon

"Self-defence, self-confidence, discipline and self control. The values you learn are priceless." - Rickson Gracie

"Follow through with basic values, and remember to provide good customer service." - Craig Newmark

"Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty." - Deepak Chopra

"We need to challenge the dominant culture: by ethics, principles and values." - Tariq Ramadan

"Family and the natural surroundings played a big role in shaping my values." - Gabrielle Reece

"American values and legal traditions do not permit the indefinite detention of people beyond our borders." - Barack Obama

"Family values stand up to injustice and power outside the household." - Ralph Nader

"Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement." - Bill Watterson

"The developers and entrepreneurs must somehow be taught a new vocabulary of values." - Edward Abbey

"A salesperson's ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies." - Ron Willingham

"All beliefs are bald ideas." - Francis Picabia

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"Your beliefs shape your attitudes!" - Andy Stanley

"Wherefrom are human values to be derived and how are they to be developed? Human values are born along with human birth. They exist in union. Unfortunately, man today separates himself from human values and yet wants to live as a human being. To recover human values, man has to take the spiritual path." - Sathya Sai Baba

"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

"The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries." - Silvia Cartwright

"Science values static patterns." - Robert M Pirsig

"Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments." - Kevin Costner

"There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values." - David G. Myers

"Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before." - Carol P Christ

"Modern man's difficulties, dangerous beliefs and feelings of loneliness, spiritual emptiness,and personal weakness are caused by his illusions about, and separation from, the natural world." - Benjamin Hoff

"Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed." - Hillary Clinton

"Your behavior is based on your beliefs, and what you do and say, over and over again, helps develop your habits." - Darren L Johnson

"Your behavior is based on your beliefs, and what you do and say, over and over again, helps develop your habits." - Darren Johnson

"The Soviet assumption that all other political life-forms and beliefs were inherently and immutably hostile was the simple and central cause of that Cold War." - Robert Conquest

"Creative power has to filter through our beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and habits. The more negative and constricted our beliefs and patterns are, the more they block the creative energy. Most people hope that by ignoring negativity, it will go away, but the reverse is actually true. Through recognizing, acknowledging, and experiencing it, the blocked energy can be released. You are then free to replace it with positive beliefs and attitudes." - Shakti Gawain

"Values are sometimes worth living and dying for, and are certainly worth dating and breaking up over." - Henry Cloud

"When all beliefs are challenged together, the just and necessary ones have a chance to step forward and re-establish themselves alone." - George Santayana

"I hope that I would put whatever my political beliefs aside, and realize that my country's asked me to to something, and do it." - Jon Bernthal

"If I should ever decide in the future to discuss my deep Christian beliefs and condemnation and sinfulness, I would use another forum besides Playboy." - Jimmy Carter

"The mainline media attacks all conservatives, especially Christians, and distorts their policies and beliefs so that the local population is afraid to vote for them." - Tim Lahaye

"Mortal man! You've wasted your time mostly with wrong and empty beliefs! And now you have started understanding that most important thing in life is existence!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I believe in freedom of religion and freedom of choice and everybody do what they want to do. I don't wish to bring my beliefs onto other people." - Jim "Dandy" Mangrum

"People in both fields operate with beliefs and biases. To the extent you can eliminate both and replace them with data, you gain a clear advantage." - Michael Lewis

"Far better than a precise plan is a clear sense of direction and compelling beliefs. And that lies within you. The question is, how do you evoke it?" - Dee Hock

"Only a fool of a scientist would dismiss the evidence and reports in front of him and substitute his own beliefs in their place." - Paul Kurtz

"And maybe she had certain beliefs that if you love somebody, [you're] gonna like them too. And that isn't necessarily true." - Tori Amos

"India shaped my mind, anchored my identity, influenced my beliefs, and made me who I am. ... India matters to me and I would like to matter to India." - Shashi Tharoor

