Your Own Two Feet: 21 Inspiring Quotes

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As we craft our soul-prospering life, we’ll come across people who think we’re ridiculous or ill informed or out-right dumb for our dreams. This week we’ll talk about standing on our own two feet.

Here are some quotes to get us going and to keep in mind this week: different aspects of standing on your own two feet.

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. Bradley Whitford

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. George Herbert

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

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. Abraham Lincoln

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight. Bob Marley

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

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. Miguel de Cervantes

The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there… and still on your feet. Stephen King

I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down. Mia Hamm

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Tina Turner

You must stand for something! It does not have to be grand, but it must be a positive that brings light to someone else’s darkness. Anthony Carmona

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

When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not half way. Kevin Gates

For a lot of people, Superman is and has always been America’s hero. He stands for what we believe is the best within us: limitless strength tempered by compassion, that can bear adversity and emerge stronger on the other side. He stands for what we all feel we would like to be able to stand for, when standing is hardest. J. Michael Straczynski

In this world, one thing you should definitely strive for is originality. Just be who you are, and be your own person. That’s what will make you stand out. Nolan Gould

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Peter Marshall

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments. Bryant H. McGill

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill

 

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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