Quotation Explorer - 'Position'

(On being in a position of leadership) Even if it's your dog, you've got authority over somebody. Start treating him better. - Joyce Meyer
Man is the result of slow growth; that is why he occupies the position he does in animal life. What does a pup amount to that has gained its growth in a few days or weeks, beside a man who only attains it in as many years. - Alexander Graham Bell
The human mind naturally adapts itself to the position it occupies. The most gigantic intellect may be dwarfed by being cabin'd, cribbed and confined. It requires a great country and great circumstances to develop great men.
Wondering what gives them confidence that they are not going to be caught of their drama or they don't care even if people understand their acting as they hold high position and none can do anything against them. - Anuj Somany
Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life. - Israelmore Ayivor
To be able to put oneself in another’s position, to be able to see and to feel as another person does, this is the rare gift of an earnest spiritual seeker. - Amma
Our intellect holds the same position in the world of thought as our body occupies in the expanse of nature. - Blaise Pascal
You are a unique person so get busy creating your unique position in this world. - Debasish Mridha
A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed. - William James
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face.... The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna. - E.M. Forster
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. - Lord Chesterfield
Many people support, online or offline, a person not out of respect but because of the fact that if s/he does not remain in that high position, then they will also lose their chance of making livelihood. - Anuj Somany
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. - Bill Bryson
He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Success isn't measured by the position you reach in life: it's measured by the obstacles you overcome. - Booker T. Washington
A man’s character is most evident by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or reciprocate. - Paul Eldridge
If you want to get the top position in the society then you have to be do something difference for the society. - Sudeb Gharami
It doesn't matter if justice is on your side. You have to depict your position as just. - Benjamin Netanyahu
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. - Mark Twain
Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? Expediency asks the question - is it political? But conscience asks the question - is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.
Let it be love, not the power of position that guides you for your success. - Debasish Mridha
I maybe on the floor, depress, disappointed, but am not yet down, i still have to fight. Its not about my condition but its about my position. - iyke Rene
If the nation had strong willpower people as party in opposition, then no person in ruling party could ever misuse own powerful position to cause pain to general population. - Anuj Somany
Dear young aspiring leader, one day you will be in a position of power. That shouldn't let you enslave nor look down upon others, but aim to influence change for the benefit of future generations. - Gugu Mona
We are now in a position to determine just what sort of science fiction story this really is. - Theodore Sturgeon
Instead of falling to the ground like a heavy doll, as Kermin had seen the prisoners do at the Chetnik executions, his mother shrank into herself, a reverse blossoming, coming to rest in a sitting position, like a ruminative Buddha - Reif Larsen
A leader is not authenticated by title or position, but by character and influence, most important by leading among the pack and not in front. - Unarine Ramaru
All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place. - Douglas Adams
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington
If you don't accept responsibility for your own actions, then you are forever chained to a position of defense. - Holly Lisle
You are who you position yourself with - Batya Maman
Power of Position' always change with respect to time but 'Power of Person' never change.So develop yourself in such a way that society respect you because of your Identity not for your 'Power of Position - Vikram Singh Slathia
When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity. - Wayne W. Dyer
The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position - Christine Stevens
Ignoring somebody’s mistakes in life from a powerful position makes you a saint, but the same act (whose intentiondoes not matter), if carried out from a weak position, will make you a coward or helpless. - Ravindra Shukla
Very sad person from the world does not do justice to convert to Christianity and ignorant idiots and half the talent in any position for any reason. - Ahmed A. Salaheddin
It is a friend's duty that he does not leave his friend in a difficult position but provide intimacy and support to him. In difficulty who leaves is a false and the one not quitting is a true friend. - Acharya Mahapragya
A hereditary monarch is as absurd a position as a hereditary doctor or mathematician. - Thomas Paine
It became clear to her that all men, however respectable in appearance and however elevated their position in society, were utter weaklings in front of a beautiful woman. - The Yacoubian Building, p. 42 - Alaa Al Aswany
To believe that there are difficult or unreachable things, doesn't change the nature of those things, only our position towards them - Daniel Marques
Scientists are in the strange position of being confronted daily by the indisputable fact of their own consciousness, yet with no way of explaining it. - Christian de Quincey
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. - Maria Montessori
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal. - Benjamin Disraeli
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington
When you own or take responsibility for your feelings, you place yourself in a position of power and control.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
The first rule of self control is never to put yourself in a position where you have to practice self control - Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.
