Quotes by position
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British science-fiction writer 1952-
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job.
American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
Leadership is a choice, not a position.
American author and motivational speaker 1924-1998
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.
American activist, mystic and pacifist 1908-1981
You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
A general who allows himself to be decisively defeated in an extended mountain position deserves to be court-martialled.Source: On War (1832) Ch. 17
American television journalist 1940-
A journalist enjoys a privileged position. In exchange for not being able to participate in the rough-and-tumble issues of a community, we are given license to observe it all, based on the understanding that we'll tell everyone what happens fairly and squarely. That's harder than it sounds.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-1696
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
A t American weddings, the quality of the food is in inverse proportion to the social position of the bride and groom.
Thomas à Kempis
German theologian 1380-1471
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
English writer 1667-1745
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
American opera composer
America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
American writer and criticus 1932-
Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?
American soccer player 1968-
And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
American professional wrestler and actor 1966-
As a professional wrestler, it's not my position to be the booker, to formulate a match, unless you're asked to do that.