quotations about value
What you risk reveals what you value.
JEANETTE WINTERSON, Written on the Body
Price is what you pay and value is what you get.
WARREN BUFFETT, attributed, Warren Buffett Wealth
"Value" has no meaning other than in relationship to living beings. The value of a thing is always relative to a particular person, is completely personal and different in quantity for each living human--"market value" is a fiction, merely a rough guess at the average of personal values, all of which must be quantitatively different or trade would be impossible.
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, Starship Troopers
Only loss teaches us about the value of things.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit
Value is not made of money, but a tender balance of expectation and longing.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Knowing what you value and how much you value it, is the fire that illuminates the dark. The world now is full of so many lights that others want you to walk towards. Meditating helps keep your eyes firmly fixed on the light of what you value.
BILL ADAMS, The Five Lessons of Life
The people you choose to interact with are a reflection of what you value.
JIM TAYLOR, Your Children Are Under Attack
Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.
JOE BIDEN, attributed, Social Policy for Effective Practice
In the twenty-first century, our personal data is probably the most valuable resource most humans still have to offer, and we are giving it to the tech giants in exchange for email services and funny cat videos.
YUVAL HARARI, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Once you pull the trigger, you have to realize that the current value is not the price that you paid, but rather the price that you would realize upon sale. It's what the next investor is willing to pay you for the asset.
JONATHAN HELLER, "Value Is Always in the Eye of the Beholder", The Street, March 27, 2017
Under the ideal measure of values there lurks the hard cash.
KARL MARX, Das Kapital
There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.
BERTRAND RUSSELL, Conquest of Happiness
The values of commodities are directly as the times of labor employed in their production, and are inversely as the productive powers of the labor employed.
KARL MARX, Value, Price, and Profit
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
AYN RAND, The Virtue of Selfishness
Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.
MARCUS AURELIUS, Meditations
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanac
The greatest value of an object lies not in its possession, but anticipation; and the covetousness of all things far exceeds their true worth.
ANTHONY LISLE, The Westminster Review, January 1914
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
JOSEPH ADDISON, The Spectator
How many a thing which we cast to the ground,
When others pick it up, becomes a gem!
GEORGE MEREDITH, Modern Love
Whenever you are dealing with someone or something of unknown value the first one who places a value on it establishes its worth.
DAVID J. LIEBERMAN, Get Anyone to Do Anything