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Taking A Stand Quotes


"I'm on the verge of taking a stand." - Tom Hollander

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

"Try taking a stand on just one leg. You need to see both sides." - Joss Whedon

"I wanted to show young people that taking a stand can be done by simply standing firm in your convictions." - Andrea Davis Pinkney

"There is a value in taking a stand whether or not anybody may be noticing it and whether or not it is a risky thing to do." - Teresa Heinz

"Virtue is a positive quality developed by taking a firm stand for the right in temptation, or by the suffering endured in consequence of wrongdoing." - Max Heindel

"Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver." - George W Bush

"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

"So I'm taking a stand-and I hope others will-to really live what I believe and embrace who I am in Jesus Christ." - Michael W Smith

"The enemies you make by taking a decided stand generally have more respect for you than the friends you make by being on the fence" - Henry A Kissinger

"It's always been about when I do theater, the audience is just a viewer, not taking part in what's onstage. Whereas if you're doing stand-up, it's inclusive." - Jon Glaser

"I have had all I can stand of not taking myself seriously." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Taking sartorial risks and not following other people is what makes you stand out." - Zac Posen

"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

"So I kept it to myself. Then some of my classmates started to come down to the comedy club, taking a girl out, and they started finding out I was a stand-up comedian." - Chris Tucker

"Successful investors must temper the arrogance of taking a stand with a large dose of humility, accepting that despite their efforts and care, they may in fact be wrong." - Seth Klarman

"And to those who would choose the safety of inaction over the danger of taking a stand, I have this to say: You bloody cowards. May you have the world that you deserve." - Mira Grant

"Too often people enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought, never taking a principled stand. True justice will never come until those who are not injured are just as indignant as those who are" - Kweisi Mfume

"Avoid taking a definite stand on great public issues either in the Senate or before the people. Bend your energies towards making friends of key men in all classes of voters." - Quintus Tullius Cicero

"If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last." - Ronald Reagan

"We can no longer stand for the Security Council passing resolutions and then in effect heaving alongside and taking a vacation. We cannot leave it to the secretary general to go cap in hand." - Alex J. Morrison

"Then a Voice said: Behold this day, for it is yours to make. Now you shall stand upon the center of the earth to see, for there they are taking you." - Black Elk

"I thought that that mission and the mission of taking care of those soldiers were my priorities, and I stand by the same today. There wasn't a lot of support for those soldiers." - Janis Karpinski

"We can no longer stand for the Security Council passing resolutions and then in effect heaving alongside and taking a vacation. We cannot leave it to the secretary general to go cap in hand." - Alex Morrison

"Those people who espouse conservatism that causes them to be under permanent attack by the left gay activists cabal, those people are in need of a protection. They're not doing that because it's fun. They're not taking that stand because it's fun, they're taking that stand because that's what they believe in, and they need to have somebody standing up for them, and I'm more than happy to do so." - Andrew Breitbart

"I think the Davis Cup has some untapped potential. It should be as prominent as the Grand Slams when it takes place. If you put it together with Fed Cup for an organized, nationalistic team competition taking place in a central location for two weeks, I think that would be beneficial from a fan interest stand point, from a media stand point and from a television stand point." - Jim Courier

"What's the point of not taking chances? I don't know if I could stand living my whole life afraid." - Ilsa J. Bick

"Papa wasn't man enough, couldn't stand up to his responsibilities. Instead of taking care of me, he'd rather live lavishly." - Tupac Shakur

"In the end, by having a point of view, by taking a stand for things you believe in, you're ultimately always going to offend people. That's good. It's certainly more important to take a stand on some thing and offend people, than to be careful all of your life and have everyone approve of what you do. Or, as my psychiatrist likes to say, better to live one year as a tiger than 100 as a sheep." - Madonna Ciccone

"If one takes a public stand against, say, most any sin you can think of, one is considered "courageous" and a "defender of the faith." Folks will quickly applaud you and tell you how much they admire you for "taking a stand" on biblical truth. Except if you quote Matt. 5:44 and invite people to apply it in any sort of meaningful, literal way. The moment one begins to talk about loving your enemies they all of a sudden become "liberals," "extremists," or are accused of completely taking an otherwise straight forward passage "out of context." - Benjamin L. Corey

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut." - Haruki Murakami

"Genius is a capacity for taking trouble." - Leslie Stephen

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Being a star requires risk-taking shoes." - Sarah Dessen

"Taking a walk isn't really taking a walk, taking a shower isn't really taking a shower, living isn't living, and dying isn't dying. It only appears to be." - Frederick Lenz

