Here are some of my favorite quotes on personal values.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Roy E. Disney
The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way.
Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.
José Ortega y Gasset
Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess.
John W. Gardner
If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: they're hobbies.
The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't violate your own code of values and ethics, but don't waste energy trying to make other people violate theirs.
I'm good enough; I'm smart enough. Self-affirmation is where people list their core values. These are things that really make them who they are. Amy Cuddy
Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.
Parker J. Palmer
It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.
Shannon L. Adler
Living in a way that reflects one's values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Stephen R. Covey
Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.
Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold.
A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.
I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.
Values are like fingerprints. Nobodies are the same but you leave them all over everything you do.
Live your days on the positive side of life, in tune with your most treasured values. And in each moment you'll have much to live for.
In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself.
Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
Society is invincible—to a certain degree. But your real life is your own, and nothing can touch it. There is no power on earth that can prevent your criticizing and despising mediocrity—nothing that can stop you retreating into splendour and beauty—into the thoughts and beliefs that make the real life—the real you.
E M Forster
A clear purpose will unite you as you move forward, values will guide your behavior, and goals will focus your energy.
Kenneth H. Blanchard