Quotes with worth
My job is to save the fucking wilderness. I don't know anything else worth saving.
The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975)
Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger. To show affection was a sign of weakness; the only thing worth demonstrating was strength.
Things Fall Apart
The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
A sign of a celebrity is often that his name is worth more than his services.
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961)
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5, and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
Time is a jewel more worth than a world. Time is not yours to dispose of as you please; it is a glorious talent that men must be accountable for as well as any other talent.
The Hypocrite Detected, Anatomized
If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor. Poor in happiness and poor in all that makes life worth living.
The only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.
Chicago Tribune, May 25, 1916
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
They have a big to-do when you're born. Father passes out cigars, and that is a big event. And there's also a big event when you die. Friends, everybody goes, goes to the funeral; they stand around and about you. But those two events are not as important as the thing in between. The thing in between there called life, and if you use that constructively and for all that it's worth, then I think you've got a good life.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
We are all born equal-equally helpless and equally indebted to others for whatever our survival turns out to be worth.
It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more.
It doesn't matter that it can't last, that we don't find it more often. To know that there is such perfection, that there has been such perfection -- it is worth living for. It exists. It has been -- it is. One can contemplate it and feel complete peace.
Bring Me a Unicorn (1971)
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
Theology -- An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing.
A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
Back then, [baseball] was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naive. And I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time. I did take a banned substance. And for that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful.
Interview with ESPN after he admitted using banned substances from 2001 to 2003.
There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man's heart and soul, the man's worth and actions, determine his standing.
Letter, Oyster Bay, NY, September 1, 1903
No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character.
An Autobiography, 1913
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.
Quoted in U.S. News & World Report (1991)
Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
We don’t want any child to go without seeing Santa, but it’s not worth bringing your child to the mall, infecting the Santa and infecting the other children.
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Mark Twain's Autobiography (1924)
Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
Letter to Joseph Benson (November 7, 1768)
I am always astonishing myself. It is the only thing that makes life worth living.
A Woman of No Importance, 1893
Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
In the final analysis, love is the only reflection of man's worth.
Iowa Quad Cities Times
If you don't think your life is worth more than someone else's, sign your donor card and kill yourself.
House, Last Resort. By Dr. Gregory House.
Lies are like children: they’re hard work, but it’s worth it because the future depends on them.
House, It's a Wonderful Lie. By Dr. Gregory House.