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You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
I used to work as a volunteer in a hospice, but I don't have any nursing skills or cooking skills or anything, so I was what they call an escort. I would take people to the support groups every night, and I would have to sit sort of on the sidelines so I could take them back to hospice at the end of the meeting.
I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.
People look at me and see a calm, cool guy on the sidelines and I want them to know that my Christian faith affects my coaching and everything I do.
Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
This is what we call smart power. Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one's enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions.
Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option.
We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem - a generation of children with autism. We are not focusing enough on prevention, treatments and support services.
I'll give my heart and soul whenever I step on that field and even when I'm on the sidelines. And at the end of the day, that's really all you can ask of someone.
I think the future also will not belong to those who are cynical or those who stand on the sidelines.
I hope that people will see that we don't have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.
As a Christian, we can't stand on the sidelines with no team jersey or team colors to show our allegiance to Christ.
It's a lot easier to opine from the sidelines.
Dee Dee Myers
I was a sidelines child: never class president, never team captain, never the one with the most valentines in my box.
I like playing the guy on the sidelines. They have more fun.
I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.
To discover your mission and put it into action - instead of worrying on the sidelines - is to find peace of mind and a heart full of love.
I don't like writing straight-up thrillers. I like writing about families hurled into crisis and danger - soccer moms and regular dads and husbands who might have to rescue their daughters or who are, say, hedge fund managers and have one foot on the sidelines watching their kids and the other in nefarious cover-ups and conspiracies.
For me, getting off the sidelines means women making a difference by letting their voices be heard on the issues they care about.
The doughy-faced woman has been forced to sit on the sidelines of culture for too long, and it's now time for us to stand up with our big round faces like the moon and say we have things to say, too. We have a round-faced agenda we want to push.
We have a country that is $5 a gallon gas, $4 a gallon gas, we got unbearable unemployment and a federal government that is out of control. We have to take back this country and we've got to get off the sidelines and take it to President Obama.
I don't want to be a princess who sits on the sidelines; I want to be present and actively involved. It's a life with a purpose.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
While some sit on the sidelines and fail to offer any practical solutions to address high gas prices now, the House is once again taking action to meet the energy needs of the American people.
But he did say that the character would be on the sidelines in movies One and Two, and move into the middle with number Three, but I didn't realize he would move in with quite such a bang.
C. S. Lewis
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