Rise Above Quotes

Rise Above Quotes by Joely Fisher, Rachel Held Evans, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eckhart Tolle, Aiden Wilson Tozer, Voltaire and many others.

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What I like to think I’ve done is try to teach all women and my three female daughters, to teach them to rise above stuff, to find things that move you, to bring humor and laughter to everything that you do, and to realize that no other person defines you. Find what’s great about yourself, and band together as women.
Joely Fisher
Evangelicalism is like my religious mother tongue. I revert to it whenever I’m angry or excited or surrounded by other people who understand what I’m saying. And it’s the language in which I most often hear God’s voice on the rare occasion that it rises above the noise.
Rachel Held Evans
Whatever understanding is reached with Pakistan has to be followed honestly, and everybody will have to rise above party politics and be actively committed to make India prosperous.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The animals are at a level prior to thinking. They haven’t lost themselves in thought. We rise above thinking and then we meet them again, where we’re both in no-thought. There’s a deep connection.
Eckhart Tolle
Faith never goes contrary to reason — faith simply ignores reason and rises above it.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
We are obliged to place ourselves on the level of our age before we can rise above it.
It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
Mike Huckabee
To regard such a positive mental science [psychology] as rising above the sphere of history, and establishing the permanent and unchanging laws of human nature, is therefore possible only to a person who mistakes the transient conditions of a certain historical age for the permanent conditions of human life.
Robin G. Collingwood
I began to realize that when you are at peace with your Maker you can, if not ignore human criticism, at least rise above it.
Ezra Taft Benson
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
Mason Cooley
Life is nothing but an occassional burst of laughter rising above the interminable wail of grief.
Henry Roth
Whatever may be the general endeavor of a community to render its members equal and alike, the personal pride of individuals will always seek to rise above the line, and to form somewhere an inequality to their own advantage.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
Huey Long
I think the pressure has also helped me want to rise above that pressure, and it has helped in accelerating the healing process. It’s helped give me a drive. I have a definite survival drive, and the pressure gave me a drive to get on top of it.
Axl Rose
If you strip the horrors of history from history, the flip side of that is you strip the nobility of rising above such horrors.
Perry DeAngelis
Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt or resignation.
Debbie Ford
The whole thing [religion] is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life.
Sigmund Freud
As leaders, we need to rise above petty politics and lead, rather than follow, the various interests and pressure groups in our respective countries.
Hassan Rouhani
Unanimity is important because it signals that the justices can rise above their differences and interpret the law without partisanship.
Neal Katyal
No actor can rise above the script of the film.
Paresh Rawal
An evil man is a saint of the future. See good in everything. Destroy the evil-finding quality. Develop the good-finding quality. Rise above good and evil.
I have always thought of our Service as an institution, more than any other bureau, engaged in a field essentially of morality–the aim of man to rise above himself, and to choose the option of quality rather than material superfluity.
Freeman Tilden
Looking back, I’ve learned the most from the bad coaches, really, how not to act, how not to coach, how not to treat people. So I always say no matter what situations you’re faced with, how bad it is, you can always walk away and learn. You can always rise above it.
Jennie Finch
A generous friend gives life for a friend let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another
Why do people resist [engines, bridges, and cities] so? They are symbols and products of the imagination, which is the force that ensures justice and historical momentum in an imperfect world, because without imagination we would not have the wherewithal to challenge certainty, and we could never rise above ourselves.
Mark Helprin
The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most
Muhammad Ali
To rise above the crowd, you must discipline yourself unceasingly to the strict demand and realities of your ambition.
Arturo Sandoval
Rise above yourself.
Thomas Leonard
Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy… With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light.
Marvin J. Ashton
This is what it is to love an artist: The moon is always rising above your house. The houses of your neighbors look dull and lacking in moonlight. But he is always going away from you. Inside his head there is always something more beautiful.
Sarah Ruhl
I know it is very hard to rise above the influences of party prejudice. Often, it almost drowns the sentiment of patriotism. Party rancor and party hatred are the last serpents which the genius of patriotism can crush.
Joseph P. Bradley
We all lived through September 11. I was here at the Capitol that day. I saw the evil of our enemies written in the smoke rising above the Pentagon.
Mike Pence
Whoever rises above those who once pleased themselves with equality, will have many malevolent gazers at his eminence.
