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Stand Up For Yourself Quotes

This post contains some of the best stand up for yourself quotes.

Stand Up For Yourself Quotes

1. “Empower yourself by acknowledging that your voice matters. Don’t let your silence drown your potential.” — Unknown

2. “Having the ability to become friends with yourself is a powerful thing.” — Maybell Eequay

3. “I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Something just motivates you to keep moving.” — Tina Turner

4. “If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.”― Roy T. Bennett

5. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

6. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ― J. K. Rowling

7. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

8. “Self-respect starts with self-expression. Dare to express your thoughts, and you’ll inspire others to do the same.” — Unknown

9. “Silence can never bring you the respect that your words can. Speak up and let your strength be heard.” — Unknown

10. “The most significant battles are often fought within. Stand up to your doubts, and you’ll find the courage to stand up to the world.” — Unknown

11. “You can’t control how others treat you, but you can control how you respond. Choose to stand up and demand the respect you deserve.” — Unknown

12. “A commitment to never getting knocked down is in reality a decision to never stand up.” ―Craig D. Lounsbrough

13. “All things are possible if you are willing to put yourself on the line. You cannot stand back and hope for the best. You have to act” – Elizabeth Edwards

14. “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

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15. “Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.” – Laura Clegg

16. “Anything that threatens, hinders, obstructs, denies, delays your capacity to stand fully up for yourself, within yourself, take it down.” – Iyanla Vanzant

17. “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

18. “As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.” — Akiroq Brost

19. “Bask in the warmth of your own light.” — Amy Perez

20. “Be brave and be fearless, and for God’s sake, stand up for yourself. ” – Gretchen Carlson

21. “Be different, stand out, and work your butt off. ” – Reba McEntire

22. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. ” – Stephen Covey

23. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.”— Alexandra Elle

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

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

26. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” — Ali Washington

27. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” — Amy Ippoliti

28. “Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.”— Alison Malee

29. “Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.” ― Rudy Giuliani

30. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. ” – Maya Angelou

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

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

33. “Do not be afraid to color outside the lines. Take risks and do not be afraid to fail. Know that when the world knocks you down. the best revenge is to get up and continue forging ahead. Do not be afraid to be different or to stand up for what’s right. Never quiet your voice to make someone else feel comfortable. No one remembers the person that fits in. It’s the one who stands out that people will not be able to forget.” – Nancy Arroyo Ruffi

34. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” — Golda Poretsky

35. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you’ll be criticized anyway”. Eleanor Roosevelt

36. “Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself, you should speak up even if you don’t get the answer you were looking for; its the fact that you said something that matters. ” – Unknown

37. “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

38. “Don’t give in to bullying or others making fun of people. Stand up for yourself. Stand up for your friends. Be that one person who is genuinely good-hearted.” – Michelle McCool

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39. “Don’t let anyone tell you who you are–you have to have a bigger idea of who you are than how society sees you.” – Julie Lythcott-Haims

40. “Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised.” — Jada Pinkett Smith

41. “Don’t yell at people. Stand up for what’s right. Put yourself in the other person’s place. Respect women. Don’t take no for an answer. Laugh at yourself. Don’t believe what you are told” – Greg Proops

42. “Don’t let anyone tell you who you are–you have to have a bigger idea of who you are than how society sees you. ” – Julie Lythcott-Haims

43. “Earning respect doesn’t mean to always let go but to stand up for yourself!” ― Somya Kedia

44. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

45. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Princess Diana

46. “Every time you stand up to be counted. tell the world this is my voice” -Shane Koyczan

47. “Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time.” – Joel Edgerton

48. “Fall seven times and stand up eight. ” – Japanese Proverb

49. “Feel free to stand up for what you believe in. Never let what others might say turn you into a coward who stands for nothing. People’s beliefs will differ, do not betray yours out of fear of opinion. Be polite while making your stance” Toni Payne

50. “Follow your dreams, they know the way. ”- Kobe Yamada

51. “For your own good, for the good of your family and your future, grow a backbone. When something is wrong, stand up and say it is wrong, and don’t back down.” – Dave Ramsey

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

53. “Get up. Stand up. Stand up for your rights. Get up. Stand up. Don’t give up the fight” Bob Marley

54. “Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”- Peter Marshall

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

56. “Growth is necessary but don’t convince yourself that those past versions of you were worthless. You wouldn’t be here without them.” — Megan Jayne Crabbe

57. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.” — Gina Greenlee

58. “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

59. “I always stand up for what I believe and what I want to.” – Forest Whitaker

60. “I always tell young people to hold on to their dreams. And sometimes you have to stand up for what you think is right even if you have to stand alone. ” – Claudette Colvin

61. “I am here, and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.” – Stephen Chbosky

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62. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. ” – Colin Kaepernick

63. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” — Joyce Meyer

64. “I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say, ‘Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an addict.” – Samuel J. Jackson