"But that's part of faith. Believing and knowing despite what other people say, and despite what the world might think of your beliefs." - James Frey

"All of my films are based on personal experiences and beliefs. Many of my heroes are my spokespeople - and some are not!" - Michel Ocelot

"Your present negative beliefs were formed by thought PLUS feelings. Generate enough emotion, or deep feeling and your new thoughts and ideas will cancel them out." - Maxwell Maltz

"And biblically, again, I'm going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman." - Rebecca Kleefisch

"Power is at the root of the human experience. Our attitudes and beliefs-positive or negative-are all extensions of how we define and use power." - Caroline Myss

"Realizing that our actions, feelings and behavior are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality." - Maxwell Maltz

"Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility - instead of anger and resentment." - Anonymous

"If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world." - Kofi Annan

"There's a big difference between motivation and inspiration: Inspire through values and motivation takes care of itself." - Tony Hsieh

"Ads sell a great deal more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of success and worth." - Brene Brown

"Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidest and most pernicious illusion." - Allan Bloom

"Focusing on values does not simplify your life. It gives meaning and direction-and a lot more complexity." - David Allen

"When values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and character is strengthened." - John C Maxwell

"Traditional American values: Genocide, aggression, conformity, emotional repression, hypocrisy, and the worship of comfort and consumer goods." - George Carlin

"Whoever tries to understand the Human Values of Truth, Righteous conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence properly, who practises these values and propagates them with zeal and sincerity can alone be described as a truly educated person." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Beliefs, and the feelings that we have about them, are the language that "speaks" to the quantum stuff that makes our realty." - Gregg Braden

"We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours." - James A Baldwin

"The releasing of attachment to object and certain beliefs was already indelibly written as a very necessary step in my human progress toward being." - Marlo Morgan

"I work with wonderful people who support me. And, my beliefs are that the business needs to serve the family rather than the family serve the business." - Kathy Ireland

"My opinion is borne out of my childhood, my faith, my beliefs. That marriage is between one man and one woman." - John Boehner

"That's important when you are running an organization so that the people who work with you know what you believe in and know those beliefs won't change." - George W Bush

"Any cause that requires mockery and abuse to advance itself isn't one I need to engage with, regardless of my basic beliefs or agreement with the underlying goals." - Jay Lake

"Jesus showed us how to be courageous and sacrificial while we die for our beliefs, not while we kill for them." - Frederica Mathewes-Green

"And, of course, liberals see no problem with using the government to impose their cultural beliefs on others; they just won't admit that's what they're doing." - Jonah Goldberg

"I think that the massive, overarching, interconnected systems of technology tend to make us a little insecure, somewhat pliable, and susceptible to half-beliefs." - Don Delillo

"Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. By correcting erroneous beliefs we can lower excessive reactions." - Aaron T. Beck

"Have we arrived at our own faith and our own path or simply internalized the beliefs of parents, clergy, spouse, or friends?" - Joan Z. Borysenko

"You can choose to live your lives as demonstrations of your highest and grandest beliefs, rather than as denials of them." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Retaining our capacity for reason is common sense, but definite conclusions and beliefs keep us from seeing life as it really is at any given moment." - H. E Davey

"One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life." - Etty Hillesum

"Memory is not a simple replay. The bits of information that we recover from the past are often influenced by our knowledge, beliefs and feelings." - Daniel Schacter

"Our thoughts are either focused on what's eternal, life-changing, and true, or lost in the details of our temporary, selfish, false beliefs." - Craig Groeschel

"Ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe all these lies." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"A cup is useful only when it is empty; and a mind that is filled with beliefs, with dogmas, with assertions, with quotations is really an uncreative mind." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Beliefs are the roads we take to our dreams. Believe you can do something-or believe you can't-and you'll be right everytime." - Jodi Picoult

"Nobody dares to solve the problems-because the solution might contradict your philosophy, and for most people clinging to beliefs is more important than succeeding in the world." - Michael Crichton



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