As it was, she always did whatever occurred to her, which was, admittedly, not difficult for someone in her position, coming from a background where rick of failure was minimal; in fact, you had to work hard to fail in her world. - Hanif Kureishi
My political position springs from my being a novelist. In so far as I am concerned, politics and the novel are an indivisible case and I can categorically state that I became politically committed because I am a novelist, not the opposite. - غسان كنفاني
Leaders are not the ones with the right position or a proclaimed or given title, the actual leaders are the people who start acting, who step up, who do change, no matter in what way or how small! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position. - Christopher Marlowe
If you fall down to the ground, you're in the perfect position to pray. It definitely humbles you and if you're humble it's easier for God to get Closer to You. - Jeanette Coron
As the networks evolve, so do my opinions toward them, and my divergent feelings bring out conflicting points of view. In advance, I apologize to those who expect a consistent position from me. - Clifford Stoll
God desires to free our country from darkness through our active civil position. - Sunday Adelaja
Many people can easily make out if a person is working or just enjoying by misusing his powerful position and s/he does not need to give any explanation or clarification for his action. - Anuj Somany
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Greater Creativity by Julia Cameron - Piet Mondrian
The position of a hero is not for the comparision, it is a reference point - Amit Kalantri
The universe is a million billion light-years wide, and every inch of it would kill you if you went there. This is the position of the universe with regards to human life. - Martin Amis
I was brought up in a Christian environment where, because God had to be given pre-eminence, nothing else was allowed to be important. I have broken through to the position that because God exists, everything has significance. - Evangeline Paterson
It is at the precise moment that I take something for granted that I have placed myself in the precarious position of losing that very thing. And if that thing I risk losing is liberty, taking it for granted is foolishness of the most foolish sort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Meaning is produced not only by the relationship between the signifier and the signified but also, crucially, by the position of the signifiers in relation to other signifiers. - Jacques Lacan
Leaders are not known by their positions; they are known by their roles in those position. You have many gifts as a leader, but your dominant gift is what you will use to lead. - Israelmore Ayivor
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. - Brian Tracy
A hundred years ago, an average teenager knew countless authors, and, a sex position or two. Today, an average teenager knows countless sex positions, and, an author or two. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A house in the middle of nowhere always reminds us our Earth’s position in the universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Don't shun oppositions. They are there to position you well. Opposition is the great valley between great men and they that give up because of the arduous journey they may have to take through the valley. Don't shun oppositions; Position yourself with oppositions! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn't done something and placing myself in his position as judge. - Paul David Tripp
...not everyone is willing to defend a position of 'not knowing.' There is no virtue in ignorance for its own sake. - B.F. Skinner
My own personal position is that it's much more special to wait for the person who you're married to.
If you ever get a high official position in your country, you must see the interests of the humanity much more important than the interests of your own country; only then you will deserve to be called a great man! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Dress for the position you want, not the position you have. - santosh inani
People can only be categorized into a good or bad person but not the human because being human is in itself a very coveted position which is not often possible to achieve by any individual. - Anuj Somany
God raised Christ up to the highest position possible. Jesus is now our great high King, and we should not allow anyone to take His place in our lives, usurping His Throne room in our hearts, and minds! - brother Billy
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings. - Abraham Maslow
It is not the position, but the disposition.
First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. - Kristin Hunter
Never put yourself in a position that will put yourself at risk if you make the wrong decision. We spent cash on everything. It's fashionable to make 'bet the company' decisions, but don't do it. - Joel Spolsky
It's a time for not showing elation but doing introspection for a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle because almost everyone likes normally someone who only poses no threat to their position in a life full of cut-throat competition. - Anuj Somany
Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.(Interview, Time Magazine, February 20, 2005) - Clint Eastwood
Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.
