Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.— Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Stunning Taking A Stand quotations
Some journeys are direct, and some are circuitous;
some are heroic, and some are fearful and muddled. But every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need
It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those other identified as outside the structures, in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish. It is learning how to take our differences and make the strengths. For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
There is a magic power in your own hands.
Take your vital decisions-they may be grave and momentous and far-reaching in their consequences. Think a hundred times before you take any decision, but once a decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
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.
I feel that racial profiling may be a very complicated and long-standing problem. It will take a long time even to make tiny progress.
For even in hell, I still have faith, To one day be free with my father at the gates, But make no mistakes, I'll show you what time takes, To be a success on earth, mixed with all the hate, I stand on my pivot, my life you could not live it For the things that I've seen have been too damn explicit.
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.
I have always avoided photographing in the studio.
A woman does not spend her life sitting or standing in front of a seamless white paper background. Although it makes my life more complicated, I prefer to take my camera out into the street... and places that are out of bounds for photographers have always had a special attraction for me.
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand.
Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy.
Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You're defined by what you stand for
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.
Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.
Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere.
Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results.
Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic.
It's never the right time to take a particular stand.
It takes courage and intelligence, you know, to do the stages of Yoga right, and to start with this Hatha Yoga… It’s just you and nothing but you, standing in one spot frozen like a statue with no place to go for help or excuse or scapegoat except inward.
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.
Never stand and take a charge... charge them too.
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.
Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
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.
If you have no enemies, you have no character. Taking a stand always creates opposition.
I learned a long time ago that the last thing any woman should be thinking about is being 'skinny' or 'thin.' To me, those words imply weakness, fragility, the inability to stand firm in a storm. If you want to change your body, aim for 'athletic.' An athletic body is healthy, strong, and built to thrive. An athletic body can take many shapes.
There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money.
If you fail, do not be discouraged; try again. When you do well, do not change your ways. Success is not just good luck: it is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness and timing. Success will not last if you do not take care of it.
Being who we are requires that we can talk openly about things that are important to us, that we take a clear position on where we stand on important emotional issues, and that we clarify the limits of what is acceptable and tolerable to us in a relationship.
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
If we perceived life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical life and walk the earth in a very deep sense of gratitude.
But then I realize there is never going to be a day when I stand before God and He looks at me and says, 'I wish you would have kept more for yourself.' I'm confident that God will take care of me.
I think we all have room to grow. I think every Christian really does need to take up their cross in a lot of areas of life and say, "Man, listen, regardless of what kind of backlash I'm going to get, I need to stand for what I believe in."
I like California but I'm dyed-in-the-wool Oklahoma.
I see a deer in L.A., and everybody's standing around it taking pictures. Back home, that's the enemy!
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.