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Standing Up For Yourself Quotes

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.” 
― Criss Jami, 

“That’s what we were told—stand up for yourself. But that’s hard to do if you don’t know who you are.”
 – Shane Koyczan

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
— The Lorax

“Stand up for yourself! Stop running away from you problems, because when you run away you just make then 10x harder then what they are.”

“The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.”
Queen Elizabeth II

 “Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.”
― Gary Zukav

“An experience like ‘The West Wing’ is what I would imagine – even though I’ve never done it – that surfing feels like. It’s, like, ‘Whoa! I can just stand up here and ride this without all the anxiety!”
Bradley Whitford

“How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?” 
― Katie McGarry

“I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.”
 – Tina Turner

“I would rather die fighting for what is right, than live passively amidst all that is wrong.” 
 Suzy Kassem

“Don’t like someone. Love someone. Don’t stand up for yourself. Fight for yourself. Don’t be strong. Be indestructible.”

“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.”
Maya Angelou

 “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.”
Lesley Ann Warren

“Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own.” 
― Amit Ray,

“No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves.”
 – Zainab Salbi

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
— Elie Wiesel

“You’ve got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win.” 
Terry Bradshaw

“I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility. I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself. And once you stand up for yourself, you’d be surprised that people say, “Can I be of help?”
.Maya Angelou

“You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.”

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
Winston Churchill

“You can’t lead me down that road.” 
― Taylor Swift

“When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not half way. “
– Kevin Gates

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” 
Winston Churchill

“It’s really important to stand up for yourself and not always agree with what people say if indeed you don’t feel that that’s trueLily Collins.”

“When you’re constantly thinking of others and what they must be thinking or feeling or expecting, you wind up in this perpetual state of trying to please them. You see yourself through their eyes and you lose sight of who you are.”
Michael Soll, Scorched

“Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.”
Mark Goulston

“Stand up for yourself.
Never give any one permission to abuse you.” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same.”
 – Gloria Steinem

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” 
— Rumi

“As I said, if you don’t stand up for yourself, people aren’t going to think that you can stand up for them.”
Sidney Blumenthal

“Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.”
Nikki Rowe

“If you want to be a real human being – a real woman, a real man – you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, ‘Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.
Stephane Hessel

“And listen to me: what you’ve done here carries power with it, of a different sort. Don’t let Solya take all the credit, and don’t be shy of using it.” 
― Naomi Novik

“Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. “
– William Jennings Bryan

“Stand for what is right. Even if it means standing alone.” — Suzy Kassem

“Standing up for yourself doesn’t always involve verbal confrontation. Sometimes it’s about not wasting energy on people who are negative.”

“Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.”
Nikki Rowe

“My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.” Coretta Scott King

“Stand up for yourself by not standing yourself up.” 
― Gina Greenlee, 

“Don’t believe that winning is really everything. It’s more important to stand for something. If you don’t stand for something, what do you win?”
– Lane Kirkland

“Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.”
— Suzy Kassem

“Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted.”
Demi Lovato

 “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
William James

“These are tough times and under this Tory-led government many people in Manchester are suffering and getting left behind. If elected I will use all my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to stand up for our communities and get things done for the better.”
Lucy Powell

“Silence is the most expensive to buy.” 
― Ljupka Cvetanova, 

“In a world that demands you to obey the wrong rules: Being rebellious is right.” — Jenna Galbut

“You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.”
Sidney Sheldon

“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.”

“We can never be afraid to stand up for what is right, no matter what others may say. And sometimes, if that means taking a lonely road, if what we are standing for is true, then perhaps moonlight or sunshine will light our way and make it less lonely.”
Pramila Jayapal

“Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone. Stand up for truth, regardless of who steps on it.” 
― Suzy Kassem

“Being able to admit you’re wrong is important, but so is standing up for yourself when you’re right.” — Suzy Kassem

“That’s what we were told—stand up for yourself. But that’s hard to do if you don’t know who you are.”
Shane Koyczan

“There are women who struggle to gain weight who are beautiful. There are women who struggle to LOSE weight who are beautiful. You know who is the most beautiful? Those who learn to love themselves the way they are. You don’t need to change for ANYONE.”
Teresa Mummer

“We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.”
Tabatha Coffey

“Not after one month, not after one week, not after one day, not after one hour, not even after one minute, only after one second is the best time for a defeated person to stand up and fight for his future victory!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Don’t ever let anyone break your soul. You have to stand on your own two feet and fight. There are those who would give anything to see you fall, never give them the satisfaction, hold your head up high, put a smile on your face and stand your ground.”

