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Value Quotes - Ethics Quotations on Value and Values

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We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.

Aristotle 384 B.C.-322 B.C., Greek philosopher and scientist, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great

Different things delight different people. But it is my delight to keep the ruling faculty sound without turning away either from any man or from any of the things which happen to men, but looking at and receiving all with welcome eyes and using everything according to its value.

Marcus Aurelius 121-180, Roman emperor and stoic philosopher in "Ta eis heauton" (The things you say to yourself), VIII.43

Capital must be propelled by self-interest; it cannot be enticed by benevolence.

Walter Bagehot 1826-1877, English monetary economist

Commerce is as a heaven, whose sun is trustworthiness and whose moon is truthfulness.

Bahá'u'lláh 1817-1892, Persian nobleman and founder of the Baha’I religion.

Corporation, n., An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.

Ambrose Bierce 1842-1914, American columnist and writer of horror stories, The Devil's Dictionary 1906

There are two levers to set a man in motion, fear and self-interest.

Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821, French general and emperorHelp to spread the word...

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Warren Buffett 1930-, American Investment Entrepreneur

Earnings can be pliable as putty when a charlatan heads the company reporting them.

Warren Buffett 1930-, American Investment Entrepreneur

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797, Irish orator, philosopher, & politician

There is a natural principle of benevolence in man, which is in some degree to society what self-love is to the individual.

Joseph Butler 1692-1752, English Bishop of Durham and Theologian in one of his sermons on "Compassion'" (1726)

At this moment, America's highest economic need is higher ethical standards -- standards enforced by strict laws and upheld by responsible business leaders.

George W. Bush, current President of the USA, corporate responsibility speech - July 9, 2002

In making judgments, the Early Kings were perfect, because they made moral principles the starting point of all their undertakings and the root of everything that was beneficial. This principle, however, is something that persons of mediocre intellect never grasp. Not grasping it, they lack awareness, and lacking awareness, they pursue profit. But while they pursue profit, it is absolutely impossible for them to be certain of attaining it.

Lü Bu-wei 246 B.C., Chinese Prime Minister under Emperor Ying Zheng, The Annals of Lü Bu-wei, Lu Shi Chun Qiu

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

William Bruce Cameron in "Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking" (1963), American Professor of Sociology

Cheshire Puss, asked Alice. Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to go, said the Cat. I don’t much care where, said Alice. Then it doesn’t matter which way you go, said the Cat.

Charles "Lewis Carroll" Dodgson 1832-1898, English writer and mathematician, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1865

 The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.

Sir Winston Churchill  1874-1965, British Prime Minister and writer

 Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43  B.C., Roman statesman, writer, lawyer and orator, murdered by Antonius

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

Arthur C. Clarke  1917-, British Science Fiction Writer

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.

Confucius 551 B.C. - 479 B.C., Chinese philosopher, The Analects, Book II, Chapter XXIV

The mind of the superior man is conversant with righteousness; the mind of the mean man is conversant with gain.

Confucius 551 B.C. - 479 B.C., Chinese philosopher, The Analects, Book IV, Chapter XVI

The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.

Stephen Covey, American leadership consultant and writer

Out of 5.8 billion people in the world, the majority of them are certainly not believers in Buddhism. We can't argue with them, tell them they should be believers. No! Impossible! And, realistically speaking, if the majority of humanity remain nonbelievers, it doesn't matter. No problem! The problem is that the majority have lost, or ignore, the deeper human values - compassion, a sense of responsibility. That is our big concern.

The Dalai Lama in Time, December 1997

In God we trust, all others bring data.

Dr. W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993, American Statistician

It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.

Dr. W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993, American Statistician

My aim is not to teach the method that everyone ought to follow in order to conduct his reason well, but solely to reveal how I have tried to conduct my own.

René Descartes 1596-1650, French philosopher and founder of analytic geometry, in Discours de la méthode, 1637

What has never been doubted, has never been proven.

Denis Diderot 1713-1784, French radical Enlightenment philosopher and Chief Editor of the Encyclopédie, in 'Pensées Philosophique'(1746)

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney, American Film Writer, Producer, Nephew of Walt Disney

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.

Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru

That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure.

Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru in 'Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices' (1973)

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru

The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the manual worker in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is similarly to increase the productivity of knowledge work and the knowledge worker.

Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru

Wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

Executives will have to invest more and more on issues such as culture, values, ethos and intangibles. Instead of managers, they need to be cultivators and storytellers to capture minds.

Leif Edvinsson, pioneer on Intellectual Capital in Corporate Longitude 2002

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969, US General, 34th president of the United States

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry.

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein 1879-1955, German-born brilliant American theoretical physicist

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.

Albert Einstein 1879-1955, German-born brilliant American theoretical physicist

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