Quotation Explorer - 'Importance'

There's something missing in how we inform the youngsters coming along about what matters in the world. We teach them the letters and numbers, but we fail to inform them about the importance of our connection with the living world - Sylvia Alice Earle
The attitude of the city on his action was of no importance to him, not because he was going to leave the city, but because any outside attitude on the situation seemed superficial. He was completely indifferent to popular opinion. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
What other people think is important to them. What you think has great importance to you. - Debasish Mridha
Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential. - Shannon L. Alder
Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese. - Billie Burke
Don’t underestimate the importance of reading and understanding God’s Word. - Jim George
Degas is one of the very few painters who have given the floor its true importance. - Paul Valéry
importance of light cannot be understood if there is no darkness - Hrishikesh J C
The best thing any man can do or be which will be of utmost importance both to him and the society is to be a "TRUE CHRISTIAN - Johnson Bandi
One of the best things you can do in life is to embrace who you are. Once you do that NOTHING can stop you. You have found the greatest gift that has been given. The gift of self importance. - Auliq Ice
Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us. - Theodore Roosevelt
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity. - George Santayana
Young children have no past. The old have no future. The rest are too busy with present. This time-tripod holds up the world. You ignore the importance of this interdependence of the three, the world as you know it is in danger of collapsing - R. N. Prasher
The importance of solitude is to help you to differentiate your own thoughts from those you have studied, read, heard, or unintentionally absorbed. - Tonya Sheridan
Give as much as importance to your goal as you give it to your first girlfriend, with that much importance your girlfriend might still leave you but your goal will definitely come to you. - Amit Kalantri
The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous. - Émile Zola
Most of the so-called experts on a prime time news-hour are so talented that by the time they finish their discussion on one problem without finding its solution, they have another topic of the same national importance ready to merely debate upon to entertain the audience of another channel. - Anuj Somany
What do you believe in ?""People's sufferings, and the fact that it is abominable. One should do everything to abolish it. To tell you the truth, nothing else seems to me of any importance. - Simone de Beauvoir
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it's process. - Henry James
When you think about something you give it an importance it doesn't have. - Marty Rubin
Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute. - Anuj Somany
Rethink Success: Most people will never achieve past their existing levels, because they don't understand the importance of changing their Mindset - Tony Dovale
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Importance of the random: keep brushing up against people, books, experiences we don't yet know what to do with. - Alain de Botton
We can't choose our blood, but we can choose those who run importance in our lives. - Alina Baker
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. - Brian Tracy
I find no importance in showing others that I am happy; it's not important to me that they know or think that I am happy but what is important to me is that I am happy. I am interested in being happy, not in making others think or know that I am. - C. JoyBell C.
The surest way to suppress our ability to understand the meaning of God and the importance of worship is to take things for granted...Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
It is only once we stop taking everything for granted and fully open our hearts to the beauty that surrounds us that we will understand the importance of joining our hands in the construction of a better world for the people of generations to come. - Francisco Battiti
No human thing is of serious importance. - Plato
Don’t neglect the importance of prayer in your Christian life. - Jim George
Perhaps the Creator of this strange place knows us better than we know ourselves. Perhaps humanity was meant to eternally ponder the purpose and importance of our own existence. If we were assured of either, we’d be intolerable creatures. - Tiffany Madison
One of the characteristics of modern political life is its professionalization, such that it attracts mainly the kind of people with so great an avidity for power and self-importance that they do not mind very much the humiliations of the public exposure to which they are inevitably subjected. - Theodore Dalrymple
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. - Thomas H. Huxley
The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space. - Arthur C. Clarke
You have two voices: the one you speak with and the one you think with. While the former is the one others hear, of greater importance is the one you hear. - Stephen Richards
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 Jr.
How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. - Kermit the Frog
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child. - Dan Quayle
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.
