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Take A Stand Quotes


"Take a stand. Be known for your courage and confidence." - Indra Nooyi

"It's never the right time to take a particular stand." - Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

"Take a stand and command to demand what's grand." - Big Daddy Kane

"I'd take a Bromo, but I can't stand the noise." - W C Fields

"Stand up and take your dissonance like a man." - Charles Ives

"Never stand and take a charge... charge them too." - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You're defined by what you stand for" - Oprah Winfrey

"I'm not afraid, to take a stand Everybody come take my hand" - Eminem

"I'm equally comfortable in getting out there and taking a stand when I have to take a stand." - Sanjay Kumar

"There is a time to take a stand and there is a time to take your leave." - Chip Ingram

"Look no farther than your hand, Make a choice and take a stand." - Shannon Hale

"Cultural creatives take a stand for a more spiritualized, personalized, and integrated culture." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"I claim the right to take a stand once in a while." - Antonio Tabucchi

"I think Scotland could take a stand in a wonderful way, ecologically and morally and ethically." - Annie Lennox

"The loneliness of a one night stand is hard to take." - Stevie Nicks

"Renewal and revival often begin when young people take a stand for God." - Jim Burns

"God honors you when you take a stand for what is right." - Jim George

"Most people perceive moderates as timid middle-of-the-roaders who can't take a stand." - Rick Bayan

"Scouting teaches a boy to take care of himself and stand on his own two feet." - Ezra Taft Benson

"I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise." - Joe E Lewis

"A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Spiritual growth is like learning to walk. We stand up, fall, stand up, fall, take a step, fall, take a couple of steps, fall, walk a little better, wobble a bit, fall, run, and finally, eventually fly." - Geri Larkin

"Spiritual growth is like learning to walk. We stand up, fall, stand up, fall, take a step, fall, take a couple of steps, fall, walk a little better, wobble a bit, fall, run, and finally, eventually fly." - Geri Larkin

"Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf." - Sam Ewing

"I want the cabinet to stand up and have a spine and a backbone and take responsibility." - Alex Sink

"For a workout, I love to hike or take a long walk. Being outside is crucial; I can't stand gyms." - Alice Greczyn

"I see it as my duty to take a stand for the Iraqi people, for democracy, freedom and reconciliation." - Ayad Allawi

"I think people can stand to take themselves just a little less seriously. I'm fighting the war against pretension." - Kesha

"We wanted to do a crime that the world would have to stand up and take notice." - Susan Atkins

"Any one may take like from man, but no one death; a thousand gates stand open to it." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"It is not freedom from conditions, but it is freedom to take a stand toward the conditions." - Viktor E Frankl

"Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"I think you've got to have a depth, a deeper depth to take stand-up into acting, but I think it really helps you as a stand-up to home into different characters and stuff easily." - Chris Tucker

"The engineers are taking their stand on grounds of conscience...Conscientious objection to the law is not a criminal act. These people are our people and we should take a principled stand, together." - Tony Benn

"I can't stand people that do not take food seriously." - Oscar Wilde

"How many spectral warriors does it take to change a light-bulb? One, and a stepladder. At a pinch, of course, he could stand on a chair." - Tom Holt

"Some are wandering into forbidden paths because they are seeking popularity with their peers, even to the extent of doing things they know are wrong. They cannot stand criticism or ridicule and will not take a firm stand against wrongdoing." - Nathan Eldon Tanner

"Stand upon the Atman, then only can we truly love the world. Take a very, very high stand; knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world." - Swami Vivekananda

"Stand upon the Self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand; knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world." - Swami Vivekananda

"The photographer, even in fashion and portraiture, has to have a standpoint. It's important to know what you stand for, no? Most people just take pictures but they stand for nothing. They follow trends and don't know why." - Peter Lindbergh

"It's easy to stand back, but to move forward and take a chance, that takes a little more guts, a little more courage." - Venus Williams

"You can take a handful of dollars, a good story, and people with passion and make a movie that will stand up against any $70 million movie." - Jason Patric

"It is a good thing to stand away from the canvas from time to time and take a full view of the picture." - Winston Churchill

"It doesn't take skill to stand in a place were no bullets find you, or to fire into the dark and hit a man you didn't see." - Veronica Roth

"Now's the time to take a chance, come on we've gotta make a stand. What do we have to lose the choice is in our hands." - Selena

"So please take a seat if you really can't stand it, got success in my pocket and these rappers in a panic" - Drake

