quotations about value
What you risk reveals what you value.
JEANETTE WINTERSON, Written on the Body
"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
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
Only loss teaches us about the value of things.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit
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
Price is what you pay and value is what you get.
WARREN BUFFETT, attributed, Warren Buffett Wealth
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
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
To value anything is to give it an unacceptable degree of power over you.
K. J. PARKER, Evil for Evil
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
That which costs little is less valued.
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote
Labor is the true standard of value.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech in Pittsburgh, PA, February 15, 1861
The people you choose to interact with are a reflection of what you value.
JIM TAYLOR, Your Children Are Under Attack
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Walden