Human values

Dalai Lama - Spiritual leader

The source of a happy life is within us. Troublemakers in many parts of the world are often quite well-educated, so it is not just education that we need. What we need is to pay attention to inner values.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Performance is a reflection of value, not a measure of it.

Albert Einstein - Theoretical physicist

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

Mahatma Gandhi - Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

John Wooden - American basketball player and coach 

Good values are like a magnet – they attract good people.

Charles R. Swindoll - Evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher 

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

Values make the difference in results.

Deepak Chopra - Indian-American author and alternative-medicine advocate. A prominent figure in the New Age movement

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. 

Deepak Chopra - Indian-American author and alternative-medicine advocate. A prominent figure in the New Age movement

Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.

Robert Biswas-Diener - Positive psychologist, author and instructor at Portland State University

Of all our basic virtues, courage is the one that helps us to live exactly the way we want and provides the psychological fuel we need to create, take risks, help others, and face hard times... Courageous action is humanity at its finest.

Glenn Clark - Author ( from the biography of Walter Bowman Russell )

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

Marshall B. Rosenberg - American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher

What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.

Marci Shimoff - Celebrated transformational leader and motivational expert

Love is your job description - no matter what you do for a living. If you ever feel unsure of what you're supposed to do in a situation, here's a good rule of thumb: always do what leads to greater love. 

Viktor Frankl - Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor

For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

You can’t make someone feel good about themselves until you feel good about yourself. 

Ayn Rand was - Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism

To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'

Nathaniel Branden - Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem

To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.

William Glasser - American psychiatrist

It is no kindness to treat unhappy people as helpless, hopeless, or inadequate, no matter what has happened to them. Kindness is having faith in the truth and that people can handle it and use it for their benefit. True compassion is helping people help themselves.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.

Lao Tzu - Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Michael Roach - American non-traditional teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. Ordained as a Gelugpa monk, he was the first American to receive the Geshe degree at Sera Monastery in Tibet

Imagine, just for a moment, what would happen if the entire world thought and acted as if everyone else were themselves.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt - American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt - American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States

If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.

Daniel Goleman - Author and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences

Empathy is the essential building block for compassion. We have to sense what another person is going through, what they're feeling, in order to spark compassion in us.

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 13th Marquess of Groppoli, KCVO, DL, better known as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Daniel H. Pink - American author. He has written six books, four of them New York Times bestsellers. He was a host and a co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control. From 1995 to 1997, he was the chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore

The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and misbehavior that have seemed endemic to modern life involve shortcuts.

Gary Keller - American entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is the founder of Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate company in the world by agent count, closed sales volume, and units sold

Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls-- family, health, friends, integrity-- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

A life of total integrity is the only one worth striving for.