Samuel Johnson
It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
Georges Bernanos
What’s the point of God making us human if He doesn’t want us to act like we’re human?’ ‘To see if we can rise above our natures,’Megan said.
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Christ’s mission is to release the divine into our conscious knowing. He awakens the impulse in humanity to rise above his lower nature and be aware of his higher nature that dwells within.
Flower A. Newhouse
There is always something we can be concerned about. The secret is to rise above it and do whatever we can to make the world a better place.
Vera Lynn
You won’t often find me in a pair of killer heels: my heel height doesn’t rise above two and a half inches, as I would just fall over!
Lift others and yourself as you rise above this mess of comparison. Thank God for those who embraced their true selves and gave us gifts that only they could give: from Steve Jobs to Michael Jackson to Ray Charles to Mark Twain. There are so many more, and the list goes on.
Grace Gealey
PRACTICE OF THE Art of Peace enables you to rise above praise or blame, and it frees you from attachment to this and that.
Morihei Ueshiba
Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your heart to pieces & giving up your soul
Emotional pain makes me want to isolate. Or hit back. It’s very tough to rise above my natural inclinations. I’m always working on this.
Taylor Dane
You can never rise above the light you look up to.
Matthew Ashimolowo
Richard Branson
Imagination gives the man the ability to poject himself through time and space and rise above all limitations.
Charles Fillmore
Life isn’t fair. It’s true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.
Harvey Mackay
We still have it in our power to rise above the fears, imagined and real, and to shoulder the great burdens which destiny has placed upon us, not for our country alone, but for the benefit of all the world. That is the only destiny worthy of America.
Helen Keller
It’s no secret that in the NFL playoffs, the pressure’s on. The guys who can rise above that pressure and play mistake-free when it counts the most build legends for themselves: Think Joe Montana, Tom Brady, or Adam Vinatieri.
Mark Schlereth
I may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the right attitude, we can rise above whatever challenges we face.
Nick Vujicic
The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.
Rabindranath Tagore
Terence McKenna says, “The culture is not your friend.” I am not sure we can change this culture. But I think we can rise above it and create a new world. That’s why I so deeply believe in alternative spaces. That’s why I believe in the power of art and activism.
Eve Ensler
Our first computers were born not out of greed or ego, but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions.
Steve Wozniak
By fully focusing your mind on your chakras, stilling your thoughts, and increasing your kundalini flow, you can rise above your body consciousness and unite your mind with the clear light of nirvana.
Frederick Lenz
To succeed, it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.
Michael Korda
Ought to be easy, ought to be simple enough: Man meets woman, and they fall in love, But the house is haunted and the ride gets rough. You got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above.
Bruce Springsteen
When we rise above our temptations and resist them, we exercise self-control. And that’s when we experience true freedom and emotional health.
David J. Lieberman
I’m asking the American people to rise above the noise and the clutter of our broken politics.
Donald Trump
Set goals, challenge yourself, and achieve them. Live a healthy life…and make every moment count. Rise above the obstacles, and focus on the positive.
Robert H. Goddard
True, most Americans give lip service to the proposition that even the most exalted among us have their flaws, but we are eager to believe that presidents manage to rise above the limitations that beset the rest of us.
Robert Dallek
Don’t wish today away. Don’t waste it. Redeem one hour to be grateful. Let your thanksgiving rise above the din of disappointment – opportunities lost, mistakes made, the clamor of all that has not yet come.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Our actions in this world, and our ability to rise above the limits of our own self-interest, live on far beyond us and play their humble part in shaping a world of spirituality and peace.
Kent Nerburn
I know that isn’t always easy and that there is self-harm in the world. Sometimes it’s hard for people to rise above things.
Andy Biersack
Every man’s path is for himself; let him accomplish his own desires that he may thus be able to rise above them to the eternal goal.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Whether it’s difficult or not, there will be a few people who are outstanding, who will rise above the rest.
John Gokongwei
Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians and the Greeks… Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time.
Emil Nolde
A Saudi Arabian prince has said that oil may never again rise above $100 a barrel. He said it’s gotten so bad he can’t afford to buy his wife her own car that she’s not allowed to drive.
Conan O’Brien
Wisdom is not a matter of study, but a matter of living, and of sure action which rises above opposites.
Nilakanta Sri Ram
There is not the least cause for worry about financial affairs; every person who wills to do so may rise above want, have all he needs, and become rich.
