Importance Quotes

Importance Quotes by Joyce Meyer, Chieh Huang, Pearl S. Buck, Ron Howard, Arthur Wallis, Martha Wainwright and many others.

I didn't really understand the importance of little thi

I didn’t really understand the importance of little things. I didn’t really understand that it was the little foxes that spoil the vine. And if we’re not faithful in little things, that God will never be able to make us ruler over great things.
Joyce Meyer
The best advice I ever received is that there is a difference between urgency and importance: Urgent tasks seem important, but they’re not. Important things need to get done.
Chieh Huang
The body was so little a part of him that its final stillness seemed nothing of importance. He was half out of it anyway and death was only a slipping out of it altogether and being at last what he always was, a spirit. We buried the pearly shell upon the mountain top.
Pearl S. Buck
Anything that stimulates the public’s imagination about the nobility and the importance of space exploration is something that I’m very excited to be a part of.
Ron Howard
Fasting is calculated to bring a note of urgency and importance into our praying, and to give force to our pleading in the court of heaven. The man who prays with fasting is giving heaven notice that he is truly in earnest.
Arthur Wallis
Divorce is not an issue. That’s people’s lives! So, I don’t like to be too puffed up about the importance of family. It’s going to be tough and it changes as time goes by. I don’t know. I just don’t think it should be made an issue.
Martha Wainwright
By giving too much importance to fine actions one may end by paying an indirect but powerful tribute to evil, because in so doing one implies that such fine actions are only valuable because they are rare, and that malice or indifference are far more common motives in the actions of men.
Albert Camus
It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them.
Alva Myrdal
A wise man in China asked his gardener to plant a shrub. The gardener objected that it only flowered once in a hundred years. “In that case,” said the wise man, “plant it immediately.” [On the importance of fundamental research.]
John Charles Polanyi
Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we’ve made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true.
Charles M. Vest
Once upon a time supporters of the Steinitz-Tarrasch school had a very high opinion of a queen-side pawn majority. Modern strategy on the other hand categorically denies that such a majority is an independent factor of any importance.
Alexander Kotov
The most important things are the hardest to say
Stephen King
at this point I meet Me face to face. I am Mary MacLane: of no importance to the wide bright world and dearly and damnably important to Me.
Mary MacLane
Research is of considerable importance in certain fields, such as science and history.
Fred Saberhagen
No branch of the law is of more importance to the counsellor, the statesman, or the citizen, than a thorough acquaintance with the Constitution and laws of the Federal Government, as they are administered and as they affect the rights of the people.
Samuel Freeman Miller
There is no real elevation of mind in a contempt of little things; it is, on the contrary, from too narrow views that we consider those things of little importance which have in fact such extensive consequences.
Francois Fenelon
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
R. C. Sherriff
There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
Jackie Kennedy
I know the importance of highly trained awareness of the “moment” and the immediate and intuitive response of the photographer. It should be obvious to all that photographers whose images possess character and quality have attained them only by continued practice and total dedication to the medium.
Ansel Adams
Over the years I’ve never written or made movies about political themes ’cause while they do have current critical importance, in the large, large scheme of things, only the big questions matter and the answers to those big questions are very, very depressing.
Woody Allen
Being somebody: it’s one of the ideas in life, no? That’s what my father made clear to me. The importance of being somebody. He wanted to be somebody. And he underlined to me the fate of trying to be somebody and not quite managing to do it.
James Salter
What is doing the damage is the fact that the U.K. is pulling in more imports, which shows the continued strength of the economy and the strength of sterling.
Adam Cole
Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
Ariel Sharon
The thing about real life is that important events don’t announce themselves… Usually something that is going to change your whole life is a memory before you can stop and be impressed about it.
Edith Schaeffer
I think too much importance is placed on spirit guides. They involve looking outside of ourselves to do it, to fix it, to tell us what to do.
Echo Bodine
The finished product is often of less importance than the skills and confidence gained through the process and the way in which the community is strengthened through people in it work and are brought together.
Ben Edwards
Fans insult me and call me ‘monkey.’ At first, I was quite shocked, but now I do not give it importance.
Dani Alves
Nothing is more hackneyed than the liberal dogma that shock value confers automatic importance on an artwork.
Camille Paglia
Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Internal improvement and the diffusion of knowledge, so far as they can be promoted by the constitutional acts of the Federal Government, are of high importance.
Andrew Jackson
We love flattery, even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows that we are of importance enough to be courted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes India will die, in spite of politics, in spite of social reforms, in spite of Kubera’s wealth poured upon the head of every one of her children.
Swami Vivekananda
You’ll still get guys with an array of badges to demonstrate their importance, but that just excludes people. I think fandom is more inclusive now.
Charles Stross
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
Max Eastman
President Bush is often out there talking about the importance of staying the course, and about the sacrifice, but he has not attended a funeral of a soldier who has fallen in Iraq.
Dana Milbank
The caretaker needs to be taken care of, in wages and benefits. Not enough emphasis is put on the importance of these caretakers.
Chad Urmston
There’s a good case to be made that having fun is a key evolutionary advantage right next to opposable thumbs in terms of importance. Without that little chemical twist in our brains that makes us enjoy learning new things, we might be more like the sharks and ants of the world.
Raph Koster
The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream.
Eric Ripert
The exemplary vanguard role of the Communists is of vital importance. Communists in the Eighth Route and New Fourth Armies should set an example in fighting bravely, carrying out orders, observing discipline, doing political work and fostering internal unity and solidarity.
Mao Zedong
Anything of any importance cannot help but be unrecognizable, since it bears no resemblance to anything already known.
Jean Cocteau
Nothing is small or great in God’s sight. Whatever He wills becomes great to us, however seemingly trifling; and if once the voice of conscience tells us that He requires anything of us, we have no right to measure its importance.
Jean Grou
It is of the utmost importance that our service members are adequately compensated for their duties, and that we offer them a quality of life that will enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably
Carl Levin
Poetry, I thought then, and still do, is a matter of space on the page interrupted by a few well-chosen words, to give them importance. Prose is a less grand affair which has to stretch to the edges of the page to be convincing.
Fay Weldon
The dunyГў distracts and preoccupies the heart and body, but al-zuhd (asceticism, not giving importance to worldly things) gives rest to the heart and body. Verily, AllГўh will ask us about the halГўl things we enjoyed, so what about the harГўm!
Hasan of Basra
Pershing won [WWI] without even looking into an airplane, let alone gong up in one. If they had been of such importance he’d have tried at least a ride. . . . We’ll stick to the army on the ground and the battleships at sea.
John W. Weeks
I would say that foreign policy is a place where intelligence, resolve, clarity, and confidence in cause, is of extraordinary importance.
Mitt Romney
I wish every American explored the importance of novel writing, identity, honesty, character and place in fresh-ass ways.
Kiese Laymon
I mean, I don’t care what Drive-Bys write about local issues and all that. But I’m talking about this kind of stuff, national issues of great importance. I do not believe.
Rush Limbaugh
Death has such great importance in this society that it affects everything. I learned from my guru that death is not the enemy, I see it as another moment. Yet it’s the end of an incarnation and means going on to other incarnations.
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Ram Dass
A book that I rate only second in importance in evolution theory to Darwin ‘s Origin (this as joined with its supplement Of Man), and also rate as undoubtedly one of the greatest books of the twentieth century
Ronald Fisher
My mom was a teacher. In the 1960s and ’70s, she taught history at two largely African American public high schools in Washington, D.C. – McKinley Tech and H.D. Woodson. Her example taught me the importance of equality for all Americans.
Brett Kavanaugh
It seems now clear that a belief in the functional importance of all enzymes found in bacteria is possible only to those richly endowed with Faith.
Marjory Stephenson
One of the things I’ve come to appreciate about the brain is the importance of location. It’s not just a set of interchangeable parts that you can swap in and out.
Paul Allen
Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice.
James Buchan
I like fiction that deals with matters that are of burning importance to us in our private lives. And not all short stories are like that. In general, short stories – and maybe this is a little bit off-topic – but I think short stories have this bad association with, like, waiting rooms.
Lorin Stein
Peace of mind is another way of saying that you’ve learned how to love, that you have come to appreciate the importance of giving love in order to be worthy of receiving it.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Child labour is an issue of grave importance. It must become a top priority for all governments of the world. How can the world move into the twenty-first century with children still being exploited for their labour and denied their basic right to an education?
Craig Kielburger
When you don’t put your initials behind your name, and I’ve got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you’re diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world.
BrenГ© Brown
We talk a lot about the importance of physical exercise to wake us
up out of the half sleep in which so many of us walk around. But we need, even more, some spiritual and mental exercises every morning to stir us into action. Give yourself a pep talk every day.
Dale Carnegie
Life behind all form is one, the expressions of that life are not of very great importance.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
The importance of recalls is to show that contaminated meat is getting out the door. And when you look at these recalls, in many ways the most disturbing thing about these recalls is how little of the meat actually winds up back at the plant.
Eric Schlosser
That’s one thing I don’t think people consider nowadays. They want to believe in the importance of marriage, boil it down to just a signature on a legal document. But that’s exactly what it is. If not, why not just get married without one?
Ariel Pink
Religion is the life of India, religion is the language of this country, the symbol of all its movements.
Swami Vivekananda
I am proud to be part of the Toys for Tots program for a second year. In addition to giving kids the chance to design a special The UPS Store/Toys for Tots car, this contest is a great way for children to learn about the importance of charitable giving.
Dale Jarrett
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.
Robert Fulghum
The opinion of the majority or the minority is of no importance! The important thing is the opinion of the Truth, of the Reason, of the Logic, of the High Intelligence!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I’ve worked with some people that just spent hours and hours and hours in the mirror, and just so much importance is based on that. And I do find that sad.
Sherilyn Fenn
Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of metaphor that points to the transformation of human consciousness. There are parables in the New Testament that speak of the importance of being awake, of not falling back to sleep.
Eckhart Tolle
Ministers have received their wages, and some have their minds too much on their wages. They labor for wages, and lose sight of the sacredness and importance of the work.
Ellen G. White
I regard myself as a religious… the temper of my mind as religious, and because I regard the temper of my mind as religious, I am profoundly skeptical about any form of human authority, any form of human self-importance.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance. The growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of corporate propaganda against democracy.
Alex Carey
With respect to the FBI, they had problems communicating in a vertical way, within the FBI itself, so that information of importance could get pushed up to those who were decision-makers.
Richard Ben-Veniste
All life is linked together in such a way that no part of the chain is unimportant. Frequently, upon the action of some of these minute beings depends the material success or failure of a great commonwealth.
John Henry Comstock
It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another.
George Orwell
I’m big on the importance of science, particularly right now at this point in time when there’s sort of a systematic rejection of science by a lot of people in America.
Seth MacFarlane
The longer I live, the more I feel that true repose consists in ‘renouncing’ one’s own self, by which I mean making up one’s mind to admit that there is no importance whatever in being ‘happy’ or ‘unhappy’ in the usual meaning of the words.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Man is the weak being who, in spite of all his self-importance and pride of wealth and capital, is vanquished by the smallest microbe.
Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani
Information obtained from detainees at Guantanamo has been described by the CIA as ‘the lead information’ that enabled the agency to recognize the importance of a courier for Usama bin Laden, a crucial understanding that led to Bin Laden’s secret hideout in Pakistan and the U.S. raid that killed him.
Tom Cotton
Nothing is more important than a good education.
Roy Wilkins
Being famous gives you a lot of illusions of false self, of self-importance, a grandiosity, it becomes difficult to stay humble and real. You see so many people who don’t succeed.
Lili Taylor
The awareness of the all-surpassing importance of social groups is now general property in America.
Johan Huizinga
Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.
Martha Stewart
The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn’t because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for.
Sam Donaldson
Children are most impressed with the importance of a moment when they witness a parent breaking the parents’ own rule.
John Irving
What do you want to get done? In what order of importance? Over what period of time? What is the time available? What is the best strategy for application of time to projects for the most effective results?
Ted Engstrom
Confusion and mistakes come when we forget the importance of God’s word as our unwavering guide.
Hugh W. Pinnock
When a person feels disposed to over estimate his own importance, let him remember that mankind got along very well before his birth, and that in all probability they will they will get along very well after his death.
Charles Simmons
The importance of the egg’s non-nuclear material – the cytoplasm – in early development is apparent in the consistent relation that is seen to exist between certain regions in the cytoplasm of a fertilized egg and certain kinds or directions of cell differentiation.
John Gurdon
I think I’ve always been able to see what’s coming, and when I was joining Google, people always said, ‘Why are you joining this company?’ It was so small at the time. I could see the importance of Google. I could see the way it was going to grow; it was going to become a big company.
Susan Wojcicki
I suppose the first big shift in my life was when, at the age of 8, my father left my mother, leaving her alone with two daughters to bring up. That taught me the importance of women being financially independent. You never know what might happen.
Cherie Blair
As tragic as Benghazi was, its importance pales next to killing Osama bin Laden.
Bob Beckel
The Buddha’s last words instructed us to be heedful—to see our actions as important and to keep that importance in mind at all times.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights the importance of making our health-care wishes known.
