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"God has virtually been made an illegal subject in that state institution most devoted to the shaping of the minds and values of our people - the public schools." - Pat Swindall

"We all want to live a happy life and have a right to do so, whether through work or spiritual practice. I'm subject to destructive emotions like anger and jealousy the same as you, but we all have potential for good too. However, our existing education system is oriented towards material development; neglecting inner values. Consequently we lack a clear awareness of the inner values that are the basis of a happy life." - Dalai Lama

"Talking about morality can be offensive. Morality is a politically incorrect subject. Many people are genuinely offended if someone speaks of morality and family values. It is okay if you talk about your sexual fantasies and deviances. This is called "liberation". But you would be frowned at if you talk about morality in public. Then you'd be accused of trying to impose your values on others." - Ali Sina

"Science values static patterns." - Robert M Pirsig

"A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the merely relative character of all historical knowledge must start with the assumption that there are spheres of thought in which it is impossible to conceive of absolute truth existing independently of the values and position of the subject and unrelated to the social context." - Karl Mannheim

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

"That favourite subject, Myself." - James Boswell

"Brands' products should be the manifestation of a company's values. Those values should be the subject of all sorts of wonderful stories that comprise your company's narrative." - Shawn Amos

"It is generally admitted that the cultural values (humanization) and the existing institutions and policies of society are rarely,if ever, in harmony. This opinion has found expression in the distinction between culture and civilization, according to which "culture" refers to some higher dimension of human autonomy and fulfillment, while "civilization" designates the realm of necessity, of socially necessary work and behavior, where man is not really himself and in his own element but is subject to heteronomy, to external conditions and needs." - Herbert Marcuse

"Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation." - Gautama Buddha

"Where do we get our values from?" - George Carlin

"Your daily schedule reflects your deepest values." - Robin S. Sharma

"Status symbols are poor excuses for values." - Mary Browne

"You're only as good as your values." - Herb Brooks

"There is a tendency under capitalism system to reduce everything to a kind of commodity fetish, and this order tends to promote extremely conventional and uniform expressions of gender and sexuality in order to promote certain products and lifestyle choices that are commercialized. This necessarily entails a capitulation to heteronormativity, or in the case of the new gay movement, a "homonormativity" that doesn't stray far from the heterosexual paradigm. Anyone who questions these normative values and conventions is subject to disapproval, hostility, or even violence." - Bruce LaBruce

"One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are from which one takes inspiration, and in a democratic society this is the subject of continuous democratic debate." - Rocco Buttiglione

"Subject is known by what she sees." - Allen Ginsberg

"Sincerity is always subject to proof." - John F Kennedy

"Imagine a painter crucified by his subject!" - John Ashbery

"Casting is always subject to availabilities." - William Monahan

"Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions." - Mark Richardson

"Accept that environment compromises values far more than values do their number on environment." - Sidney Poitier

"The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action." - William James

"Wouldst thou subject all things to thyself? Subject thyself to reason." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"We ask the poet: 'What subject have you chosen?' instead of: 'What subject has chosen you?" - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"You can stick with a few clear-cut values, which are stronger than a multitude of values and will obviously yield a stronger painting. But not all subjects or light conditions appear that way... be sensible and paint with values that are appropriate and faithful to your subject." - Richard Schmid

"Love is our response to our highest values." - Ayn Rand

"Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose." - Edward De Bono

"All of us celebrate our values in our behavior." - John W Gardner

"Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential." - Norman Vincent Peale

"An honest man always values earning honor over wealth." - Rembrandt

"I am not promoting Buddhism. I am promoting human values." - Dalai Lama

"Anyone who values truth should stop worshipping reason." - Jonathan Haidt

"An apology for America's values is never the right course." - Mitt Romney

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

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

"The real revolution is the revolution of values" - Peter Joseph

"advertising confuses values ... By appealing either to fear, or to vanity, or to covetousness, it very skillfully insinuates false values." - Ann Bridge

"Social values in general are incrementally variable: neither safety, diversity, rational articulation, nor morality is categorically a good thing to have more of, without limits. All are subject to diminishing returns, and ultimately negative returns." - Thomas Sowell

