Selected Quotes about Value

In this country (UK), I have given 35 years to, I have 13,000 people working for me. I brought in this money to invest I am not just some asylum seeker who is asking for cash. -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

Advertising is about norms and values, aspirations and prejudices. It is about culture. -- Anil Ambani

My view is to give everyone the space to grow in his own way. When you see restructuring or separations in a family [firm], value has almost always been destroyed. This is the first case where value has been enhanced. In that way it has been a win-win ending. -- Mukesh Ambani

Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself. -- Mukesh Ambani

I am very excited about where we are as a company today and our growth prospects going forward. Over the last five years, we have put in place a strong mission and values that guide our business approach and culture. -- Steve Ballmer

We’re going to try to do more to communicate the value of activation to customers in addition to making the process simpler and more consistent. -- Steve Ballmer

Our determination to defend our values and way of life is greater than their (terrorists) determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism upon the world. -- Tony Blair

You tell the people the stories the best you know. If there is something you don't know, you be up front and make that clear. You always give the aggrieved party the chance to respond before you publish or go to air. That's just my kind of old-fashioned news values. -- Wolf Blitzer

Virgin's policy has always been to reinvest our surplus cash back into the business, our profit and loss accounts understate the underlying value of the businesses. -- Richard Branson

Can you really explain to a fish what it's like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value. -- Warren Buffett

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. -- Warren Buffett

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

We do believe we're on the path of building what may be the most valuable company and most respected company in the world someday, and we're going to continue to focus on making that happen. -- Steve Case

One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late. -- Agatha Christie

We value the clock for its speed and efficiency. The clock has its place, efficiency has its place, after effectiveness. The symbol of effectiveness is the compass a sense of direction, purpose, vision, perspective, and balance. But the empowerment process itself is not efficient. -- Stephen Covey

I don't talk much about ethics and values because to me those words imply situational behaviors, subjective beliefs, social mores, cultural norms, or relative truths. I prefer to talk about universal principles and natural laws that are more absolute. -- Stephen Covey

To build an enterprise that will endure, one must believe in the value of one's work. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back. -- Princess Diana

Understanding our strengths, articulating our values, knowing where we belong -- these are also essential to addressing one of the great challenges of organizations: improving the abysmally low productivity of knowledge workers. -- Peter Drucker

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -- Albert Einstein

You'll run into problems where governments don't share those values. Long term, these values will win out. -- David Filo

The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life. -- Sigmund Freud

The value of having everybody get the complete picture and trusting each person with it far outweighs the risk involved. -- Bill Gates

The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next. -- Melinda Gates

We don't have in our culture a healthy understanding and respect for the value of Being, which is simply being present in the moment, not trying to go somewhere, not trying to accomplish anything but, just present. -- Shakti Gawain

I am no longer an advocate of elaborate techniques of security analysis in order to find superior value opportunities. -- Ben Graham

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. -- Andrew Grove

I think Amazon is the preeminent pioneer in building a new way of doing commerce: personalized, database-driven commerce, where the big value is not in the purchase fulfillment, but in knowing as much about a customer base of ten or twenty million people as a corner store used to know about a customer base of a few hundred. -- Andrew Grove

The only salvation of the world today... is the rapid dissemination of the basic values of the West, that is, the ideas of democracy, human rights, the civil society, and the free market. -- Vaclav Havel

One of the things I've tried to do with my life is redefine the boundaries that I think are very limiting. I'm not suggesting that everybody should have three girlfriends, or necessarily have girlfriends living with them. I think there are many, many options to living your life. -- Hugh Hefner

Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common. -- John Howard

It is a mistake to apply American democratic procedures to the faith and the truth. You cannot take a vote on the truth. The value of democracy stands or falls with the values which it embodies and promotes. -- Pope John Paul II

The goods of this world are originally meant for all. The right to private property is valid and necessary, but it does not nullify the value of this principle. Private property, in fact, is under a social mortgage. -- Pope John Paul II

We Christians joyfully recognize the religious values we have in common with Islam. I would like to repeat what I said to young Muslims some years ago in Casablanca: 'We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection.' -- Pope John Paul II

One discovers the common values of every culture, capable of uniting and not dividing. -- Pope John Paul II

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. -- Dalai Lama

I threw my whole life and lived my life in a certain way to make sure that I would never violate any law.. certainly never any criminal laws.. and always maintained that most important to me was my integrity, was my character, were my values. -- Kenneth Lay

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. -- Abraham Lincoln

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated. -- Nelson Mandela

It is essential that you align with your company's values so that you can prove your value inside the enterprise. -- Chuck Martin

Even though most senior executives and managers feel they are more valued today than a few years ago by the people they work for, that value still can be increased. -- Chuck Martin

Most of us value things more than we value money, which is why most of us have more things in our closets and cupboards than we do money in our bank accounts. -- Suze Orman

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

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

The exchangeable value of all commodities, rises as the difficulties of their production increase. -- David Ricardo

If the quantity of labour realized in commodities, regulate their exchangeable value, every increase of the quantity of labour must augment the value of that commodity on which it is exercised, as every diminution must lower it. -- David Ricardo

Money, being a variable commodity, the rise of money-wages will be frequently occasioned by a fall in the value of money. -- David Ricardo

Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock, and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land, are together equal to the value of the whole produce, there can be no rent. -- David Ricardo

It's crucial for managers to know the supreme value of their employees. -- Tony Robbins

Values are the most powerful motivation tool we have. Values are the overriding factor that causes congruence or incongruence, causes people to be motivated or not. -- Tony Robbins

Knowing that you have failed to live up to your own standards for your life is the ultimate pain. -- Tony Robbins

There aren't many motivating forces more potent than giving your staff an opportunity to exercise and express their idealism. -- Anita Roddick

None of our products are a matter of life and death, so campaigning for me became the method by which we could introduce values into a non-value industry. -- Anita Roddick

Anything that changes values changes behavior. -- Anita Roddick

We may value a product in a shop, but we do not understand how it creates people's livelihoods and how it keeps communities together- how it educates, sets up futures and provides rural relief and economic advancement. -- Anita Roddick

I am a socialist and at the same time clear about a certain number of values ... family values, environmental values, the value of succeeding at school, the value of merit and respect for work. To me these are not incompatible with being of the left. -- Segolene Royal

Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that. -- Li Ka Shing

The desire of food is limited in every man by the narrow capacity of the human stomach; but the desire of the conveniences and ornaments of building, dress, equipage and household furniture, seems to have no limit or certain boundary. -- Adam Smith

Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community. -- Sam Walton

The story about GE that hasn't been told is the value of an informal place. I think it's a big thought. I don't think people have ever figured out that being informal is a big deal. -- Jack Welch

In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright. -- Oprah Winfrey

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