Bill Nelson
It is as imperative to take care of our minds as is our bodies and hence seeking help for mental illness is of paramount importance.
Ananya Birla
There is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today, and to live most fully today, we must do that which is of greatest importance. Let us not procrastinate those things which matter most.
Thomas S. Monson
I can maintain my sense of the sacredness of existence only by understanding my own limitations and losing my self-importance.
Jim Harrison
When I started out as a model, I took things for granted. Because I bagged work thanks to my looks, I didn’t give my body any importance. I was a couch potato who’d eat anything. Then, in 2005, a tabloid ran a story calling me fat. I thought, ‘I’m famous. How can I be fat?’ It was a slap. I decided to get fit.
Bipasha Basu
The permanence of all books is fixed by no effort friendly or hostile, but by their own specific gravity, or the intrinsic importance of their contents to the constant mind of man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Actors think they’re far more important than they are, and that can only lead to hurt. People with colossal self-importance have very far to fall.
Julia Sawalha
Not only has this subject been long associated with the ideas of thinking men over the ages but its practical importance is attested to by the huge resources of men and material thrown into this type of work.
Robert Hofstadter
Titles and mottoes to books are like escutcheons and dignities in the hands of a king. The wise sometimes condescend to accept of them; but none but a fool would imagine them of any real importance. We ought to depend upon intrinsic merit, and not the slender helps of the title.
Oliver Goldsmith
It is no longer enough to have a good product. A company’s purpose and the way it treats its employees and the global community to which it belongs is also of great importance.
Punit Renjen
When I talk to students or young writers about the importance of being unafraid to take controversial positions, I’m struck by the degree to which they can’t entertain a thought, much less commit one to paper, without imagining the cacophony of snark they’ll get in response.
Meghan Daum
I have to give importance to my personal life, my family, parents, and sisters. I hope I can strike the right balance.
Ram Charan
The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.
John Maynard Keynes
Oh Lord, give us a sense of humor with courage to manifest it forth, so that we may laugh to shame the pomps, the vanities, the sense of self-importance of the Big Fellows that the world sometimes sends among us, and who try to take our peace away.
Sean O’Casey
American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.
Barry Goldwater
If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.
Pablo Picasso
I’m sure mothers are important across every culture, but particularly in Korean society, the role of the mother is of great importance.
Bong Joon-ho
(The short story) is a form that has all the power of the novel – some would say more – but none of the self-importance.
Joseph O’Connor
Don’t listen to other people’s advice unless it is rooted in irrepressible enthusiasm (e.g., “Be afraid but do it anyway”), or about the importance of being a good colleague.
Torill Kove
Every artist I suppose has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them to define it is not really a fair question. My real answer would be, the answer is on the wall.
Paul Strand
I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States.
George III
I instilled in my children the importance of good values in business: hard work, determination, integrity, and optimism.
Henry Sy
Nature admits no hierarchy of beauty or usefulness or importance.
Stephen Fry
In Britain, the theatre has traditionally been where the public goes to think about its past and debate its future. The formation of the National Theatre, at the Old Vic, near the South Bank, in 1963, institutionalized the symbolic importance of drama by giving it both a building and state funding.
John Lahr
It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.
James S. Coleman
Food is such an important part of our lives, and sometimes we tend to diminish the importance of that, because we rely on conveniences or because our lives are so complicated. We forget about those moments that we can actually share around the table with our family, with our friends, with our loved ones.
Thomas Keller
There is a wealth of readership for regional language literature in India that is not given importance. We must give respect to our own languages.
Amish Tripathi
Good and evil increase at compound interest. That’s why the little decisions we make every day are of infinite importance.
C. S. Lewis
By emphasizing the importance of a common language, we safeguard a proud legacy and help to ensure that America’s future will be as great as her past.
Ronald Reagan
In my recent travels into African countries and others, I was impressed by the importance of having a working unity among all peoples, black as well as white.
Malcolm X
In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety.
Jim Ramstad
It is difficult to overstate the importance of media as a tool to encourage civic engagement and participation, and the importance of a diverse and well-informed public.
Tony Cardenas
As we consider the shared values of the U.S. and India, due attention to the fundamental human right of religious freedom is of the utmost importance.
Trent Franks
When we give up our images of self-importance and our ideas of what should be, we can help things become what they need to be.
Benjamin Hoff
To be emotionally resilient and to overcome your circumstances, not through fighting, but through being courageous and having endurance was something I thought was of primary importance.
Chris Weitz
My mum fought for feminism in her day so instilled in me the importance of equality. She taught me so much about women.
Chris Evans
Since a very young age, my mother made sure to tell me about the plight of women… As she raised my awareness about women’s issues, she also made sure to ingrain in me the importance of being strong and independent and not to let anybody define me by their images of what women should be.
Zainab Salbi
Mothers are the heart and soul of every life they touch. In them lies the beauty, depth and grandeur of life. Cherish the Children is an inspirational expression of the importance of a Mother’s work.
Jane Clayson Johnson
A long life or a short life are of equal importance to God.
Jack Black
Never underestimate the importance of having fun. I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day because there’s no other way to play it.
Randy Pausch
If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
Richard Lugar
Although I do not care for the slogan “art for art’s sake”, there can be no question that what makes a work of fiction safe from larvae and rust is not its social importance but its art, only its art.
Vladimir Nabokov
They know the importance of their mission and of America’s commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
John Boehner
If you’ve built your identity only on your professional accolades and awards, what is going to be left of your legacy when those trophies tarnish and those records get broken? The Great Ones understand the importance of being well-rounded.
Don Yaeger
The chimney is to some extent an independent structure, standing on the ground, and rising through the house to the heavens; evenafter the house is burned it still stands sometimes, and its importance and independence are apparent.
Henry David Thoreau
Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. Ambiguity of language is philosophy’s main source of problems. That is why it is of the utmost importance to examine attentively the very words we use.
Giuseppe Peano
I am interested in the size of your intention. It is better to overstate the important than to understate it.
Robert Henri
When we make the choice to care, we set into motion a snowball effect that touches many people, most of whom we will never know about . . . never underestimate the importance of a kind act.
Alan Cohen
That very concentration of vision and intensity of purpose which is the characteristic of the artistic temperament is in itself a mode of limitation. To those who are preoccupied with the beauty of form nothing else seems of much importance.
Oscar Wilde
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity – an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
Bruce Barton
New Orleans is of such key importance to American music because historical factors combined to make it the strongest center of African musical practice in the United States, and, cliches aside, that practice really did travel up the Mississippi and did spread overland.
Ned Sublette
It is clear to us that, for good or for evil, our vitality is concentrated in our religion. You cannot change it. You cannot destroy it and put in its place another.
Swami Vivekananda
Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.
Rob Delaney
Comics definitely embody the importance of practicing free speech.
Ted Alexandro
Children are receptive to talking about gender creativity, confirming the importance of the book as a means to instigate this dialogue at an early age.
Vivek Shraya
Mothers, your relationship with your daughter is of paramount importance, and so is your example. How you love and honor her father, his priesthood, and his divine role will be reflected and perhaps amplified in your daughter’s attitudes and behavior.
Elaine S. Dalton
Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Dale Carnegie
I have always considered desserts to be of equal importance to the savory food.
Charlie Trotter
A sensational event was changing from the brown suit to the gray the contents of his pockets. He was earnest about these objects. They were of eternal importance, like baseball or the Republican Party.
Sinclair Lewis
Apart from the scientific interest attached to my various journeyings, it has been made clear to me that human needs and aspirations differ little the world over and that no great difficulties arise in one race dealing with another when matters of scientific importance are involved.
Howard Florey
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man…is above all the plaything of his memory.
Andre Breton
I’m merely a baseball player, guys. In the great scheme of things, my thoughts, opinions and attitudes are of little importance.
John Rocker
Although a man may lose a sense of his own importance when he is a mere unit among a busy throng, all utterly regardless of him, it by no means follows that he can dispossess himself, with equal facility, of a very strong sense of the importance and magnitude of his cares.
Charles Dickens
From a young age, I saw and placed importance on spirituality within religion.
We need to value the importance of simplicity, focus and living according to our values.
John Bernard Philip Humbert, 9th Count de Salis-Soglio
And she did not miss his presence so much as his voice on the phone. Even being lied to constantly, though hardly like love, was sustained attention; he must care about her to fabricate so elaborately and over such a long stretch of time. His deceit was a form of tribute to the importance of their marriage.
Ian Mcewan
As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda.
John Engler
I write the occasional poem. I think my dabbling in poetry makes me better at screenplays. Poetry teaches the value of condensing, the importance of talking in a few words.
Kamal Haasan
In community work, you reach some people, but in writing, I can reach many more people, not only in exploring issues of domestic violence, but also by showing the importance of strong women in communities.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Among the works of man, which human life is rightly employed in perfecting, the first in importance surely is man himself.
John Stuart Mill
When you win a Grammy, it links a certain prestige and importance to you, you know? People want to talk to you.
Stanley Clarke
I hope that a move toward clemency with Judge Afiuni would be a step towards the importance of maintaining a properly functioning justice system.
Noam Chomsky
You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance and your significance to the world.
Charlie Haden
Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes them strive to justify themselves. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts their sense of importance, and arouses resentment.
Dale Carnegie
Love of books is the best of all.
Jackie Kennedy
Police work wouldn’t be possible without coffee,” Wallander said. “No work would be possible without coffee.” They pondered the importance of coffee in silence.
Henning Mankell
In a world that might say one vote doesn’t matter…, it does matter because each person is of infinite worth and value to God… Your vote is a declaration of importance as a person and a citizen.
Billy Graham
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.
Andre Breton
I understand the importance of political power, so I will use my strength and influence to convince as many people as I can within the party and outside the party that a Palestinian state is bad news for Israel.
Danny Danon
It’s pointless to be critical of your stuff once it’s done. I don’t spend a lot of time agonising over it. It’s of no importance once it’s finished.
Paul Simon
If Christianity is only one more bit of good advice, then Christianity is of no importance.
C. S. Lewis
The determining bulk of Scotch people had heard of golf ever since they had heard of God and often considered the two as of equal importance.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I admire the ballad form most of all. Stories are irresistible. I’ve always had a passion for stories, the endings being of particular importance.
David Massengill
Writers and musicians know well the importance of extensive reading for successful writing or extensive listening for musical composition. Likewise, visual artists… understand that successful artistic creativity depends upon extensive visual exposure.
Paul Laseau
Taiwan matters because of its vital role in spreading democracy in East Asia. Taiwan matters because of its strategic importance to promote peace in the Pacific region.
Annette Lu
What happened was simple, even banal: I became naked, died, lost parts of my flesh and most of my ego along with a few illusions such as a belief in the uniqueness of my personal scrap of consciousness and the cosmic importance therof, and went on from there.
MacDonald Harris
Scientists attach great importance to the human capacity for spoken language. But we also have a parallel track of nonverbal communication, which may reveal more than our carefully chosen words, and sometimes be at odds with them.
Leonard Mlodinow
Next, in importance to books are their titles.
Frank Crane
Our teachers at the public school level are the most underpaid for the importance of their job in America.
Dean Smith
Everyone tends to remember the past with greater fervor as the present gains greater importance.
Italo Svevo
Psychologically, the choice of an appropriate opening is of the utmost importance for a player’s success in a tournament.
Savielly Tartakower
I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements.
Vanessa Carlton
Enormous forces are affecting the world, and we can’t possibly overestimate their importance. These include demographic developments, climate change, digitalization and the rise of Asia. And then there’s the most important one: the end of a life lived on credit. We must finally free ourselves from debt.
Paul Achleitner
No doubt we have to have bigger projects, bigger industries, basic industries, but it is a matter of the highest importance that we look to the common man, the weakest element in the society.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
With issues like our country’s teen-age pregnancy rate, fashion’s importance ranks right up there with cleaning your ears. Except right before going on television to talk about teen-age pregnancy rates, when all I can think of is what I’m going to wear.
Jane Pratt
For some of my friends who raise personal objections to marriage equality, they still recognize the importance of being accepting. And many of them also recognize that regardless of what they choose to believe or practice at home or at their church, that doesn’t give them the right to discriminate.
Scott Fujita
We must never underestimate the power of the prayer that is lifted up by wonderful saints all around the world.
Prayer is of paramount importance in developing our relationship with our Savior and in building up and supporting others through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Will Graham
Criticism talks a good deal of nonsense, but even its nonsense is a useful force. It keeps the question of art before the world, insists upon its importance.
Henry James
American strategic doctrine suggests that Mexico is of second-level importance to the United States. It ranks below Japan and Indonesia, Brazil and India, Egypt and Israel, and European powers including Britain, France, and Germany. This is a grave geopolitical miscalculation.
Stephen Kinzer
My best hair care tip would be, choose a range that is right for your hair structure. Working with Pantene has made me realize the importance of this, and it really does make a difference. I have quite thick hair, so I use the Smooth & Sleek range.
Victoria Pendleton
Slavery as an institution that degraded man to a thing has never died out. In some periods of history it has flourished: many civilizations have climbed to power and glory on the backs of slaves. In other times slaves have dwindled in number and economic importance. But never has slavery disappeared.