"Story-telling is subject to two unavoidable defects, - frequent repetition and being soon exhausted; so that, whoever values this gift in himself, has need of a good memory, and ought frequently to shift his company." - Jonathan Swift

"Story-telling is subject to two unavoidable defects,-frequent repetition and being soon exhausted; so that, whoever values this gift in himself, has need of a good memory, and ought frequently to shift his company." - Jonathan Swift

"But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in Japan over the past decade?" - Alan Greenspan

"The student is infinitely more important than the subject matter." - Nel Noddings

"The workmanship was better than the subject matter." - Ovid

"All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!" - Gautama Buddha

"LOVE your taste in subject matter... perfect summer reading!" - Mark Hamill

"Futility has become a great subject, full of opportunities." - Mason Cooley

"Generous souls Are still most subject to credulity." - William Davenant

"Attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it." - Tryon Edwards

"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The bravest men are subject most to chance." - John Dryden

"The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic." - Pierre Corneille

"The mastery of any subject requires that one identify himself with the particular state of consciousness appropriate to that subject." - Goswami Kriyananda

"Faith is the subject of the head. Devotion is the subject of the heart and meditation connects both." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better." - Frida Kahlo

"The man who knows only one subject is almost as tiresome as the man who knows no subject." - Charles Dickens

"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

"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

"Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self-enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another's values." - Ayn Rand

"Our culture is ill-equipped to assert the bourgeois values which would be the salvation of the under-class, because we have lost those values ourselves." - Norman Podhoretz

"Society doesn't have values. People have values." - Milton Friedman

"The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. You could ignore a subject; no subject is all-inclusive. But a method can plausibly be applied to anything within the field of consciousness." - Katharine Fullerton Gerould

"There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject; then to get your subject into yourself; and, lastly, to get your subject into your hearers." - Alexander Gregg

"What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.." - Paul Volcker

"There is one subject in religion, about which you can never know too much. That subject is Jesus Christ the Lord." - J C Ryle

"Never write on a subject without first having read yourself full on it; and never read on a subject till you have thought yourself hungry on it." - Jean Paul

"An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency." - Mark Twain

"How can a man commit acts of martial valour if he values his life?" - Torii Mototada

"We've got to do a better job with our kids. Teach good values, teach the fundamentals." - Bobby Orr

"The feminine values are the fountain of bliss. Know the masculine, Keep to the feminine." - Laozi

"You can always tell your true values by looking at your behavior - especially under pressure." - Brian Tracy

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

"Zen values the simple, concrete, living facts of everyday direct personal experience." - James H. Austin

"Failing to graduate a populace that values reading has long-term consequences for everyone." - Donalyn Miller

"Its cool when people notice that you make an effort to live certain values." - David Archuleta

"We're fighting people that hates our values. They can't stand what America stands for." - George W Bush

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

"In those moments when priorities clash always stay guided by your values, not your perceived necessities." - Adam Braun

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

"When the shingles hissed in the rain incendiary, other values were revealed to us" - Hilda Doolittle

"Every moment in front of a customer is a gorgeous opportunity to live your values." - Robin S. Sharma

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

"I never mix my religion with politics. But I feel values are very important." - Mufi Hannemann

"Hell will be filled with people who were avidly committed to Christian values." - Albert Mohler

"Politics must not be separated from religious values; religion must not be separated from political responsibility." - Joel Hunter

"Hollywood's persistent hostility to religious values is not just peculiar, it is positively pathological." - Michael Medved

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

"It's not about how smart you are. It's about your values." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Without constant activity, the threats of life will soon overwhelm the values." - Jim Rohn

"Everyone values the good nature of a man with a gun." - Mason Cooley

"The universal erosion of values has lead to the universal erosion of story." - Robert Mckee

"We will not hesitate to speak out when we see actions that contradict those values." - Barack Obama

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

"Everybody values their train, but they want to zero-out other people's trains." - Bob Walker

"I love it when the left and when the president say, 'Don't try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.' They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self." - Rick Santorum

"I have a sensible set of values that tell me to never lie." - John Lydon

"Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon. Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur." - Jacque Fresco

"Through "deprogramming" or cult intervention the only issues that are addressed focus upon the specific group and group involvement. The subject of such an intervention subsequently may leave the group and go on with their life reassuming their own basic individual values and beliefs." - Rick Ross

