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"Poetry cannot take sides except with life." - Stephen Spender

"Jesus does' take sides; He takes over." - Andy Stanley

"Jesus doesn't take sides; He takes over." - Andy Stanley

"Jesus doesn't take sides; He takes over." - Andy Stanley

"Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong - but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong." - Robert A Heinlein

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim." - Elie Wiesel

"He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides." - Charles Lamb

"Can't take sides? - - -! These were American journalists, and they can't take sides? That attitude illustrates the haughty arrogance of people in the news business." - Rush Limbaugh

"Take heede of an oxe before, of an horse behind, of a monke on all sides." - George Herbert

"Take sides. Neutrality always serves the oppressor and never the oppressed." - Elie Wiesel

"It is wrong to say the U.S. should "not take sides" in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute." - Howard Berman

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall take flack from both sides."- Unofficial UN Motto" - Robert Asprin

"We have to take care of people on all sides. We need justice." - Donald Trump

"People are so conditioned to take sides that a balanced analysis looks to them like hatred." - Scott Adams

"Sooner or later...one has to take sides - if one is to remain human." - Graham Greene

"Sooner or later...one has to take sides. If one is to remain human." - Graham Greene

"I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah, or for or against Israel." - John Dingell

"It is wrong to say the U.S. should 'not take sides' in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute." - Howard Berman

"If you can't take both sides, it means you can only play yourself." - Stella Adler

"You can't take sides when you know the earth is round." - Patricia Sun

"Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics." - George J Mitchell

"One should never take sides in anything, Mr. Kelvil. Taking sides is the beginning of sincerity, and earnestness follows shortly afterwards, and the human being becomes a bore." - Oscar Wilde

"I'm pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people's bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides." - Kanye West

"If you are convinced of a matter, you must take sides or you don't deserve to succeed." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There is an ongoing battle between conscience and self-interest in which, at some point, we have to take sides." - Robert Breault

"Be who you are and I'll be who I am. I refuse to take sides, because everybody has their story." - Sandra Bernhard

"There is an ongoing battle between conscience and self-interest in which, at some point,we have to take sides." - Robert Brault

"Fredo you're my older brother and I love you. But don't ever take sides against the family..." - Mario Puzo

"He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You can't escape your own period. Whether you take sides for or against, you're always in it." - Pablo Picasso

"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel

"He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue." - George W Bush

"They said it was against the rules to take sides on a controversial issue. I said, 'I wish you had told me that during World War II, when I took sides against Hitler." - Howard K Smith

"If you are going to be a mediator or arbitrator you have to be in the middle between the two sides; you cannot take sides only with one party." - Bashar al-Assad

"They said it was against the rules to take sides on a controversial issue. I said, 'I wish you had told me that during World War II, when I took sides against Hitler.'" - Howard K Smith

"Americans need help understanding their world now more than ever. [TV] believes it's filled its obligation to the public because it's presented both sides. But most of what we're living through now has multiple sides, and those sides, if you take the extreme oppositional views, have to be brought together for people to make a decision about how to act on the information." - Hillary Clinton

"There's some downsides to being famous, which are not even worth mentioning. But to combat the bad sides of being famous, you really should take advantage of the good sides. The good sides are, you can use that fame to get projects you might not normally get." - Chris Rock

"To take sides with life and experience how we can transcend ourselves is a process that has many names and faces. Religion is one of those names." - Dorothee Solle

"I've looked at love from both sides now From give and take, and still somehow, It's love's illusions I recall I really don't know love at all." - Joni Mitchell

"We want to see both sides not take unilateral action that would prejudice an eventual outcome, a reunification that all parties are seeking." - Colin Powell

"A poet's work.... To name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep." - Salman Rushdie

"God cannot take sides; for He is in all of us. We are all a part of Him, and when we try to destroy Him, we destroy ourselves." - Sidney Sheldon

"Art is amoral, whether we accept this or not; it does not take sides. The finest fictions are cold at heart." - John Banville

"What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party." - Henry David Thoreau

"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep." - Salman Rushdie

"A poet's work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep." - Salman Rushdie

