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Rally Quotes


"People tend to rally around power." - Noam Chomsky

"Great leaders rally people to a better future." - Marcus Buckingham

"It's kind of hard to rally around a math class." - Bear Bryant

"Today was a reality check. Yesterday's rally was over-exuberant." - Michael H. K. Irwin

"I recently attended a pro-drug rally... in my basement." - David Cross

"To rally every black sheep is my goal." - Julian Cope

"Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again, Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom, We will rally from the hill-side, we'll gather from the plain, Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom." - George Frederick Root

"If you hold an anti-war rally, I shall not attend. But if you hold a Pro-Peace rally invite me." - Mother Teresa

"My heart is a protest that I let rally against my ribs." - Shane Koyczan

"It's impossible in normal times to rally a nation that has 265 kinds of cheese." - Charles De Gaulle

"The crowds at Flushing Meadow are about as impartial as a Nuremberg Rally." - Ian Wooldridge

"What's the difference between a Dice Clay concert and a Klan rally? Nothing. Trick question." - Bobcat Goldthwait

"Let us set up a standard around which the brave and the loyal can rally." - Winston Churchill

"Mosul stands rally at a sort of juncture of sectarian and ethnic differences." - Patrick Cockburn

"There was another Cleveland rally [of Hillary Clinton] - this one with LeBron James." - Mara Liasson

"When you've played a long rally and you lost it, it does hurt." - Gael Monfils

"I didn't want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot." - Tracy Austin

"When you show up at a rally supporting a bill, you are supporting the bill." - Charlie Dent

"One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time." - Jasmine Guy

"You don't boo at a Kemp rally. You boo at football games." - Jack Kemp

"Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side." - John Mccarthy

"Mother Teresa was brilliant. She said, "I will never attend an anti-war rally. If you have a peace rally, invite me." She knew. She understood the secret. Look what she manifested in the world." - Jack Canfield

"Mother Teresa was brilliant. She said, "I will never attend an anti-war rally. If you have a peace rally, invite me." She knew. She understood the secret. Look what she manifested in the world." - Jack Canfield

"It's [Ted] Cruz and [Donald] Trump until the establishment or unless the establishment figures rally around one person. I still think the best person for them to rally around is Chris Christie. Chris Christie would be the most interesting." - Laura Ingraham

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us." - Nhat Hanh

"The Union forever, Hurray! boys, Hurrah! Down with the traitor, up with the star; While we rally round the flag boys, rally once again, Shouting the battle cry of freedom." - George Frederick Root

"I managed a team that was so bad we considered a 2-0 count on the batter a rally." - Rich Donnelly

"If you're good to your staff when things are going well, they'll rally when times go bad." - Mary Kay Ash

"Never try to sell at the top. It isn't wise. Sell after a reaction if there is no rally." - Jesse Lauriston Livermore

"Every time I have a political rally I meet some people who say, "I need a job."" - Pierre Trudeau

"Donald Trump said it was his idea for [Sarah] Palin to bring up her son at the rally." - Chris Hayes

"I'm Rally of Unionist Separist Extremes, sometimes known as the R.U.S.E. ... It's the party at present in power." - Peter Ustinov

"I'm a proponent of single-payer health-care, public education, protecting the environment - all the things Democrats rally around." - Cynthia Dill

"Attending a Sarah Palin rally was simultaneously one of the strangest and most chilling events of my life." - John Oliver

"When I die, I don't want my demise to be used as a political rally, and that's what happened yesterday." - Bill O'Reilly

"There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better." - Mark Shields

"You can't do progressive government from the inside. You have to rally those outsiders and make them a force." - Jim Hightower

"When I die, I don't want my demise to be used as a political rally, and that's what happened yesterday." - Bill Oreilly

"When we say Bharat Vijay Rally, we intend to focus on making India emerge victorious over price rise, corruption, unemployment and mis-governance." - Narendra Modi

"The soul's maladies have their relapses like the body's. What we take for a cure is often just a momentary rally or a new form of the disease." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Black Consciousness is in essence the realization by the black man of the need to rally together with his brothers around the cause of their oppression." - Steven Biko

