Selected Quotes about Important

If you're not serving the customer, you'd better be serving someone who is. -- Karl Albrecht

The most important thing is God's blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about. -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control. -- Robert G Allen

Our strategy is to have some stars—and there are not many stars in the luxury business. What is a star? It's a name that is the very best. It's a name that is very profitable. But the number of true stars is less than I can count on both of my hands. -- Bernard Arnault

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. -- Mary Kay Ash

To write history is as important as to make history. It is an unchanging truth that if the writer does not remain true to the maker, then it takes on a quality that will confuse humanity. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career. -- Tyra Banks

Political will and leadership are more important than institutions. -- Jose Manuel Barroso

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs. -- Silvio Berlusconi

The more important reason is that the research itself provides an important long-run perspective on the issues that we face on a day-to-day basis. -- Ben Bernanke

One of the things that is most important for a company is to be very clear about their strategy, so investors get to self-select as to whether or not that's the right strategy for them. -- Jeff Bezos

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity. -- Edward de Bono

It is well known that "problem avoidance" is an important part of problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first place. -- Edward de Bono

People have consistently underestimated the size and importance of search. It's a very, very large space of technologies, usage, and information. We've gone from 30 million to over 3 billion documents in just a small number of years. -- Sergey Brin

Targeted advertising is an important component. -- Sergey Brin

Our new economic approach is rooted in ideas which stress the importance of macro-economics, post neo-classical endogenous growth theory and the symbiotic relationships between growth and investment, and people and infrastructure. -- Gordon Brown

The speed at which a business success is recognized, furthermore, is not that important as long as the company's intrinsic value is increasing at a satisfactory rate. -- Warren Buffett

The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect... You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd. -- Warren Buffett

But everyone always thinks they're so important. And I'm sure they are. But to me, my happiness is more important. -- Gisele Bundchen

You want the approval of those with whom you come in contact. You want recognition of your true worth. You want a feeling that you are important in your little world. -- Dale Carnegie

The life of many a person could probably be changed if only someone would make him feel important. -- Dale Carnegie

I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership. -- Steve Case

To stop everything, for Milosevic, for all of us, it is very important to add that once more they should stop everything. Do a pause, everything, although most important is that the bombing stops. Stop killing people. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

A positive attitude is important, but it is only part of the story. Understanding how to surmount pain, doubt, and failure is a vital component in winning the game of life. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Don't give your fear too much importance. An ignored guest often departs unannounced. -- Chin-Ning Chu

You must constantly seek to bring your qualifications and importance to the attention of those who are in a position to help you. -- Chin-Ning Chu

The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

I do believe that it is extremely important that each one of us is a participant in life and what's going on around us rather than being a spectator to it and if you do that, if you participate in the world, in your community, your school, your company, or your country, whatever.. they you will be useful and hopefully leave the planet a little better. -- Janet Holmes a Court

As important as school was, I found that it could be very disruptive to a steady income. -- Michael Dell

If you're happy, that's probably the most important thing. Everyone probably has their own definition of success, for me it's happiness. Do I enjoy what I'm doing? Do I enjoy the people I'm with? Do I enjoy my life? -- Michael Dell

The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together — and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families — that’s what we hope to do. -- Walt Disney

Every time you do something that is important, write down what you expect will happen. -- Peter Drucker

The most important decisions in organizations are people decisions, and yet only the military, and only recently, has begun to ask, "If we assign this general to lead this base, what do we expect him to accomplish?" -- Peter Drucker

Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue. -- Peter Garrett

Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments. -- Peter Garrett

Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments. -- Peter Garrett

The most important thing of all is working on living more consciously, moment to moment and day to day. -- Shakti Gawain

Freedom of choice is a universal principle to which there should be no exceptions. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

There are two elements of basic importance that the analyst should recognize in the behavior of stocks over the last six years. The first is the principle of continuity, and the other is what I would call the principle of deceptive selectivity in the stock market. -- Ben Graham

In one important respect we have made practically no progress at all, and that is in human nature. -- Ben Graham

What is most important and most dangerous, we all want to get more out of Wall Street than we deserve for the work we put in. -- Ben Graham

