100 Stand Tall Quotes To Help You Feel Proud

Monisha Kochhar
Dec 12, 2023 By Monisha Kochhar
Originally Published on Mar 10, 2021
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Stand tall means to prove yourself against odds, even in the darkest hour.

Never underestimate yourself, even if someone tries to pull you down. Walk bravely, even when it seems like the end of the world, and remember, your pains will help you gain in life.

We have listed some of the famous stand tall quotes for you. If you love reading our stand tall quotes, why not read our [stand up for yourself quotes] and be brave quotes.

Stand Tall And Proud Quotes

Embrace the way you are. Discover famous stand tall quotes about how to stand tall when someone pulls you down.

1. "I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet."

-Jane Fonda.

2. "I'm really not an avowed heterosexual. I'm no more proud of it than of being white or tall."

-George Weinberg.

3. "Stand tall and be proud of what you are. Never back down from what you believe in. And never be ashamed of who you are."

-Nishan Panwar.

4. "Show some pride! Stand up for yourself and walk Tall! Don't be a doormat! Be proud of who you are! Stick out your chest and hold your head up high!"

-Glen Rambharack.

5. "It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time."

-David Allan Coe.

6. "If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."

-H. G. Wells.

7. "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

-Thomas Jefferson.

8. "To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."


9. "I had purpose in my heart that I would stand up for the truth regardless of what I might lose in life."

-Israel Folau.

10. "When you don't take a stand against corruption you tacitly support it."

-Kamal Haasan.

11. "Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."

-Walt Whitman.

12. "Standing there, I loved myself and I hated myself. That's what the black Mary did to me, made me feel my glory and my shame at the same time."

-Sue Monk Kidd.

13. "I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back I play for keeps, 'cause I might not make it back; I been everywhere, and I'm standing tall I've seen a million faces an I've rocked them all."

-Jon Bon Jovi.

14. "I like myself better when I'm with you."

-Mitch Albom.

15. "Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others."

-Suzy Kassem.

16. "Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."


17. "Stand for what is right. Even if it means standing alone."

-Suzy Kassem.

18. "Being able to admit you're wrong is important, but so is standing up for yourself when you're right."

-Suzy Kassem.

19. "Sometimes you've got to shout the truth and wake people up."

-Joan Bauer,  'Stand Tall.'

20. "You need a negative charge and a positive one to get something moving. We've got the negative; we're going to find the positive if it kills us."

-Joan Bauer,  'Stand Tall.'

21. "In life you have to laugh or you'll cry."

-Joan Bauer, 'Stand Tall.'

22. "Was so proud that night, so self-possessed, standing tall, fully inhabited. I owned myself, felt fully mine to give."

-Elisa Albert.

23. "The last time I saw something that tall standing so still for so long, it was perched on the edge of a cliff shining a light across the sea."

-David Icke.

24. "Standing tall doesn’t mean straight up – It means you fall-tall, crawl-tall, stumble-tall...your back-up-tall. All true entrepreneurs, leaders and managers know this."

-Chase LeBlanc.

25. "We built tall buildings, but we have not become any taller."

-Dejan Stojanovic, 'The Sun Watches the Sun.'

26. "I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall."

-Patricia MacLachlan, 'Sarah, Plain and Tall.'

27. "Not very tall, not very dark but very...very handsome,’ was his way of describing himself."

-Anurag Shourie, 'Half A Shadow.'

28. "If you want to be tall to see the world better, have some high thoughts!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

29. "The sacred soul stand tall!"

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

30. "The height of your success will be measured with reference to the depth from which you started."

-Israelmore Ayivor.

31. "Every great leader once fell down from a tall ladder. You don't become a star until you get the scar. Take that risk now."

-Israelmore Ayivor.

32. "Being short was determined by one’s genes. Feeling short is determined by one’s environment."

-Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

33. "If you plant your crops in the weather of pride they will grow tall and fall down. Take away pride and your dreams will stand."

-Israelmore Ayivor.

34. "Your challenges are like tall walls with weak foundations. They'll fall when you dare to give them a blow. Don't be afraid to dare... You will surely overcome!"

-Israelmore Ayivor.

35. "Lovely high ceilings,' I said. 'If you were very tall, you'd feel quite comfortable in here.'"

-Phoebe Stone, Romeo Blue.

36. "You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains."

-Hunter S. Thompson.

37. "Some say, Life is short. I say; Life is tall-grab a straw!"


38. "Children are born with imaginations in mint condition, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Then life corrects for grandiosity."

-Phyllis Theroux.

Stand Tall Stand Proud Quotes

Have confidence with these stand tall quotes. Never lower your self-image. Be proud of who you are. Always rise up high in what you do. Check below the how-to stand tall quotes.

39. "Stand Tall, Stand Proud. Know that you are unique and magnificent. You do not need the approval of others."

-Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

40. "I love mankind; it's people I can't stand."

-Charles M. Schulz.

41. "I'm still standing up there tall and strong every night that I perform."

-Patti LaBelle.

42. "You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims."

-Harriett Woods.

43. "Character is standing tall and guiding others."

-Saru Singhal.

44. "True knowledge gives a moral standing and moral strength."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

45. "What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing."

-Gustave Flaubert.

46. "Be not afraid of rowing slowly. Be afraid of standing still."

-Hannah Whitall Smith.

47. "God is standing at the door of every heart. Call Him. He is waiting to come in."

-Mata Amritanandamayi.

48. "We live with the decisions we make That's what bravery is. Standing by the consequences of your mistakes."

-M.L. Stedman.

49. "Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside."

