Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.
Much Ado About Nothing,
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
Physicists know what's important, but they don't know what is true. Mathematicians know what's true, but they don't know what is important.
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.
You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.
Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as a means to other account, and not merely as a means to other things, are knowledge, art instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.