There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
— Victor Hugo

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.
Morihei Ueshiba posture quote

Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.
— Unknown

We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
— Ted W. Engstrom

Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling ones pulse and taking ones temperature. I see that a speaker at the week-end said that this was a time when leaders should keep their ears to the ground. All I can say is that the British nation will find it very hard to look up to leaders who are detected in that somewhat ungainly posture.
— posture quotation by Winston Churchill