103 Core Values Quotes That Show Your Personality

Core values like passion, honesty and efficiency are fundamental beliefs that define our actions and thoughts.

They help us judge right from wrong and drive organizations toward their goals.

Common core values include integrity, innovation and customer focus.

They are communicated through mission statements and reinforced by training and policies.

This article presents 103 core values quotes that tells the benefits of living by your core values and the risks of ignoring them.

Core Values Quotes That Show Your Personality

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Core Values Quotes

Your values create your internal compass that can navigate how you make decisions in your life. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose. ~ Edward de Bono.

A clear purpose will unite you as you move forward, values will guide your behavior, and goals will focus your energy. ~ Kenneth H. Blanchard.

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future. ~ Dian Fossey.

Values are like lighthouses; they are signals giving us direction, meaning, and purpose. ~ Unknown

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked. ~ Shannon L. Alder

Your personal values are the soul of your life, they drive your behavior. ~ Rajendra Muthye.

Life is too short and too precious to waste it living out someone else’s values. We must find our own. ~ John Norman

My definition of success: When your core values and self-concept are in harmony with your daily actions and behaviors. ~ John Spence.

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. ~ Ayn Rand.

Best Core Values Quotes

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. ~ C.S Lewis.

So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ~ Voltaire.

An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. ~ Thomas Paine

Understanding your motivation for a decision helps you stay committed to it. ~ Brant Menswar

Your core values are the deeply held beliefs that authentically describe your soul. ~ John C. Maxwell.

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. ~ Laurence Sterne.

A core value is a principle without which life wouldn’t be worth living. ~ Dave Logan

Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them. ~ Stephen Covey

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.

Your personal core values define who you are, and a company’s core values ultimately define the company’s character and brand. ~ Tony Hsieh.

I think self -knowledge is a key to happiness. We can build happy lives only on the foundation of our own natures, our own values, and our own interests. ~ Gretchen Rubin

Good values are like a magnet ~ they attract good people. ~ John Wooden

There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama XIV.

I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. ~ Sidney Poitier.

Powerful Core Values Quotes

Let us, then, be what we are; speak what we think; and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Principles are like seeds; they are little things which do much good, if the mind that receives them has the right attitudes. ~ Seneca The Younger

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. ~ John Stuart Mill.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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

Though my principles are not many, yet I am very loyal to every one of them. ~ Sameh Elsayed

Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions. ~ Mark Richardson

The secret to achieving inner peace lies in understanding our inner core values. ~ Hyrum W. Smith

If we lose our human values by having everything mechanized, then machines will dictate our lives. ~ Dalai Lama

Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use. ~ Sai Baba

The secret to achieving inner peace lies in understanding our inner core values ~ those things in our lives that are most important to us – and then seeing that they are reflected in the daily events of our lives. ~ Hyrum W. Smith.

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

Contribution is a silent measure of our life philosophy and core value; it is the unspoken gesture of what we believe and value in life, an investment with divine returns. ~ Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Core values serve as a lighthouse when the fog of life seems to leave you wandering in circles; when you encounter that moment where every decision is a tough one and no choice seems to clearly be the better choice. ~ J. Loren Norris.

Impactful Core Values Quotes

It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. ~ Anonymous

A quiet conscience makes one strong. ~ Anne Frank.

If we disregard our values, we’ll open our eyes one day and won’t be able to recognize ‘our world’ anymore. ~ Frank Sonnenberg

The value of life is not based on how long we live, but how much we contribute to others in our society. ~ Buddha

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost. ~ Idowu Koyenikan.

All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they’re not values, they’re hobbies. ~ Jon Stewart.

When values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and character is strengthened. ~ John C. Maxwell.

A person could resist popular belief and stand up for personal principles, and though there may be consequences, not everything would necessarily be lost. In fact, something important might be gained, if only within oneself. ~ Jean M. Auel

Values reflect what is important to the way you live and work. ~ Anonymous

It is possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. ~ Bertrand Russell.

It is a simple tale, but its message is an enduring one: virtue and generosity will be rewarded in ways that one cannot know. ~ Nelson Mandela.

Thought-Provoking Core Values Quotes

Perfect wisdom has four parts: Wisdom, the principle of doing things aright. Justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private. Fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it. Temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately. ~ Plato

Just be yourself and stay true to your core values. ~ Ben Quayle

Life is good when you live from your roots. Your values are a critical source of energy, enthusiasm, and direction. Work is meaningful and fun when it’s an expression of your true core. ~ Shoshana Zuboff

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Increase your value or someone else with more value will decrease your time. ~ Unknown

Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion. ~ Sigmund Freud.

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. ~ Albert Einstein.

The American dream comes from opportunity. The opportunity comes from our founding principles, our core values that’s held together and protected by the Constitution. Those ideas are neither Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, white, or black. Those are American ideologies. ~ Ted Yoho

It’s very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don’t know what your value system is, then you don’t know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding. ~ Benjamin Carson

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ~ Jimmy Carter.

This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself. ~ Robert Ingersoll.

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. ~ Joshua L. Liebman

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.

Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. ~ Tony Blair.

The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. ~ Jim Rohn.

Anything that changes your values changes your behavior. ~ George Sheehan.

A value driven life minimises limitations and maximises achievements. ~ Tandar Tanavoli

Focus on making choices to lead your life that aligns with your core values in the most purposeful way possible. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. ~ Roy E. Disney

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy.

Quotes about Core Values

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. ~ Roy E. Disney.

Good moral values are mostly molded from a place where love, faith, and hope exist. ~ Arsenio V. Manalo, Jr.

When you know something to be true in your very core, there is no need to shout it from the rooftops. ~ Basetsana Kumalo

Your personal core values define who you are. ~ Tony Hsieh

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. ~ Noël Coward.

My beliefs run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right or wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold. ~ Ed Miliband

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

When making a decision, big or small, choose in favor of your values. Your values will always point you to the life that holds the most meaning and happiness. ~ Rob Kaiser

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values. ~ Dalai Lama

Let your thoughts be ruled by principle, and then live up to your thoughts. ~ Wallace D. Wattles

The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period. Oriana Fallaci

Living with integrity means… behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. ~ Barbara De Angelis

You value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. ~ Unknown

When you are led by values, it doesn’t cost your business, it helps your business. ~ Jerry Greenfield

At all costs we must re-establish faith in spiritual values. We must worship something beyond ourselves, lest we destroy ourselves. ~ Philip Gibbs.

Focus not on doing less or doing more, but on doing what you value. ~ Gretchen Rubin

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Whatever things you go through, you stay true to who you are and your core values. ~ Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Famous Core Values Quotes

There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

Our value is the sum of our values. ~ Joseph Batten.

Work needs to be a reflection of your social values. You are how you work! ~ Leigh Steinberg

Your attitude is an expression of your values and expectations. ~ Zabid Abas

If you stay true to your principles, you have confidence, conviction, purpose, values ~ in other words, you have a future. ~ Mike Klepper

Dedicate yourself to a core set of values. Without them, you will never be able to find personal fulfillment, and you will never be able to lead effectively. ~ Kenneth I. Chennault

If you compromise your core values, you go nowhere. ~ Roy T. Bennett

I cannot throw my core values into a dustbin as some do for the sake of power and position. What kind of a politician that would make me then? ~ Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me those are traditional values. ~ Ellen Degeneres.

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. ~ Victor Hugo.

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