30+ Stand Up For Yourself Quotes To Give Kids Some Courage

Monisha Kochhar
Dec 12, 2023 By Monisha Kochhar
Originally Published on Mar 10, 2021
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Standing up for yourself is a trait most need and appreciate in today's world because it reflects confidence.

In an increasingly complex day-to-day life, it is crucial that everyone learns to follow their heart from a young age. They must hold their ground by any means.

Here are some inspirational quotes to lift your spirits, and if you enjoy reading them, check out Stand Tall quotes and Be Brave quotes.

Always Stand Up For Yourself Quotes

Be deliberate and practice the habit of upholding your values instead of pleasing someone who is pushing you to do something you do not want to do. Here are a few encouraging quotes about how to stand up for yourself.

1."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.

2."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.

3. "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.

4."If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

― Mark Twain.

5."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.

6."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.

7."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.

8."Anything that threatens, hinders, obstructs, denies, delays your capacity to stand fully up for yourself, within yourself, take it down."

― Iyanla Vanzant.

9."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.

10."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.

11."When you stand up for yourself, you are standing up for everyone who will follow your positive example!"

― Doreen Virtue.

12."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.

13."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.

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14."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.

15."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.

16."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.

17."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.

18."Man, alone can transform the power of his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone can dream, and make his dream come true."

― Napoleon Hill.

19."Trust your own 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.

20."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.

21."You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows."

― Mandy Hale.

22."Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning."

― Maya Angelou.

Best Of Stand Up For Yourself Quotes

More inspirational quotes that teach us how to stand up for ourselves.

23."Follow your dreams, they know the way."

― Kobe Yamada.

24."Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

― Albert Einstein.

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

― Rumi.

26."When you connect with that love and that compassion, that's when everything unfolds."

― Ellen DeGeneres.

27."Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment."

― Stephen Covey.

28."Everything you can imagine is real."

― Pablo Picasso.

29."Shift yourself away from the slippery ground of bad attitudes and you'll not drift off!"

― Israelmore Ayivor.

30."Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So follow your dreams, embrace change and live what you love."

― Aysel Gunar.

31."The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."

― Oprah Winfrey.

32."Lord knows / Dreams are hard to follow / But don't let anyone / Tear them away / Hold On / There will be tomorrow / In time you'll find the way."

― Mariah Carey.

33."Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

― Earl Nightingale.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Stand Up For Yourself quotes, then why not take a look at [Stand Alone] or Be Bold quotes.

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Written by Monisha Kochhar

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

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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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