"When you start talking about abortion and gay rights, people take that seriously and they're passionate about it - on both sides." - Bob Buckhorn

"Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides." - Laozi

"Novelist-Citizen of Two Countries Interpreter of his Generation on both Sides of the Sea." - Henry James

"Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called accessible." - Sun Tzu

"The Tao doesn't take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn't take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners. The Tao is like a bellows: it is empty yet infinitely capable. The more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you understand. Hold on to the center." - Laozi

"To reconcile conflicting parties, we must have the ability to understand the suffering of both sides. If we take sides, it is impossible to do the work of reconciliation. And humans want to take sides. That is why the situation gets worse and worse. Are there people who are still available to both sides? They need not do much. They need do only one thing: Go to one side and tell all about the suffering endured by the other side, and go to the other side and tell all about the suffering endured by this side. This is our chance for peace. But how many of us are able to do that?" - Nhat Hanh

"I suppose really I was a wife, a mother and a business woman, and then suddenly catapulted into this kind of world of craziness where it's... there's good sides and there's bad sides...I wouldn't kind of turn the clock back and take another direction." - Lisa Vanderpump

"I suppose really I was a wife, a mother and a business woman, and then suddenly catapulted into this kind of world of craziness where it's... there's good sides and there's bad sides...I wouldn't kind of turn the clock back and take another direction." - Lisa Vanderpump

"There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess." - A S Byatt

"Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as two sides of an algebraic equation." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Photography has no dark sides!" - August Sander

"Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It's more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you don't quite know where it comes from." - Pablo Picasso

"People tend to take sides in these discussions. They feel obligated to say baseball is in catastrophic circumstance or no problem at all. I think extremes are misleading. I think there's a problem and it's of modest dimensions." - Andrew Zimbalist

"Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It's more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you do' quite know where it comes from." - Pablo Picasso

"It is the fool who always rushes to take sides. Do not commit to any side or cause by yourself. By maintaining your independence, you become the master of others - playing people against one another, making them pursue you." - Robert Greene

"Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative." - Paul Robeson

"It's interesting that there's so many different sides of this: Women get frustrated that we don't get paid enough; and then the Republicans or the CEOs that are men say, "Well, it's because women take off time for maternity leave."" - Jennifer Lawrence

"In this new digital landscape, this sort of international marketplace, it's come full circle, and I wanted to take advantage of my talent relations on both sides of the Atlantic." - Colin Callender

"I never yet knew the sun to be knocked down and rolled through a mud-puddle; he comes out honor-bright from behind every storm. Let us then take sides with the sun, seeing we have so much leisure." - Henry David Thoreau

"My message to the Pope would be, don't take sides on the science. Don't make the same mistake as seven out of 10 judges in the trial of Galileo, when they invited him to retract his views." - Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

"You can't take sides against anything. If you would just be one who is for things, you would live happily ever after. If you could just leave the "against" part out." - Esther Hicks

"Taxes are the flip side of expenditures. The same issues apply on both sides. There are questions of fairness and justice as much in the way you take money away as in the way you disburse it." - Bruce Babbitt

"Take Western nations on both sides of the Atlantic, where xenophobic demagogues have been allowed to turn the law-abiding workers who prop up their economies into barbaric freeloaders, all simply to further their nefarious ends." - Andre Naffis-Sahely

"Although he is regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics, and in America disagreement with the policies of the government is not evidence of lack of patriotism." - George Mitchell

"So long as man remains no real threat to the Enemy, Satan's line to him is 'You're fine'. But after you do take sides, it becomes 'Your heart is bad and you know it'." - John Eldredge

"Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make." - Ruth Benedict

"When you write, you take the ball and you hold it up to the light and you turn it slowly, and let people draw their own conclusions. And try to bring empathy to all sides of the equation." - Justin Cronin

"People take sides on political things, such as the Vietnam War. War is immoral and war is wrong, but I don't think the clergy ought to bring it before the Church." - Warren Giles

"Most of us know nothing about constitutional law, so it's hardly surprising that we take sides in the Obamacare debate the way we root for the Red Sox or the Yankees. Loyalty to the team is what matters." - Paul Bloom

