Top 167 Precious Quotes

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“The most precious resource we have is time.”

― Adam Neumann

“I’ve got a lot of jewellery that I love – whether it costs a pound or whatever, it’s all precious to me.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“All knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use.”

― Alan Bennett

“Food isn’t like anything else. It’s something precious. It’s not a commodity.”

― Alice Waters

“Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.”

― Anais Nin

“Music was kind of a precious commodity growing up.”

― Anderson East

“My hatred is precious. I don’t want to waste it on those who are colluding in their own oppression.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Peace is much more precious than a piece of land… let there be no more wars.”

― Anwar Sadat

“We are unnecessarily wasting our precious resources in wars… if we must wage war, we have to do it on unemployment, disease, poverty, and backwardness.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“I used to collect knick-knacks, like wizards, trolls and little buddhas, and arrange them like precious things on a shelf.”

― Ben Whishaw

“Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I already have a Tony for my Broadway concert in ’73. It’s one of the most precious things I’ve won.”

― Bette Midler

“When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.”

― Bono

“Declare this smite time, extracting precious gems and wholly hours you share to fruitcake a friend so dear.”

― Bradley Chicho

“Life is very precious.”

― Brian Harvey

“You’ve gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images.”

― Bruce Jackson

“The fact that there are still mainstream print media outlets willing to devote precious pages to book coverage at all is a triumph we should all be celebrating.”

― Camille Perri

“I’m not able to make amazingly perfect, precious pieces of content, but I get to make awesome spontaneous content that’s frequently ephemeral.”

― Casey Neistat

“When a gift is difficult to give away, it becomes even more rare and precious, somehow gathering a part of the giver to the gift itself.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Good investors have to choose how to allocate their mind share with the precious capital they have.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“O, Thou precious Lord Jesus Christ, we do adore Thee with all our hearts. Thou art Lord of all.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“It’s a really big deal to do a spacewalk. It’s much riskier than staying indoors. It’s complex. It uses up a lot of the precious resources onboard. It uses up oxygen. It uses up carbon dioxide scrubbers.”

― Chris Hadfield

“The most outrageous shoe that I had to do was a shoe where the person gave me stones – precious stones – and say that I could do anything with precious stones.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Our nation’s children are our greatest asset and our most precious treasure.”

― Christopher Dodd

“My kids are more precious to me than anything. I’m with them all day, and I write all night.”

― Danielle Steel

“Confidence is such a fragile and precious thing.”

― David Duval

“Water is our most precious resource, but we waste it, just as we waste other resources, including oil and gas.”

― David Suzuki

“Diamond planets truly are the most precious.”

― Debra Fischer

“Time is so precious with kids that you have to spend as much time with them as you can.”

― Debra Stephenson

“And every human being is precious.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Life too is precious to waste – to spend on anything but the best.”

― Dexter Scott King

“It is done… the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.”

― Dolley Madison

“Summer is very precious.”

― Dylan Lauren

“Your most precious possessions on offense are your twenty-seven outs.”

― Earl Weaver

“There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.”

― Edmund Hillary

“The future is no longer indefinite. Time has become very finite to me and very precious.”

― Edward Bryant

“We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“I’m not particularly precious about the theatrical experience any more.”

― Edward Norton

“In the necessary memorialisation of the six million dead, there had been precious little attention paid to those who survived and how they survived.”

― Edward Zwick

“Truth is life’s most precious commodity.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.”

― Emily Bronte

“The condition of sleep is profoundly contradictory. It is a precious good… but it is a good like none other, because to obtain it, one must seemingly give up the imperative to have it.”

― Emily Martin

“Every life is precious.”

― Emmylou Harris

“Important reserves of natural resources, like petroleum and precious metals, are the bulwarks for laying the foundations for the future.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“There’s something about knowing life is finite that makes it so precious.”

― Ethan Hawke

“Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.”

― Eugene Ionesco

“The Book of Mormon offers so much that broadens our understandings of the doctrines of salvation. Without it, much of what is taught in other scriptures would not be nearly so plain and precious.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The Book of Mormon, the record of Joseph, verifies and clarifies the Bible. It removes stumbling blocks; it restores many plain and precious things.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.”

― Fran Drescher

“When it’s time to film and to actually take on the role of Precious, I felt an immense responsibility to do it justice.”

― Gabourey Sidibe

“’Precious’ is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in ‘Precious,’ but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks.”

― Geoffrey S. Fletcher

“Life is precious. Life is sacred. And it ought so to be observed.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“A human person is infinitely precious and must be unconditionally protected.”

― Hans Kung

“Kids only learn that the stove is hot when they put their finger on and they burn it. This, unfortunately, is the limitation of our precious brain.”

― Hasso Plattner

“The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.”

― Hazrat Inayat Khan

“My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”

― Helen Keller

“The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”

― Herodotus

“Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.”

― Ho Chi Minh

“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.”

