Stand Quotes

We must think things not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into the facts for which they stand, if we are to keep to the real and the true.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Fiction is not a dream. nor is it guesswork. It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.

Margaret Culkin Banning

As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear - we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.

Solomon Ortiz

Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teenagers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.

Max Lerner

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

Why can't a man stand alone? Must he be burdened by all that he's taught to consider his own? His skin and his station, his kin and his crown, his flag and his nation They just weigh him down

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus

Rumors are seen as crimes committed by third parties. They are perfect crimes and leave not the slightest trace and require no weapons whatsoever--the defense is left without a leg to stand on.

JEAN-NOEL KAPFERER

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

John Tudor

Don't stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once, and have it over.

Sam Slick

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.

Marianne Moore

What we Republicans should stand for is growth in the economy. We ought to make the pie higher.

George Walker Bush

This young century will be liberty's century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America. Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom. This is the everlasting dream of America.

George Walker Bush

Be an observer of providence; for God is showing you ever, by the way in which He leads you, whither He means to lead. Study your trials, your talents, the world's wants, and stand ready to serve God now, in whatever He brings to your hand.

Horace Bushnell

If people stand in a circle long enough, they'll eventually begin to dance.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah, and He shall requite their deceit to them, and when they stand up to prayer they stand up sluggishly; they do it only to be seen of men and do not remember Allah save a little.

Quran

The other deals with my life and my livelihood and my family and all that I stand for.

Rafael Palmeiro

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.

Beverly Sills

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.

J. Michael Straczynski

You ever notice the first thing someone says when they can't find something is that it was stolen? They say "who stole it?!". It's an ego defense. They can't stand the fact that they might have been stupid enough to have lost something.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.

Thomas Francis Meagher

Peaceful nations must stand for the advance of democracy. No other system of government has done more to protect minorities, to secure the rights of labor, to raise the status of women, or to channel human energy to the pursuits of peace.

George Walker Bush

The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors.

Chief Plenty Coups

It is a comfortable feeling to know tht you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only think that can't fly away.

Anthony Trollope

Thou givest life and love for Greece and Right: I will stand by thee lest thou shouldst be weak, Not weak of soul.--I will but hold in sight Thy marvelous beauty.--Here is She you seek!

William James Linton

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