“I’m not violent, I don’t believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance.”
Eva Gabrielsson

“You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.
Maya Angelou

“On the way home my father said tiredly he hoped some day I’d realize it was necessary to live with people. I didn’t understand him. He said a lot of other things that made me feel sorry for him, because he just couldn’t stand up to a situation.” 
― Dan J. Marlowe

“Mr. DuBois, you are a rehearsal accompanist. I do not pay you for your musical interpretation.’ The impresario marched down the aisle and stood in the middle like the commander of a mutinying ship.
‘No, Mr. Ziegfeld. “

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” —Rosa Parks

“To me, bravery is to stand up for what you believe in.”
Sophie Turner

“It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
W.C. Fields

“It’s important to stand up to all forms of bullying, and it’s even more important for those who are around you to be just as courageous and stand with you!”
Normani Kordei

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on- it is going on when you don’t have strength.” 
— Napoleon Bonaparte

“It’s important to stand up for what you believe in.”
Cody Linley

“When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.”
Sandbar Khan

“Allah’s the Arabic term for God. Stand up for God, fight for God, work for God and do the right thing, and go the right way, things will end up in your corner.”
Muhammad Ali

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
— Mark Twain

“I learned that you can stand up for yourself and still maintain your zen!”
Doreen Virtue

“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it”
Thaddeus Golas

“What we need is some people to stand up with the courage of their convictions, to do what they promised when they ran for election, and fight to stop Obamacare.
Jim DeMint

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”— George Washington

“When you stand up for yourself, you are standing up for everyone who will follow your positive example!”
Doreen Virtue

“Sometimes you have to be alone to truly know your worth.”
Karen A. Baquiran

“I kept my circle small. I had my friends that I knew wouldn’t do anything to hurt me, and I would also stand up for them, and those are still my friends today.”
Kane Brown

“A real man will be honest no matter how painful the truth is. A coward hides behind lies and deceit.”

“When you come from a family of ten children you learn very early on in life to stand up for yourself and hold your ground regarding the things you’re passionate about.”
Sufe Bradshaw

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
William James

“I have survived so long because I’ve been blessed with talented and gracious colleagues and with a top brass who let me choose my topics every week and then allowed me to express opinions that were not always popular. Well, someone had to stand up to the yackety-yak soccer cult.”
Frank Deford

“I am fire — if you want something salty and sweet, with no opinion, I am not the woman for you. I spit flames, often.”— Janne Robinson

“The generation I grew up in was the beginning of “stand up for yourself,” whether being a singer-songwriter or a feminist. In my college years, the feminist movement was really coming to fore, so we wouldn’t have put up with guys treating us less than equal.
Bonnie Raitt

“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.”
Criss Jami, Healology

The ADA is the living testament to our Nation’s commitment that we will always stand up for our neighbors’ right to live fulfilling lives. Tammy Duckworth

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” — Malcolm X

“But most of my songs were about believing in yourself, standing up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in.”
Dee Snider

 “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”
William Shakespeare, Henry V.

“MLK, Jr. taught me how to say no to segregation, and I can hear him saying now… when you straighten up your back, no man can ride you. He said stand up straight and say no to racial discrimination.”
John Lewis

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
— Albert Einstein

“Although the advice that you get if you got to see Margaret is ‘stand up for yourself, shout back, and argue the toss and then she will respect you’, the trouble is that sort of advice to the English middle-class male of a certain age doesn’t actually help us very much because we’ve always been brought up to believe that it’s extremely rude to shout back at women.”
Julian Critchley

“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.”― Edmond Mbiaka

You can’t just carry everyone else’s hopes and fears around in your backpack and expect to stand up straight. David Kirk

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.”

“You become a role model because of what you do as a person. There’s a certain point where being a role model might come from standing up for yourself and getting rid of emotion that doesn’t belong to you, emotion that is being brought on because of racist actions of others”.
Claudia Rankine

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
―  Waldo Emerson

“There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.”
Geraldine Brooks

“Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal? Your eyes have died but you see more than I”
— Elton John

“And I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility. I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself. And once you stand up for yourself, you’d be surprised that people say, “Can I be of help?
Maya Angelou

“Our entire life … consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.”
Jean Anouih

“I don’t just rely on my right hand when I’m in the ring. That’s the least thing I think about. I think about the preparation I’ve trained for, and I try to execute. And guys can’t stand up to the power. I’ve been blessed with that, and it’s something that can’t be taught.”
Deontay Wilder

“You know you can’t hold me forever, I didn’t sign up with you, I’m not a present for your friends to open, this boy’s too young to be singing the blues”
— Elton John

“When you stand up for yourself and try to be autonomous and self-determining, you’re called a lot of names that we all know and that are very common. You may lose your job. You may lose custody of your child. You may be blamed for the failure of your marriage even though it was the man who couldn’t tolerate an equal relationship.”
Gloria Steinem

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
Hindu Proverb

“I think it’s really great when you stand up for something that you really believe, even if you get heat for it.”
Christina Aguilera

“I hope you don’t mind, that I put this in words, how wonderful life is when you’re in the world” — Elton John

“I hope that nothing ever wussifies me to deny my own personal beliefs. Brainwashed wussies have been taught that standing up for yourself and defending your personal point of view makes you a close-minded hate monger. One must also be respectful of dissenting belief while supporting their own.”
Brad Stine

“Love only yourself a little bit longer, until you can’t stand not to love someone else.”― Kiera Cass

“At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state – a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself.”
Vladimir Putin

“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.” — Elton John

“You’re just so excited that you have this record deal or this movie opportunity that you don’t stand up for yourself and say, This is what I want to do.”Solange Knowles