Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
I judge property myself by its net earning power; that is the only rule I have been able to get.… This whole island [Manhattan] was once bought for a few strings of beads. But now you will find this property valued by its earning power, by its rent power, and that is the way to value a railroad or telegraph.jay gould
The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.Samuel Adams
And I often dream of chemistry at night, dreams that conflate the past and the present, the grid of the periodic table transformed to the grid of Manhattan. […] Sometimes, too, I dream of the indecipherable language of tin (a confused memory, perhaps, of its plaintive “cry”). But my favorite dream is of going to the opera (I am Hafnium), sharing a box at the Met with the other heavy transition metals my old and valued friends Tantalum, Rhenium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum, Gold, and Tungsten.oliver sacks
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth women are not merely tolerated, they are valued.Aung San Suu Kyi
Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys, Are never valued till they make a noise.George Crabbe
"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."anne brontë
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.emily brontë
May we all come to realize that education and the humanities should be valued for nurturing our minds and society as a whole, and not only as a means to build future careers.newton lee
I valued my independence from an early age and was always something of a individualist … Well, a show-off anyway.Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Machines have no political opinions, but they have profound political effects. They demand a strict regimentation of time, and, by abolishing the need for manual skill, have transformed the majority of the population from workers into laborers. There are, that is to say, fewer and fewer jobs which a man can find a pride and satisfaction in doing well, more and more which have no interest in themselves and can be valued only for the money they provide.wystan hugh auden
Christ is not valued at all unless He be valued above all.augustine of hippo
Money is always transitively valued. More money is supposedly always better than less money.Gregory Bateson
She was a young person whose reveries never were in retrospect. For her past was no treasury of distinct memories, all hoarded and classified, some brighter than others and more highly valued. All memories were for her but as notes in one fused radiance that followed her and made more luminous the pathway of her future.max beerbohm
But take this with thee: if I was not form'd To prize a love like thine, a mind like thine, Nor dote even on thy beauty as I've doted On lesser charms, for no cause save that such Devotion was a duty, and I hated All that look'd like a chain for me or others (This even rebellion must avouch); yet hear These words, perhaps among my last that none E'er valued more thy virtues , though he knew not To profit by them…lord byron
I thought that, given the system of rewards central to our economic system, in which profit maximization is valued above all else and specifically above life, it is probably just as irresistible to the owners of capital (human or otherwise) to exploit workers (and the land): "Nothing personal," they say as they load their property onto the ship bound for the Middle Passage, "but a man's gotta turn a dime."derrick jensen
[T]he primary capital to be safeguarded and valued is man, the human person in his or her integrity
A group of women who valued motherhood, but valued it on their own timetable , began to make a new claim, one that had never surfaced in the abortion debate before this, that abortion was a woman's right . Most significantly, they argued that this right to abortion was essential to their right to equality -- the right to be treated as individuals rather than as potential mothers.
Jainism is not an offshoot of Vedic Brahmanism. It belonged to the masses who were basically agriculturist and valued bulls and cows.
But take this with thee: if I was not form'd To prize a love like thine, a mind like thine, Nor dote even on thy beauty as I've doted On lesser charms , for no cause save that such Devotion was a duty , and I hated All that look'd like a chain for me or others (This even rebellion must avouch); yet hear These words, perhaps among my last that none E'er valued more thy virtues , though he knew not To profit by them...