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The Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo show just how much effort China is willing to spend to enter the global stage. But while China desires to understand the world, it fails to accept its universal values.~Ai Weiwei

World Effort Values

For all the tough talk about China during the presidential debates, Romney and Obama evaded any mention of China's suspect human rights record, corruption, and rule of law. By not tackling these controversial topics, the candidates are protecting a strategic partnership with China at the expense of essential human values and beliefs.~Ai Weiwei

Law Corruption Values

The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way.~Alice Waters

Life Decisions Values

The two are not mutually exclusive, but we think we can have wealth without good ideas and without values and without a clear vision. Wealth without vision is insanity.~Andrew Young

Good Vision Values

I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with. And there's something wildy decadent about the young-star lifestyle, and I just don't really see the point.~Anne Hathaway

Family Strong Values

You just decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful.~Annie Lennox

Life Meaningful Values

The co-existence of religious values in the lives of individuals and secular rules in the governance of the state should be clearly defined.~Ahmed Zewail

Values Rules Should

Do not let where you come from define you, but never forget the values you learned from your close community.~Anthony Carmona

Community Values Forget

Paradoxically, those who call for family values also tout the wonders of an unregulated market without observing the subtle cultural links between the family they seek to regulate and the market they hold free.~Arlie Russell Hochschild

Family Values Free

Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.~Allen Tate

Religion Values Sole

On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered.~Amos Oz

Parents Values Something

I haven't really rebelled. I just think my parents were right. I never disagreed with anything that I was brought up with, in terms of their values or politics.~Ariel Levy

Parents Politics Values

I'd like to be seen as a normal, attractive person with good values.~Ariel Pink

Good Values Normal

Terrorism attacks Jews, but it targets all countries and Western values. Israel is just an hors d'oeuvre.~Avigdor Lieberman

Values Terrorism Israel

Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.~A. R. Ammons

Poetry Value Values

The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred.~Adrian Cronauer

American Values Flag

I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.~Arthur Henderson

World Believe Values

Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values.~Arthur Levitt

Past Values Ethical

It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values - or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen.~Atom Egoyan

Values Me Process

All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.~Adam Gopnik

Life Quality Values

A country which has a population 99% as their faith in Islam can also be a country which are subscribing to the universal values of the E.U.~Ali Babacan

Faith Islam Values

Turkey shares Europe's fundamental values of democracy and the rule of law.~Ali Babacan

Law Democracy Values

You talk about the values that you have whether they're in favor or not in favor. That's how you lead. The reality is, we're losing more and more elections.~Artur Davis

Reality Losing Values

Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.~Alcee Hastings

May People Values

Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.~Allan Bloom

Values Belief Illusion

The false pride of perennial celebration, of wearing flag lapel pins while betraying the values that the flag stands for, is like the self-esteem curriculum for toddlers, where everything is praised and no achievement ultimately has meaning.~Anne-Marie Slaughter

Achievement Pride Values

For me, the country where I feel good, where I feel in harmony with the lifestyle and fundamental values, is the United States - more than any other country.~Alain Juppe

Good Values Me

Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by people and turns them loose to do certain things on their own within those sets of values, the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group, just doesn't work very well.~Alan Cranston

Work People Values

First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker.~Andrew Bernstein

Values Hold First