Wallace D. Wattles
We are defined by our dignity to rise above debasement. We are certainly better people for doing so.
Corey Taylor
We who have witnessed the obscenity of war and experienced its horror and terrible consequences have an obligation to rise above our pain and suffering and turn the tragedy of our lives into a triumph.
Ron Kovic
No one is an overachiever. How can you rise above your level of competency? Everyone is an underachiever to different degrees. The harder you work, the more luck you will have.
John Wooden
I like the really human sides of people. To meet them and see that they’re complicated and weird or shy or any of those things sort of makes it even better—to know that they can rise above that and make something great.
Elizabeth Peyton
You can be angry and pissed off at the coach and put your head down and pout. Or you can rise above it, respect the decision, but also know that you’re going to go and work that much harder and prove everybody wrong. And that’s the road that I chose.
Carli Lloyd
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Nelson Mandela
‘Ninnu Kori’ urges us to take a broader view of life, look past stumbling blocks, and rise above self sympathy.
Rise above the dualities, the opposites. See this whole world as the bubbles on the surface of water. See people as bubbles on the surface of the Brahman, of the Infinity…Water bubbles up, rises up. Like that, everybody is rising and having their own games and plays and dissolving back into the Infinite.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Let us rise above the things that pass away. Up above, the air is so pure. Jesus can hide Himself but we will find Him there.
Therese of Lisieux
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
So what about me? Would I always have to find a high horse? The moral relish, the rising above, the being in the right, which can make me flaunt my losses.
Alice Munro
Can the child within my heart rise above Can I sail through the changing ocean tides Can I handle the seasons of my life Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you But time makes you get bolder Even children get older And I’m getting older too
Stevie Nicks
Man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
Anybody can work when everything goes smoothly, when there is nothing to trouble him; but a man must be made of the right kind of stuff who can rise above the things which harass and handicap the weak, and do his work in spite of them. Indeed, this is the test of greatness.
Orison Swett Marden
We will rise above the lies, the smears, the ludicrous slanders from ludicrous and very, very dishonest reporters.
Donald Trump
No woman should ever lie about another woman. You’ve violated the sacred covenant between women! How will stabbing one another in the back help women to rise above patriarchal oppression?
John Green
If you will not rise above the things of this world, they will rise above you.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I wanna run through the halls of my high school, I wanna scream at the top of my lungs. I just found out there’s no such thing as the real world, just a lie you’ve got to rise above.
John Mayer
Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.
Eckhart Tolle
Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person’s capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else.
Viola Davis
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving
I, personally, have had to rise above my feelings of inferiority to my sister Anjelica, not to mention feeling sorry for myself because I lost my mother so young.
Allegra Huston
There are moments when a man’s imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.
Edith Wharton
Rise above principle and do what is right.
Walter Heller
I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago – a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge.
Theodore White
I have always looked upon the life of our Savior who descended beneath all things that He might rise above all things as an example for His followers.
Wilford Woodruff
The more a man is successful in getting out (or coming out) from his own individuality, of his egoist self, and to control (or dominate) the instincts of his physical nature, the more his character, by rising above material contingencies, widen, become free and independent.
African Spir
Forgiveness does not overlook the deed. It rises above it.
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
As an anthropology major, I wanted to understand the cultural significance of poverty – why it exists and why some countries can rise above it while others can’t.
Lauren Bush
Rainy day people all know there’s no sorrow they can’t rise above.
Gordon Lightfoot
Nobody rises above mediocrity unless they use the brains of other people.
Napoleon Hill
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
Khalil Gibran
I now believe that the only way in which Americans can rise above their ordinariness, can mature sufficiently to rescue themselves and to help rescue their planet, is through enthusiastic intimacy with works of their own imagination.
Kurt Vonnegut
Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance.
Anyone who rises above the things of this world, to which you kneel, is mightier than you.
Ibn Hazm
That person who is the hardest to forgive is the one who can teach you the greatest lessons. When you love yourself enough to rise above the old situation, then understanding and forgiveness will be easy. And you’ll be free.
Louise Hay
Judges certainly have political connections and strong political views, but that doesn’t mean they can’t rise above politics when they hear cases. We expect them to, and the law presumes they do.
George T. Conway III
The Compound Effect will help you beat the competition, rise above your challenges, and create the life you deserve!