"It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." - Jason Robert Brown

"I'm a role model for those who dare to be different. For those who dare to take a stand in their life and have an opinion" - Madonna Ciccone

"I'm a role model for those who dare to be different. For those who dare to take a stand in their life and have an opinion" - Madonna Ciccone

"Think a hundred times before you take any decision, but once a decision is taken, stand by it as one man." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it." - Lyndon B Johnson

"This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion." - Stephen Harper

"When you flop, that's just another message that you don't know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Drugs take away the dream from every child's heart and replace it with a nightmare, and it's time we in America stand up and replace those dreams." - Nancy Reagan

"Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand. Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy." - Jackson Browne

"A man is not measured by how much he can take and stand but by how fast he regains once fallen." - George S Patton

"Let's get the government stay out of our private lives, once and for all, and stop arresting smokers. Let's take a stand for personal freedom." - Willie Nelson

"Take a stand, America! You deserve better. Resolve to live life vibrantly by looking to family, faith, and freedom in this new year!" - Sarah Palin

"Gosh, if I'm gonna take a big stand on something I would hope it would be for more than flip flops!" - Rose Mcgowan

"We seem to be afflicted by a widespread and eroding reluctance to take any stand on any values, moral, behavioral or esthetic." - Barbara Tuchman

"Somehow the idea has gotten around that it is unchristian to take a stand against heresy. Some of us need to read the New Testament again." - Vance Havner

"We must stand our ground to ensure that our laws reduce violence and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent." - Eric Holder

"It profits not me to have any man fence or fight for me, to flourish or take a side. Stand for truth and 'tis enough." - Ben Jonson

"I'll take the shooting. I'm used to that. I've been shot a few times in the past, and I guess I can stand it, again." - Joe Hill

"Why do you permit a mere word to stand in your way? Forget the word difficult and take your next step." - Vernon Howard

"When a profit-seeking company proposes to take citizens' private land away for its own gain, people should stand up for their rights." - Louis Bacon

"Part of me has certainly been motivated by wanting to take a stand against the restrictions that made Mother give up so much." - Susan Faludi

"I've got a life, you know, take me in the totality of my actions and I'll tell you, I will stand with my record." - Bill Bennett

"I can definitely be tough when pushed. In relationships, you have to take a stand for who you are and how you're willing to be treated." - Maggie Grace

"When I was younger and did a stand-up gig, it would take me two weeks to recover. Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter." - Adam Sandler

"When you take the time to understand why your parents did the things they did, you stand a good chance of learning more about your own behavior." - Lisa Ling

"When I wrote the song, The Way It Is, I wanted to move people to take a stand on civil rights in this country." - Bruce Hornsby

"When you flop, that's just another message that you don't know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man." - Shaquille Oneal

"It will probably take several more generations before the female body can be considered a stand-in for the human body." - Pipilotti Rist

"I was new to acting on a stage in a narrative as opposed to acting on a stage as a stand-up. And like everything else it's just like comfort level. The first time I did stand-up I was at a place called the B3 in New York on Third and Avenue B and I not only didn't take the mic out of the stand, but I clutched the stand of the entire time." - John Mulaney

"I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you're going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life." - Blake Shelton

"When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that." - Barbara Boxer

"It's not like you take the right turning and you get everlasting happiness and you take the wrong one and your life's a disaster. In real life it's often impossible to tell which decision is the one you should make because what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose are sometimes-often-neck and neck." - Marian Keyes

"I prefer a thief to a Congressman. A thief will take your money and be on his way, but a Congressman will stand there and bore you with the reasons why he took it." - Walter E. Williams

"I do believe God has given me an incredible opportunity and a platform in a secular environment but still to take a stand for Christ and being a blessing to believers." - Mike Huckabee

"Take my love, take my land Take me where I cannot stand I don't care, I'm still free You can't take the sky from me" - Joss Whedon

"As an actor, you have to be able to take all sides as well. You have to at least be able to understand things. No bad guy looks in the mirror every morning and says, boy, I'm gonna be a real bad guy this morning. He goes after his own what he's after, just like us good guys. You kind of have to take a stand and, a lot of times, you have to take the writer's stand or the stand of the character this writer has created." - Michael Mckean

"Your grandparents did not endure the indignities of a steerage journey to Ellis Island so that you could stand outside a discotheque and beg a wallpaper designer to take you in with him." - Fran Lebowitz