The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. - Leo Buscaglia
Give your life purpose and focus. Position yourself to succeed - Karon Waddell
She scarcely spoke at all and might have been one of those huge dolls which, when inclined backwards, say "Ma-ma" or "Pa-pa": though impossible to imagine in any position so undignified as that required for the mechanism to produce these syllables. - Anthony Powell
Position yourself with something that captures your curiosity, something that you're missionary about. - Jeff Bezos
Leadership is more about purpose than it is about position. - Michele Jennae
Never put yourself in a position to be made an example of. - Gary Hopkins
Opportunities are like night owls. They like to streak naked and howl at the moon. A lot of success in life comes down to luck. So put yourself in a position to get lucky. Because you know what happens if you don't go out? Nothing. - Ari Gold
You don't have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is. - Red Haircrow
This position I've held ... it pays may way and it corrodes my soul. - Morrissey
Learn good things from professionals but do not change like professional,it doesn't mean on what position they are.. - Raghava
Formal education and current position can define your worthiness. What makes you extraordinary is defined by your attitude towards others. - Ashish Patel
The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith? - Charles Darwin
If a politician wins in a dirty way at election, he will sat in position and works with corruption. - Bradley B. Dalina
The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust. - Israelmore Ayivor
Without wisdom man’s position does not differ in any way from that of a servant. - Sunday Adelaja
Sometimes I think about money, position, fame but my heart always craves for love. - Debasish Mridha
A sign of a good leader is not his position but his vision. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes, God puts you in a position where you have no option but to trust Him. - Steven Chopade
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. - Leo Buscaglia
Having power and position in the spiritual realm still doesn’t mean that you are reigning inreal life - Sunday Adelaja
Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when if feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position. - Stephen King
I've always found paranoia to be a perfectly defensible position. - Pat Conroy
Be a leader who is driven by purpose but not by position or power. - Debasish Mridha
Only God is in a position to look down upon someone. - Habeeb Akande
Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included). - Karl Marx
When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine. - Alanis Morissette
Now everything that you do is written in red or black in Angel Gabriel's book. Not for everyone is this record kept, but only for those who have taken a position of responsibility. There is a Law of Sins, and if you do not fulfil all your obligations, you will pay. - G.I. Gurdjieff
When you deal with naked power from an inferior position, perspectives get distorted. He was the aggrieved party and yet he felt guilty and would continue to do so all his life. - Kiran Nagarkar
Indeed, it's futile to try and use Holy Scripture to support any political position. I deeply distrust anyone who does. Just look at what an Islamic Republic is like. - Christopher Hitchens
True love is about appreciating each other unconditionally regardless of our title or position. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it. - Honoré de Balzac
Sir, it is not God who will assemble us on the battlefield, nor position our troops, nor place the cannon, and it is not God who will aim the musket.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T. Washington
A good man never makes excuses, a smart man is never in a position to need one. - Kyle Barger
If you wish to enjoy a position, find ways of being useful, hard working and cooperative with the people whose favour has given you the position - Radhe Maa
DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears. - Ambrose Bierce
Your position may be highly powerful, but you will be a hero only when you are highly respected. - Amit Kalantri
Whilst the beautifully crafted image of Michel Angelo's youthful looking priestesslooks out from her position on the ceiling of the sistine chapel linked forever with Heaven Earth and Time. - Daniel Peter Buckley
Somewhere Chesterton writes--I think it is Chesterton--that you cannot reason a man from a position that reason didn’t deliver him to. - Alec Wilkinson
When asked whether or not we are Marxists, our position is the same as that of a physicist, when asked if he is a Newtonian or of a biologist when asked if he is a Pasteurian. - Ernesto Che Guevara
A writer has to have an imagination- that's what makes a writer. She has to be able to put herself imaginatively in the position of whatever character she selects. - Wyketha K Parkman
a leadership is a position of action process of abolition,completion of mission,over come oppositionand submission of duties - akhil aravind
An understanding of our position in Christ gives us security - Sunday Adelaja
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. - Colin Powell
No one has the right to place one human being in a position of political power over another. - Wendy McElroy
A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality. - Israelmore Ayivor
As the sailor locates his position on the sea by "shooting" the sun, so we may get our moral bearings by looking at God. We must begin with God. - A.W. Tozer
I'm happy here, and why change when you love the club and the club's in a really good position right now. - Frank Lampard
Why must man not marry?" "He cannot marry. He cannot marry," he said angrily. "If he is to lose everything, he should not place himself in a position to lose that. He should not place himself in a position to lose. He should find things he cannot lose. - Ernest Hemingway
Most people always believe in a behavioral psychology that if other person could do it to attain a high position so they also can, but provided it is something wrong to be done. - Anuj Somany
The death of God left the angels in a strange position. - Donald Barthelme
Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose.
