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Value Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about value
  1. #1
    Everything you value is a product of unimaginably lengthy developmental processes, personal, cultural, biological.
  2. #2
    “If you’re not able to value yourself, no one else will either.”
  3. #3
    “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
  4. #4
    “Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.”
  5. #5
    “Now that I’m an adult, I realize that kids know at a very young age when they’re being devalued, when adults aren’t invested enough to help them learn. Their anger over it can manifest itself as unruliness. It’s hardly their fault. They aren’t “bad kids.” They’re just trying to survive bad circumstances.”
  6. #6
    “Wilbur blushed. ‘But I’m not terrific, Charlotte. I’m just about average for a pig.‘”
  7. #7
    “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”
  8. #8
    “There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”
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  1. #9
    “The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul”
  2. #10
    “Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.”
  3. #11
    “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially your own. No one belongs here more than you.”
  4. #12
    It was . . . simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation—as all good things should do.
  5. #13
    “What do you mean less than nothing? I don’t think there is any such thing as less than nothing. Nothing is absolutely the limit of nothingness. It’s the lowest you can go. It’s the end of the line. How can something be less than nothing? If there were something that was less than nothing, then nothing would not be nothing, it would be something - even though it’s just a very little bit of something. But if nothing is nothing, then nothing has nothing that is less than it is.”
  6. #14
    Yet it remained unsatisfied, and would exclaim, “Oh, if I could but keep on growing tall and old! There is nothing else worth caring for in the world!”
  7. #15
    “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
    Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
    Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.”
  8. #16
    “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
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  1. #17
    “Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small!”
  2. #18
    “No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”
  3. #19
    “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
  4. #20
    “There’s some real utility in gratitude.”
  5. #21
    “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
  6. #22
    “When you get . . . to the end, you see that love and family are all there is. Nothing else matters.”
  7. #23
    She found it at last. It surely had been made for Jim and no one else. There was no other like it in any of the stores, and she had turned all of them inside out. It was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation—as all good things should do. It was even worthy of The Watch. As soon as she saw it she knew that it must be Jim’s. It was like him. Quietness and value—the description applied to both. . . . With that chain on his watch Jim might be properly anxious about the time in any company. Grand as the watch was, he sometimes looked at it on the sly on account of the old leather strap that he used in place of a chain.
  8. #24
    “The God who made the moon and the stars and the mountains and the oceans, The Creator who did all of those things, believed that you and your baby were meant to be a pair. That doesn’t mean you’re going to be a perfect fit. That doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes. It does mean that you need not fear failure because you can’t fail at a job you were created to do.”
  9. #25
    “‘There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. . . . And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!‘”
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