Things only have the value that we give them
The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does evil. The value which supports him is never given to him once and for all
Albert Camus quotes
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Henry David Thoreau quotes
No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
Sidonie Gabrielle quotes
It's not good for all of our wishes to be fulfilled. Through sickness, we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
Greek proverbs and sayings quotes
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein quotes
Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so reluctant to change? It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past; its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.
Dale E. Turner quotes
There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.
Charles Dudley Warner quotes
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes