Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there... and still on your feet.
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
My countrymen have commissioned a bust of the Republic. It will be placed on the fountain of my native town.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don't know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode?
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.
I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.
And who cares, five years down the road, what most movies made or didn't make? If it's good, it stands up.
I think for being not unsympathetic that their appearance may also appear, so differently it, must; similarly as with animals, which meet us in very different forms, which look somehow harmonious however all. On exactly such forms I would stand.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.