T. Harv Eker
Turmoil is a call for awakening. Every challenge, great or small, is moving you to look deeper and draw forth the highest in you. You’re never given a challenge beyond your ability to meet and master. You’ll rise above every circumstance because you’re greater than any circumstance.
Alan Cohen
The cure for capitalism’s failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.
Robert Heilbroner
No man’s faith, no man’s religion, no religion in all the world can ever rise above the truth.
Gordon B. Hinckley
We accepted education as the means to rise above the limitations that a prejudiced society endeavored to place upon us.
Evelyn Boyd Granville
I get a lot of email, so if you’re sending me an email, if you want to rise above the clutter, put something on it: say, ‘Hey!’
Robert Scoble
Women are against women, and men are against women. Like, women have to rise above so much to get ahead. I feel guilty that sometimes I hate being a woman. I hate it because there’s so much weight on your shoulders at all times. Maybe I’m just really sensitive.
Natalie Prass
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
Mario Fernandez
Your success stops where your character stops. You can never rise above the limitations of your character.
John C. Maxwell
Most bloggers who rise above the clutter are quite often prolific -they work hard, not just writing content but networking, engaging in Social Media and more.
Darren Rowse
The talkers are rising above the thinkers.
Barbara Kingsolver
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.
John Burroughs
It is acceptance of the will of God – waiting, if necessary, forever, happily rising above your desires and above your frustrations to always do what is right. Always do what is right. This is the spiritual study.
Frederick Lenz
There is in man a conscience which outlives the sensations the sensations, resolutions, and emotions of the hour, and rises above them all.
Edward Thomson
Don’t seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
Leo Tolstoy
Rise above principle and do what’s right.
Joseph Heller
Rise above the way society is going to see you and society is going to see you at the absolutely bottom of the totem pole because not only are you female, you are Black. Never believe it and never give into that, that that’s where you live or that’s who you are.
Audra McDonald
We cannot be fearful all the time; we have to rise above our fear, whatever is to happen to us, however our conditions may challenge us. To be fearless is a decision that one must make. And this fearlessness becomes the fundamental ground of nonviolence.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Many of us, restless and unfulfilled, see no supreme worth in our lives. We want more out of life. And war, at least, gives a sense that we can rise above our smallness and divisiveness.
Chris Hedges
I knew these false attacks would come. I knew this day would arrive, it’s only a question of when. And I knew the American people would rise above it and vote for the future they deserve.
Donald Trump
The reason why women effect so little and are so shallow is because their aims are low, marriage is the prize for which they strive; if foiled in that they rarely rise above disappointment.
Sarah Moore Grimke
As a Southerner and as a Mormon you approach life in this aspirational way: ‘I will rise above my station.’
Dustin Lance Black
I have always been able to rise above the expectations.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Desire nothing except desirelessness.
Hope for nothing except to rise above all hopes.
Want nothing and you will have everything.
Meher Baba
Immaturity means self-centeredness, inability to compromise, to rise above hurt feelings, to postpone immediate pleasures in favor of future benefits, or to do unpleasant chores when they need to be done.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Judgment is such a useful shield, isn’t it? We can hide behind it, rise above others on its crest, keep ourselves safe and separate.
Lisa Unger
Everything perfect in its kind has to transcend its own kind, it must become something different and incomparable. In some notes the nightingale is still a bird; then it rises above its class and seems to suggest to every winged creature what singing is truly like.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is important for the film industry to rise above ageism.
Dia Mirza
I greatly admired Gypsy [Rose Lee] for being able to rise above her circumstances; I was terrified of her; I thought she was generous; I thought she was brilliant; I thought she was cruel.
Karen Abbott
I dream of flight, not to be as the angels are, but to rise above the smallness of it all. The smallnesss that I am. Against the daily death the iconography of wings.
Jeanette Winterson
You’ve got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above.
Bruce Springsteen
I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.
Yayoi Kusama
Fairness is man’s ability to rise above his prejudices.
Wes Fesler
My fiction is almost always inspired by a character’s need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic.
Robert Crais
It is only by entering the transcendental, the supernatural, the authentically spiritual order that man rises above the social. Until then, whatever he may do, the social is transcendent in relation to him.
Simone Weil
There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don’t lose sight of what you’re doing and who you are, you can rise above it.