"In New York the other day, there was a pro-Martha Stewart rally. Only four people showed up ... and three of them were made out of crepe paper!" - Conan O'Brien

"It is important to expose yourself to ideas you don't agree with from time to time. Attend a political rally of a party you do not like." - Fred Green

"My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence." - Bernard Law Montgomery

"Trumpeter, sound for the splendour of God!... Trumpeter, rally us, up to the heights of it! Sound for the City of God." - Alfred Noyes

"Rally points scoring is twenty for the fastest, eighteen for the second fastest, right down to six points for the slowest fastest." - Murray Walker

"Only in Cali where we riot not rally to live and die In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right)" - Tupac Shakur

"We decided it here. Ilyich [Lenin] believed that we shouldn't leave the Whites a live banner to rally around, especially under the present difficult circumstances." - Yakov Sverdlov

"I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is." - Helen Wills

"There is a great need to rally the women of the Church to stand with and for the Brethren in stemming the tide of evil that surrounds us." - Howard W. Hunter

"I think the guys are starting to rally around my leadership style and the way I do things. I've been waiting for this opportunity my whole life." - Aaron Rodgers

"A strategist is one who helps people relax into their creative skills. People won't rally unless an idea is beautiful... Everyone is hanging on every word... Amazing." - Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

"Every group needs a comedian. A comic who is politically incorrect at the Berkeley campus might slay them at a Klan rally." - Lenny Bruce

"Do people in the Ku Klux Klan who die and come back as ghosts have to wear two sheets when attending the rally?" - Dana Gould

"After the miners' rally, when I saw how emotional everyone got when I sang, I thought I might get somewhere with singing" - Aselin Debison

"The Muslim masses, ... ... do not rally except against an outside occupying enemy, especially if the enemy is firstly Jewish, and secondly American." - Ayman al-Zawahiri

"In what is perhaps the strangest turn in the President's efforts to rally support, he agreed that Iraq is just like Vietnam, but in a good way." - Jon Stewart

"Trump is not haphazard. Trump has the ability to improvise at a rally or go off the prompter at some point." - Rush Limbaugh

"You see the crowds. I mean, you don't see enthusiasm like that at a Hillary [Clinton] rally. People are falling asleep." - Donald Trump

"Longer-term, I think the markets would rally under a [Donald] Trump plan and sell-off on a [Hillary] Clinton policy." - Maria Bartiromo

"It was thought that to rally Islam against godless communism would be doing the Soviet Union a very bad turn indeed, and that, in fact, transpired." - Edward Said

"Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence." - Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

"I feel used. I feel violated and duped over the fact that that turned into nothing more than a political rally." - Jesse Ventura

"Rally round the flag, boys- Give it to the breeze! That's the banner that we bore On the land and seas." - James Thomas Fields

"Color and bite permeate a language designed to rally many men, to destroy some, and to change the minds of others." - William Safire

"Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor." - John Hagee

"'TableTop' is packed with gaming celebrities and independent game creators. This is a huge subculture that really doesn't have a vehicle to rally around or educate people with." - Felicia Day

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies... if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us." - Nhat Hanh

"I have repeatedly said, when asked, that if the stories about me helped inspired our troops and rally a nation, then perhaps there was some good." - Jessica Lynch

"In the summer of 1990, I was buying stocks and I was probably three or four months early there. But we had a great rally in 1991." - Peter Lynch

"There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war." - George Mcgovern

"I've always liked to think I could do anything I wished as well as - if not better than - a man. But I wasn't very good at rally driving." - Jo Brand

"We have a lot of relationships to the gatekeepers who can rally their people to go to the movie theater. It's a trusting relationship." - David A R White

"Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor." - John Haggai

"Rally GB is obviously very special to me, so I am very much looking forward to competing in my home event and giving the fans something to cheer." - Colin McRae

"The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error." - Friedrich Schiller

"I have no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative reformer, the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement." - Rick Perry