Milton Meltzer
The importance of a warm up and cool down can’t be stressed enough.
Jamie Redknapp
Pure mathematics offers no mercenary inducements to its followers, who is attracted to it by the importance and beauty of the truths in contains; and the complete absence of any material advantage to be gained by means of it, adds perhaps another charm to its study.
James Whitbread Lee Glaisher
Men at any age truly never grow up. All, no matter what importance they may have attained, are still no more than little boys.
Diane de Poitiers
There’s nothing of any importance in life — except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It’s the only measure of human value.
Ayn Rand
Money is central to our lives. Yet money is not of central importance. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the lasting values that make life worth living.
Kent Nerburn
The word ‘art’ is very slippery. It really has no importance in relation to one’s work. I work for the pleasure, for the pleasure of the work, and everything else is a matter for the critics.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. On the importance of loving what you do.
Steve Jobs
When we realize the shortness of life, we begin to see the importance of making every moment count.
Dillon Burroughs
I have had unsuccessful films, but I learned a lot from those films. I give my failures as much importance as my success.
Aamir Khan
Artists shouldn’t be made famous. They have this huge aura of almost god-like quality about them, just because their craft makes a lot of money. And at the same time it is a forced importance… It is man-made so the press can feed off it.
Kate Bush
It is of equal importance with the discovery of facts to know what to do with them.
Mary Parker Follett
The ruling class isn’t dissatisfied: they are healthy, well-fed, live in beauty, enjoy their own importance: fun-loving cannibals.
Marge Piercy
Never give up! Never give up! Physical fitness is of paramount importance. There is no age limit when we live in the heart and when we try to be of prayerful and soulful service to God in the heart of humanity.
Sri Chinmoy
The awful importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
William Barclay
We don’t need more recycling, we need a completely different system of closed-loop manufacturing, and no matter how many cans I crush, my personal actions at the consumer level are of very little importance in getting us there.
Alex Steffen
He had taken seriously words which were without importance, and it made him very unhappy.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
As one of the leading troop-contributing countries, Ethiopia attaches great importance to strengthening the role of United Nations peacekeeping to address challenges to international peace and security.
Hailemariam Desalegn
There is no doubt that the recognition by economists of the importance of the role of the firm in the functioning of the economy will prompt them to investigate its activities more closely.
Ronald Coase
Nothing that actually occurs is of the smallest importance
Oscar Wilde
I close my eyes And sink within myself Relive the gift of precious memories In need of a fix called innocence When did it begin?The change to come was undetectable The open wounds expose the importance of Our innocence A high that can never be bought or sold
Chuck Schuldiner
Their mother had always stressed the importance of taking care of yourself first, your family second and everyone else not at all.. darkest surrender
Gena Showalter
My mom could have been a CEO of any company. She was very organized, very strict. She showed us the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. There was no alcohol allowed in the house. Three of my brothers are retired RCMP officers. I’ve got another brother working in child counselling.
Perry Bellegarde
We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.
George W. Romney
We realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way when we were in Swat, we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns.
Malala Yousafzai
I know people who enjoy having 10 people running around and doing things for them. I don’t. I feel awkward in such situations. It gives you a false sense of importance.
Sonam Kapoor
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
Mignon McLaughlin
The importance of ‘Dream School’ is monumental. Helping to inspire these students to reach their potential is personally gratifying.
Curtis Jackson
Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe.
Edmund Burke
Ray Bradbury taught me the importance of metaphor and simile and poetic style.
Joe R. Lansdale
At home, my mom and my dad shared equally in the responsibilities of the family and our home and always demonstrated the importance of men and women having an equal role.
Alex Morgan
The inquiry into the proper aims and limits of State agency must be of the highest importance nay, that it is perhaps more vitally momentous than any other political question.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Because I come from a place like Jamaica, which is a small, open economy, I viscerally get the importance of the global economy.
Peter Blair Henry
You’re responsible for yourself as an actress, you know that your personal growth goes through that alchemy, and you give as much importance to your life as you do to your acting.
Jeanne Moreau
Origins are of the greatest importance. We are almost reconciled to having a cold when we remember where we caught it.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
My work is one of my passions, so I want to treat it with great importance, whatever the project or role.
Danielle Cormack
It is a difficult matter for man to realize the extreme importance of social discriminations which seem outwardly insignificant but which produce in woman moral and intellectual effects so profound that they appear to spring from her original nature.
Simone de Beauvoir
Growing up in Atlanta I always had a sense of what fashion was, a sense of style – my parents always talked about the importance of making a first impression and that’s stayed with me.
Cam Newton
We are good citizens, and we cannot protect ourselves because you allow the criminals to run wild. … I’d like you to come and live in the inner city for a week and see the importance of having a weapon. … Go after the criminals and not the good people.
Jesse Lee Peterson
The importance of heart health became very real for me when my father died of heart disease seven years ago. Having experienced the loss first hand, I am inspired to do everything I can to break the cycle and prevent families from losing loved ones to this preventable disease.
Monica Potter
Marriage? It’s like asparagus eaten with vinaigrette or hollandaise, a matter of taste but of no importance.
Francoise Sagan
I think that it’s important that we understand the importance of the Hispanic vote in America.
John McCain
I also talk a lot in Deeper Reading about the importance that confusion plays. When my students come to me, they think confusion is bad. They are wrong. Confusion is the place where learning occurs.
Kelly Gallagher
This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety … While we recognize that assault-weapon legislation will not stop all assault-weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals.
Ronald Reagan
I am far from underestimating the importance of dividends, but I rank dividends below human character.
Theodore Roosevelt
Once you begin to take yourself seriously as a leader or as a follower, as a modern or as a conservative, then you become a self-conscious, biting, and scratching little animal whose work is not of the slightest value or importance to anybody.
Virginia Woolf
All people have a natural desire to be needed, to have their importance to others tangibly confirmed.
Daisaku Ikeda
You don’t have to convince Muslims of God’s existence or importance.
Peter Kreeft
I grew up in a Christian home. The strictness comes with religion in general. Whether you grew up Jewish or Orthodox Jewish or Muslim, there are certain rules and regulations. But my parents instilled in me the importance of defining God for yourself.
Vera Farmiga
I think faster and, maybe more importantly, more efficiently. Not only as the game goes on, but as the season goes on.
Dan Jansen
Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore (a year older than me), I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method.
Frederick Sanger
The most important thing I learned [from running] is that there is only one runner in this race, and that is me.
George A. Sheehan
Democrats with a good understanding of the need for strong energy policy in our country, especially in these difficult economic times, recognized the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline.
John Hoeven
I do a mix and match of many exercises. But before anything I do, I go for a warm up, as it of prime importance.
Varun Dhawan
Comfort is of great importance to me. I really want to encourage girls to dress in whatever they feel comfortable in and not get bogged down by fashion trends.
Deepika Padukone
In the lives of individuals and societies, language is a factor of greater importance than any other. For the study of language to remain solely the business of a handful of specialists would be a quite unacceptable state of affairs.
Ferdinand de Saussure
It was this desire for a feeling of importance that led an uneducated, poverty-stricken grocery clerk to study some law books he found in the bottom of a barrel of household plunder that he had bought for fifty cents. You have probably heard of this grocery clerk. His name was Lincoln.
Dale Carnegie
Hardly any original thoughts on mental or social subjects ever make their way among mankind or assume their proper importance in the minds even of their inventors, until aptly selected words or phrases have as it were nailed them down and held them fast.
John Stuart Mill
What seems most significant to me about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
When you learn how to be really attentive, you learn the importance of patience and appreciating a woman. You’re able to appreciate the softness of her skin and the look in her eyes. It’s a connection.
Lamman Rucker
It is generally my thesis then to insist on the importance of imagination in sex, to insist that the practice of sex, as performed among human beings, be accorded the same deliberate and playful application of fancy, imagination and intelligence as any other significant human activity.
John Norman
Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message.
Charles Vest
When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Katherine Mansfield
Among other pleasing errors of young minds is the opinion of their own importance. He that has not yet remarked, how little attention his contemporaries can spare from themselves, conceives all eyes turned upon himself, and imagines everyone that approaches him to be an enemy or a follower, an admirer or a spy.
Samuel Johnson
We hear about the importance of strong core muscles all the time, but it never quite hits home until you stop and think what the muscles around your stomach and lower back really do.
Jos Buttler
The school is a political prize of the highest importance. It cannot be deprived of its political character as long as it remains a public and compulsory institution.
Ludwig von Mises
[John] Calvin is revered as a thinker of immense importance in Reformed thought, Jonathan Edwards could say in his preface to his treatise on Freedom of the Will that he had derived none of his views from the work of Calvin, though he was willing to be called a “Calvinist” for the sake of convention.
Oliver D. Crisp
The goal has its importance. But the doing is what is truly fulfilling. Every enthusiastic person has a goal that may be important, but the doing is intensely fulfilling, and it is the essence of enthusiasm.
Eckhart Tolle
What makes you imagine … that anything of importance can be taught in a school?
Iris Murdoch
I am sure that one secret of a successful teacher is that he has formulated quite clearly in his mind what the pupil has got to know in precise fashion. He will then cease from half-hearted attempts to worry his pupils with memorizing a lot of irrelevant stuff of inferior importance.
Alfred North Whitehead
In the world we live in, where we say we need equality, we don’t think highly of ourselves. We don’t give much importance to ourselves. We are cheerleaders of equality, but how much do we believe in it? Because if you do, then you will be the voice of change.
Kubra Sait
Being a mountain boy, I have always understood the importance of trees, animals and nature for a human being.
Jubin Nautiyal
The importance of writing in the breakdown of the bicameral voices is tremendously important. What had to be spoken is now silent and carved upon a stone to be taken in visually.
Julian Jaynes
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson
My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.
Albert Einstein
It’s just amazing how television permeates the entire world from people who are just listeners and viewers to people of considerable importance who find relaxation watching television. Somebody called it a talking lamp. Television, that is.
Robert Vaughn
The fact that books today are mostly a string of words makes it easier to forget the text. With the impact of the iPad and the future of the book being up for re-imagination, I wonder whether we’ll rediscover the importance of making texts richer visually.
Joshua Foer
When you grow up with a mother who has to wash dishes and clean hotel rooms, you know the importance of having a job, and you cant be without a job for any length of time, or you will be without anything.
Edward P. Jones
You must make the main thing in your picture appear most important. If anyone tells me my hat is more important than my head – by God I’m taking off my hat.
Harvey Dunn
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Oscar Wilde
If there is one thing the past years have taught us, it is the importance of a keen and high sense of honor in those who handle our governmental affairs.
Millicent Fenwick
The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.
James Webb Young
Human beings affix themselves to things that are of little or no importance. They affix themselves to the transitory, to things that are impermanent, and in doing so, they get all upset
Frederick Lenz
We’re just beginning to learn the importance of music in our society.
Lester Bowie
The very basis of creative work is irreverence! The very basis of creative work is bold experimentation. There has never been a creator of lasting importance who has not also been an innovator.
Eric Temple Bell
There can be no doubt that the knowledge of logic is of considerable practical importance for everyone who desires to think and to infer correctly.
Alfred Tarski
Ah, Kurosaki, I see you’ve finally realized the importance of a cape. ~Uryu Ishida
Tite Kubo
Sometimes one makes a distinction between urgency and importance. And while disasters are urgent, the basically most important thing is education. And that’s what gives it ultimately urgency too, because unless you do it now, this important thing gets again and again postponed.
Amartya Sen
I understand the importance of mentorship for young people, even outside their parents. That’s more important now than ever. You gotta have that support system everywhere you can.
Craig Robinson
My parents were both born and raised in the Depression. They instilled great values about integrity and the importance of hard work, and I’ve taken that with me to every job.
Mary Barra
I see it along our northern border – the importance of security must be balanced with humane enforcement policies that don’t bully schoolchildren who are poised to contribute to our society.
Suzan DelBene
Parents and grandparents ought to understand the importance of making sure the next generation excels – and charter schools have proven extraordinarily successful nearly everywhere they’ve been tried.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
You cannot underestimate the importance of preparation.
Ray Mears
We’re not teaching our students the importance of relationships with other people: how you work with them, what the relational pathology consists of, how you examine your own conscience, how you examine the inner world, how you examine your dreams.
Irvin D. Yalom
I’m aware that beyond my own need to find a personal balance, I should be sending a signal to society as women’s minister about the importance of work-life balance.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
I think it’s more important to show your work to the public.
Ai Weiwei
While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation’s seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer.
Mike Simpson
In any matter of moral importance, our first task, before we plunge ahead and decide what to do, is to figure out what we ought to do.
Allen W. Wood
Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
Aldous Huxley
Low prices at Walmart are a given. Customers almost take that for granted. But they also want to save time, and that goal is increasing in importance relative to just saving money.
Doug McMillon
The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant.
Robert Fortune
For me, the importance of photography is that you can point to something, that you can let other people see things. Ultimately, it is a matter of the specialness of the ordinary.
Rineke Dijkstra
I identify as African American. I identify as Black. Black is something I share with other descendants of Africa, African-American is something I share with other Black descendants of America and both of those identities are of equal importance to me.
