Quotes with stand
Our elders say that the sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them.
Things Fall Apart
This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
It was harder than I expected. Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It’s not about breaking records any more. It’s not about getting scientific data. It’s all about coming home.
In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line.
People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better.
Beyond 1984: The People Machines (1979)
If you are to stand up for your government you must be able to stand up to your government.
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one "less traveled by"—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.
I think we all know how Dr. King would have reacted to the Supreme Court striking down a crucial part of the Voters' Rights Act just recently passed overwhelmingly by Congress. ... I think we would all know how Dr. King would have reacted to our country being awash in guns and for more and more states passing stand your ground laws.
Speech on the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington (August 28, 2013)
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
In a letter to Otto Juliusburger
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
There will never be an easy place for us to make a stand, but there is a best one.That best one is where principle points. Deep in that principle is the truth that we cannot afford the loss of any free nation--for whenever freedom is destroyed anywhere we are ourselves, by that much weakened.
Address at the Gettysburg College Convocation: The Importance of Understanding (April 4, 1959). Speaking about the fight against communism.
There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter.
They have a big to-do when you're born. Father passes out cigars, and that is a big event. And there's also a big event when you die. Friends, everybody goes, goes to the funeral; they stand around and about you. But those two events are not as important as the thing in between. The thing in between there called life, and if you use that constructively and for all that it's worth, then I think you've got a good life.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
I would love it if women could stand bare-butt naked after a shower - in front of a full-length mirror - and take a look at their bodies.
They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris.
About Andre Breton and the European surrealists
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Social Studies (1981)
All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.
Appears to originate from an anecdote about Abraham Lincoln encouraging Mrs. Pomroy after helping her out of a carrage that was stuck in Washington mud. From War Reminiscences, A Record of Mrs. Rebecca R. Pomroy's Experience in War Times by Anna L. Boyden published in 1884.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test his character, give him power.
Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this mission.
I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the road blocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
During his re-election victory in Chicago on 11/7/2012.
For those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these Stand Your Ground laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
In spite of all these disquieting triumphs in the field of natural science, it's astonishing how little man has learned about himself, and how much there is to learn. How little we know about this brain which made social evolution possible, and of the mind. How little we know of the nature and spirit of man and God. We stand now before this inner frontier of ignorance. If we could pass it, we might well discover the meaning of life and understand man's destiny.
No man's abilities are so remarkably shining as not to stand in need of a proper opportunity, a patron, and even the praises of a friend, to recommend them to the notice of the world.
It is not reasonable that he who does not shoot should hit the mark, nor that he who does not stand fast at his post should win the day, or that the helpless man should succeed or the coward prosper.
I stand by all the misstatements that I've made.
Many things which cannot be overcome when they stand together yield themselves up when taken little by little.
It is by no means necessary that a great nation should always stand at the heroic level. But no nation has the root of greatness in it unless in time of need it can rise to the heroic mood.
Fear God and Take Your Own Part, 1916
I always wanted to play older. I can’t stand ageism. As a woman in comedy you should not have to worry about this.
Interview in Huffington Post (May 2013)
We come as the children of Dr. King to say that we are going to face Jim Crow's children, because Jim Crow had a son called James Crow Junior, Esquire. ...They come with laws that tell people to stand their ground, they come with laws to tell people to stop and frisk, but I've come to tell you, just like our mothers and fathers beat Jim Crow, we will beat James Crow Junior, Esquire.
Speech on the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington (August 28, 2013)
Either we grow wiser as we grow older, or there is no growth at all. Either we advance as we walk, or we cannot well be said to stand. Humanity is progress, or it is nothing.
Egeria: Or, Voices of Thought and Counsel for the Woods and Wayside (1853).
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
To me, consensus seems to be: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that need to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner ‘I stand for consensus’?
The Downing Street Years (1993)
Only laughter can blow [a colossal humbug] to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
The Mysterious Stranger (1916)
The laws of Nature, that is to say the laws of God, plainly made every human being a law unto himself, we must steadfastly refuse to obey those laws, and we must as steadfastly stand by the conventions which ignore them, since the statutes furnish us peace, fairly good government, and stability, and therefore are better for us than the laws of God, which would soon plunge us into confusion and disorder and anarchy if we should adopt them.
Mark Twain in Eruption
Where does our investigation get its importance from, since it seems only to destroy everything interesting, that is, all that is great and important? (As it were all the buildings, leaving behind only bits of stone and rubble.) What we are destroying is nothing but houses of cards and we are clearing up the ground of language on which they stand.