The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream.Reading not only educates, but is relaxing and allows you to feed your imagination - creating beautiful pictures from carefully chosen words. - Eric Ripert
We aren't just defined by who we are, but by who are friends are. It's funny that we put so much importance on something that wont mean shit once we graduate. - Shaun David Hutchinson
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age. - Marshall McLuhan
Self importance is pride of a soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A book may be regarded as irrelevant until it's relevance, importance and purpose is discovered through reading - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
One cannot have the same love for getting insulted (apmaan) as he does for getting importance (maan), can he? He cannot love loss as much as he loves profit, can he? - Dada Bhagwan
Interest in temperament as an individual difference dimension of importance in one's behavior leads to reanalysis of both theoretical and methodological considerations relating to the construct. - Moutasem Algharati
We should learn from flowers, earthly stars which spend their entire lives shining, shining and growing despite all the difficulties they encounter. They know how to listen and understand the whispers of time, for it is an eternal friend that teaches the importance of friendship and sparkling hope. - Nur Bedeir
Remember: things only have the meaning and importance you give them. - Marty Rubin
Wondering why a person who has made the most of the wealth in own life through LUCK only; says, most often, to the people the most about the importance of HARD WORK in their lives. - Anuj Somany
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. - Victor Hugo
The two things that many cherish and hold dear that I have found to be of little value or importance in my life would be -- getting credit for and being right. - Robert Anthony
Irony of "importance": Those who deserve, don't get it; Those who don't, get it in abundance by you. - Shivam Singh
Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone. - Carlos Castaneda
Give importance to those peoplewho give importance to you. - Luffina Lourduraj
She placed a hand on my cheek and softly kissed the other one, then whispered, Remember this moment, then, Sage, when someone of my status offered a kindness to someone of yours. Because next time we meet, if Darius is dead, I will no longer be anyone of importance. - Jennifer A. Nielsen
The importance of friends few people would be able to recognize some friend comes in our life readily and consequently they goes but life doesn't stop for anyone but only one thing remains that is their memories which cannot be wipe out as you guys always remain in my heart and we are the best - Avinash Advani
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 think my life is of great importance, but I also think it is meaningless. - Albert Camus
Self Importance is the worst sin a person can get into - Rajesh Nanoo
We have little importance. Once we've assimilated that, life can have a meaning. - Laure Lacornette
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. - Thomas Moore
A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact. - Aldo Leopold
In my experience, economists rarely believe passionately in, or care passionately for, the free market. They are generally more concerned to reveal the market's imperfections, to further their own professional importance. - Terence Kealey
For how long will insult hurt a person? For as long as he covets self-importance. For as long as one covets temporary [non eternal] things. - Dada Bhagwan
Reflect carefully on this, for it is so important that I can hardly lay too much stress on it. Fix your eyes on the Crucified and nothing else will be of much importance to you. - Teresa of Ávila
People who actually have good advice seldom give it voluntarily, instead others seek them out for it. They do not shove it down people's throats just to boost their exaggerated sense of importance. - JJ Matebesi
Nothing of importance happened today. - King George III
1. During civil disturbance adopt such an attitude that people do not attach any importance to you - they neither burden you with complicated affairs, nor try to derive any advantage out of you.
Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal. - Elizabeth Aston
A learned person underrates own intelligence & overvalues others importance, so remains in public largely shy; the foolish people overrates own importance & undervalues others intelligence, so often publicly lie. - Anuj Somany
The works which this leaves behind him occupy a few pages only; their importance is not greatly superior to their extent; and yet his name will shine out with lustre in the history of the sciences.{Cuvier on Joseph Banks} Georges Cuvier - man
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. - Abraham Lincoln
It is always better to identify the true intention of a person by his/her action (deeds) than his/her words, and invariably more when a man propagates often about the importance of success, happiness and respect for women in life. - Anuj Somany
It is so easy to forget the importance of emotional self-care. Especially when we have obvious symptoms of mental and physical illness. Emotions seem irrelevant, unrelated, invisible. But when we look at a giant oak tree, the seed that bore it is invisible too. - Vironika Tugaleva
The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.