Jamilah Lemieux
Centralization at the national capital or within a business undertaking always glorifies the importance of pieces of paper This dims the sense of reality.
David Lilienthal
She was aware that in love even the most passionate idealism will not rid the body’s surface of its terrible, basic importance.
Milan Kundera
The strength of self-reliance and self-development is that of science and technology, and the shortcut to implementing the five-year strategy is to give importance and precedence to science and technology.
Kim Jong-un
To the Indian mind there is nothing higher than religious ideals, that this is the keynote of Indian life.
Swami Vivekananda
There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large – of man as well as woman – than the true proper position of woman.
Lucretia Mott
The intensity and importance of each possession. That’s the thing about the NBA that doesn’t always translate to television.
C. J. McCollum
So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia, I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being marginalised even in the Catholic school.
Thomas Keneally
Some of my competitors overlook the importance of knowing as much as possible about their opponents, but I think that it is an invaluable asset that I have gained from working.
Keeth Smart
But the fact that the word “chattel” has survived as the inclusive legal term for all movable goods, points, not merely to the great importance of cattle in primitive times, but to the importance of the notion of sale or barter in generating the institution of property.
Edward Jenks
Popularity gets up people’s noses. But I understand the importance and the function of popular music. There is an artistic purpose. Popular music helps people to develop a curiosity and leads them towards classical music.
Andrea Bocelli
[Science] is the literature of God written on the stars-the trees-the rocks-and more important because [of] its marked utilitarian character.
James A. Garfield
Science provides tangible evidence of its accuracy and importance. Religion makes excuses for its absence of the same.
PZ Myers
There is great significance and importance in all our day-to-day actions in both words and deeds.
Jennifer Youngs
It is important that the painting can be inhabited, so that the mind’s eye, or the eye’s mind, can move about it credibly.
Bridget Riley
More than anything, I think my connection to the sea has really helped me develop my independence and a sense of the importance and value of my own vision.
Diane Greene
Kids are a huge sacrifice; they change everything – but I’m ready to work for things of greater importance than going out to meet someone for dinner at 10 o’clock at night.
Katherine Heigl
Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance.
Rene Cassin
The realistic way to reduce the amount of money in politics is to reduce the amount of politics in money — the importance of government in allocating wealth and opportunity.
George Will
The greatest advantage of being First Lady is the opportunity it presents to truly make a difference on issues of great importance.
Ann Romney
Throughout my life and career, I have continually been impressed with the importance of integrity – whether it was growing up as a Boy Scout, working in one of my first jobs as a university janitor, or being a leader in a Fortune 500 company.
Rex Tillerson
A single year’s performance is of minor importance and, good or bad, should never be taken seriously.
Warren Buffett
Question every assumption and go towards the problem, like the way they flew to the moon. We should have more moon shots and flights to the moon in areas of societal importance.
Sebastian Thrun
In positions of strategic manoeuvring (where time is not of decisive importance) seek the worst-placed piece. Activating that piece is often the most reliable way of improving your position as a whole.
Mark Dvoretsky
Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
Al Goldstein
The importance of pedestrian public spaces cannot be measured, but most other important things in life cannot be measured either: Friendship, beauty, love and loyalty are examples. Parks and other pedestrian places are essential to a city’s happiness.
Enrique Penalosa
Oh, the self-importance of fading stars. Never mind, they will be black holes one day.
Jeffrey Bernard
Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud-chamber method.
Carl David Anderson
We developed a system in Romania that was very successfully continued for a number of years, but I don’t know if it was because of some conflict in the organisation or whether there was government interference… but somehow, they have forgotten the importance of raising gymnasts to be ready for every Olympics.
Nadia Comaneci
The egoist … destroys the universal importance accorded to moral law by showing that life independent of it is possible. Secondly, and even more intolerably to the pious, he manages to do so with shameless enjoyment.
John Carroll
The transcendent importance of love and good-will in all human relationships is shown by their mighty beneficent effect upon the individual and upon society.
George David Birkhoff
The success of the Inklings also helps us to see criticism in a positive light. There are, unfortunately, people who boost their own sense of importance by criticizing others as a matter of principle. Yet within this community, criticism was a mark of respect and commitment.
Alister E. McGrath
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison
A person unlearns arrogance when he knows he is always among worthy human beings; being alone fosters presumption. Young people are arrogant because they always associate with their own peers, those who are all really nothing but who would like to be very important.
Friedrich Nietzsche
My mother has been to Mecca to perform her hajj; my dad hasn’t. I come from a very liberal family, so even the people who are outwardly religious tend to subscribe to gender equality, the importance of open-mindedness, all that stuff. My family is generally nonprescriptive.
Mohsin Hamid
I have already done two Christmas films: ‘Elf’ and ‘Four Christmases.’ I guess I really am a sucker for Christmas. Both movies are really about the importance of family. I come from a brood of five kids, and it’s the one time of year we can all get together. It’s hands-down my favorite holiday.
Peter Billingsley
I am reminded of the importance of small kindnesses.
Kay Redfield Jamison
In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected.
Charles Dickens
Nothing is of greater importance in time of war than in knowing how to make the best use of a fair opportunity when it is offered.
Niccolo Machiavelli
When the history books are written in a thousand years, when space travel would have become routine, the moment that humans first left Earth will be of huge importance. Star City is a central part of this story and it deserves more recognition.
Helen Sharman
The importance of these [college] years for an American cannot be overestimated. They are civilization’s only chance to get to him.
Allan Bloom
Men seldom persevere in a vocation unless they believe or can convince themselves that it is fundamentally more important than anyother calling. Women are the same with their lovers.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The sympathy of most people consists of a mixture of good-humour, curiosity, and self-importance.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Iraq failed for the same reasons that all conservative public policy efforts fail. Refusing to acknowledge the importance of government while relying on it to achieve your objectives causes the same kind of chaos in foreign policy that it does in matters closer to home.
Alan Wolfe
Whoever deliberately attempts to insure confidentiality with another person is usually in doubt as to whether he inspires that person’s confidence in him. One who is sure that he inspires confidence attaches little importance to confidentiality.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.
C. S. Lewis
Turkey knows the importance of its ties with Israel; it knows it’s in the same moderate camp with Israel, the moderate Palestinians and other Muslim countries, and the threat to Turkey is not from us.
Tzipi Livni
There is only one history of any importance, and it is the history of what you once believed in, and the history of what you came to believe in.
Kay Boyle
What we understand to be profoundness, or importance, it changes. It should change. It should be this moment where you cannot believe that equalled grandness or importance.
James Vincent McMorrow
The terrible importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
William Barclay
A trifle is often pregnant with high importance; the prudent man neglects no circumstance.
The immigrant experience had a profound effect on me. It taught me the importance of hard work and the value of being entrepreneurial.
Clara Shih
Now, nothing should be able to harm a man except himself. Nothing should be able to rob a man at all. What a man really has, is what is in him. What is outside of him should be a matter of no importance.
Oscar Wilde
The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.
Michael Crichton
My intention still is to write a play to commemorate, possibly rather skeptically, the 50th anniversary of the Russian revolution. I started it at the beginning of 1966, but confronted with the enormous importance and reality of that revolution, I absolutely boggle. I don’t know what to do about it.
Tom Stoppard
If Parliament were to consider the sporting with reputation of as much importance as sporting on manors, and pass an act for the preservation of fame as well as game, there are many who would thank them for the bill.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life.
Thomas Dreier
There is no life which does not possess its own importance, no life which may not be touched by greatness at any time — Yes, be touched by greatness and have a hand in it. (from The Mirror of Her Dreams)
Stephen R. Donaldson
Fame can be very disruptive. It can be like a drug. It gives you the feeling that you’re happy, it gives you the feeling of self-importance, it gives you the feeling of fullfilment; but it can distract you from what is really important.
Madonna Ciccone
Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The World Cup is not just a great global sporting event, it is also inscribed with much deeper cultural and political importance.
Martin Jacques
You requested me to lead the country again after 2017. Given the importance and consideration you attach to this, I can only accept.
Paul Kagame
We don’t give importance to Page 3 or to appear at all the events. Our focus is on our kids and our home.
Mahesh Babu
To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance.
Jean Vanier
Fear is being used by the political class as an excuse to accumulate more power and self-importance – and collect a lot more taxes to support their agenda.
Doug Casey
We are all farsighted, we give importance to those things that are far from us, while neglecting the things that are close to us… only to realize their value later when they are out-of-reach again.
Ai Yazawa
The romance of the old West vanished so fast and so few ever did anything with it. Does it make you realize the importance of Art and how the main knowledge of history is through Art alone?
Laura Gilpin
In any decision situation, the amount of relevant information available is inversely proportional to the importance of the decision.
Paul Dickson
It’s important that our children are raised to be educated, well-rounded tax-paying citizens that understand the importance of technology and science.
Bill Nye
We are involved in a constitution-building process of historic importance. The Convention should mark a new stage in European integration.
Romano Prodi
I do not know if I am mistaken, but it seems that one can obtain more truths, important to Humanity, from Chemistry than from any other Science.
Samuel Hahnemann
I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it.
Todd Barry
The intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing on whether it is true or false. The importance of the strength of our conviction is only to provide a proportionately strong incentive to find out if the hypothesis will stand up to critical evaluation.
Peter Medawar
Teach us almighty father, to consider this solemn truth, as we should do, that we may feel the importance of every day, and every hour as it passes.
Jane Austen
If science is to progress, what we need is the ability to experiment, honesty in reporting results—the results must be reported without somebody saying what they would like the results to have been—and finally—an important thing—the intelligence to interpret the results.
Richard P. Feynman
Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness.
Malala Yousafzai
America is now the only global superpower, and Eurasia is the globe’s central arena. Hence, what happens to the distribution of power on the Eurasian continent will be of decisive importance to America’s global primacy and to America’s historical legacy.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
We cannot overlook the importance of wild country as source of inspiration, to which we give expression in writing, in poetry, drawing and painting, in mountaineering, or in just being there.
Olaus Murie
The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can’t be understood without understanding the system. It isn’t what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.
Sol LeWitt
Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.
Mao Zedong
I always tell beginning runners: Train your brain first. It’s much more important than your heart or legs.
Amby Burfoot
Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
C. S. Lewis
There’s still a place for marching for instance with the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve seen the importance of causing a scene, being on the streets and making your demands and your voice heard.
Aldis Hodge
I believe that the artist doesn’t know what he does. I attach even more importance to the spectator than to the artist.
Marcel Duchamp
In metros, girls are very independent, conscious and aware. But in the interiors of our country, where education is not given importance, they continue to be oppressed. But it is important for every woman to acknowledge what she wants from herself rather than going for what people expect from her.
Kangana Ran
In view of the importance of education, Punjab government is making all-out efforts for the promotion of education throughout the province.
Shehbaz Sharif
The first thing is that we’re being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They’re trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.
John Frankenheimer
Even the art of quoting is a conservative art most of the time, in order to propel the same ideas and the same self-congratulatory importance.
Fady Joudah
It is essential to the pure and peaceful administration of justice that all its officers keep carefully within the boundaries of their constitutional powers. Auxiliary to this, but not secondary in importance, is a due knowledge of the leading subjects for their inquiry and decision.
Levi Woodbury
President Obama and I recognize the importance of strong economic engagement for the continued growth of both the Philippines and the United States.
Benigno Aquino III
Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?
Oscar Wilde
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield
The doctrine of population has been conspicuously absent, not because I doubt in the least its truth and vast importance, but because it forms no part of the direct problem of economics.
Thomas Malthus
It’s hard to appreciate the importance of the rainforest because it seems so far away, but it’s vital to the survival of the planet as we know it.
Lily Cole
I think when you grow up – cement floors, tin roofs, having to amuse yourselves… you know, the importance of work – I think these are benefits that I’ve had.
Gina Rinehart
Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that ‘all people are really interested in’ are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
Alastair Campbell
Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
Abraham Pais
No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them.
Charles Lyell
The nature of the Internet and the importance of net neutrality is that innovation can come from everyone.
Al Franken
What I have done is to show the importance for the working of the economic system of what may be termed the institutional structure of production.
Ronald Coase
What women have to stand on squarely [is] not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.
Mary Hunter Austin
From the age of 11, I was taught the importance of earning my own money. I would babysit, walk dogs, clean cars, and work at the local corner shop and the butcher’s. If I wanted to buy something, I always bought it myself.
Emilia Wickstead
U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
Richard Armitage
[T]he importance of piety and religion; of industry and frugality; of prudence, economy, regularity and an even government; all . . . are essential to the well-being of a family.
Samuel Adams
Religion in India must be made as free and as easy of access as is God’s air.
Swami Vivekananda
I’m a natural technophobe, but I can see the importance of the digital role, and you have to celebrate it – our site is obviously an incredibly important part of our business now.
Matthew Williamson
Another strand of my writing is the importance of the idea. If you think about fiction writing as a spectrum, where at one end of the spectrum in the infrared, are the story tellers, and the people for whom creation of wonderful characters and telling a good story is the most important thing.
Alan Lightman
It’s not uncommon for people to overvalue the importance of demonstrating their competence and power, often at the expense of demonstrating their warmth.