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

66. “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

67. “I think people are always going to say things about you or disapprove of your relationships or your ideals or your beliefs or something, but I think you have to stand up and stay strong in who you are and not let it affect you.” – Kirstin Maldonado

68. “I try to be as honest and open as I am with everything that I do because it’s just. um. It helps me. you know. like whether it’s stand up or singing or act. I just try to stay true.” ~ Jamie Foxx

69. “I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to wish for a perfect life. the things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I’m choosing to stand up taller. I’ll probably get knocked down a few more times before this life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I’ll never stay on the ground.” – Colleen Hoover

70. “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. ” – Unknown

71. “I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken. I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time.” —Sandra Bullock

72. “If I can stand up when I’m , I’ll be happy to cruise around on a skateboard. If I feel like my skills are fading, I just won’t do it publicly.” — Tony Hawk

73. “If we don’t fight for what we ‘stand for’ with our passionate words and honest actions, do we really ‘stand’ for anything?” – Tiffany Madison

74. “If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

76. “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gon’ love somebody else?” — RuPaul

77. “If you don’t stand up to your fears, have bravery, loyalty, and you don’t have friends, you’ll never win. You’ll never feel better about yourself.” – Luke Benward

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78. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. ” – H. G. Wells

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

80. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield

81. “I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to wish for a perfect life. the things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I’m choosing to stand up taller. I’ll probably get knocked down a few more times before this life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I’ll never stay on the ground. ” – Colleen Hoover

82. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

83. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”– J.K. Rowling

84. “It takes a lot of courage to stand up for yourself, but it’s always worth it in the end.” – Alan Young

85. “It’s almost as easy to stand up as it is to sit down.” – Charles Lindbergh

86. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

88. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” — Mandy Hale

89. “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 true.” – Lily Collins

90. “It’s time to stand up for yourself and your dream. This is the one and only life that you have. Don’t waste it watching someone’s life on TV, in a movie, in a series, or reality show. Take your power back and make a move. Live your life on your terms, and create something new in your life. You deserve it!” – Les Brown

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91. “It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” — Anne Lamott

92. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” — Louisa May Alcott

93. “Let us be certain of who we want to be. Let us choose for ourselves our path in life, and let us try to strew that path with flowers. ” – Émilie Du Châtelet

94. “Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So follow your dreams, embrace change and live what you love” – Aysel Gunar

95. “Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

96. “Man, alone can transform the power of his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone can dream, and make his dream come true.” ― Napoleon Hill

97. “Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.” — Diane Keaton

98. “My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” — Kerry Washington

99. “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

100. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. ” – Earl Nightingale

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

102. “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

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103. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” — Deborah Day

104. “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

105. “People get good gigs because they stand up…. You don’t get picked. Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself. ” — Seth Godin

106. “People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” — Elizabeth Gaskell

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

108. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brownn

109. “Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health — body, mind, and spirit.” — Laurie Buchanan

110. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

111. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer

112. “Self-care is the number one solution to helping somebody else. If you are being good to yourself and your body and your psyche, that serves other people better, because you will grow strong enough to lift someone else up.” — Mary Lambert

113. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” — Christopher Germer

114. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” — Tyra Banks

115. “Shift yourself away from the slippery ground of bad attitudes and you’ll not drift off!” – Israelmore Ayivor

116. “Silence is the most expensive to buy.” – Ljupka Cvetanova

117. “Society teaches us to fall in line and be grateful even in times of injustice. It’ll feel almost alien when you start speaking up but standing up for yourself is always the right thing to do. ” – Torron-Lee Dewar

118. “Some days are going to be more of a struggle than others. That is okay and you need to forgive yourself in order to keep going — and growing.” — Sara Ahmed

119. “Sometimes people don’t trust the force of kindness. They think love or compassion or kindness will make you weak and kind of stupid and people will take advantage of you; you won’t stand up for other people. ” – Sharon

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120. “Sometimes standing up for yourself can be as simple as walking away from a situation that does not support or honor your self-worth.” – Unknown

121. “Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were.” — Unknown

122. “Sometimes you have to stand up for what’s right, and sometimes that may be ruffling feathers and may be frowned upon by everyone else, but at the end of the day, in your heart, knowing you’re on the right side of history and knowing that you did the right thing, good or bad, you have to live with that. ” – George Hill

123. “Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in.” – Tabatha Coffey

124. “Speak up. Believe in yourself. Take risks.” – Unknown

125. “Stand alone with no shame. ” – Mitta Xinindlu

126. “Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you. — LL Cool J

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

128. “Stand up for your rights and be brave, and don’t be intimidated. ” – Margaret Keane

129. “Stand up for yourself by not standing yourself up. ” – Gina Greenlee

130. “Stand up for yourself. Never give anyone permission to abuse you.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

131. “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

132. “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future. ” – Swami Vivekanand

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

134. “Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice. ” – Shawn Johnson