I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I'm the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation. - Tom Stoppard
It is okay to lobby for success. But it best to succeed like a royalty. Success from a position of self-respect and optimism beats success from a position of fear and insecurity anyday, anytime. The journey is also as important as the destination. - Asuni LadyZeal
If I am in that position, you will see change because I have experience change as a Christian. - Dr. Christ Asabor
Setting a goal is like to set your destination point in your life GPS which could take you to your desire position as you dreamed about... - Rashedur Ryan Rahman
If you have legs that work, walk in the right direction. If you have an audible voice, say constructive words. If you have functional eyes, see great things. If you are in a position of power, use it productively and if you have a sound mind, think exceptionally; for such is not a given, but grace. - Gugu Mona
success is a conscious effort to make a change in your current situation and sticking to it ,your current position is a result of how much change you made yesterday, your future depends on what you are willing to change today. - KV Findthings
I’ve always wondered though, Orn mused aloud, what does God need with a starship?Are you going to make that stupid quip every time we pass a missionary ship?Until they learn a new position. - Sabrina Zbasnik
Love the person, not his position. - Debasish Mridha
The pupil of a goat's eye is elongate like a cat's, but if you look closely you'll see that it's in the horizontal position, and if you look closer still you'll see that it's less gracefully shaped, more of a ragged slot, dirty yellow. And you'll see that the white of a goat's eye is all black. - Eugene Marten
If you want to feel the sunshine, change position! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A threat is basically a means for establishing a bargaining position by inducing fear in the subject. When a threat is used, it should always be implied that the subject himself is to blame by using words such as "You leave me no other choice but to..."
You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men. - Max Beerbohm
First they promote a most self-seeker person to a very high position and then through him/her they will promote all their products at a premium price. - Anuj Somany
As usual, in every scheme that worsens the position of the poor, it is the poor who are invoked as beneficiaries. - Vandana Shiva
Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in. - Ashly Lorenzana
To be rapable, a position that is social not biological, defines what a woman is. - Catharine A. MacKinnon
The most common way to spot a common person is perhaps that s/he, irrespective of her/his wealth position, has almost all thinking common most often with the most people. - Anuj Somany
Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest. - Leonardo da Vinci
Powerful leaders use their position of power to empower others. - Gugu Mona
You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.
When your position is one of peace, then you're truly powerful. - Sue Fitzmaurice
Success is never a place or position but a new state of self-realization. - Debasish Mridha
It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world. - Orison Swett Marden
Say what men may, it is doctrine that moves the world. He who takes no position will not sway the human intellect. - William Thayer Shedd
A woman is so selfish that in order to safeguard her vested-interest and secure high position, she may even poison with words the minds of her children against her own man or anyone as close one. - Anuj Somany
I want people to respect me and not just my position. - Amit Kalantri
I'm not an insomniac. It's just that my mind is in the best position to catch the weight of all hovering possibilities the moment I lie down. - Joyce Rachelle
I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world. - Haruki Murakami
May our eyes focus rightly on Christ ... before the need to please others, before church, and before the busyness of Christian life. Those things will surely have their place, but they will be most valuable if put in their proper position. - Traci LaRussa
History is important. If you don't know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it. - Howard Zinn
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. - Piet Mondrian
Questioning is important for breakthrough innovation that in future companies will have a CXO level Position that leads all the interesting innovation - CQO Chief Questioning Officer. - Saurabh Gupta Earth5R
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