"Fortunately, taking a picture leaves no mark." - Edward S. Curtis

"You can't run a without taking risks." - Pablo Picasso

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit." - Bernard Baruch

"Taking photos is a form of collecting." - Martin Parr

"I'm taking a vow not to advise." - Barbara Bush

"The opposite of Taking A Risk is of course Playing It Safe. You must admit though, Playing It Safe is a pretty dull way to live. On a score of one to ten as a Risk Taker where do you stand? Add a little spice to your life today and take a risk." - Bob Proctor

"So don't stop moving forward. For a while, you may feel as though you're taking two steps forward, one step back. And there may be some personal heartache along the way. But when you look your little ones in the eye, you will find your voice and take a stand for them. We are their voices. And we must have the courage to stand up for them, whatever the odds or however powerful the opposition might be." - Robyn

"To know who I am is a species of knowing where I stand. My identity is defined by the commitments and identifications which provide the frame or horizon within which I can try to determine from case to case what is good, or valuable, or what ought to be done, or what I endorse or oppose. In other words, it is the horizon within which I am capable of taking a stand." - Charles Taylor

"When you shoot a movie, the camera is always taking, taking, taking and not giving anything back." - Rodrigo Santoro

"God taking from us and loving us at the same time by providing comforters was a kind of spiritual equanimity. It seemed a phenomenon of life how a death insinuates us into the debt of those who stand by us in trouble and console us." - Susan Vreeland

"Pressure to produce over the short term - a gun to the head of everyone - encourages excessive risk taking which manifests itself in several ways - fully invested posture at all times, the use of leverage, and a market centric orientation that makes it difficult to stand apart from the crowd and take a long term perspective." - Seth Klarman

"The worst way to defend our freedom is to let our leaders start taking away our freedoms! It is exactly during times like these [a national crisis] that we need more freedom of speech, a strong and critical press, and a citizenry that is not afraid to stand up and say that the emperor has no clothes." - Michael Moore

"So what do people see when they read that well-behaved women rarely make history? Do they imagine good-time girls in stiletto heels or do-good girls carrying clipboards and passing petitions? Do they envision an out-of-control hobbyist or a single mother taking down a drunk in a bar? I suspect that it depends on where they stand themselves." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"Making a judgment, taking a stand and then acting against an injustice or acting to support excellence is the stuff of the everyman hero. If you are an aspiring artist and you wish to avoid "judgments," you'll find that you have nothing to say." - Steven Pressfield

"I am not Link, but I do know him! Even after 18 years, the Legend of Zelda never stops changing and this game is no different. We are now taking you to a world where Link has grown up-a world where he will act different and look different. In order to grow, Link must not stand still and neither will I." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"And I just think that if you believe in something and you want it so much and you're not hurting anyone else, you have to go for it. Which sometimes means taking a risk, even if it's scary. But the thing you want most to happen doesn't stand a chance unless you give it one." - Susane Colasanti

"Byrd, the former Klu [sic] Klux Klan Kleagle, is taking a stand over states' rights, or his rights over State, or some such. Whatever the reason, the sight of an old Klansman blocking a little colored girl from Birmingham from getting into her office contributed to the general retro vibe that hangs around the Democratic Party these days." - Mark Steyn

"As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses. An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder." - Coretta Scott King

"It's still easier to take a blow from outside than it is to be disgusted with myself for not taking a stand. I don't know how people can live and not fight back but apparently millions do. They must hate themselves." - Rita Mae Brown

"I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality" - Billy Graham

"I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality." - Billy Graham

"If somebody is really trying to take your head off with a baseball bat - I don't know how long you're supposed to stand there and turn the other cheek, so he or she can get a better angle at taking your head off." - Maya Angelou

"It is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we're taking our future back from the grips of central planners who would control our healthcare, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micro-manage our lives." - Rick Perry

"I can't conceive of nursing babies and taking care of children and writing, too. I know there are writers that do that, but I'm too single-minded. I can't stand to be interrupted, whether I'm writing a story or dressing a child." - Ellen Gilchrist

"Why is Scottie Pippen taking a charge? Taking a charge is for people with no game!" - Bill Walton

"As a painter, taking photos is a form of shorthand - note-taking." - Wanda Koop

"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

"After all we speak of people 'taking refuge' in vagueness -the more precise you are, in general the more likely you are to be wrong, whereas you stand a good chance of not being wrong if you make it vague enough." - J L Austin

"The law of the fast benefits both those who fast and those who stand in need. . . . In addition to providing the means for taking care of the poor among us, fasting is a principle of power which helps us to individually achieve righteous purposes in our lives." - Victor L. Brown

"America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage." - Martha Graham

