A Quote by Mitch on ironman, training, equipment, focus, life, and values

If you’re not too myopically focused on your training and equipment, then the Ironman just may teach you what you honestly value in your life.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

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A Quote by Gloria Steinem on values, checkbook, and money

"We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs. "

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on economics, children, health, violence, nuclear weapons, nature, and values

Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product...if we should judge American by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

Source: Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968.

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on hapiness and values

Hapiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on hapiness and values

Hapiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Marsha Sinetar on values and artist

A third way to discover our own individual action plans is to list our values, and then determine how we can demonstrate these clearly and consistently in our live. A sculptor friend of mine took a part-time job as a carpenter to pay his bills. But he soon found out that it was essential to include sculpting in his daily life. He had to keep the value of art alive for himself and stay committed to what he really was in his own eyes -- an artist.

Marsha Sinetar

Source: Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow : Discovering Your Right Livelihood, Pages: 109

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A Quote by Bill Clinton on values, terrorism, and religion

  Q. How fundamental is the clash of values in war on terror & how long will it continue?
  A. Well, I think the clash of values is more important than the religious differences. What will they have if they win a war only because they can force both sides into the killing of civilians? That is basically what happened in Lebanon . Hezbollah fired all those rockets and then hid among civilian populations. What kind of world will they be leaving for their children and grandchildren? Do they really believe they have the absolute truth and that they cannot accommodate differences?
  The central question for our time is not how you worship God, or even whether you worship God. It's whether you believe in this life you can be in possession of the absolute truth and you have the right to impose it on others. We need to remember that too, those of us who are the targets of terror. Because we are rich, we are strong, we have sometimes been insensitive to the weak and to the claims of people who couldn't get high enough on our agenda. So if we want to exhort people and persuade them as well as prevent them from engaging in terror we have to act like we believe our common humanity is more important.

Bill Clinton

Source: BBC, "Clinton Urges Wider Look at Aids" via

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A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on initiation, democracy in africa, africa, west africa, sierra leone, identity, values, and manhood

If S.B. sometimes railed against Western customs, treating democracy as if it was a euphemism for bad faith, red tape, and diplomatic evasiveness, this was not because he put himself above the lway, ready to waive constitutional procedures, or ignore the views of others. It simply reflected his impatience with indecisiveness, and his aristocratic heritage. It was his pride in this heritage that led him, as an eleven year old boy to stand up to Mr. Vincent's disparaging conflation of Kuranko and savages. To be Kuranko was, as his father had told him, the only conceivable way of being a man. But when S. B. invoked Kuranko-ness, it was not some form of tribalism that he had in mind, but the values he held dear-- not only forthrightness, stoicism, hard work, and self-reliance, but also honesty, generosit, and fidelity to one's principles. Pertinently, it was S. B. many years ago, who provided me with a not implausible etymology for the word Kuranko. "It iwas from the kure tree," he said, "whose wood is very hard."Thus, to say kure n'ko is to imply that the speaker is tough-minded, able to withstand all kinds of hardships, and persevere, like the kure tree.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 99-100

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