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You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

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Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

I remember when the candle shop burned down.
Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'
- Steven Wright

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

 

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The Room I wrote in 1957, and I was really gratified
to find that it stood up.
I didn't have to change a word.
- Harold Pinter

Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me.
He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by
me and really bailed me out.
- Tim Robbins

What happens in the music business is that if you step
out of your little spot to do something else,
the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone,
you're history.
- Nancy Sinatra

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all,
in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams

I have a much better relationship with the press than I did,
I think because I stood my ground.
- Elton John

I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction,
something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still,
which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
- Gil Gerard

But my friends, these people in Egypt have stood by us in a tough,
tough neighborhood.
- Roger Wicker

The idea that I wrote something that stood for the way I feel about things,
and that it lasts, that's probably my favorite thing that I've done.
- Jackson Browne

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge,
never fearing to follow truth and reason
to whatever results they led,
and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
- Thomas Jefferson

You know, my family stood for something that they believed in,
and I wasn't about to turn my back on them.
- Rafael Palmeiro

When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal.
If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual,
or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual,
I stood to arms.
- Frank James

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.
- Frank Stella

I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz.
It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
- Dave Van Ronk

When I got a telly we had no aerial,
but I discovered that if I or one of the children stood
by it you could get a picture.
So I had to make a statue that could stand by the telly.
- Beryl Bainbridge

Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love.
He tried to break racial barriers.
- Wyclef Jean

Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations
of compassion and justice.
- Mike DeWine

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop

If that for which the Spanish Empire has stood since
the days of Charles V is right,
then everything for which the United States stands
and has always stood is wrong.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

But, you know, the Stones were my opening act in the Sixties.
I loved those British guys, the way they just stood
there and shook their hair.
- Ronnie Spector

I stood there amazed.
I found it all hard to believe, that I,
Des Nilsen, had actually done all that.
- Dennis Nilsen

I've stood my ground in life, alone,
even against overwhelming forces with the might and money to crush me.
- Tatum O'Neal

From where they stood, they could see the castle.
- Frank Yerby

A jury of my countrymen, it is true,
have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted.
For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

What they're not doing is marketing the Dead Kennedys
in the spirit of what the band stood for.
- Jello Biafra

They tell me I produced songs.
I just stood in the back, wore a good suit and said,
Yeah, that's happening.
- Nick Lowe

I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked
me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree
with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.
- Jesse Helms

We've always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right.
- Jeff Ament

You do stand alone sometimes.
But my mother stood by me through all this.
- Morris Dees

Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he
claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush.
He was an entirely different kind of leader.
- Bianca Jagger

The blind date that has stood you up:
your life.
- Randall Jarrell

Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and
all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
- Birch Bayh

At that time, people wanted to be frightened.
The Thing had come out, The Day the Earth Stood Still had come out,
and these were all frightening movies.
- Ann Robinson

In 1795, I sent him another letter, telling him,
that danger still stood before us, and that the truth
of what I had written in 1792 was to be proved by 12 men.
- Joanna Southcott

This time, I took it easier.
I stood up before it so as not to crash again.
- Hermann Maier

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled,
stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled,
Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
- John Milton

I never stood in a public house bar and alcoholic drink never touched my lips.
- James Larkin

I've flown across America, I've scaled fences,
I've stood under windows and gone out of my way hundreds of times.
I'm a hopeless romantic.
There's no hope for me.
- Joel Madden

The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the
framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.
- Karl Kraus

No minister ever stood, or could stand,
against public opinion.
- Robert Peel

I've stood up to producers before, and even a director.
I saw them being abusive.
A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff
when they're not being treated right.
- Natalie Portman

I was trained in the '50s as a New Critic.
I remember what literature was like before the New Critics,
when people stood up and talked about Shelley's soul and such things.
- Clifford Geertz

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

How vain it is to sit down to write
when you have not stood up to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you think the United States has stood still,
who built the largest shopping center in the world?
- Richard M. Nixon

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
- Joseph Parry

Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross,
stood a large building, even larger than the church,
and having many towers.
- Max Muller

After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat,
we should not be asked to make them bloated.
- John Griffin Carlisle

Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache,
and clad in black from head to foot,
without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.
- Bram Stoker

The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.
- Clement Attlee

Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect,
as conscious of their divinity.
- Charles Eastman

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and
defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path,
a decisive appeal to arms was made.
- Hideki Tojo

Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk,
and now we stand by each other.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I got stood up by the letter Y, he was hanging around
with his X. - Norah Jones

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots.
Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows,
with a harp and sword in my hands.
- Zora Neale Hurston

When I got through, Duke Ellington stood up and started the applause.
- Ruth Brown

The knower and the known are one.
Simple people imagine that they should see God as if
he stood there and they here.
This is not so.
God and I, we are one in knowledge.
- Meister Eckhart

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the
test of Parliamentary government,
for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of
the dominant culture today.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command,
save one, has stood with him.
- Mark Shields

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

I'm not a headline guy.
I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the
plate I could have stood on my head and no one would
have known the difference.
- Lou Gehrig

I was always the sexy bass player in the background
while Robin stood centre.
Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
- Maurice Gibb

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial,
that means he never stood for anything.
- Richard M. Nixon

In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong,
and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.
- William Weld

He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops
during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting
"All the Gods are bastards."
- Terry Pratchett


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