"There are all sorts of cries that the leaders of the Green Movement should submit themselves to the supreme leader, but that won't take place. Both sides have to be prepared for a serious negotiation." - Abdolkarim Soroush

"It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the top compared to the sides, so the air would not take the easiest route and not evenly dry the stored corn." - Orville Redenbacher

"I am open and willing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on a variety of appropriate measures we can take to prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands and mitigate future tragedies." - Kurt Schrader

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel

"It takes two sides to make a deal, two sides to negotiate and two sides to make it go bad." - Gary Bettman

"People don't take trips . . . trips take people." - John Steinbeck

"Take yourself seriously but take yourself lightly." - Ken Blanchard

"When we speak for the poor, please note that we do not take sides with one social class. What we do is invite all social classes, rich and poor, without distinction, saying to everyone let us take seriously the cause of the poor as though it were our own." - Oscar Romero

"God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures Boasts two soul-sides, one to face the world with, One to show a woman when he loves her." - Robert Browning

"After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together." - Hemant Joshi

"In an audience of rough people a generous sentiment always brings down the house. In the tumult of war both sides applaud a heroic deed." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

"A fair bargain leaves both sides unhappy." - George R R Martin

"Be truthful. Nature only sides with truth." - Adolf Loos

"Taking sides cannot bring peace and balance." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Much might be said on both sides." - Joseph Addison

"Ready to split his sides with laughing." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Much may be said on both sides." - Henry Fielding

"To those on both sides who suffered." - Paul Fussell

"Fortune sides with he who dares" - Virgil

"Fortune sides with him who dares." - Virgil

"Like everybody I have many different sides." - Juliette Lewis

"Be truthful, nature only sides with truth." - Adolf Loos

"There are two sides to every question." - Protagoras

"I have some sarcastic sides of me." - Eden Sher

"Take pains. Be perfect." - William Shakespeare

"Take my wife... Please!" - Henny Youngman

"Playing with wingers is more effective against European sides like Brazil than English sides like Wales." - Ron Greenwood

"Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together." - Jesse Jackson

"Only losers and amateurs blame the cards. After all, cards don't care; they don't take sides, and they have no memory. They are blind justice holding her scales, and in the long run they'll tip evenly for the novice and the skilled alike." - Lou Krieger

"In the Sacramento of the 1950s, it was as though White simply hadn't had time enough to figure Brown out. It was a busy white time. Brown was like the skinny or fat kids left over after the team captains chose sides. You take the rest - my cue to wander away to the sidelines, to wander away." - Richard Rodriguez

"On the question of whether a behavioral science can in principle be constructed, we shall take no sides. That some kinds of human behavior can be described and even predicted in terms of objectively verifiable and quantifiable data seems to us to have been established." - Anatol Rapoport

"What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship's axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides." - Pentti Linkola

"Look at it! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I'm not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!" - Patrick Swayze

"You should take a good look at all sides of an issue before making a decision. Put something away in case of an emergency. New neighbors will bring good cheer. A small problem may occur at home base, but you will solve it quickly and correctly. Don't offer smart advice unless you are really asked to comment." - Vikas Swarup

"I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman's right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man's right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak" - Tony Abbott

"Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid." - Oscar Wilde

"If you attempt to beat a man down and to get his goods for less than a fair price, you are attempting to commit burglary, as much as though you broke into his shop to take the things without paying for them. There is cheating on both sides of the counter and generally less behind it than before it." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect." - Thomas Jefferson

"Whatever fighting words you hear from the bargaining table, the reality is that with the new TV contract about to take effect and the incredibly lucrative ancillary revenue streams, both sides know we are on the verge of ushering in the most lucrative payday in the history of professional sports. The history of professional football is that nothing happens until the very last moment." - Leigh Steinberg

"I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman's right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man's right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak" - Tony Abbott

"Among so many conflicting ideas and so many different perspectives, the honest man is confused and distressed and the skeptic becomes wicked ... Since one must take sides, one might as well choose the side that is victorious, the side which devastates, loots, and burns. Considering the alternative, it is better to eat than to be eaten." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction." - Fulton J Sheen

