The word value is used virtually in all facets of life; career, relationship, faith, belief, economics and others. This shows that value indeed is germane for a better and higher living.
Dictionary meaning of value is “the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something” or “principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life”.
Here are some inspirational quotes of prominent persons on what value is to them. Do enjoy them. You can choose to inscribe them somewhere, to remind you of the need to add value to yourself and to those around you daily.
“A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.”
Idowu Koyenikan, A Nigerian Author
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Mahatma Ghandi, An Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden American transcendentalist writer
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, An American Astrophysicist
“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
Thomas Paine, Philosopher and Author
“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”
José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and essayist
“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”
Turcois Ominek, an Author
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
Roy Disney Co-founder of The Walt Disney Company
“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein German-born theoretical physicist