Prabal Gurung
Sometimes I wonder why the corporate world is seen as a god choice for those of us that will never rise above clerical work and general administration.
Rob Payne
As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.
Henry Purcell
Rise above… cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others.
Gordon B. Hinckley
A noble life crowned with heroic death, rises above and outlives the pride and pomp and glory of the mightiest empire of the earth.
James A. Garfield
One who scorns the power of intuition will never rise above the ranks of journeyman calculator.
Albert Einstein
Some people think reality must be constantly depressing, but I think reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli
The first stage in a technology’s advance is that it’ll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it’s successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration.
Chris Anderson
If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever, there are heroes who rise above it.
Jerry Bruckheimer
There’s only one power in the world great enough to help us rise above the difficult things we face: the power of God.
Stormie Omartian
You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Storm the castle
Stem the tide
Rise above yourself
Cry baby cry
Cry cry to heaven
If that doesn’t do it for you
Go ahead and cry like hell
Meat Loaf
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Edward Abbey
Nothing is given to mankind and what little men can conquer must be paid for with unjust death. But man’s grandeur lies elsewhere, in his decision to rise above his condition.
Albert Camus
The fact is I’m always going to have naysayers. You’re always going to have haters. It really doesn’t bother me because I just rise above it.
The Miz
And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may livethrough its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.
Khalil Gibran
I’m going to always rise above the doubt that may exist about me.
Man is man so long as he is struggling to rise above nature, and this nature is both internal and external.
Swami Vivekananda
Ambition, as that passion is generally understood,- a strong desire to rise above others, to occupy the first place, – formed no part of Lafayette’s character. In him the passion was nothing more than a constant and irresistible wish to do good.
Marquis de Lafayette
Metaphysics is the attempt of the mind to rise above the mind.
Thomas Carlyle
When you draw from the endless awareness of nirvana, you are no longer a slave to fortune. When pleasant experiences come your way, you can enjoy them. But if pain and misfortune befall you, you can rise above them and remain unaffected.
Frederick Lenz
You always have to remember that bullies want to bring you down because you have something that they admire. Also, when you get made fun of-when people point out your weaknesses, it’s an opportunity for you to rise above.
Zac Efron
Rise above principal and do what’s right.
Joseph Heller
Don’t let the negatives of life control you. Rise above them. Use them as your stepping stones to go higher than you ever dreamed possible
Mary Kay Ash
We want a good government that works. Let us rise above caste divisions and nepotism and pledge to elect a government that is development oriented. Delhi needs a stable government and a strong government
Narendra Modi
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France
I just know that right now, we want to be proud. For once. We want to take the struggle and rise above it. We want to frame it, live it, survive it. We want to put it in our mouths and taste it and never forget it, because it makes us strong.
Markus Zusak
You yourself are your own obstacle, rise above yourself.
Only Jesus Christ is uniquely qualified to provide that hope, that confidence, and that strength we need to overcome the world and rise above our human failings. To do so, we must place our faith in Him and live by His laws and teachings.
Ezra Taft Benson
Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions… Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
Muhammad Iqbal
We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.
Joshua Prager
Unfortunately, I have realized that we cannot completely erase all the evil from the world, but we can change the way we deal with it, we can rise above it and stay strong and true to ourselves.
Zlata Filipović
Difficult struggle in mountaineering is our rise above himself, is the voice of freedom.
Wojciech Kurtyka
I don’t think meeting people that I’ve done pictures of spoils it at all because I like the really human sides of people. To meet them and see that they’re complicated and weird or shy or any of those things sort of makes it even better – to know that they can rise above that and make something great.
Elizabeth Peyton
When you challenge other people’s ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.
Carly Fiorina
When you lose someone whose life was so extraordinary like my dad’s, you have two options: You can curl up in a dark corner… or rise above it and dust yourself off and continue with their work. He will always be with me.
Bindi Irwin
One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.
George W. Bush
It is important to rise above rationalizations and make the best choices.
Quentin L. Cook
The truth of the matter is the real story are the people who rise above all of this incredible cruelty. Otherwise that cruelty wins.
George Clooney
This has always been the way of presidential politics. The president rises above the fray while his surrogates go on the attack. They throw the spears and fling the mud; he sits upon the throne.
John Podhoretz
It is well known that humor, more than anything else in the human make-up, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds.