"Cindy Sheehan is a clown. There is no real antiwar movement. No serious politician, with anything to do with anything, would show his face at an antiwar rally." - Karl Rove

"Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny." - Daniel Webster

"It's like playing tennis, you play a different rally with different people. Every actor is different and the chemistry between actors is different." - Tom Hiddleston

"There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point." - Ty Burrell

"I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is." - Helen Wills Moody

"Internet companies created the social-media tools that fueled the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street insurgencies, and that have helped political candidates rally grass-roots support." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"I pointed to an article with bold headlines reporting that the police had refused to allow the PAP to hold a rally at Empress Place, and then to the last paragraph where in small type it added the meeting would take place where we were now. I compared this with a prominent report about an SPA rally. This was flagrant bias." - Lee Kuan Yew

"I love how Mother Theresa said she wouldn't attend an anti-war rally but if there was a peace rally to call her. So I realized it's not about waging a war against everybody's disease and diagnosis but rather about helping them live." - Bernie Siegel

"We got a rally a little while later - to talk to the rally because what I heard at that meeting [in Flint] - it was almost impossible for me to believe that I was listening to people in the United States of America in the year 2016." - Hillary Clinton

"There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze." - Etty Hillesum

"People want an idol. They want royalty. They don't want a public servant. Hell no. They want someone to clap for and go, "Oh, he touched my hand at the rally!"" - Doug Stanhope

"In a recent interview, John McCain addressed Trump's campaign rally in Arizona and said that he just quote, 'fired up the crazies.' Not to be confused with Trump's show 'Celebrity Apprentice,' where he just FIRED the crazies." - Jimmy Fallon

"Every now and then I will play; I try to focus on charitable work. I might do it because it's an offer I can't refuse, so I rally and try to stay in shape and keep myself active." - Andre Agassi

"Clear therefore thy head, and rally, and manage thy thoughts rightly, and thou wilt save time, and see and do thy business well; for thy judgment will be distinct, thy mind free, and the faculties strong and regular." - William Penn

"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." - Mother Teresa

"Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young." - Roger Angell

"This is American leadership at its best. We stand with people who fight for their own freedom, and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity." - Barack Obama

"[We need] someone bold, to put himself at the head of the disaffected and rally them against the oppressor. Some great character who could captivate the people... someone wise who could direct the actions of an unbridled and floating multitude." - Jean-Paul Marat

"President Obama flew to a rally in Las Vegas last night. However, he did not visit any of the casinos. You know why? When you're $16 trillion in debt, they don't let you in." - Jay Leno

"As the adage goes, 'fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me'... It's time for patriots everywhere to rally together again and take back America." - Chuck Norris

"And then we were kissing.....The space around us evaporated, and for a weird moment I rally like my body; this cancer-ruined thing I'd spent years dragging around suddenly seemed worth the struggle,.." - John Green

"America cannot afford a rally to restore sanity in the middle of a recession. Did you even consider how many panic-related jobs that might cost us in the fear-industrial complex?" - Stephen Colbert

"I would turn the question around to people, especially those reporters who wrote some of those articles. Are you advocating our daughters shouldn't learn self-defense? Because that's what was taught at that rally." - Matt Shea

"At his campaign launch, Donald Trump apparently paid extras $50 to cheer for him at the rally. Trump said, 'Usually when I pay a person to like me, it's my wife.'" - Conan O'Brien

"Being a White Sox fan meant measuring victory in terms of defeat. A 6-5 defeat was a good day. A big rally was Wally Moses doubling down the right- field line." - Jean Shepherd

"There's something unique and different that makes a leader, and it's not about creativity or courage or integrity.... A leader's job is to rally people toward a better future." - Marcus Buckingham

"John Gummer just did not have the political clout or credibility to rally the troops. I had appointed him as a sort of nightwatchman, but he seemed to have to sleep on the job." - Margaret Thatcher

"What [Margaret Thatcher] made a play for was the acquisitive: our greedy nature. She set aside other things like an identification with community, altruism. The only collective that she understood was: Rally around and slay the enemy." - Hilary Mantel