-Mary Engelbreit.

50. "Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered."

-Giorgio Armani.

51. "Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."

-Edward Everett.

52. "You cannot measure the loss of a human life. It's all the things a person was, all their dreams, all the people who loved them, all they hoped to be and could give back to the world."

-Joan Bauer,  'Stand Tall.'

53. "Love lifts people up. Love rises above fear. Love shines light on darkness. Love stands tall."

-Carol 'CC' Miller

54. "Grow taller than your failures; never give up. People who are content with where they are will never be passionate about making greater accomplishments in their lives."

-Israelmore Ayivor.

55. "I'm really tall, and I used slouch and think it was really uncool to stand up straight - now I wish I hadn't been quite so dumb!"

-Sarah Parish.

56. "We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again."

-Nikki Giovanni.

57. "It's not a matter of pride; it's a matter of principle. I simply will not bow, for I stand too tall for even the Heavens to climb."

-Author: Lionel Suggs.

58. "I stand tall, but everything inside shrinks. The thing is, I feel real bad."

-Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

59. "A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the future."

-Marian Wright Edelman.

60. "You can cry about how things aren't fair, or you can stand tall and make things fair."

-David Dalglish.

61. "Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside."

-Jacqueline Wilson.

62. "Only as strong as our love for this land, only as tall as we stand."

-Phil Ochs.

63. "Stand firm. Stand tall. You are a tower of God."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

64. "Stand tall with dignity and do the next right thing."

-Nikki Duvall.

65. "When backed up against a wall, dig deep, demand excellence, stand tall, and be strong."

-Robert Cheeke.

66. "Consider what really makes up your self-worth - like your caring heart or your ability to stand tall in the face of adversity."

-Susan Bernstein.

67. "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."

-Alan Simpson.

68. "I could see tall ideas standing up behind his eyes."

-Walter Kirn.

69. "Marriage is the union of two 'I's to form a 'V'. Both 'I's have to tilt equally to make a good 'V'. 'I's standing tall can never make a 'V'."

-Ashok Kallarakkal.

70. "When you're that tall, people talk about it all the time."

-Kristen Johnston.

71. "I will not fall, I will stand tall, feels like no one can beat me."


72. "Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness will help a man walk tall. Walk tall!"

-John Mellencamp.

73. "It is not how tall you are, it is how GOOD you are."

-Marv Dunphy.

74. "I don't have big muscles. I'm not tall. I have power inside. I fight."

-Simona Halep.

75. "Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it's just teaching you to stand up the next time."

-Joel Edgerton.

76. "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

-Abraham Lincoln.

Stand Tall Like A Tree Quotes

The tree struggles throughout its journey, yet it stands tall and overcomes all difficulties. The tree teaches the lessons about life. A single inspiring quote can change your life. Read the best stand tall quotes.

77. "Lies can't grow. Once plucked they can only wither. But every truth, once planted, grows into a tall, noble tree."

-Stefan Emunds.

78. "Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back."

-J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.'

79. "A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things."

-George R.R. Martin, 'A Game of Thrones.'

80. "For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."

-Martin Luther.

81. "I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth."

-Louise Dickinson Rich.

82. "If you are standing for a reason, stand like a tree, strong, mighty and tall. If you are falling, fall like a seed that germinates and creates a new tree in this world. Our world surely needs many more trees than what we have today!"

-Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

83. "This old world keeps spinnin' round. It's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down."

-Neil Young.

84. "Advice from a Tree Stand tall and proud Sink your roots into the earth Be content with your natural beauty Go out on a limb Drink plenty of water Remember your roots enjoy the view."

-Ilan Shamir.

85. "Alone with myself, the trees bend to caress me, the shade hugs my heart."

-Candy Polgar.

86. "A tree there towere Tall and branching That house upholding The hall's wonder Its leaves their hangings Its limbs rafters Its mighty bole In the midst standing."

-J.R.R. Tolkien.

87. "Stand tall like a tree but know when to bow, Wind will blow hard but never forget the roots that helped you grow."

-Himani Kukreti.

88. "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."

-Hal Borland, 'Countryman: A Summer of Belief.'

89. "Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within."

-Chinese Proverb.

90. "Tall buildings have always intimidated me, but I somehow feel comforted, by an even taller tree."

-Akash Mandal.

91. "Even the tallest trees always begin as a seed."

-A.J. Darkholme.

92. "I see a good marriage as being like two tall trees growing beside each other, each nourishing the grace of the other."

-Lawrence Fagg.

93. "For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks."

-Friedrich Nietzsche.

94. "May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find in me a rest."

-John Henry Jowett.

'Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon' Quotes

'Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon' is a children's book about Molly Lou Melon who is very small in size. Her grandmother always tells her to love the way she is and be confident and kind.

95. "Someone calls you 'Bucky Tooth Beaver?'  Dazzle 'em with your smile."

- 'Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.'

96. "Smile big and the world will smile right alongside you."

- 'Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.'

97. "Believe in yourself and the world will believe in you, too."

-Molly Lou Melon’s Grandma.

98. "Walk as proudly as you can and the world will look up to you."

-Molly Lou Melon’s Grandma.

99. "Sing out clear and strong and the world will cry tears of joy."

-Molly Lou Melon’s Grandma.

100. "Someone calls you 'Shrimpo?' Show them what a shrimp can do?"

- 'Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.'

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Written by Monisha Kochhar

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Monisha KochharBachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

A Modern Languages graduate from the University College London, Monisha with a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently learning Hindi. Monisha enjoys discovering new foods and is an avid sports fan, following soccer and Formula 1. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching TV shows.

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