Viktor E. Frankl
You learn who you really are in a fight – what you’re really made of. You have to face yourself and rise above your own fears and failings.
Tami Hoag
There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose…There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God.
Theodore Hesburgh
To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.
Michael Korda
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.
Jim Rohn
Christ rises above all things.
A. B. Simpson
We can rise above our limitations, only once we recognize them.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
Edward Gibbon
But, I know enough people in that court, through the years, to know one thing: There’s always somebody who surprises you, who rises above what they thought they appointed him for, and stays with the separation of powers, and with the right of the law to decide.
Arthur Hertzberg
We just feel like we don’t have the means, To rise above and beat it. So we keep waiting, Waiting on the world to change…
John Mayer
Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don’t seem to be able to rise above these things.
Adnan Pachachi
Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.
Napoleon Hill
Reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli
One who aspires to greatness should read and study, pursuing the True Way with such a firm resolve that he is perfectly straightforward and open, rises above the superficialities of conventional behavior, and refuses to be satisfied with the petty or commonplace.
Yoshida Shoin
There is nothing we cannot live down, and rise above, and overcome.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It requires philosophy and heroism to rise above the opinion of the wise men of all nations and races.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Inner-life questions are the kind everyone asks, with or without benefit of God-talk: ‘Does my life have meaning and purpose?’ ‘Do I have gifts that the world wants and needs?’ ‘Whom and what shall I serve?’ ‘Whom and what can I trust?’ ‘How can I rise above my fears?’
Parker Palmer
I was bullied as a child and used humor to rise above it.
Vermin Supreme
It is personality with a penny’s worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace.
Pablo Picasso
The heavier our bodies, the higher our will, our spirit, rises above them.’ ‘The wearier we are, the more splendid the training.
Ruth Benedict
I see a sea of networkers all doing and saying the same things.
They look alike, act alike and sound alike when speaking to prospects.
If you want to rise above the average, mediocre networker… then you
have to think differently.
Mark Weiser
Only until you rise above the use of the second attention for manipulation that you can enter into a consciousness in which there is enlightenment.
Frederick Lenz
There is no mode of action, no form of emotion, that we do not share with the lower animals. It is only by language that we rise above them.
Oscar Wilde
It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of America.
Michelle Obama
Until we begin to discover the national values that for centuries have allowed us to rise above our natures and act as civilized men and women, our country will continue to suffer the steady deterioration in standards that disturbs us all.
Tom DeLay
Faith gives me the ability to rise above anything, because what is true in the spiritual realm is forever true. It cannot be denied.
Gary Busey
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Alexander Hamilton
We must each learn to feel comfortable in our own uniqueness by rising above the fear of being wrong and the aversion to being different.
Iyanla Vanzant
Im going to always rise above the doubt that may exist about me.
Patriotism cannot be instilled inside anybody, it just happens to be there. And it can rise above any notion, any emotion.
Boney Kapoor
You ought to know how to rise above the trivialities of life, in which most people are found drowning themselves.
D.T. Suzuki
Don’t let anyone drain you of your happiness today. Be drama free. Rise above the petty stuff.
Trent Shelton
Life is full of troubles and vexations, that one must either rise above it by means of corrected thoughts, or leave it.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Do you think its possible to live without wanting to put your name on your paintings? To belong to a group so securely you don’t need to rise above it?
Barbara Kingsolver
If your knowledge teaches you not to rise above human weakness and misery and lead your fellow man on the right path, you are indeed a man of little worth and will remain such till Judgment Day.
Khalil Gibran
As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.
Queen Noor of Jordan
The morning sun Radiantly Rises above the frosty woods.
Dakotsu Iida
Most people who have a problem concentrate on the problem. They take it to bed with them and stay awake all night thinking it over. Let go of that problem. Rise above it in consciousness.
Emmet Fox
We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
Adlai Stevenson II
It’s not that I’ve suddenly become stronger or that something has changed. I’m still shaking. But… We don’t have to let those fears stop us. What’s most important is that we try to rise above our weakness.
Natsuki Takaya
It’s certainly true that presidents have confidantes who rise above what you would call just staff.
Jon Lovett
A degree of culture, and assuredly a very high one, is attained when man rises above superstitions and religious notions and fears, and, for instance, no longer believes in guardian angels or in original sin, and has also ceased to talk of the salvation of his soul.
Friedrich Nietzsche