"We know we're coming full circle with God when we stand at a very similar crossroad where we made such a mess of life before, but this time we take a different road." - Beth Moore

"Take a stand for what's right. Raise a ruckus and make a change. You may not always be popular, but you'll be part of something larger and bigger and greater than yourself. Besides, making history is extremely cool." - Samuel L Jackson

"In order to develop a pioneering missional spirit, a capacity for genuine ecclesial innovation, let along engender daring discipleship, we are going to need the capacity to take a courageous stand when and where necessary." - Alan Hirsch

"I tell people I'm a stand-up comedian two hours a week. The rest of the time, I'm somebody's husband, I'm somebody's father. I'm a man. I take great pride in that." - Steve Harvey

"Man cannot stand a meaningless life." - Carl Jung

"Choose a self and stand by it." - William James

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln

"Stand-up comedy is a raunchy profession." - Aziz Ansari

"Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice." - Shawn Johnson

"Reform is not a one-night stand." - John Bolton

"I've gotten to go to the Opry a couple of times and stand backstage and watch. But I made it a point not to take a tour or stand in the circle until music took me there. I told myself that was one place I'd never go unless music took me there." - Dustin Lynch

"I can't stand a ballplayer who plays in fear. Anybody who has a good shot has got to take it and keep taking it. So he what?" - Red Auerbach

"A person can run for years but sooner or later he has to take a stand in the place which, for better or worse, he calls home, and do what he can to change things there." - Paule Marshall

"Our children need to be able to see us take a stand for a value and against injustices, be those values and injustices in the family room, the boardroom, the classroom, or on the city streets." - Barbara Coloroso

"I do not criticize people who take a public stand on human rights issues. I express my respect for them. But some people are more influential without a public confrontation." - Henry A Kissinger

"Travel in car, because you can stop. Air travel any more is a nightmare. I think it's the same for everyone. If I have a choice to stand in line to get x-rayed, or see scenery, I'll take scenery." - Steve Kimock

"I would like to go for a ride with you, have you take me to stand before a river in the dark where hundreds of lightning bugs blink this code in sequence: right here, nowhere else! Right now, never again!" - Amy Hempel

"I now realize that just because you can take a punch does not mean you must stand in front of a fist, particularly not when the fist is your own." - Iyanla Vanzant

"There has to be a moment when you choose happiness, when you stand up, raise your face towards the sun, and just grab joy and put it in a place where no one can ever take it away from you." - Kris Radish

"If you were an actor, anybody could go on Broadway and take a George Carlin hour and do it on stage as a one man show. They're all stand alone essays." - Jay Mohr

"Any negro who occupies a position that was given to him by the white man, if you analyze his function, his function never enables him to really take a firm, uncompromising, militant stand on problems that confront our people." - Malcolm X

"She may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"A person can run for years but sooner or later he has to take a stand in the place which, for better or worse, he calls home, do what he can to change things there." - Paule Marshall

"We take for granted the slow miracle whereby water in the irrigation of a vineyard becomes wine. It is only when Christ turns water into wine, in a quick motion, as it were, that we stand amazed." - Saint Augustine

"And I used to say, 'I'm black, too.' In other words, I - my whole life I've been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand." - Duane Chapman

"I get up around 7 a.m. That's very early for a stand-up comic. Then I'll have breakfast with my husband, the artist Al Ridenour, take my three dogs for a walk and commence with my work." - Margaret Cho

"To take a stand for the future is to bring forth an opportunity not borne of the path we've taken in the past, but borne of a vision which we would create for ourselves." - Werner Erhard

"I have always been a flirt. My mother says whe I was a child, I used to stand outside the house and just smile at everyone who walked by. Like, 'Please take me with you!'" - Bell Hooks

"We've got a lot of down-ballot candidates that are also being lifted up by this campaign [for Presidency in 2016]. If we don't take a stand at some point and begin to stand our ground, we are never going to begin to move forward. We've got to do that." - Jill Stein

"The thing about stand-ups is you can't really get good unless you're failing in front of a large number of people. That makes stand-up comedy unique: you need a tremendous amount of reserve within you to take the rejection from the audience, and without it, you can't do anything." - David Steinberg

"We have to stand for our principles, stand for our allies, stand for a strong military and stand for a stronger economy." - Mitt Romney

"either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird." - Henry Miller

"Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand." - Berton Braley

"If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat." - Anonymous

"Take the goods the gods provide, and don't stand and sulk when they are snatched away." - Mary McMullen

