Stand Up Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stand up quotes, stand up sayings, and stand up proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells
Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it's just teaching you to stand up the next time. Joel Edgerton
If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much. Marian Wright Edelman
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
Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
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
A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything. Khaled Hosseini
Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost. Neil Gaiman
Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise. Steve Maraboli
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. Maya Angelou
If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat. Source Unknown
There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us. Geraldine Brooks
When the people stand up, imperialism trembles. Thomas Sankara
Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone. Suzy Kassem
Every time you stand up for an ideal, you send forth a tiny ripple of hope. Robert Kennedy
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 Vivekananda
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. Thomas J. Watson
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
Standing up for yourself doesn't always involve verbal confrontation. Sometimes it's about not wasting energy on people who are negative. Sherry Argov
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
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
Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted. Demi Lovato
Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same. Gloria Steinem
Life's too short. If you're passionate - stand up. Richard Branson
You've got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win. Terry Bradshaw
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
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
Stand-up comedy is an art form and it dies unless you expand it. Sam Kinison
You would never do stand-up without an audience. I mean, no one would even consider it. It’s like they’re the instrument you’re playing.” Louis C.K.