― Homer

“Soil is a living ecosystem, and is a farmer’s most precious asset. A farmer’s productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.”

― Howard Warren Buffett

“Soaring prices for crude oil, falling production surpluses, wild speculation in commodities, a rush into the precious metals, turmoil in the Middle East, assertive oil producers: it is 1973-74 all over again, and at dictation speed.”

― James Buchan

“Privacy has become the most precious thing. Things have got more cryptic in my writing.”

― Jamie Hince

“I think our young people are our most precious possession.”

― Janet Reno

“Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earth’s most precious gift.”

― Janine Benyus

“I’ve been fortunate, but I’m also not very precious about making sure I’m the star of a film.”

― Jason Bateman

“Who was Jesus anyway? After twenty centuries, there is not much anyone can agree on. The four canonical gospels don’t measure up to modern standards of biographical writing, and – outside of this material – there is precious little contemporary evidence, apart from a few glancing mentions of Jesus or the movement centered on him.”

― Jay Parini

“I think I’m very conscientious of how precious life is and how quickly life can be taken away from you, especially at times when it can be least expected.”

― Jeff Garcia

“Time is the most precious resource there is – you have to protect it.”

― Jesse Itzler

“I realized that so much of our precious time is taken up by obligations that we don’t even really need.”

― Jesse Itzler

“Everything matters. Time is precious.”

― Jessica Hagedorn

“The right word fitly spoken is a precious rarity.”

― John Boyle O’Reilly

“Occasionally, we are given a reminder of how precious a gift it is to understand the plan of salvation.”

― John Bytheway

“A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.”

― John Milton

“Learning how to learn is the most precious thing we have in life.”

― John Naisbitt

“My most precious possession is a 13.5-feet-long fishing rod, made by an American firm called Loomis.”

― John Rocha

“Men and women who decide to flirt with adultery just once can become enmeshed in misery and unhappiness for themselves and their precious families.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“The gospel of Jesus Christ is more enduring than fame, more precious than riches, more to be desired than happiness.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“I could’ve shot the whole East Village, because it was and is my neighborhood. But Seventh Street is precious to me.”

― Josh Pais

“Peace is one of the most precious gifts God has promised His children.”

― Joyce Meyer

“My closest friend is canine. I have precious few close friends, and most of them are not actors.”

― Judd Nelson

“I was borderline deluded to think something as outrageous as Semi Precious Weapons could have been mainstream.”

― Justin Tranter

“Eighteenth-century matrons would have never have dreamed of appointing a redhaired wet nurse for their precious offspring – redheads passed on their horrible characters through their milk.”

― Kate Williams

“I’m not going to risk our precious military resources on an ineffective, unproductive mission.”

― Kevin Brady

“My rights are precious, and I value those provided to me through the United States Constitution so much.”

― Killer Mike

“Forests are precious resources of the country and a wealth to be handed down to posterity.”

― Kim Jong-un

“I’m an equal-opportunity critic when it comes to left-wing celebrities sounding off on topics of which they know precious little.”

― Laura Ingraham

“My private life is the most precious thing to me.”

― Leona Lewis

“I’d be willing to do anything. I’m not precious. I’d wash dishes.”

― Linus Roache

“Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man that I have met.”

― Logic

“A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“Let’s not get too precious about it: actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons. We are just entertaining people.”

― Malcolm McDowell

“Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“My weekends are extremely precious.”

― Mariska Hargitay

“In the early 1980s, I wrote a book called ‘The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy.’ If I would write that book today, it would be a pamphlet. There is precious little privacy left.”

― Mark Skousen

“Time becomes more precious when you have children.”

― Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

“The past is only the present become invisible and mute; and because it is invisible and mute, its memorized glances and its murmurs are infinitely precious. We are tomorrow’s past.”

― Mary Webb

“As someone who is a dedicated fan of the NHS, I’m extremely worried, I think its a very precious thing that needs to be nurtured, looked after.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“We don’t ever realize how precious life is while we’re living it.”

― Michael Arden

“I’ve been slightly obsessed with paper and notebooks. Among my most precious possessions is a small light-blue, breviary-sized volume – four-and-a-half inches wide, seven inches tall – made by a company called Denbigh.”

― Michael Dirda

“Writers, directors often can get too precious with their words.”

― Michael Pitt

“Drama school taught me not to be precious.”

― Michaela Coel

“That creates the magic, and that’s the wonderment of the musical process and how precious that is.”

― Mick Fleetwood

“For Christians, faith is a precious good, the most valuable personal and social resource. When it is left untapped, the common good suffers – not just the particular interests of Christians.”

― Miroslav Volf

“When I record, it’s this very precious and insular thing.”

― Mitski

“One shouldn’t gamble with what is irreplaceable and precious.”

― Naomi Klein

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“Once humans traded their hunter-gatherer existences for more settled communities, we began a quest to make our lives better and more comfortable, but we’ve also been sucking precious finite resources from our environment ever since.”

