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Take a look at a select set of thought provoking and inspirational core values quotes related to decision making.

"My values, our values, aren't about pointing fingers. They are about offering a helping hand." - Kathleen Blanco (1942 - ), Former Governor of Louisiana

"Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose." - Edward de Bono (1933 - ), Author and Inventor

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." - Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970), Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967

"Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust." - John F. Akers, IBM CEO from 1985 - 1993

"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." - Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

"At all costs we must re-establish faith in spiritual values. We must worship something beyond ourselves, lest we destroy ourselves." - Sir Philip Gibbs (1877 - 1962), English Journalist and Novelist

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." - Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982), Russian-American Novelist and Philosopher

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants." - Epicurus (341 BC - 270 BC), Greek Philosopher

"Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning." - Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"Anything that changes your values changes your behavior." - George Sheehan (1918 - 1993), American Fitness Author

"Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change." - Jane Goodall (1934 - ), English Anthropologist

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington (1732 - 1799), 1st President of the United States of America

"Think positively about yourself, keep your thoughts and your actions clean, ask God who made you to keep on remaking you." - Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993), American Author

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true." - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), American Clergyman and Activist

"The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and to hold them in the right scale of values." - Norman Thomas (1884 - 1968), American Socialist

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way." - Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Greek Philosopher

"It gives me a deep, comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal." - Helen Keller (1880 - 1968), American Author

"Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline. " - Lewis Mumford (1895 - 1990), American Historian and Writer

"The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated." - Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004), 40th President of the United States

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." - C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963), Irish-born British Novelist and Lay Theologian

"The test of progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), 32nd President of the United States

"Don't find fault. Find a remedy." - Henry Ford (1863 - 1947), American Industrialist and Founder of the Ford Motor Company

"When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self." - Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), Chinese Thinker and Philosopher

"Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing." - Tony Blair (1953 - ), Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"Always do more than is required of you." - George S. Patton, Jr. (1885 - 1945), Four Star Army General

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values." - Joshua L. Liebman (1907 - 1948), American Rabbi and Author

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), American Clergyman and Activist

"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"For of those to whom much is given, much is required." - John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), 35th President of the United States

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970), Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President of the United States

"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"I expect the best and with God's help will attain the best." - Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993), American Author

"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." - Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965), German-French Philosopher and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly." - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), 3rd President of the United States

"All honor's wounds are self-inflicted." - Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), Scottish Industrialist and Philanthropist

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President of the United States

" It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." - Roy Disney (1893 - 1971), Walt Disney's Elder Brother and the Financier of his Efforts

"Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who put them into action are priceless." - Author Unknown

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