"At any Trump rally, the Trump supporters were peaceful. They were enthusiastic. They loved America. They were excited. They were pro Trump. They were not bullies. They were not angry. They were not doing anything unless they were provoked." - Rush Limbaugh

"You'll always see me at a political rally and the black strip club; I'm gonna represent smoking weed and supporting Trayvon Martin on my record, because I'm a whole man." - Killer Mike

"The Democrats pulled out one of their most powerful surrogates - and no, it wasn't President [Barack] Obama. Beyonce showed up at a GOTV rally in Cleveland, joining her husband, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton." - Mara Liasson

"Monica Langley of the "Wall Street Journal" is reporting that Donald Trump's strategy is essentially two-pronged. that he's trying to use the split in the GOP to rally his base and trying to depress Democratic turnout." - Anderson Cooper

"We had a great rally right next to Phoenix, and it was an amazing, 21,000 people. But the protesters block the road. So you had thousands of people that couldn't get in." - Donald Trump

"It's important for us not to lose sight of the fact that this is a family that's grieving and there's been a tremendous loss. And we all have to rally around that piece of it." - Michelle Obama

"Of course the media loves stuff like that so they find this one Rockette. It's like you can have 10,000 people at a rally for [Donald] Trump and 200 people outside, and the 200 people outside make the news." - Rush Limbaugh

"It may be that Satan has little cause to fear most preaching. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God's people praying." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Every artist that becomes famous has a team, and needs to convince someone to believe in them enough to have others rally around them to achieve stardom. If I can be that person, then I am happy to do it." - Wendy Starland

"It didn't seem fair to me that Jon Stewart's rally didn't get the same kind of attention that Glenn Beck's did. Why was Beck's seen as checking the thermometer of the country, and Jon Stewart just dismissed as a satirist?" - David Sedaris

"After [Donald] Trump has won in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Republicans are crazy and are about to blow the White House if we don`t rally to stop him." - Haley Barbour

"Revered monks and people. This public rally is aimed at informing the whole world of the will of the people... Our purpose is to show that the entire people entertain the keenest desire for a multiparty democratic system of government." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"I went in a round of the Domain on Saturday morning in a rally car. At the start of it, I was asked if I felt scared. I said, 'certainly not, I have been working with Roger for years'." - David Lange

"I don't think my music really provokes that kind of energy that makes people want to grab AKs and rally through the streets. I don't think my music is gangsta in that sense." - Fashawn

"What I said was that I was at first supportive of Bernie [Sanders] when he came to Los Angeles for his first rally, I was there, I was supportive." - Tom Hayden

"I love hearing stories about, you know, people who are overcoming challenges in their life. And when you experience hardships, you can either fold or rally, and just by a paradigm shift in your belief system." - Brooke Burns

"Whether it's running for president or trying to win an Oscar, campaigning is a must and relationships are a big part of that. It's about who you know to rally behind you." - Ryan Kavanaugh

"My time in the World Rally Championship has been a useful stage in my career, but I can't deny the fact that my hunger for F1 has recently become overwhelming." - Kimi Raikkonen

"I think I'm the best candidate not just to beat President Obama, but to do what is necessary to get this country going, a conviction conservative who can rally the American public around a common set of values." - Rick Santorum

"Generally, a rally will have staying power, technicians say, if, in addition to price movements, it has heavy trading volume and breadth, meaning that several stocks rise for each stock that falls." - Alex Berenson

"I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk." - Anita Loos

"My way of thinking is to create a situation where we rally everyone together and create peace and pardon people, to not forget about the past - because we need to learn from it - but to mainly think about the future." - Michel Martelly

"It is wrong to make anyone into an enemy; it is wrong to scare the people of one's own country with that enemy and try to rally some allies on that basis." - Vladimir Putin

"I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible." - Tony Campolo

"When you become part of something, in some way you count. It could be a march; it could be a rally, even a brief one. You're part of something, and you suddenly realize you count. To count is very important." - Studs Terkel

"I do believe that freedom isn't free - but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They've been cynically using the word 'freedom' to rally the American public against its own best interests." - Richard Trumka

