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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery / 

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein / 

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods / 

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
Lewis Carroll / 

Esteem is worth more than celebrity, respect is worth more than renown, and honor is worth more than fame.
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées / 

It is a great error to take oneself for more than one is, or for less than one is worth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / 

Esteem money neither more nor less than it deserves, it is a good servant and a bad master.
Alexandre Dumas (Fils) / 

Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles / 

There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism / 

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone de Beauvoir / 

Oh, that simplicity and innocence never recognise themselves and their sacred value!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy / 

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama  / 

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein / 

I cannot live, experience, think, value, and act in any world which is not in some sense in me, and derives its meaning and truth from me.
Edmund Husserl / 

Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses what one would be capable of doing before the world at large.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm. Wealth beyond what is natural, is no more use than an overflowing container. Real value is not generated by theaters, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy.

You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
Milan Kundera

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

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
Noam Chomsky

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - On the Genealogy of Morality

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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