Self importance is self pride. - Lailah Gifty Akita
always keep in mind the paramount importance of living a balanced life with emphasis on nurturing strong friendships and family ties, while still doing the things that you find rewarding for reasons other than mere monetary income. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. - Jean Anouilh
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley
Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge. - Tom Regan
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
The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one's life. - Bruno Bettelheim
It is the manner of death that reveals the importance of a man. Ordinary people are murdered while extraordinary people are assassinated. - Ashwin Sanghi
In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
You’ll finally realize the importance of the spark of that diamond once you lost it. - RSCruz
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. - James A. Garfield
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it. - Alfred North Whitehead
If one man gets excessive maan (importance from others) higher than a certain point, he will get tired of it, and if he gets excessive insults higher than a certain point, he gets agitated. - Dada Bhagwan
The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day, whereas only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance. - Marcel Proust
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
It is the present living generation that gives character and spirit to the next. Hence the paramount importance of accomplished and energetic teachers in forming the taste the manners and the character of the coming age. - Alexander Campbell
If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic? - Sam Harris
Every human life bears a significant importance to the existence of humanity - Chinonye J. Chidolue
The value of a life is but your consciousness of its importance. - Westley Tusa
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. - Thomas Szasz
The big corporations are suddenly taking notice of the web, and their reactions have been slow. Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end. - Douglas Adams
Everything I do has a purpose, all of God's beings have a purpose. Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man. - Muhammad Ali
There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you. - Norman Mailer
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
Fruitfulness may be a better measurement for success than productivity because it is based more in the evaluations of others as to the meaningful role we have played in their lives then in our own importance determined according to the amount of accomplishments we can list. - Karen Burton Mains
To judge the real importance of an individual, we should think of the effect his death would produce. - Peter de Gaston Levis
Insecurities make girls believe they don't have voices and they can't say what they need to say. The more they know the importance of their voices and gain confidence, the better chances of greatness the world will have. - Paballo Seipei
Death is not good. It’s just a fact. We don't need to give it so much importance. So I don't want to read anything that talks about it. - Aditi Bose
Irreverence is a most necessary ingredient of religion. Not to speak of its importance in philosophy. Irreverence is the only way left to us for testing our universe. - Frank Herbert
Men can such the heady juice of exalted self-importance from the bitter weed of failure--failures are usually the most conceited of men. - D. H. Lawrence
L'importance n'est pas ce que l'on fait de l'Homme, mais ce qu'il fait de ce que l'on a fait de lui". - Jean-Paul Sartre
Never give importance to anyone more than yourself, because once that person becomes important, you become nothing.... - Viren
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
It wasn’t closure, really. But I’d said the right things. I’d hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn’t get closure. Maybe some things weren’t really worth it, or didn’t really need it, and after a while the unimportance would become obvious. - Vee Hoffman
What's matter of importance is that if you can make your ownself laugh and smile. - Shailee J-N
The importance of an artist is to be measured by the quantity of new signs which he has introduced to the language of art. - Henri Matisse
Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer. - Ayn Rand
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
Consistency matters. You must learn that giving people a consistent high-quality product is of importance, like building trust across your brand. This build relational wealth - people want to know what they are about to step into and with whom. - Nicole Dominique Le Maire
For success, focus has utmost importance, but distraction is disastrous. - Debasish Mridha
The strenuousness is when,you have to be with and to bear those people who give more importance to the credence over reality. - M.H. Rakib
To realize the importance the imagination could have in friendship, to understand its immense power for bringing us together in a way. - Stuart Miller
Importance is not in ‘discharge’ (of karmas) that occurs; but it is in the contemplation (dhyan) within at that time in effect that is important. - Dada Bhagwan
What seems most significant to me about our movement [Impressionism] 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
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance. - Jean Anouilh
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual. - Vladimir Nabokov
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance - Thomas Jefferson
On DreamsOnly one thing supersedes the importance of thinking about a better tomorrow. It's taking action today. - Vincent Lowry
It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. - Katherine Mansfield
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. - Samuel Johnson
Plainly it is not every error made by a witness which affects his credibility. In each case the trier of fact has to make an evaluation; taking into account such matters as the nature of the contradictions, their number and importance, and their bearing on other parts of the witness's evidence. - H.C. Nicholas
In regards to maan (to seek importance from others), a man will become impudent if he keeps getting insulted up to a point. If he gets maan (importance from others) to a certain level, he grows stronger. And if he gets too much maan [praise], then his desire for it will come to end. - Dada Bhagwan
Vacation time is something we all accrue, but only the wisest of us recognize its importance. - Andrea Goeglein
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