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Value, in ethics, is a property of objects, including physical objects as well as abstract objects (e.g. actions), representing their degree of importance.
- That ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written.
- I Corinthians, IV. 6. Quoted, "not to be wise above that which is written," by Prof. Scholefield, Hints for an Improved Translation of the New Testament.
- We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch, Life of Cato the Censor (1st century).
- A cynic, a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), Act III.
- Values are ideals that give significance to our lives, that are reflected through the priorities we choose, and that we act on consistently and repeatedly.
- Brian P. Hall, Values Shift: A guide to personal & organizational transformation (2006).
- The consequence of human values will be manifested in virtually all phenomena that social scientists might consider worth investigating and understanding.
- Milton Rokeach, The Nature of Human Values (1973).