"The belief that value judgments are not subject, in the last analysis, to rational control, encourages the inclination to make irresponsible assertions regarding right and wrong or good and bad. One evades discussion of serious issues by the simple device of passing them off as value problems, whereas, to say the least, many of these conflicts arose out of man's very agreement regarding values." - Leo Strauss

"The individual needs the return to spiritual values, for he can survive in the present human situation only by reaffirming that man is not just a biological and psychological being but also a spiritual being, that is creature, and existing for the purposes of his Creator and subject to Him." - Peter Drucker

"Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns." - John Maurice Clark

"Everything depends on the attitude of the artist toward his subject. It is essential." - Robert Henri

"Mobile phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest." - Neil Kinnock

"Sports became a favorite subject of reflection and will soon be the only way of thinking" - Vasily Klyuchevsky

"This is a super masticated subject, and it is time to spit it out." - Boris Johnson

"I care not what subject is taught, if only it be taught well." - Thomas Huxley

"Poor people either mismanage their money or they avoid the subject of money altogether." - T Harv Eker

"Meditation is the means of unification of the subject and object. Meditate." - Swami Vivekananda

"Our particular principles of religion are a subject of accountability to God alone." - Thomas Jefferson

"If you want to understand a subject promise to speak on it." - David Lloyd George

"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject." - Shelby Metcalf

"Correct opinions well established on any subject are the best preservative against the seduction of error." - Richard Mant

"What is said upon a subject is gathered from an hundred people." - Samuel Johnson

"The laws of economic life are subject to the eternal laws of spiritual capital." - Ted Malloch

"That which knows all things and is known by none is the subject." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The subject of bisexuality really needs much more discussion. Its a status that does exist." - Clive Davis

"You see I am an enthusiast on the subject of the arts." - Thomas Jefferson

"The subject does not belong to the world; rather, it is a limit of the world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"If it's bad art, it's bad religion, no matter how pious the subject." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Human reproduction can be a sticky subject-" "Ewww!" groaned a chorus of students" - Becca Fitzpatrick

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." - Eugene V Debs

"The most important thing... is not clicking the shutter... it is clicking with the subject." - Alfred Eisenstaedt

"It is a most blessed thing to be subject to the sovereignty of God." - John Calvin

"Photographers stop photographing a subject too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities." - Dorothea Lange

"Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture." - Diane Arbus

"Once they were librarians, but that is a subject they will only discuss if heavily intoxicated." - Erin Morgenstern

"The subject says: I see first many things which dance... then everything gradually becomes connected." - Jim Morrison

"You don't want to cover a subject; you want to uncover it." - Eleanor Duckworth

"The subject is said to have the property of making dull men eloquent." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Religion is by no means a proper subject of conversation in a mixed company." - Doug Stanhope

"Genius is subject to the same laws which regulate the production of cotton and molasses." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"All creative people hate mathematics. It's the most uncreative subject you can study." - Alec Guinness

"Even the most eminent persons are subject to the laws of gravity." - Winston Churchill

"Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand." - Margaret Bourke-White

"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room." - Doug Coupland

"All human things are subject to decay, And, when fate summons, monarchs must obey." - John Dryden

"That favorite subject, Myself." - James Boswell

"Vitellius would've given Percy an hour-long lecture on the subject, probably with a PowerPoint presentation." - Rick Riordan

"She is calm because she is the mistress of her subject;- the secret of self-possession." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Change but the name, and you are the subject of the story." - Horace

"For the same man to be an heretick and a good subject, is incompossible." - George Herbert

"These things [subject matter] are external to the man; style is the man." - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room." - Douglas Coupland

"Civilization depends upon the vigorous pursuit of the highest values by people who are intelligent enough to know that their values are qualified by their interests and corrupted by their prejudices." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms." - Ronald Reagan

"These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland. The values that have inspired other dissidents under communist domination. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - Ronald Reagan

"Most of the time it is a good job and a good honour to fight against people's values, because most of the time people's values are irrational and absurd!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The American experience works when people embrace a set of shared values, you come, you work hard, you embrace these values and you're as American as anybody that came on the Mayflower." - Jeb Bush

"There are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there's an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived." - Barack Obama



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