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education--literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. -- Alan Greenspan

The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest. -- Bob Hawke

I've never thought of Playboy, quite frankly, as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient. -- Hugh Hefner

I've always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it's important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective. -- Carlos Slim Helu

I think one of the big errors people are making right now is thinking that old-style businesses will be obsolete, when actually they will be an important part of this new civilization. Some retail groups are introducing e-commerce and think that the "bricks" are no longer useful. But they will continue to be important. -- Carlos Slim Helu

It is not truth that matters, but victory. -- Adolf Hitler

I accept that in a free society you have to justify reductions in people's liberties. I accept that, bearing in mind my starting point is that the most important human right is the right to life... -- John Howard

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. -- Lee Iacocca

Tomorrow I'll be heading out to count koalas in the wild. Then I'm off to work on an expansion project in the zoo. I may be wheeling concrete or doing interview. It's never the same, but Steve, Bindi and I are almost always together and I think that's one of the most important things as we're doing these adventures. -- Terri Irwin

Because almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. -- Steve Jobs

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. -- Steve Jobs

Experience is more important than money. -- Robert Kiyosaki

But I think the most important thing is to find the love of your life and have fun in love. And enjoy and appreciate what comes to you. -- Heidi Klum

It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor. -- Ray Kroc

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap. -- Ray Kroc

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. -- Dalai Lama

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. -- Abraham Lincoln

The price pattern reminds you that every movement of importance is but a repetition of similar price movements, that just as soon as you can familiarize yourself with the actions of the past, you will be able to anticipate and act correctly and profitably upon forthcoming movements. -- Jesse Livermore

An important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. -- Peter Lynch

From (this) experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition. -- Angela Merkel

Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars. -- Rupert Murdoch

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do. -- Benito Mussolini

Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department. -- David Packard

We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served—as shareholders and in all other ways—by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company. -- Larry Page

We think we’re an important company, and we’re dedicated to doing this (business) over the long term. We like being independent. -- Larry Page

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change. -- James Cash Penney

In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity. -- Azim Premji

You are important in Washington if you are important in Brussels. -- Romano Prodi

The most important thing, in my view, was that democracy cannot be exported. It should be a product of internal development of a society. -- Vladimir Putin

Debt has become a part of who we are. -- Dave Ramsey

I use the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope. -- Condoleezza Rice

I can't understand why everyone needs to feel that they're so important that they require an afterlife concept. I don't understand it. -- Rene Rivkin

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit.. a reputation, character. -- John Rockefeller

The consumer, so it is said, is the king... each is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done. -- Paul Samuelson

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days. -- Gerhard Schroeder

It's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong. -- George Soros

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. -- Joseph Stalin

I think it's very important that whatever you're trying to make or sell, or teach has to be basically good. A bad product and you know what? You won't be here in ten years. -- Martha Stewart

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism. -- David Suzuki

To me, women are by far the most important group. But I also think that elders are extremely important. -- David Suzuki

Every decision you make is an important one, whether there are twenty thousand people working for you or just one. -- Donald Trump

What's important at the grocery store is just as important in engines or medical systems. If the customer isn't satisfied, if the stuff is getting stale, if the shelf isn't right, or if the offerings aren't right, it's the same thing. -- Jack Welch

The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it. -- Jack Welch

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. -- Jack Welch

Material success is rewarding and a lot of fun, but it's not the most important thing in my life because I know when this is all over, the Master isn't going to ask me how many things I owned or how many television shows I did. I think the questions will be, What did I do to make a difference? Did I learn to live with love in my heart? -- Oprah Winfrey

First and foremost, the internet is unique since it is THE only interactive medium -- and that's important because from a content, service, and communications perspective, we web folks try to take advantage of that interactivity. -- Jerry Yang

I hope that the internet will get to become ubiquitous and affordable, and if that's achieved, I think it'll be a big part of people's lives - for the better. -- Jerry Yang

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. -- Boris Yeltsin

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal. -- Zig Ziglar

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become (by achieving your goals). -- Zig Ziglar

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