Amy Cuddy
The whole society has to recognize the importance of the value in embracing what science is going into the 21st Century. Otherwise, we might as well start packing and moving back into the cave right now, because that’s where we’ll end up.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I try to paint what I have found and not what I look for. In art, intentions are of little importance.
Pablo Picasso
The urgent finds you; you have to find the important. Importance is not fast. It is slow. It is not superficial. It is deep. And as a result, it’s extremely powerful. When important matters go wrong, they undermine everything. When they go right, they sustain everything.
Stewart Brand
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectively and happily than seriousness.
9/11 was a hugely overblown event that only assumed its overarching importance a) because it was done to the United States and b) because of the way the U.S. reacted.
Martin Jacques
There are things like the importance of having a showreel, a headshot, a cover note, a tailored CV – these are all really important when you are trying out for roles.
Rachel Shenton
Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
Vincent Canby
Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
Aldous Huxley
You should not forget that without all the work in law and economics, a great part of which has been supported by the John M. Olin Foundation, it is doubtful whether the importance of my work would have been recognized.
Ronald Coase
Television was the most revolutionary event of the century. Its importance was in a class with the discovery of gunpowder and the invention of the printing press, which changed the human condition for centuries afterward.
Russell Baker
My parents grew up in poor families where little English was spoken, they both went to college and became teachers. They believed that anything was possible with hard work, and they particularly stressed the importance of education. They instilled that same belief in my sister and me.
Samuel Alito
Change in society is of secondary importance; that will come about naturally, inevitably, when you as a human being bring about the change in yourself.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I had fame and wealth and things that are supposed to make you happy, but I wasn’t happy, because there’s no importance on having a fulfilling life. So in my mid-40s, that was my pursuit – making films that interested me, films that I would like to go see.
Bobcat Goldthwait
How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we’re not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born.
Birch Bayh
I have always been conscious of the importance and the strength of nationalism, and this has led me straight to the acknowledgment of the nationalism of the Palestinian people.
Uri Avnery
He also knows the importance of intuition.
Paulo Coelho
Human security recognizes the importance of individuals and that the key to ensuring growth in developing countries is to foster individual talent and abilities, build self-reliance, and put people in a position to make a broader contribution to society. Growth must be inclusive, and no one must be left behind.
Shinzo Abe
I was learning the importance of names – having them, making them – but at the same time I sensed the dangers. Recognition was followed by oblivion, a yawning maw whose victims disappeared without a trace.
Josephine Baker
Ego synthesized is selfhood, the sense of self-importance, that you really matter … nothing could be further from the truth.
Frederick Lenz
‘Unlikely Brothers’ talks about the importance of citizen action and shows why and how we can make a difference.
John Prendergast
Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self- importance.
Goswami Kriyananda
For material progress and physical well being, peace of mind is of utmost importance.
Dalai Lama
Everybody wants to be somebody. Everybody wants to be noticed. Everybody wants to be somebody important. Importance is just treating people good. That’s important.
Mike Tyson
I think that a lot of dystopian literature tends to be really moralizing and just doesn’t tend to give credence to the importance of the sentimental. Maybe it says, “We need love in this world,” but it’s always this tough, strong statement.
How to Dress Well
Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield.
Winston Churchill
The parents have not only to train their children: it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves.
Havelock Ellis
Like many of my friends and associates, I am a life-long Democrat. We have a rock-solid commitment to supporting the political party that we so strongly believe offers the most promising vision of America: one that recognizes the proper role of government, the importance of compassion, and the value of diversity.
Alan Patricof
Google has helped raise the importance of DNS above the network engineering community, which has been really good.
David Ulevitch
No one needs to tell me about the importance of the free press in a democratic society or about the essential role a newspaper can play in its community.
Robert Kennedy
It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true. This statement is almost a tautology. For the energy of operation of a proposition in an occasion of experience is its interest and is its importance. But of course a true proposition is more apt to be interesting than a false one.
Alfred North Whitehead
For, usually and fitly, the presence of an introduction is held to imply that there is something of consequence and importance to be introduced.
Arthur Machen
The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.
Howard Cosell
If studios don’t get their money back, we don’t have any movies. So it is important that films are successful, and I am fully supportive of that because I’m not just a director, I’m also not stupid. I’ve been in this business long enough and, to a certain extent, I’m a businessman; I know the importance of that.
Ridley Scott
The importance to the nation of a generously adequate food supply for the coming year cannot be overemphasized, in view of the economic problems which may arise as a result of the entrance of the United States into the war.
David F. Houston
We live in a world in which it’s harder to talk about the American in the singular, so we’re a multi. We have several different people who represent the United States, so in that sense whiteness, the salience, the importance of whiteness is kind of tamping down some.
Nell Irvin Painter
Humility does not mean believing oneself to be inferior, but to be freed from self-importance. It is a state of natural simplicity which is in harmony with our true nature and allows us to taste the freshness of the present moment.
Matthieu Ricard
The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one’s life.
Bruno Bettelheim
I think it’s important, however, that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America they are not who were they are not what we do and they will be prosecuted, so I want that message to be clear also.
Loretta Lynch
No book is of much importance; the vital thing is, What do you yourself think?
Elbert Hubbard
The importance of the House is… far more important than my future.
Peter Slipper
What is of great importance is that everyone should concern himself with what I am saying, rather than with the personality of the Teacher, the body of the Teacher, where He dwells, and so on. That will lead to confusion.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Next to the intellectual stimulation of chess, the educational value is of great importance. Chess teaches logic, imagination, self-discipline, and determination.
Garry Kasparov
The importance of fear as a factor in war-making cannot be overlooked, and can hardly be overestimated. Any politician can play on panic when he wishes to stampede a people into war.
Maude Royden
The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
Francis William Aston
The clown has great importance as part of the search for what is laughable and ridiculous in man. We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us and which society does not allow us to express.
Jacques Lecoq
It’s really important for people who are HIV positive to reach out to let other people know that they can be tested, they can find out they can still live a life — a positive life, a happy life.
Laura Bush
We need to give importance to skill development because this way we can end unemployment.
Narendra Modi
Men are of no importance. What counts is who commands.
Charles de Gaulle
It’s quite complicated and sounds circular, but we’ve worked out a way of calculate a Web site’s importance.
Larry Page
Federal Reserve officials have stressed the importance of the Fed’s independence. But such independence does not mean that it is immune from Congressional oversight.
Richard Shelby
Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
Honore Daumier
It’s hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security.
Bill Delahunt
I’m basically a dinosaur. I don’t use e-mail. But I do recognize the importance of science and the resulting possibilities.
Bernard Marcus
As every inquiry which regards religion is of the utmost importance, there are two questions in particular which challenge our attention, to wit, that concerning its foundation in reason, and that concerning it origin in human nature.
David Hume
I believe in the importance of flying in space and the research that we do.
Scott Kelly
President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
Rosa DeLauro
When I was single my career was my life, so everything I did was of grave importance and was greatly disturbing.
Rickie Lee Jones
I want to stress again the importance of really living what we claim to believe. That needs to be a priority-not just in our personal and family lives but in our churches, our political choices, our business dealings, our treatment of the poor; in other words, in everything we do.
Charles J. Chaput
My wife taught me the importance of living well.
Robert Mondavi
The things we remember are often things that have great emotional importance, and so they have a lasting effect.
Paul Auster
The most fundamental reason that even businesspeople underestimate the importance of sales is the systematic effort to hide it at every level of every field in a world secretly driven by it.
Peter Thiel
I do not believe in lawyers, in that mode of attacking or defending a man, because you descend to meet the judge on his own ground, and, in cases of the highest importance, it is of no consequence whether a man breaks a human law or not. Let lawyers decide trivial cases.
Henry David Thoreau
The Depression taught me what frugality means and the importance of not losing money.
Irving Kahn
The plea for the predominance of learning to read in early school life because of the great importance attaching to literature seems to be a perversion.
John Dewey
The natural reaction of the artist will be strongly towards bringing man back into focus as the center of importance.
Ben Shahn
I think that there’s a proliferation of music that is done entirely in the bedroom for an Internet audience, but there’s no way in hell that you could actually kill off a live show, and its importance in the creation of music – it’s just impossible.
Zach Condon
If this is the only life, then everything assumes too great an importance. We have to get everything out of life and we overdo it.
Frederick Lenz
I must confess that over my career, I’ve actually downplayed the importance of DJs. It’s such a different art form. Then all of a sudden you try it, and you think, ‘Good God, these guys do work.’ I used to be very cynical and very blase about it. I can only apologize.
Peter Hook
Successful organizations understand the importance of implementation, not just strategy, and, moreover, recognize the crucial role of their people in this process.
Jeffrey Pfeffer
The face of a woman, whatever be the force or extent of her mind, whatever be the importance of the object she pursues, is always an obstacle or a reason in the story of her life.
Madame de Stael
It is natural to think that an abstract science cannot be of much importance in affairs of human life, because it has omitted from its consideration everything of real interest.
Alfred North Whitehead
The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.
Albert Schweitzer
What got repressed-sometimes viciously repressed-by the strategy-concept makers, consultants, and data gatherers was a consciousness of people and their importance in the creation and execution of any strategy.
Walter Kiechel
When will the world learn that a million men are of no importance compared with one man?
Henry David Thoreau
The importance of this success of Wipro has become manifold more, because it’s the success of Wipro that enables the possibility of making a difference to some of the most disadvantaged people in the world.
Azim Premji
The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us.
Andrew Murray
I felt it was vital to stress the importance of national security in this debate and the need for a clear path to our exit from the European Union. I hope I have achieved both these objectives.
Liam Fox
Ever since Adam’s day, the divine law of the Sabbath has been emphasized repeatedly over the centuries more than any other commandment. This long emphasis alone is an indication of its importance.
James E. Faust
Of how much importance is it, that the utmost pains be taken by the public to have the principles of virtue early inculcated on the minds even of children, and the moral sense kept alive.
Samuel Adams
I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted. We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible.
Alberto Gonzales
The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force, as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance it is the normal and final authority.
Julius Wellhausen
The government and the opposition need to think about their people, if they actually went out and saw the conditions in which their people are living, it might actually mean that they would pause and think again about the importance of peace.
Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos
We didn’t know the importance of home computers before the Internet. We had them mostly for fun, then the Internet came along and was enabled by all the PCs out there.
Burt Rutan
Playing on the streets of Iraq, or in Israel or the Gaza strip, I’d sing angry protest songs against war. People would say, ‘Make us clap, make us dance, and laugh and sing.’ It really made me think about the importance of happy music.
Michael Franti
I don’t place too much importance on words. It’s always the last thing I do because I’m definitely more interested in mood.
Jack Tatum
No matter how much someone may irritate me, I have no right to puff myself up with my own self-importance so as to declare that person to be absolutely incompetent, assuming a posture of disdain from my own position of false superiority.
Paulo Freire
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen the importance of having safe and accessible public lands as outdoor spaces in which to reflect and grow. We are all responsible for being stewards of these precious lands and keeping these natural treasures safe for generations to come.
Abigail Spanberger
More and more people realize the importance of economic growth, near-term and long-term in the U.S., and the competitiveness with other countries around the world.
Alan Mulally
Beethoven’s importance in music has been principally defined by the revolutionary nature of his compositions. He freed music from hitherto prevailing conventions of harmony and structure.
Daniel Barenboim
At its finest moments climbing allows me to step out of ordinary existence into something extraordinary, stripping me of my sense of self-importance.
Doug Scott
War is a biological necessity of the first importance, a regulative element in the life of mankind which cannot be dispensed with. … But it is not only a biological law but a moral obligation and, as such, an indispensable factor in civilization.
Friedrich von Bernhardi
Christian hypocrites who pretend to hate life and love death. He may talk about the soul-what he is after is the girl Love means suffering-those who love drag a chain with them. To her it was not a belief but a certainty Trifling incident gains importance when undue emphasis is laid.
Georg Ebers
Of particular importance to us is the recognition… that what we want is a Europe of nations, not a federal super-state.
Tony Blair
It is obvious to any observer that in every western country the increase of importance of public schools has been at least coincident with the relaxation of older family ties.
John Dewey
War is a matter of vital importance to the state; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
Sun Tzu
We need to understand that we are not each others’ enemies in this country. And it is only the political class that derives its power by creating friction. It is only the media that derives its importance by creating friction… that uses every little thing to create this chasm between people. This is not who we are.
Benjamin Carson
Integrationists are delighted to live in a democratic country where the rule of law prevails, whereas chauvinists wish to import the customs of the Middle East and South Asia.
Daniel Pipes
It was a sad loss, this illusion of importance, a humbling blow.
Hugh Howey
Let not the author eat up the man, so that he shall be all balcony and no house.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The guitar is of no great importance to me. The people it brings to me are what matter. They are what I’m extremely grateful for, because they are alive. The guitar is just an apparatus.
Pat Martino
The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
Kamisese Mara
Humour breaks down boundaries, it topples our self-importance, it connects people, and because it engages and entertains, it ultimately enlightens.
