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One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.
Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression - a myth - and more in common with the disease known as cancer - a harsh reality.
It's good to go out and entertain these people, and you've got them on the edge of their seat, they're standing up. Then you know that you've done your job, you've entertained them. My way of entertaining them is going out and wrestling. Everyone's got their different ways.
To me, punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying 'This is who I am'.
I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
I'm sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there's a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it.
If you believe in equality, if you believe in standing up for the rights of all, especially for people most affected by bigotry and discrimination, then you have no choice but to be present and accounted for when it comes to standing up for gays and lesbians in our society.
I think of my films as not necessarily political but more moral. Between my father, my stepfather, and my mother - they all felt pretty passionately about the importance of standing up and doing the right thing, and none of them were suck-ups. What motivates me is usually abuse of power.
I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime.
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.
William S. Burroughs
But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, 'How can I combine career and family?'
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Anti-Americanism from abroad would not be such a problem if Americans were united in standing up for their own country.
Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown... they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!
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.
I'm officially middle-aged. I don't need drugs anymore, thank God. I can get the same effect just by standing up real fast.
There's a difference between standing up and telling people what you're planning to do and standing up and going and accomplishing something.
Apathy in general; people who are not standing up for what they believe in because somebody's got a louder mouth than them; it doesn't make any sense.
So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out.
The most enduring legacy of President Barack Obama is going to be a new generation of leaders standing up for liberty.
Millions of Americans are standing up and saying, 'We want our country back!' Republicans, Democrats, Independents, will not go down the path of Greece, we will not go quietly into the night.
People don't know what it's like standing up there onstage, when you have a wall of people smiling at you.
I do this 'Walker shake.' You got to get knocked down many times, shake it off. Life is about ups and downs, and you got to keep standing up.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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