"That's what I take pride in in my stand-up, is changing things up. Being special." - Godfrey

"We stand for global security and so we take care of everyone's life." - Evo Morales

"When I started stand-up, the first thing I did was to take an improv class." - J B Smoove

"You are where you are today because you stand on somebody's shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It's the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give" - Vernon Jordan

"You need courage to be creative. You need the courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone, if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity." - Jim Rohn

"When I left Iowa, I definitely never wanted to stand in front of a group of academics again and see if they approved of me. I made up my mind to take my work to the actual reading public." - Daniel Woodrell

"Im not a celebrity. I dont take myself too seriously. I know where I stand in the food chain. And no matter how much of an insider I ever become or am, Ill still always be an outsider." - Perez Hilton

"It would just be nice if we had leaders in Washington who could unequivocally take a stand on behalf of democratic movements in other parts of the world. And even this is true for even Brother Barack Obama." - Cornel West

"For years I did take my time, but that was because I hated waiting to hit shots - I adopted a pace where I didn't have to stand by my ball and wait." - Arnold Palmer

"Sometimes when you're treated unfairly it makes you stronger and more determined. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe." - Michael Jackson

"One should never send soldiers on a mission based on just good will and good intent. Unfortunately, that can mean one has to stand by and watch human rights abuses take place." - Thomas de Maiziere

"If the Scottish want to break away, I shall stand on Hadrian's Wall with a teary handkerchief, and say: 'Good riddance to the lot of you, and take your stupid bagpipes with you.'" - Jeremy Clarkson

"The government would have preferred not to take a stand, but the constant presence of the Israeli-Arab conflict on our television screens made it an issue that could no longer be avoided." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"Over 270 girls were kidnapped for going to school in Nigeria! They are still missing! I'M outraged and you should be too!! I'm supporting Join me and take a stand!!!!!!! Bringbackourgirls revolutionoflove" - Madonna Ciccone

"I always feel I have to take a stand, And there's always someone on hand To hate me for standing there. I always feel I have to open my mouth, And every time I do, I offend someone, somewhere." - Ani Difranco

"Since strict obedience is demanded and harshly enforced, only the least talented, least articulate, least nuanced thinkers, least likely to take a stand against abuse, and the least courageous people thrive in the Church today." - Kate Kelly

"I wanted to take part in the Women's Aid Real Man campaign because domestic violence affects so many women and children during their lifetime and I think it is important to stand up against what is often a hidden crime." - Duncan Bannatyne

"We must, like a painter, take time to stand back from our work, to be still, and thus see what's what. . . True repose is standing back to survey the activities that fill our days." - William Mcnamara

"If we will do our part and take a strong stand for our families, God will do His part. He'll help us to have great marriages and great relationships with our parents and children." - Joel Osteen

"Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say that you were wrong." - Lara Logan

"I think it would be very good if writers and artists take a stand in electoral politics. They've got the ability to put words together that might reach the ears of the people of the city who vote." - Jimmy Breslin

"I wrote for Roseanne. I wrote her stand-up act with her. I wrote with Tom Arnold. There was a period when I was working with them pretty steadily. But I would take brief gigs here and there." - Judd Apatow

"If we are right on the inside, we will address these issues straight-forwardly and take a stand on them, and, if necessary, die for them. We will be that committed." - Dallas Willard

"People want to see other people who have 'non-negotiables,' things for which they're willing to say, 'This is it' we take our stand right here.' That's a leadership quality which people respect." - John Ashcroft

"It's easy to just see what you want to see in your own comfort bubble, but to really get out there and experience the suffering of animals is an awakening. I had to become proactive and take a stand." - Alison Eastwood

"I always feel I have to take a stand, And there's always someone on hand To hate me for standing there. I always feel I have to open my mouth, And every time I do, I offend someone, somewhere." - Ani Difranco

"I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I'm going to take a stand. I'm going to defend it." - John Hughes

"The time has come for us to draw the line. The time has come for the responsible leaders of both political parties to take a stand against overgrown Government and for the American taxpayer." - Richard M. Nixon

"I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic." - Grace Abbott

"Everybody's career has ups and downs. I like to take chances; I don't like to stand still. And I don't give a damn what the market is interested in; I want to try things." - Alan Arkin

"The Ed Hardy man is confident with a strong sense of personal style. He is not afraid to be seen and take risks. He enjoys comfort and flexible style, yet he wants to stand apart from the crowd." - Christian Audigier



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