"Much as being active in the antislavery movement of the last century involved more than not engaging in slavery oneself, so joining in an antiviolence movement has to go beyond opting for nonviolence in one's personal life. It calls for engaging in imaginative and forceful practices of nonviolent resistance to violence, including taking a stand toward entertainment violence." - Sissela Bok

"Amazing fine tuning occurs in the laws that make this complexity possible. Realization of the complexity of what is accomplished makes it very difficult not to use the word 'miraculous' without taking a stand as to the ontological status of the word." - George F. R. Ellis

"Right now, where do we stand? Well right at the Russian border, both sides have been taking provocative actions, both sides are building up military forces. NATO forces are carrying out maneuvers hundreds of yards from the Russian border, the Russian jets are buzzing American jets. Anything could blow up in a minute." - Noam Chomsky

"No one step back, that is the idea.... Fight it out, whatever comes. Let the stars move from the sphere! Let the whole world stand against us!.... What of it? Thus fight! You gain nothing by becoming cowards.... Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune." - Swami Vivekananda

"My main quarrel with liberalism is not that liberalism places great emphasis on individual rights - I believe rights are very important and need to be respected. The issue is whether it is possible to define and justify our rights without taking a stand on the moral and even sometimes religious convictions that citizens bring to public life." - Michael Sandel

"Spaniards were condemned for appeasing terrorism by voting for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the absence of U.N. authorization - that is, for taking a stand rather like that of 70 percent of Americans, who called for the U.N. to take the leading role in Iraq." - Noam Chomsky

"What's profound and exciting is the way young people are taking advantage of the fact that the Internet enables everyone to have a megaphone. It enables everyone to stand up and say, 'I deserve to be heard, and I demand that you listen.'" - Chelsea Clinton

"What's important is how we use our time on this earth, not how conspicuously we give our money away. What's important is the energy and courage we are willing to expend reversing entropy, battling cynicism, suffering and challenging mediocre minds, staring down those who would trample our dreams, taking a stand for magic, and advancing the potential of the human race." - Dan Pallotta

"Taking our stand on the immovable rock of Christ's character we risk nothing in saying that the wine of miracle answered to the wine of nature, and was not intoxicating. No counter proof can equal the force of that drawn from His attributes. It is an indecency and a calumny to impute to Christ conduct which requires apology." - Abraham Coles

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Taking out werewolves, I gather and surmise, is akin to taking out a SEAL team." - Patricia Briggs

"Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing, I think." - Nancy E. Turner

"I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache." - Paul Mccartney

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

"A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself." - Axel Munthe

"There's something arbitrary about taking a picture. So I can stand at the edge of a highway and take one step forward and it can be a natural landscape untouched by man and I can take one step back and include a guardrail and change the meaning of the picture radically... I can take a picture of a person at one moment and make them look contemplative and photograph them two seconds later and make them look frivolous." - Stephen Shore

"I'm not a model; hence I don't see the reason to have a six-pack abs. I can pull off a tough and rugged look of a cop in 'Dhoom' series without taking my shirt off. Cops don't have to move around without a shirt to flaunt their machismo. What makes the character of a cop stand out is his attitude and not his six-pack abs." - Abhishek Bachchan

"No use in taking a cat's opinion of a dog." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Taking on a pet is a contract with sorrow." - Carol Anshaw

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

"It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch." - Chang Ch'ao

"I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn't a prediction." - Christopher Reeve

"I am from many places. I am from a hike across Tuscany...waves of golden wheat undulating on the hills...tractors plowing new drivers yelling, "Bella!" I am from a canoe motoring through marshes in the Amazon outside Manaus, Brazil... Jacana birds taking flight as we pass houses on stilts... giant trees and lily pads...and giggling children jumping into the lake for a swim during a downpour, while I stand unbelievably drenched but baptized by a oneness of spirit." - Marie Bradby

"The British Islands are small islands and our people numerically a little people. Their only claim to world importance depends upon their courage and enterprise, and a people who will not stand up to the necessity of air service planned on a world scale, and taking over thousands of aeroplanes and thousands of men from the onset of peace, has no business to pretend anything more than a second rate position in the world. We cannot be both Imperial and mean." - H G Wells

"I learned something then, and I believe it still. There is a value in taking a stand whether or not anyone may be noticing and whether or not it is a risky thing to do. And if even those who are in danger can raise their lonely voices, isn't more required of all of us, in this land where liberty had her birth? In America, the true patriots are those who dare speak truth to power." - Teresa Heinz