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

136. “Taking care is one way to show your love. Another way is letting people take good care of you when you need it.” — Fred Rogers

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137. “Tell your story even if you have a small audience. ” – Mitta Xinindlu

138. “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

139. “The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table — all of that starts with education.” —Michelle Obama

140. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. ” – Oprah Winfrey

141. “The bravest thing you can do is stand up for yourself when you’re being treated unfairly.” – Alan Young

142. “The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

143. “The only way he knew how to conquer the demon was by confronting it.” – Shad’e Zuiweta

144. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” — Maya Angelou

145. “The strongest thing that any human being has going is their own integrity and their own heart. As soon as you start veering away from that, the solidity that you need in order to be able to stand up for what you believe in and deliver what’s really inside, it’s just not going to be there. ” – Herbie Hancock

146. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris

147. “The victim inside us all ceases when we stand up in opposition of that which oppresses or intimidates us. Something powerfully intrinsic happens when the courage to no longer be silent awakens within us and we are compelled to confront our problems rather than cower to them. The things that torment us thrive on our hushed fears and insecurities and they are made powerless by a resilient voice; An inner voice that says, ‘No More’!” – Jason Versey

148. “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

149. “The world won’t get more or less terrible if we’re indoors somewhere with a mug of hot chocolate.” — Kamila Shamsie

150. “There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.” ― Roy T. Bennett

151. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson

152. “There’s a difference between being mean and standing up for yourself. ” – Unknown

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153. “There’s a time when you need to open your mouth and stand up for yourself. ” – Unknown

154. “Thinking for yourself and making your own decisions can be frightening. Letting go of other people’s expectations can leave you feeling empty for a time. And yet seeing yourself as an independent adult who can stand up for your own choices frees you to accept yourself as you are. ” – Ellen Bass

155. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” — Edward Stanley

156. “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.” — Michelle Obama

157. “To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.” — Shannon L. Alder

158. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

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

160. “To me, self-care isn’t really shallow. Showing up for yourself, putting on a little moisturizer, can inspire so many different parts of your life.” — Jonathan Van Ness

161. “To me, there are saints every day. They stand up and help others and live for others and do things for others.” – Theodore Melfi

162. “Trust your 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

163. “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery. in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” – Veronica Roth

164. “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

165. “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda

166. “We get weak and we fall down. It’s when we stand up again that we become stronger. You will learn from this and be better for it. It’s okay to fall once in a while. You’ll pick yourself up, eventually. ” – E. L. Todd

167. “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

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168. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs, and habits — anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” — Kim Mcmillen

169. “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

170. “When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” – Ellen DeGeneres

171. “When you finish a thing you ought to be able to say to yourself: There, I am willing to stand for that piece of work. It is not pretty well done; it is done as well as I can do it; done to a complete finish. I will stand for that.” ― Orison Swett Marden

172. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen

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

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

175. “When you stand up for yourself, you are standing up for your truth. And your truth is powerful. ” – Alan Young

176. “When you stand up to be counted, tell the world this is my voice.” – Shannon Alder

177. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” — Solange Knowles

178. “When you’re part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad because they’d do the same for you.” – Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra

179. “When you’re part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad because they’d do the same for you. ” – Yogi Berra

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

181. “Wherever you are, try and find something beautiful at any moment. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.” — Matt Haig

182. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” ― Maya Angelou

183. “You are in a much better position to serve others when your basis needs are met and your ‘tank is full’.” — Michael Hyatt

184. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

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185. “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, an emotion that is being brought on because of racist actions of others. ” – Claudia Rankine

186. “You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.” – Meghan Markle

187. “You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.” — Ram Dass

188. “You can’t keep hiding behind your fear, you have to face it head on. – Alan Young

189. “You don’t have to accept the things you are not ok with.” – Unknown

190. “You don’t lose real friends, real opportunities, or real relationships when you start standing up for yourself and setting clear boundaries. You lose abusers, manipulators, narcissists, attention seekers, and mental-health destroying leeches. ” – Unknown

191. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay

192. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something in your life.” – Winston Churchill

193. “You have to stand up for some things in this world.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

194. “You have to stand up for yourself because otherwise people will keep on taking advantage of you and step all over you. ” — Margaret Willey

195. “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

196. “You know that as a single mom, you are everything to your children. So instead of wondering what went wrong and feeling pity, tell yourself that you have it in you to stand up on your own and face the world, and you truly can.” – Unknown

197. “You really need faith in yourself to make art and to stand up for what you believe in.” – Elizabeth Peyton

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198. “You stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they’d do the same for you. ” – Yogi Berra

199. “You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.” – Mandy Hale

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

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

202. “Trust your own instincts, go inside, and 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

203. “When you feel powerful, you are willing to stand up for your rights, you are willing to stand up for what you believe in, you are willing to stand up and be counted” – Margaret Cho

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