A Quote by Mignon McLaughlin on waste of time, stand, and still

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still. 

Mignon McLaughlin (1915 -)

Source: The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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A Quote by Archimedes on world, move, and stand

Give me a place to stand and I shall move the world.

Archimedes (c.. 287 - 212 BC)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Ann-Mari Ahlstedt on enemy, enemies, stand, lurk, hide, hiding, within, self knowledge, insight, and enlightenment

The Enemy never stands before you--(s)he always lurks within.

Ami Ahlstedt

Source: Ami Ahlstedt's personal writing

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A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on stand, government, politics, vote, voting, business, and standing

Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor's fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We can't socialize the doctors without socializing the patients. Recognize that government invasion of public power is eventually an assault upon your own business. 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.

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by William Faulkner on stand, standing, decency, self-respect, courage, believe, and belief

I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and self-respect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Martin Luther on stand, choice, and standing

Here I stand; I can do no other.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)


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A Quote by Werner Erhard on stand, love, mastery, mastery of love, possibility, opening, clearing, context, and relationships

Life is like a stand you take for someone or something - a stand you take FOR someone, towards someone, rather than it being an internal state which you represent with the word "love."  If that were true, if just that little bit were true, the distance between you and the mastery of love would be very short.  You and I could bring forth the phenomenon of love by virtue of a declaration, "I love you," where the declaration was a stand, a commitment and we could see that that was not some "thing" called love, but an opening, a possibility, a clearing in which our
experiences could show up as an expression of the declaration, of the stand, of the commitment, of the context.  If all that were really possible, then the distance between us and mastering love is pretty short.  You see, what shows up in a stand validates the stand.  If a doubt shows up in the space of something for which you stand, it shows up as an expression of the stand, that is to say it shows up for you as something to handle out of your stand, not as something contrary to that for which you stand.   So if love in our relationships was a clearing in which life became present, even what we ordinarily think of as a negative circumstance, in a clearing created by a declaration of love, where the declaration is something for which you stand, even a so-called negative circumstance does not show up in opposition to that for which you stand, but shows up as something to be handled within the stand.  

I know you're sitting there saying "gee i wish it were that easy" and I'm saying it might be something very close to that easy...just like that.   And I'm inviting you into this domain of possibility where you don't know the answers, where relationship and love exist like a question.   I know you think that love is a set of emotions and moods and thoughts and attitudes and outlooks and feelings. And I'm inviting you to consider the possibility that that simply is one interpretation not one with which you are stuck. that you do not need to live the rest of your life without love when you don't have that set of feelings which you have heretofore described as love. ...that it might be possible to bring love into your life, like a creation, like something for which you could be responsible, like something you could bring forth on your our own as a matter of declaration and as a matter of taking a stand. and that you could bring love into those circumstance in your life when the relationships are most difficult, most problematic.  And you could do it as a simple act of being where being is that for which you are willing to stand. and that the stand comes forth in a declaration and exists behind the declaration as a stand.

Werner Erhard


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Malcolm X on stand and fall


If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Contributed by: RainbowBright

A Quote by Edward Teller on end, light, darkness, unknown, faith, stand, and fly

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

Edward Teller (1908 -)

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