John Agard
For me what photographers say about their photos doesn’t have any importance. For me it is just enough to look at the pictures. Many times – for the boring pictures – people have to say so many things about them to show you there is something to them when many times there is nothing.
Josef Koudelka
Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.
Randy Pausch
It is very important that teachers should realize the importance of habit.
William James
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Julius Caesar
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
Angela Davis
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Theodore Roosevelt
My films are of paramount importance to me, the same as my family. That’s not going to change. This is a balance I have to strike throughout my life.
Abhishek Bachchan
Shadowing is really a great way to learn how the entire TV-making mechanism works. I had the distinct pleasure of shadowing the gifted and talented Allison Anders, who taught me a great deal about the importance of collaboration and trusting the talent around you.
Ian Anthony Dale
My grandmother had great influence on me. She was secretary of state in the 1970’s, and that’s when I was born. She showed me the importance of public service, and she was admired by people regardless of their political party.
Stephanie Herseth
There’s another point that I wanted to mention here, particularly the engagement and commitment to Africa. For us Europeans, Africa as a neighboring continent is of prime importance. The development of African countries is in our very own vested interest.
Angela Merkel
Statistics and numbers are no good unless you have good people to analyse and then interpret their meaning and importance.
Brendan Rodgers
I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.
Condoleezza Rice
I know a lot of actors talk about the importance of wardrobe, and it always seems like it’s kind of a cop-out, maybe, because it seems like a minor detail to some people. But I think it’s hugely important.
Anna Faris
I think reviews have lost a lot of their importance now because of the Internet; everyone is experiencing things at the same time.
You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.
David Garrick
The importance of creativity in our country is greatly misunderstood.
Sam Jaeger
As we turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His wisdom regarding the things that matter most, we learn over and over again the importance of four key relationships: with our God, with our families, with our fellowman, and with ourselves.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I actually visit the temple every day but I genuinely don’t understand the importance that people give to their birthdays or any special day, be it a festival or a birthday.
I think e-mail should be sorted by importance, not by time.
Hilary Mason
I believe in the importance of individuality, but in the midst of grief I also find myself wanting connection – wanting to be reminded that the sadness I feel is not just mine but ours.
Meghan O’Rourke
Andrew Carnegie loved libraries; he knew their importance to an educated society and as anchors to our communities. And so, just as some loyal baseball fans travel to attend games at all 30 major league stadiums, over the last decade or so, I have slowly, casually, visited Carnegie libraries whenever I am on the road.
Sam Weller
The importance of satire is bringing more people to the table. There are a lot of average citizens who aren’t interested in politics and would be more interested if it’s brought to them in a comedic, funny, satirical way.
Bassem Youssef
I could give 48 penalties in every match if I wanted to. It is a question of sometimes choosing what is – in your own mind – of material importance and what isn’t, what might be a crucial potential penalty and what might not be.
Alan Lewis
The importance of insomnia is so colossal that I am tempted to define man as the animal who cannot sleep. Why call him a rational animal when other animals are equally reasonable? But there is not another animal in the entire creation that wants to sleep yet cannot.
Emile M. Cioran
I smiled back, the importance of manners, my mother always said, is inversely related to how inclined one is to use them, or, in other words, sometimes politeness is all that stands between oneself and madness.
Nicole Krauss
The worst hotels are any with a bad bed. I stayed in a hotel where they left cards telling me my enjoyment was of paramount importance. I should have written, ‘Nice rooms, crap beds.’
Amanda Donohoe
Our educational system needs to give equal importance to the intellect and the heart.
Mata Amritanandamayi
The role of women in the development of society is of utmost importance. In fact, it is the only thing that determines whether a society is strong and harmonious, or otherwise. Women are the backbone of society.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
What a crock. I could easily overemphasize the importance of good grammar. For example, I could say: Bad grammar is the leading cause of slow, painful death in North America, or Without good grammar, the United States would have lost World War II.
Dave Barry
Japan’s alliance with the U.S. will only grow in importance amid the increasingly difficult security situation surrounding our country, thus I think it is necessary to keep the marines in Okinawa, a geographically strategic location from the standpoint of maintaining deterrence.
Yoshihiko Noda
In brainwashing and the eliciting of confessions, the physiological importance of inducing a sense of guilt and conflict can hardly be over emphasized.
William Sargant
To acquire possession of Latium was of the most decisive importance to Etruria, which was separated by the Latins alone from the Volscian towns that were dependent on it and from its possessions in Campania.
Theodor Mommsen
Science tells us what we can know, but what we can know is little, and if we forget how much we cannot know we become insensitive to many things of great importance.
Bertrand Russell
Children are to be born into a family where the parents hold the needs of children equal to their own in importance. And children are to love parents and each other.
Henry B. Eyring
So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious that it seems to me most of all the important qualities are put there unconsciously, and little of importance by the conscious intellect. But these are things for the psychologist to untangle.
Edward Hopper
Don’t underestimate the importance of having enough room to work. Grilling is much more relaxing when you are not trying to juggle a whole collection of plates and bowls as you do it. If your grill doesn’t have enough workspace – and they almost never do – set up a table right next to your grill.
Bobby Flay
I do not diminish the incredible symbolic importance of a black man getting elected president. But my euphoria was a smart guy getting elected president. Maybe for the first time in my lifetime we had elected one of the thousand smartest Americans president.
Aaron Sorkin
When you’re your parents’ one shot at a genetic legacy, you may get to attend all the best schools, wear all the best clothes and eat all the best foods – at least relative to children in multiple-sibling households. But you also wind up with an overweening sense of your own importance.
Jeffrey Kluger
It was my father’s hope, and it is ours, that the National Gallery would become not a static but a living institution, growing in usefulness and importance to artists, scholars and the general public.
Paul Mellon
I made a conscious decision when I was about 17 years old to strive towards mediocrity. I completely abandoned the idea of grandeur and importance, and I wanted to be mediocre.
Evangeline Lilly
When we set up our kids for failure, we set up our workforce for failure, and we set up our economy for failure. I can’t emphasize enough the importance, the absolute importance, of education in achieving long-term economic growth.
Susana Martinez
The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions.
Michael Tilson Thomas
Stated as an English sentence, of course, this is just a banal platitude – but the fact is that, in the day-to-day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have life-or-death importance. That may sound like hyperbole, or abstract nonsense.
David Foster Wallace
Great Britain is not part of the euro-zone; but the decision we take will have great importance for Great Britain.
Francois Fillon
Every act of charity, every thought of sympathy, every action of help, every good deed, is taking so much of self-importance away from our little selves and making us think of ourselves as the lowest and the least, and, therefore, it is all good. Here we find that JnГўna, Bhakti, and Karma – all come to one point.
Swami Vivekananda
The most important word in the language of the working class is “solidarity.”
Harry Bridges
I think the number one thing that I find important is the importance of honesty with your friends and your parents, if you can be. But I think that telling people how you really feel, being who you truly are, being safe and taking care of yourself is the most important thing.
Emma Stone
The arts community still has a long lasting cynicism of the importance, or the artistic value, of comedy. Comedy is just farting about for money.
Rowan Atkinson
He who before was the money owner, now strides in front as capitalist; the possessor of labor-power follows as his laborer. The one with an air of importance, smirking, intent on business; the other hesitant, like one who is bringing his own hide to market and has nothing to expect but a hiding.
Karl Marx
For ‘Dragon Quest IX,’ one of the biggest things was being able to create your own character and your party members, too. The importance of it is that you can customize the face, the name, or something like that, so the party members are really a reflection of you. It becomes more of your own experience.
Yuji Horii
I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn’t intrude too badly, persuading Americans, and especially Southerners, of the critical importance of land and our vanishing natural environment and wildlife.
E. O. Wilson
I’ve just always been a reader. My grandmother just expressed the importance of literacy, if I said that correctly. She just always expressed the importance of being able to write and being able to read.
Kevin Gates
‘Growing Stronger’ emerged from a need to relate my life experiences as well as my constant struggle to prevail each day, and as a reminder to myself of the importance of never giving up.
I want to do something important in my life, and I think that adding beauty to the world with books… really is important.
Cynthia Rylant
I don’t run after successful directors. I give importance to the content of the film.
Ram Charan
Color is one way the eye and the brain work together to define the external world. However, not all cultures see color in the same way, nor do they give it as much importance as in western culture.
Nita Leland
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou
If the double helix was so important, how come you didn’t work on It? Ther husband, Linus Pauling, when the Nobel Prize was awarded to Crick, Watson and Wilkins.
Ava Helen Pauling
A good supply of resignation is of the first importance in providing for the journey of life.
Arthur Schopenhauer
The importance of the question and the availability of an answer are two different things. I’m not willing to state that because the question is fundamental, therefore I possess the answer. And I’m certainly not willing to say that since I don’t possess the answer, I’ll pretend that I do.
George Friedman
If you have forest, if you have green forest, the water table goes up. What happens with deforestation is the water level goes down and we all know how much importance drinking water has.
MS Dhoni
Temple. One other word is equal in importance to a Latter-day Saint. Home. Put the words holy temple and home together, and you have described the house of the Lord!
Boyd K. Packer
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Michelle Obama
Westerners often laud their children as ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’, while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offer approval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.
Amy Chua
I had a teacher who stressed for me the importance of diction in terms of… I want to be very careful about how I say this… in terms of supporting one’s voice when one is singing. In other words, if you hold on to your words, your voice will pull through for you when you’re singing. So be true to your vowels.
Julie Andrews
Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.
Dave Grohl
All that is needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look sincere. Political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The personality of the candidate, the way he is projected by the advertising experts, are the things that really matter.
Aldous Huxley
Recent data and research supports the importance of natural climate variability and calls into question the conclusion that humans are the dominant cause of recent climate change.
Judith Curry
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Dale Carnegie
I do not attach much importance to America’s bombs. I attach importance to her great vitality and integrity. The strength of America is deeper and more significant than her financial power.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Let’s not give the electoral process so much importance. We have to be cynical about it. Let’s give importance to the real democracy that’s constructed on a day-to-day basis. That’s my hopeful perspective on it.
Gael Garcia Bernal
When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you – the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it’s also a thrill. That’s what I found weird.
Ethan Hawke
There’s no one in Israel who appreciates more than me the importance of American support for Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu
I’ve grown up a little bit. I understand the importance of the negotiation. It is a collective act.
Thom Mayne
Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.
A frame of references consisting of learning patterns of behaviours, values, assumptions and meaning which are shared to varying degrees of interest, importance and awareness with members of one group.
H. Ned Seelye
We all wish to be of importance in one way or another. The child coughs with might and main, since it has no other claim on the company.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are engaged in an undertaking of major importance to you. To be sure of success, you must have plans which are faultless.
Napoleon Hill
Mary Anning [is] probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology.
Stephen Jay Gould
When you have two people that good in a movie, I think it adds a class and a feeling of importance for other actors that they want to be involved.
John Krasinski
When some English moralists write about the importance of having character, they appear to mean only the importance of having a dull character.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I’ve learned that the Court will continue to change the meaning of the Constitution. Although all of the Justices have expressed the importance of judicial restraint, the Court inevitably makes new law every time it interprets the Constitution.
Lisa Blatt
Everybody puts importance in money on a film set.
Clint Eastwood
No rule of etiquette is of less importance than which fork we use.
Emily Post
The resistance to a new idea increases by the square of its importance.
Bertrand Russell
The high food value of field beans and the shortage of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916 render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted.
David F. Houston
Daytime soap operas, which I used to adore, have been declining in quality and importance for over a decade, and I gradually stopped monitoring them.
Camille Paglia
One can not start by saying that our earthly destiny has or has not importance, for it depends upon us to give it importance.
Simone de Beauvoir
What we do and think in our own lives, then, becomes of extreme importance as it effects everything we’re connected to.
Dalai Lama
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Bernard Meltzer
One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.
Jeanne Moreau
I know very well that Berlin attaches great importance to NATO and solidarity, in terms of sharing the burden. For this reason, I feel confident that the German government will take the right decision, one that serves both German and NATO interests.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Importance of technology is increasing every day, we must not deprive our children of technology, if we do then it’s a social crime.
Narendra Modi
The operating management, providing as it does for the care of near thirty thousand miles of railway, is far more important than that for construction in which there is comparatively little doing.
John B. Jervis
The unity of effect or impression is a point of the greatest importance. It is clear, moreover, that this unity cannot be thoroughly preserved in productions whose perusal cannot be completed at one sitting.
Edgar Allan Poe
One factor that has remained constant through all the twists and turns of the history of physical science is the decisive importance of the mathematical imagination.
Freeman Dyson
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust
Never underestimate the power of the mind, the importance of love and faith, and never stop dreaming.
Martin Pistorius
The moment you understand the importance of loving yourself, you will stop hurting others.
Nhat Hanh
The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.
Felix Adler
When you’re making art, there’s a lot of self-importance attached to that, but at the end of the day, you can always fall back on the fact that it’s just a play. It’s not like the Iraq War or something. We’re not causing anybody any harm, other than a couple hours of a wasted evening.
Glen Berger
You exert a certain degree of influence, and be it ever so small, it affects some person or persons, and for the results of the influence you exert you are held accountable. You, therefore, whether you acknowledge it or not, have assumed an importance before God and man that cannot be overlooked.