"I like Obama. I don't know who could do a better job. He's got an incredibly tough situation, and a good heart and mind. I'd like to see him rally support a little better." - Ted Turner

"Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it." - Douglas Macarthur

"If you want to understand what's going to happen, you can't look in the rearview mirror into the United States' history, because that's done now. You have to look out at the rest of the world and look at the history of the rest of the world, and what you'll see is demonstrations and counter-demonstrations are going to become the norm. We'll have a big march, then they'll have a big march, we'll have a big rally and they'll have a big rally. That will be one of the features. Again, a pro-regime and pro-opposition media system, that will become a feature." - Van Jones

"Mitt Romney's rally in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday began the way every political event begins. 'Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country's national anthem.' This is always an uncomfortable moment for me. While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling: 'Ari_Shapiro: As a reporter I'm torn about joining in the pledge of allegiance/national anthem at rallies. I'm a rally observer, not a participant.'" - Ari Shapiro

"I've got a pen, and I've got a phone, and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive action.Where I can act on my own without Congress, I'm going to do so. I've got a pen to take executive actions where Congress won't, and I've got a telephone to rally folks around the country on this mission." - Barack Obama

"If I think about most of America, and maybe I'm terribly wrong...but I think most of America would say that they're not in favor of gay marriage. But there is certainly a large cohort, not a majority but a large number of people, who are articulate and vocal and they'd rally behind this. They're making their opinion known." - Tim Gunn

"When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there's 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don't sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it's about being independent and things like that." - Jamie Foxx

"After the Cold War, to rally the American people to understand that we had to be a part of solutions. It's one thing to say that we have to run everything, it's another to say we don't want anything to do with it." - Madeleine Albright

"When it comes to animal agriculture, there is conventional, which is rally hideous, and 'compassionate' and 'certified humane' or whatever, which 'may' be 'slightly' less hideous. But it is all torture. It's all wrong. These 'happy' gimmicks are just designed to make the public feel better about exploiting animals. Don't buy the propaganda of 'happy' exploitation. Go vegan and promote veganism." - Gary L Francione

"In truth, no men on earth can cheer like Englishmen, who do so rally one another's blood and spirit when they cheer in earnest, that the stir is like the rush of their whole history, with all its standards waving at once, from Saxon Alfred's downwards." - Charles Dickens

"Opposing what's wrong is a halfway measure at best. A rebel must also have a vision for something better, a strategy for moving toward that vision and a capacity to rally and join with others in achieving it. If the anger that drives rebellion is not transformed into the hope that inspires movement communities, it will do more harm than good." - Parker J. Palmer

"People listen for cues - when they are searching for a decision, they look to people they know. Young people can be apathetic in certain ways unless they hear from someone they like and admire about why they should be engaged and involved. If someone you love is doing a rally or concert, you may be engaged to register." - Hill Harper

"As long as you're alive, there's always a chance things will get better." "Or worse," said Liraz. "Yes," he conceded. "Usually worse." Hazael cut in. "My sister, Sunshine, and my brother, Light. You two should rally the ranks. You'll have us killing ourselves by morning." - Laini Taylor

"The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear bread - in Ireland, sword and brand; and poverty, and ignorance, shall swell the rich and grand, so rally round the rulers with the gentle iron hand, of the fine old English Tory days; hail to the coming time!" - Charles Dickens

"Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them; The iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail: A feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of a battle, And rally to a nobler strife the giants that had fled." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"That name was a power to rally a nation in the hour of thick-thronging public disasters and calamities; that name shone amid the storm of war, a beacon light to cheer and guide the country's friends; it flamed too like a meteor to repel her foes." - Daniel Webster

"In our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon." - Steve McCurry

"Though written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again rally and recall the people; they fix too for the people the principles of their political creed." - Thomas Jefferson

"It was probably when I had a game point at 3-1 in the first set and it was a really long point, and I did a passing shot after a huge rally. Maybe from then I was like, 'Okay, that's not normal.'" - Petra Kvitova



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