― Naveen Jain

“The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection.”

― Nicholas Ray

“I’m old-school English, so I suppose I’m quite protective – especially of time. Now that I’m a father, every moment is precious.”

― Orlando Bloom

“My personal history is strewn with massive errors in judgment. They’re all precious to me.”

― Owen King

“I write so much and I release so much music that I think I’m less precious about that stuff than a lot of people.”

― Passenger

“Take life for what it is, which is very precious, and that’s what moments happen.”

― Pat McAfee

“The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.”

― Paul Farmer

“America is more than just a country. It’s more than Chicago or Wisconsin. It’s more than our borders. America is an idea. It’s a very precious idea.”

― Paul Ryan

“I realise how precious life is, probably because I’ve seen how it can be taken away.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.”

― Queen Elizabeth II

“The most precious things in speech are pauses.”

― Ralph Richardson

“Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.”

― Randolph Bourne

“My years on ‘Family Matters’ were precious to me. During the run of the show, I saw many births, deaths, weddings… The actual family on the show became my family.”

― Reginald VelJohnson

“There is precious little that’s charitable about the world of charity.”

― Richard Cohen

“I believe life is precious; I believe that to the marrow of my bones.”

― Richard Mourdock

“Every life is precious.”

― Rick Perry

“Celebrity despicability is a precious thing.”

― Rob Sheffield

“In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.”

― Robert Hall

“As a precious metal, silver is also money.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Life is precious – very, very precious.”

― Ron Cephas Jones

“That’s the thing about ‘The Daily Show’ – we’re doing four shows a week, so we can’t be too precious about what’s going on.”

― Ronny Chieng

“There is nothing more precious than our country.”

― Saad Hariri

“When your life is as precious as all our lives are, then it needs to be kept precious and looked after and treated well. And that is not something we should be sharing with a wider audience.”

― Saffron Burrows

“I’m controlling over anything I create. I’m very precious about it.”

― Sam Esmail

“For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.”

― Samuel Butler

“Life is too precious to be squandered for fame or love.”

― Sangram Singh

“Theater is so precious about each word – not that it’s a bad thing, but you definitely never stray from the script.”

― Sarah Steele

“We only have one life, and it is very precious, and there’s a lot we can do, and there’s a lot we should do.”

― Selena Gomez

“My daughters are very precious to me.”

― Shahid Afridi

“Comedians… they’re different from actors. There’s more ego there. They create the whole thing, I guess, so they’re more precious.”

― Sharon Horgan

“Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It’s not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me.”

― Sharon Olds

“Children are so precious.”

― Shayne Ward

“We need to appreciate how precious life is.”

― Shelley Fabares

“You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences.”

― Stella Adler

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

― Steve Jobs

“I’m pretty Net-savvy. My surfing time is precious.”

― Sushmita Sen

“I’m not suggesting that microbial cellulose is going to be a replacement for cotton, leather or other textile materials. But I do think it could be quite a smart and sustainable addition to our increasingly precious natural resources.”

― Suzanne Lee

“Nothing, not even human life, is more precious to us than our myths about ourselves.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“Energy is one of the most precious battlefield resources, but it is risky and expensive to deliver in combat zones.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“Use your lives wisely, my friends, and conserve these precious freedoms for future generations.”

― Ted Nugent

“The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things.”

― Theodore Zeldin

“One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind.”

― Thomas S. Monson

“More precious is want with honesty than wealth with infamy.”

― Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

“Sleep is very precious to me. I love to sleep.”

― Tia Mowry

“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“I can get quite well known, and then I can unleash this kind of anarchist-hippie thing that I’ve been holding like a very precious liquid, carefully, without spilling any, for years and years and years. And now I’m going to pour it everywhere.”

― Timothy Morton

“Liberty is the most precious gift we offer our citizens.”

― Tom Ridge

“We all have different musical instincts, and I think they’re precious and should be respected.”

― Tony Levin

“I’ve been very fortunate and met the guys that have become, basically, philosophers and have a kind of sensibility about life that’s very precious.”

― Val Kilmer

“Just being alive, staying human, I think that’s infinitely precious.”

― Vanessa Redgrave

“Collaboration is no longer painful – or precious.”

― Vince Clarke

“It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“Good listeners, like precious gems, are to be treasured.”

― Walter Anderson

“Gold and precious gems are, in many places, the one form of wealth a woman can use to protect and enhance herself within the elaborate structure of patriarchy.”

― Wangechi Mutu

“I’d rather fiddle with my phone for precious seconds than neglect an apostrophe; I’d rather insert a word laboriously keyed out than resort to predictive texting for a – acceptable to some – synonym.”

― Will Self

“Every hour of useful work is precious.”

― William Lyon Mackenzie King

“Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.”

― William Shakespeare
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