Lorenzo Snow
As a doctor, I’ve learned the importance and value of listening.
Ami Bera
Each nation has a theme: everything else is secondary. India’s theme is religion.
Swami Vivekananda
It has always seemed to me that a love of natural objects, and the depth, as well as exuberance and refinement of mind, produced by an intelligent delight in scenery, are elements of the first importance in the education of the young.
Frederick William Faber
It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.
Augustus Hare
I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food.
Robert Mondavi
As geology is essentially a historical science, the working method of the geologist resembles that of the historian. This makes the personality of the geologist of essential importance in the way he analyzes the past.
Reinout Willem van Bemmelen
It is for this reason that rationality is of supreme importance to the well-being of the human species…even more, in those less fortunate times in which it is despised and rejected as the vain dream of men who lack the virility to kill where they cannot agree.
Bertrand Russell
Well, I think that as a country, we’ve drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination.
Terry Brooks
I learned a lot of lessons growing up on my family’s farm on the Eastern Shore: the dignity of hard work, the importance of planning ahead, and the joy you get from serving others. Not to mention how to collect eggs, shear a sheep, and bail hay by hand.
Ralph Northam
I’m always talking about the issue of Puerto Rico.I also spoke about it on the Senate floor, and I think it should be given the importance, the priority it deserves.
Marco Rubio
I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community.
Ken Mehlman
If modern painters feel qualms about applying the term “masterpiece” to describe a work of capital importance, this is because it has come to convey a notion of perfection: a notion that leads to much confusion when applied to artists other than those who made perfection their ideal.
Andre Malraux
On lower budget things you’re still working collaboratively, but the investment and your level of creative importance is higher on something like this.
Andy Serkis
I often find that writers who disavow the importance of an ending are just not very good at endings.
Anthony McCarten
Hitler overestimated the importance of [technology]. As a result, he would count on a mere handful of assault-gun detachment or the new Tiger tanks to restore situations where only large bodies of troops could have any prospect of success.
Erich von Manstein
I think that being Jewish has generated an extremely strong sense of the importance of family. If I look at my Scandinavian colleagues, they don’t have that urgency about family. All my movies are about that.
Susanne Bier
No, I most certainly do not think advertising people are wonderful. I think they are horrible, and the worst menace to mankind, next to war; perhaps ahead of war. They stand for the material viewpoint, for the importance of possessions, of desire, of envy, of greed. And war comes from these things.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
When I used to be the captain of India, many people literally hated me for being overly expressive.
Once I retired, the same people used to say COME BACK DADA, WE MISS YOU. The same thing will happen in the case of MS Dhoni.
The ones who criticise him right now will understand his importance once he retires.
Sourav Ganguly
This variety of objects will suspend, for some time, the course of the narrative; but the interruption will be censured only by those readers who are insensible to the importance of laws and manners, while they peruse, with eager curiosity, the transient intrigues of a court, or the accidental event of a battle.
Edward Gibbon
Whatever kind of story you’re telling, whether it’s a genre piece for a comic book or whatever it is, it has importance because it’s all a metaphor for the existence of our being.
Seth Gabel
A society that does not give importance to education cannot progress. Let there be any Government, it must have a vision to make India shine in the field of education.
Narendra Modi
The destiny of our society is yours to make and you have a vastly greater importance to the world than we do.
Polykarp Kusch
Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play.
Ken Robinson
I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
Kiana Tom
I think that we’re always gonna be in a position as Republicans and as conservatives where we gotta be willing to stand up for our conservative values. And certainly, you know, at the top of that list is a strong national defense, the importance of a United States military that is superior to all others in the world.
Liz Cheney
Catchy lyrics are being given more importance.
Armaan Malik
Self-importance requires spending most of one’s life offended by something or someone.
Carlos Castaneda
Ordinary facts are arranged within time, strung along its length as on a thread. There they have their antecedents and their consequences, which crowd tightly together and press hard one upon the other without any pause. This has its importance for any narrative, of which continuity and successiveness are the soul.
Bruno Schulz
I’m under no illusions about the importance of my work. But if it has any worth, it is that it truly reflects the Brazilian people.
Jorge Amado
Ive learned a tremendous amount over the years by watching designers work. I now have a good understanding of what sits well on the body, not to mention the importance of a great cut and quality.
Claudia Schiffer
I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director’s importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie.
John Frankenheimer
If your voice is heard by more people because you’ve earned some kind of name and fame, your silence on an issue of urgent moral importance is even more of a betrayal. Privilege is obligation.
Ursula K. Le Guin
It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go.
Yann Martel
The Spirit bears witness. Ecstasy and enlightenment, inspiration and intuition are not necessary. Happy is the man who is worthy of these; but woe unto us if we wait for such experiences; woe unto us if we do not perceive that these things are of secondary importance.
Karl Barth
An actually existing fly is more important than a possibly existing angel.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who you are is of greater importance than what you do.
Ann M. Fudge
Because women can do nothing except love, they’ve given it a ridiculous importance. They want to persuade us that it’s the whole of life. It’s an insignificant part.
W. Somerset Maugham
When a thing is new, people say: ‘It is not true.’ Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say: ‘It is not important.’ Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say: ‘Anyway, it is not new.
William James
Like all trial attorneys, he knew the importance of not dressing too well.
Michael Crichton
In the texts, and as His Holiness the Dalai Lama reminds us, we should check the person’s behavior not when they’re sitting on a big throne, but behind the scenes. How do they treat ordinary people – not the big sponsors – but just ordinary people who are of no particular importance to them.
Tenzin Palmo
Shame, I do believe, is the most powerful emotion known to man; most discoveries and journeys of importance have been accomplished because of the ignominy that would be the result if the attempt was abandoned.
Iain Pears
Every psychological event depends upon the state of the person and at the same time on the environment, although their relative importance is different in different cases
Kurt Lewin
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one’s status in the eyes of others; and shame is fear of humiliation at one’s inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets one’s heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he or she is automatically involved in fear of losing status.
It is of the utmost importance that our service members are adequately compensated for their duties, and that we offer them a quality of life that will enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably.
Carl Levin
The more you love your art/ calling/ enterprise, the more important its accomplishment to the evolution of your soul, the more you will fear it and the more Resistance you will experience facing it.
Steven Pressfield
The effort invested in ‘getting it right’ should be commensurate with the importance of the decision.
Daniel Kahneman
Making me into a role model is placing too much importance on what I see as a work in progress.
P. J. Harvey
Rebellion is not going to go away…What has been unleashed, I think, can’t be stopped…The importance of continuing acts of resistance is that it keeps this narrative alive…We speak a fundamental truth about this system that terrifies them.
Chris Hedges
The importance of a problem should not be judged by the number of pages devoted to it.
Albert Einstein
I think that everything changes when it goes through the Mac; it’s cheap. I think people then don’t pay too much importance to the take, if you can do 40 takes.
Jaume Collet-Serra
I believe in the importance of seeking self-knowledge. The more I know myself, the more I feel empowered.
Gisele Bundchen
It is easy to overlook the importance of the young in underdeveloped countries. It is the natural course for nations, and diplomats, and those who publish newspapers, to speak to the established order. Seeking out the young requires a conscious effort.
Robert Kennedy
The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance.
Eric Hoffer
The importance of rehearsal is maybe you want to talk about how the scene’s going to be designed, how it’s going to be staged, all of those things. It’s all about preparation, and deciding what mutually you don’t want to do, rather than necessarily what you do.
Sam Mendes
I had parents who instilled in me the importance of love, morals and hard work. I give God all the glory because he has brought me through so much.
Junior Seau
One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
Simon Newcomb
Probably the most important skill that children learn is how to learn. … Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. This is a mistake.
Roger Lewin
I try to impress upon my students the importance of looking, listening… paying attention, in other words. You must pay attention.
Nikki Giovanni
Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America’s leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.
John Podhoretz
What’s important? That which is dug out of books, or out of the guts?
Theodore Roethke
The maddest phenomenon in this wholly mad world – that the filming or wirelessing of an event, whether it is the Grand National or an attack in force on the Maginot Line, is held to be of more importance than the event itself.
James Agate
There is no doubt that, as a society, we have become blase about the importance of marriage as a stabilising influence and less inclined to prize it as a worthwhile institution.
Keith O’Brien
Peace in the Middle East is of prime importance to the Philippines, due to the presence of around 2 million of our countrymen working in that region.
Benigno Aquino III
The importance of gratitude is never forgotten.
Debra L. Lee
Some philosophers fail to distinguish propositions from judgements; … But in the real world it is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true. The importance of truth is that it adds to interest.
Alfred North Whitehead
We are disgusted by gossip; yet it is of importance to keep the angels in their proprieties.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves.
Pablo Picasso
‘Reinventing the Bazaar,’ by John McMillan, is a great and fun introduction to the wild variety and importance of markets throughout history and around the world. I finally understood how a Middle Eastern souk actually works economically and how to compare that to modern-day telecom-spectrum auctions. I love that book.
Adam Davidson
I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it’s all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology.
Whitfield Diffie
The adhesion of Coca-Cola is an affirmation of the expansion of the Global Pact and the importance it assumes worldwide, especially on the US market where more and more enterprises have decided to get involved.
George Kell
And what is literature, Rabo,” he said, “but an insider’s newsletter about affairs relating to molecules, of no importance to anything in the universe but a few molecules who have the disease called ‘thought’.
Kurt Vonnegut
The importance of the arts to the societies in which they thrive is well documented.
Karen Kain
Importance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder and that there is nothing inherently “logical” about the preference of users in looking for one component rather than another of a compound heading.
Hans H Wellisch
Understanding the importance of evolving is very important. Reinventing is very important. To break what you have already done is very important. That growth should never stop.
Yami Gautam
Actors are observers. They’re trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you’re the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It’s all wrong.
Hayden Christensen
The only thing of real importance that leaders do is to create and manage culture. If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.
Edgar Schein
Society, civilized society at least, is never very ready to believe anything to the detriment of those who are both rich and fascinating. It feels instinctively that manners are of more importance than morals, and, in its opinion, the highest respectability is of much less value than the possession of a good chef.
Oscar Wilde
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons.
Sigmund Freud
The Western world doesn’t really give enough credit to the importance in history of the Soviet invasion and the subsequent war in Afghanistan. For us it was a sideshow of the Cold War. For the Islamic world it was an unprovoked infidel invasion of a Muslim country not unlike Iraq.
Michael Scheuer
Perhaps the importance that we must attach to the achievement of an artist or a group of artists may properly be measured by the answer to the following question: Have they so wrought that it will be impossible henceforth, for those who follow, ever again to act as if they had not existed?
Walter Sickert
Precisely because Marx was convinced that the cause of the proletariat was of decisive importance for the whole future of mankind, he wanted to create for that cause not a flimsy platform of rhetorical invective or wishful thinking, but the rock-like foundation of scientific truth.
Ernest Mandel
On the news two dozen events of fantastically different importance are announced in exactly the same tone of voice. The voice doesn’t discriminate between a divorce, a horse race, a war in the Middle East.
Doris Lessing
Treating everyone with dignity and respect is of utmost importance to me and are values we instill and take very seriously at Mylan.
Heather Bresch
I wouldn’t attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.
John Foster Dulles
It’s always easy, I think, to raise the importance of a scene through the addition of music. But it’s very awkward to end it unless there’s a door slam or a gunshot or something that just takes you right out of it.
Thomas Newman
The Trump team recognizes the importance of the House Freedom Caucus.
Scott DesJarlais
That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
Abraham Lincoln
We people of the world need to find ways to get to know one another – for then we will recognize that our likenesses are so much greater than our differences, however great our differences may seem. Every cell, every human being, is of equal importance and has work to do in this world
Peace Pilgrim
Humility is of central importance; I think it’s an underappreciated virtue in the contemporary discussion of law and politics.
Cass Sunstein
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
Temple Grandin
In the calculus of western interests, there is no suffering, whatever its scale, which cannot be justified. Chechens, Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis are of little importance.
Tariq Ali
E-mail importance is defined by the receiver, not the sender.
Chris Alexander
Do I really believe that my work is crucial to the planet’s survival? Of course not. But it’s as important to me as catching that mouse is to the hawk circling outside my window. He’s hungry. He needs a kill. So do I.
Steven Pressfield
There is a reciprocal respect for [ Elizabeth II], for her interest in the Commonwealth. The members of the Commonwealth recognise that here is a genuine interest from the top. So, that’s one reason. I’m not putting it necessarily in order of importance.
Bob Hawke
No one can know the infinite importance of a tiny drop of water better than a thirsty bird or a little ant or a man of desert!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
Jean Anouilh
Leaders know the importance of having someone in their lives who will unfailingly and fearlessly tell them the truth.
Warren Bennis
I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
Marcus Samuelsson
To appear to be on the inside and know more than others about what is going on is a great temptation for most people. It is a rare person who is willing to seem to know less than he does … Somehow, people seem to feel that it is belittling to their importance not to know more than other people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
A person may be a moron or an imbecile if he is lacking in judgment; but with good judgment he can never be either. Indeed the rest of the intellectual faculties seem of little importance in comparison with judgment.