"I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman's right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man's right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak" - Tony Abbott

"If you read social media, you can see how immigration is such a hot-button debate and [a hotbed] of ignorance. You know there's guys that say immigrants come here, and they create so much crime and they take jobs. There's multiple sides to every story." - George Lopez

"I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman's right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man's right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak." - Tony Abbott

"Americans are incredibly religious as a nation, and we have gotten that way by having the government stay out of religion and say religion is a private matter. The government doesn't take sides. Public schools don't promote or denigrate any religion." - Rachel Maddow

"One of the things I think is unique and signature about Blizzard is that whenever they do their games, and with Warcraft in particular, they take the things they love and put a twist on it. They showed that heroes can come from the most unexpected places, and as a player, you can play as a hero, on all sides." - Duncan Jones

"[Louis Brandeis] insisted on the necessity of public reason, which he thought could only be achieved if all of us just take the time to inform ourselves about the best arguments on all sides of questions so that we can make up our own minds." - Jeffrey Rosen

"Mayors are very different, because mayors can't be on both sides of every issue. Mayors have to take an explicit stance. Just go with your gut and say what you believe, and you'll be fine. If you're not fine, at least you'll like what you see in the mirror." - Michael Bloomberg

"Friends you will have need of, for in you two worlds meet. There is no one on both sides with you, so you must learn to take your own counsel; and not to fear what is strange, if you know it also to be true. -Luthe" - Robin Mckinley

"There is no more a 'political middle' than there is a family in America with 2.3 children. People with opinions take sides. Contrary to what you've heard, it's actually more important to stand for something than it is for everybody to 'just get along'." - Ann Coulter

"It's always more interesting to take on someone that's going to have hidden sides or a fatal flaw, because there's going to be more to play with - more conflict, internally or in and around them - but it's probably the thing of finding the positive in there." - Aidan Gillen

"I feel that a documentarian has an obligation to tell the truth as he or she interprets it. And what I mean by that is that documentarians don't necessarily have the same sort of obligations that a journalist might have. A journalist might be called upon to be objective, whereas a documentarian is sort of forced to take sides." - Penelope Spheeris

"Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,) You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self." - Walt Whitman

"Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun.... there are millions of suns left, You shall no longer take things at second or third hand.... nor look through the eyes of the dead.... nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself." - Walt Whitman

"If you don't know what color to take, take black....." - Pablo Picasso

"Learn to see - accustoming the eye to calm, to patience, to letting-things-come-to-it; learning to defer judgment, to encircle and encompass the question on all sides." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The teacher can seldom afford to miss the questions: What is the unknown? What are the data? What is the condition? The student should consider the principal parts of the problem attentively, repeatedly, and from from various sides." - George Polya

"[A]s they are currently practiced, there is no common ground between science and religion....Although just as in hostage negotiations, it's probably best to keep both sides talking to each other." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Yoga has brought me to the part of religion I really like - the positive sides of religion, the parts we all share, rather than the things that create separation." - Christy Turlington

"In their recently aborted struggle to inject Genesis literalism into science classrooms, fundamentalist groups followed their usual opportunistic strategy of arguing two contradictory sides of a question when a supposed rhetorical advantage could be extracted from each ..." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side." - Nhat Hanh

"The best thing about living at the water's edge: You only have assholes on three sides of you, and if they come this way you can hear them splash." - George Carlin

"An affected laugh shows lack of self-respect in a man and lewdness in a woman. It is carelessness to go about with one's hands inside the slits in the sides of his hakama." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"War is the only game in which both sides lose." - Walter Scott

"We're all moons. Sometimes our dark sides overshadow our light." - Richard Paul Evans

"There are always many sides to the truth." - Ken Watanabe

"We are surrounded by poetry on all sides..." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Every story has three sides. Yours, mine and the facts." - Rene Fumoleau

"Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin." - John Hendy

"If triangles had a god, he would have three sides." - Baron de Montesquieu

"It's well known there's always two sides, if no more." - George Eliot

"The press . . . traditionally sides with authority and the establishment." - Sam Donaldson

"Devil and God - two sides of the same face." - Dejan Stojanovic



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