"My work has been about making a record of my life that no one can revise. I photograph myself in times of trouble or change in order to find the ground to stand on in the change. I was coming out of a melancholic phase. This was taken when I was traveling extensively, on the road from hotel to hotel. You get displaced, and then taking self-portraits becomes a way of hanging on to yourself." - Nan Goldin

"What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation." - Robert Wyatt

"Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two." - A A Milne

"When I talk of taking a trip I mean forever." - Adrienne Rich

"To quit taking risks is a serious risk!" - Donald Keough

"The ultimate risk is not taking a risk." - James Goldsmith

"I will not be taking a paternity test, ever!" - Oprah Winfrey

"Taking a life, is not worth getting life in prison." - Anthony Liccione

"He's got a ring, so I'm taking home the trophy." - Shaquille O'Neal

"I have no intention of taking a break" - Gay Byrne

"A humorist doesn't really do that much note-taking." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Making mistakes is a way of taking action." - Paulo Coelho

"Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Healing requires taking action-it is not a passive event." - Caroline Myss

"Giving away a fortune is taking Christianity too far." - Charlotte Bingham

"Meditation is nothing but taking a mental shower." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"You can't run a business without taking risks." - Millard Drexler

"I'm not a militant, drug-taking freak! I'm sensitive." - Joshua Homme

"Taking initiative is a form of self-empowerment." - Stephen Covey

"Fishing is taking a huge toll on the planet's ecosystem." - Sharon Gannon

"No one ever went broke by taking a profit." - Jesse Lauriston Livermore

"Taking responsibility gives me a sense of control." - Yanni

"Who is this man taking a crap in my bathroom!?" - Kerry Jackson

"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell

"Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time." - Haruki Murakami

"Being a barber is about taking care of the people." - Anthony Hamilton

"Maybe we've been taking nova precautions for a red dwarf." - Hal Clement

"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day." - Charlotte Bronte

"Taking me seriously is a big mistake. I certainly wouldn't." - Ani Difranco

"Globalization requires taking a broad contextual and long-term view." - Helen Fisher

"A great democratic revolution is taking place in our midst." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"Taking a lady's hand gives her confidence in her physician." - William Osler

"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell

"Taking the life of another is always a moral crime." - Angelo Scola

"You think about taking audiences on a journey." - Sam Mendes

"I'm taking a lot of freestyle music and flipping it." - Pitbull

"I like the idea of taking off like a bird." - Florence Welch

"I've been running a lot, taking care of myself." - Eminem

"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat." - Robert Frost

"I'm just taking one match at a time." - Caroline Wozniacki

"A humorist doesn't really do that much note-taking." - P J Orourke

"Of course I can have a simple reaction of sympathy and sorrow to destruction. But you also know that you can't have new things if you don't occasionally destroy the old. That's something you're really not allowed to say because things are often destroyed according to particular power relations so it means taking a stand in those cases, which I am not really interested in doing either. I think I am simply interested in looking." - Aleksandra Mir

"I know myself as a human entity; the scene, so to speak, or thoughts are affection; and am sensible of certain doubleness by which I can stand as remote from myself as from another. However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is no part of me, but spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you." - Henry David Thoreau

"You cannot be a party which takes money from Wall Street, which is not strong on the pharmaceutical industry, which is ripping us off every day, which is not strong on health care in taking on the insurance companies, which has not shown a desire to stand up and fight the economic establishment, and then tell working families that you are on their side. People see through that." - Bernie Sanders

"Taking a job for the cash is not as important as taking a job for the joy." - Simon Sinek

"Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby." - Anonymous

"As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole-the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives - you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration. We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations." - Stephen Covey

"I often think people on opposite sides of the political spectrum may have similar values around care, around thriving or around independence, or around helping the disadvantaged, but they have different ideologies, different ideas and philosophies about how to go about that. It's important that we start to see each others humanness, while at the same time not losing sight of those differences, views and speeches and actions that do cause harm, that we're clearly taking a stand against." - Mark Coleman

"But it's me taking a stand for something that means something. And it's for the fighters who are up and coming. It's sort of the same stance Martin Luther King and Malcolm X made, so we could have freedoms, so everybody could tell the world that we're equal. The only thing I'm saying is that we are equal. So if you're not on nothing and I'm not on nothing, then let's go take the test. That's all I'm saying." - Floyd Mayweather Jr

"Think Thousand times before taking a decision But - After taking decison never turn back even if you get Thousand difficulties!!" - Adolf Hitler

"Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making" - Reba Mcentire

"There's a lot of money to be made by taking women seriously, and letting them know you're taking them seriously." - Rachel Sklar

"My son's taking drum lessons, and my daughter's taking piano lessons. One day they're going to start a band." - Chris Daughtry



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