Alfred Binet
I became an entrepreneur as a child. I liked the art of the deal whether I was mowing lawns or selling candy or promoting clubs at the age of 16. I understood early on the importance of knowing my numbers and surrounding myself with the best people.
Marcus Lemonis
The art of drawing which is of more real importance to the human race than that of writing…should be taught to every child just as writing is.
John Ruskin
If you have anything to tell me of importance, for God’s sake begin at the end.
Sara Jeannette Duncan
There’s nothing of any importance in life-except how well you do your work.
Ayn Rand
Bob Dylan was the source of pop music’s unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence.
Jon Landau
If paintings are so important – worth so much, reproduced, cherished, and visited so often – then isn’t it troubling that we can hardly make emotional contact with the artists? Few centuries, it seems, are as determinedly tearless as ours.
James Elkins
The amount of time we give to something indicates it’s importance to us.
Jim George
You can’t overestimate the importance of psychology in chess, and as much as some players try to downplay it, I believe that winning requires a constant and strong psychology not just at the board but in every aspect of your life.
Garry Kasparov
We all lead more pedestrian lives than we think we do. The boiling of an egg is sometimes more important than the boiling of a love affair in the end.
Lillian Hellman
What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.
Sun Tzu
It had been a whim, and there was nothing Magnus attached more importance to than a whim.
Cassandra Clare
In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close.
Sun Tzu
In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects.
Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human brain with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human heart with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.
Dalai Lama
Trifles discover a character, more than actions of importance.
William Shenstone
We live in a moment in history in which our privacy may not be important.
Jonathan Nolan
Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care.
Dave Obey
The signal of the importance of something is whether you’re actually measuring it and you’re holding people accountable to improving those numbers.
Sandra E. Peterson
My makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, taught me the importance of moisturizing daily. Hydration is a must if you want pretty, dewy skin – which I love.
Bella Thorne
The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots.
Scott Turow
My kids are coming up in a different time then me. Interracial couples are of the norm. With me, it’s about making sure my kids understand the importance of education and having opportunities that I didn’t. My goal as a parent is to make sure they don’t take what they have for granted.
Kevin Hart
If the world kept a journal, many of the entries would be conversations concerning the advancement of scientific knowledge and its importance to humanity. I offer the following conversation as an added entry: “And what is as important as knowledge?” asked the mind. “Caring,” answered the heart.
Flavia Weedn
In the Communist era, excrement took on political importance, because Party policy decided excrement was essential for the Great Agricultural Leap Forward.
Rose George
I’m very familiar with the importance of dairy farming in Wisconsin. I’ve spent the night on a dairy farm here in Wisconsin. If I’m entrusted with the presidency, you’ll have someone who is very familiar with what the Wisconsin dairy industry is all about.
Al Gore
To give importance to trifling matters.
John Heywood
Luther and the Reformation were of fundamental importance to Denmark. We Danes are still Lutherans today. We spoke about him a lot in school, and we feel very close to him.
Margrethe II of Denmark
Against this backdrop of technological change and heightened expectations, it is worth remembering our broad public policy objectives, which are driven by the fundamental importance of the payments system in our society.
Jerome Powell
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
Vladimir Nabokov
I believe in the paramount importance of entertainment, but I have something to say.
Wendelin Van Draanen
I think it’s really important to give yourself a very big question that you’re working on that you can come home to.
Anna Deavere Smith
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Alfred North Whitehead
In India, religious life forms the centre, the keynote of the whole music of national life.
Swami Vivekananda
‘Let Me Love You’ is about being brave enough to let a person get close enough to you to teach you how to love yourself, to teach you the importance of loving yourself.
When Bridget [Jones] does finally get pregnant, she ‘s bound to mess it up, but what I tried to show is the importance of love and kindness rather than perfection, and the importance of support from friends who help you to laugh at your mistakes and pick yourself up afterwards.
Helen Fielding
The fulfilling life, the distinctive life, the relevant life, is an achievement… To do whatever you do for no reason other than you love it and believe in its importance.
David McCullough
I said as soon as we had a playoff, we were going to minimize the importance of all the other bowl games. I’m not saying it’s good or bad; it kind of is what it is.
Nick Saban
Nothing is of greater importance than the right early instruction of youth.
Peter Stuyvesant
As regards the efficacy of the art and the theories of it, I promise and expect that in these volumes I shall undoubtedly show myself of very considerable importance not only to builders but also to all scholars.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me. I don’t give a damn for the group, the community, the masses, and so forth.
Vladimir Nabokov
When you blow an audition that you have a lot of importance on, it haunts you for years.
Adam Scott
I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament, and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics.
George Osborne
The education explosion is producing a vast number of people who want to live significant, important lives but lack the ability to satisfy this craving for importance by individual achievement. The country is being swamped with nobodies who want to be somebodies.
Eric Hoffer
There is nothing we could do of greater importance than to have fortified in our individual lives an unshakable conviction that Jesus is the Christ, the living Son of the living God.
Gordon B. Hinckley
We need to understand that we are not each others’ enemies in this country. And it is only the political class that derives its power by creating friction. It is only the media that derives its importance by creating friction… that uses every little thing to create this chasm between people. This is not who we are.
Ben Carson
I don’t like to end my talk with a 700 million dollar loss, even if it shows the importance of Numerical Analysis.
Richard A. Falk
Exposure to defeat is a very important thing. Anyone who doesn’t look to get beaten is doing a disservice to himself.
Ted Turner
Plato long ago pointed out the importance of being governed by men with sufficient sense of responsibility and comprehension of public duties to be very reluctant to undertake the work of governing.
George Bernard Shaw
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance , the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe are challenged by this point of pale light.
Carl Sagan
Berkeley , Hume, Kant , Fichte , Hegel , James , Bergson all are united in one earnest attempt, the attempt to reinstate man with his high spiritual claims in a place of importance in the cosmic scheme.
David Hume
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
Sun Tzu
Scientists tend to be unappreciated in the world at large, but you can hardly overstate the importance of the work they do.
Bill Bryson
We are still barely conscious of how harmful it is to treat children in a degrading manner. Treating them with respect and recognizing the consequences of their being humiliated are by no means intellectual matters; otherwise, their importance would long since have been generally recognized.
Alice Miller
Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
Salvatore Quasimodo
The only thing of real importance that leader do is to create and manage culture
Edgar Schein
My father Lloyd Bridges worked on a TV show called ‘Sea Hunt.’ He impressed upon me as a child the importance of taking care of the ocean and working together to do our part to reduce human pollution.
Jeff Bridges
Political conflicts distort and disturb a people’s sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.
John Grierson
Knowing the importance of luck, you should be particularly suspicious when highly consistent patterns emerge from the comparison of successful and less successful firms. In the presence of randomness, regular patterns can only be mirages.
Daniel Kahneman
It’s of more importance to community that innocence should be protected than it is that guilt should be punished
John Adams
Nor is it of much Importance to us to know the Manner in which Nature executes her laws; ’tis enough to know the Laws themselves.
Benjamin Franklin
I am going to die, but that is of no importance.
Muriel Barbery
Our history will be what we make of it. If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge and retribution will not limp in catching up with us. So, just once in a while let us exhault the importance of ideas and information.
Edward R. Murrow
The Mississippi, the Ganges, and the Nile,… the Rocky Mountains, the Himmaleh, and Mountains of the Moon, have a kind of personal importance in the annals of the world.
Henry David Thoreau
The movie industry places such importance on first-week numbers-which means what to people, I don’t know. It’s very strange. They hope to sell tons of records the first week, and then what?
Brendan Benson
The sound itself, the production, is of such great importance that it has become an integrated part of the composition.
Max Martin
The importance of the leader has always mattered, whether it was Indira Gandhi, V. P. Singh, or Narendra Modi.
Amit Shah
Skill in the digital age is confused with mastery of digital tools, masking the importance of understanding materials and mastering the elements of form.
John Maeda
To come very near to a true theory, and to grasp its precise application, are two different things, as the history of science teaches us. Everything of importance has been said before by someone who did not discover it.
Alfred North Whitehead
It is important to know: 1) You are OK just the way you are. You need a strong stomach, a tough hide, and to be able to take rejection well. 2) Do your homework. Check out galleries. Don’t just walk in with your work. Be as professional as you can. 3)… there is a gallery for everybody.
Kay WalkingStick
Far from being a bad thing to seek advice, you must, on the contrary, do so when the matter is of any importance, or when we cannot come to a clear decision on our own.
Vincent de Paul
Never do anything that someone else can and will do, when there is so much of importance to be done which others cannot or will not do.
Dawson Trotman
Continued focus on (employee) turnover is of critical importance, because of the direct relation of turnover to improvements in labor costs and guest satisfaction.
Finley Peter Dunne
Characters should on the whole, be under rather than over articulate. What they intend to say should be more evident, more striking (because of its greater inner importance to the plot) than what they arrive at saying.
Elizabeth Bowen
But I would bet that the euro continues to exist and that its importance as a global currency will likely increase.
Peer Steinbruck
I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance.
John Entwistle
We have seen that our vigour, our strength, nay, our national life is in our religion.
Swami Vivekananda
Ajax is an important development for Web applications, and its importance is only going to grow.
Jesse James Garrett
If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it.
Bill Nye
I am a gay writer, absolutely. And in no way does that fact limit the reach or importance of what I write.
Garth Greenwell
The value of all service lies in the spirit in which you serve and not in the importance or magnitude of the service. Even the lowliest task or deed is made holy, joyous, and prosperous when it is filled with love.
Charles Fillmore
I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they’d never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!
Philip Pullman
There is no legislation–I care not what it is–tariff, railroads, corporations, or of a general political character, that all equals in importance the putting of our banking and currency system on the sound basis proposed in the National Monetary Commission plan.
William Howard Taft
Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child, the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,–the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making.
Charlotte Mason
In every age the church is threatened by heresy, and heresy is bound up in false doctrine. It is the desire of all heretics to minimize the importance of doctrine. When doctrine is minimized, heresy can exercise itself without restraint.
R. C. Sproul
Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
John Foster
This is the line of life, this is the line of growth, and this is the line of well-being in India – to follow the track of religion.
Swami Vivekananda
All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved – probably too starved to go on writing myself.
Penelope Lively
Any truth, no matter how valid, if emphasized to the exclusion of other truths of equal importance, is practical error.
Kathryn Kuhlman
Regardless of the importance of known evidence to the contrary, the arts are generally regarded as being so much entertaining fluff, a commodity that isn’t a priority in the traditional program of learning. This is unacceptable in a so-called ‘enlightened’ society.
Ken Danby
For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
B. R. Ambedkar
Man has learned to cope with all questions of importance without recourse to God as a working hypothesis.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I believe profoundly in the importance of museums; I would go as far as to say that you can judge a society by the quality of its museums.
Richard Fortey
Soldiers of the Reich! This day, you are to take part in an offensive of such importance that the whole future of the war may depend on its outcome.
Adolf Hitler
While the importance of a strong brand is widely understood, nothing is as misunderstood in American business as the question of how to use it.
David F. D’Alessandro
I think people underrate the importance of investing in your communication skills as a way to progress in your career.
Julie Sweet
Let me tell you something big: Give importance to little things!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
we must go on fighting for basic education for all, but also emphasize the importance of the content of education. We have to make sure that sectarian schooling does not convert education into a prison, rather than being a passport to the wide world.
Amartya Sen
Of front-line importance among the most contagious and enduring traits of the leaders of nations and of all callings is that of spotless character.
John Mott
It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.
Gregory Bateson
The digital revolution is forever. They put importance on that option as well. With Amazon, you’re getting the best of both worlds, with a whole new playing field.
Nicolas Winding Refn
It has always seemed to me that a being coming from another world, with a message of infinite importance to mankind, should at least have verified that message by his own signature. Is it not wonderful that not one word was written by Christ?
Robert Green Ingersoll
It is of great importance that the laws by which the contracts of so numerous and so useful a body of men as the sailors are supposed to be guided, should not be overturned.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
A monument’s dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated.
Gutzon Borglum
Light is one of the most important factors in photography.
Laura Gilpin
I do think that being the second [female Supreme Court Justice] is wonderful, because it is a sign that being a woman in a place of importance is no longer extraordinary.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There are of course people who are more important than others in that they have more importance in the world but this is not essential and it ceases to be. I have no sense of difference in this respect because every human being comprises the combination form.
Gertrude Stein
I have seldom known a person who deserted the truth in trifles and then could be trusted in matters of importance.
Babe Paley
Knowing is NOT the most important thing. To be able to FIND OUT is more important than knowing.
Sugata Mitra
The importance of an artist is bringing new signs into a language.
Steve Sabol
It’s not the honors and not the titles and not the power that is of ultimate importance. It’s what resides inside.
Fred Rogers
Drummers haven’t managed to develop their individuality quite as well as guitarists have. We can be so focused on the nuts and bolts that we overlook the importance of individuality – the broader picture, if you will.
Bill Bruford
I speak for Kashmiri pundits because injustice has been done to them, and the political discourse doesn’t give them enough importance.
Anupam Kher