Stake Quotes

Our All is at Stake and the little Conveniencys and Comforts of Life when set in Competition with our Liberty ought to be rejected not with Reluctance but with Pleasure.

All my games were political games; I was like Joan of Arc perpetually being burned at the stake.

Clearly society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.

Faith is a living daring confidence in God's grace so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.

The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life in living life happily as it should be lived. Living for the moment.

I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.

In England we burnt redheads at the stake because we thought they were witches. There are still young redheads in Britain getting ripped for having red hair. 'Oy Ginger!'

Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things more precious than getting your own way more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

If you don't have a real stake in the new then just surviving on the old - even if it is about efficiency - I don't think is a long-term game.

All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.

The war correspondent has his stake - his life - in his own hands and he can put it on this horse or that horse or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.

When you've got the Daytona 500 out there at stake and everything riding on the line guys go for it and the guys that go for it are the ones that are either going to win or they're going to wreck.

Challenging American leadership is not at stake.

When nothing is at stake everything's a waste.

A married man turns his staffe into a stake.

A hot stake is better than a cold chop.

We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola

Unless you stake your life life will not be won.

When the gospel is at stake everything is at stake.

The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake.

Each and every day Israel's very existence is at stake.

Vitam impendre vero. (To stake one's life for the truth.)

We only rise above mediocrity when there's something at stake. p. 174


The civilized world has a common stake in defeating the terrorists.

I would die at the stake rather than change a semi-colon!

Whoever has the most at stake should have the most power.

Now go and stake some vamps. Especially the sparkly emo ones.

It is my dream to have a controlling stake of Arsenal.

Psychological pseudoscience dies hard especially when there are commercial interests at stake.

Faced with the election of a Catholic our culture is at stake.

There has never been more at stake for women's health and rights.

Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake.

It's a poore stake that cannot stand one yeare in the ground.

In order to succeed... you have to put a stake in the ground.

Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.

Everyone hates a martyr; it's no wonder martyrs were burned at the stake.

We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience

One thing vampire children are taught is never run with a wooden stake.

I hate witches. Humans had the right idea burning them at the stake.

I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake.

If you greatly desire something have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.

Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake.

Democracy has no convictions for which people would be willing to stake their lives.

I like to put a stake in people because I know people helped me.

Love is for the living for people who have a stake in the future.

When our interests and values are at stake we have a responsibility to act.

All things are possible once enough human beings realize that everything is at stake.

Book burnings. Always the forerunners. Heralds of the stake the ovens the mass graves.

The reason academic disputes are so vicious is that so little is at stake.

Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?

Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.

Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.

Work with your competitors when the interest of the community and planet are at stake.

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections.

It is rational to believe as it is our very existence that is at stake.

Yes I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.

For courage there must be something at stake. I come here with nothing to lose.

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.

The battle is on and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.

We would do our theology better if more was at stake in what we said.

The need for some venture of faith still remains; one must stake one's life upon something.

The fellow who tends the greenhouse gardens? Trust me Lady you'd let him stake your tomatoes.

When there is more money at stake it affects the atmosphere and things become more businesslike.

I say we should stake him to an anthill and throw little pickles at him! (Selena)

Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.

There is more at stake here than just our lives. It is the lives around us.

No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan a heretic or an unbeliever.

Any idiot can be brave but courage is about knowing what's at stake and moving forward anyway.

The American people...have a stake in non-conformity. For they know that the American genius is non-conformist.

A national primary election would electrify the people and give them a larger stake in the outcome.

What is always at stake in any decision we make is what that choice turns us into.

The Russians have a lot at stake and the power of Moscow pride should never be underestimated.

Usually my form of turning someone down was shoving a stake through his heart while smirking Gotcha!

As a new entrepreneur you need a stake in the game but you can't risk it all.

To be first-rate at anything you have to stake your all. Nobody's an artist 'on the side'.

When mundane lowly activities are at stake too much insight is detrimentalâ??far-sightedness errs in immediate concerns.

Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.

True idealists are rare; they are the dedicated workers who would if need be die at the stake.

No form of government can survive that excludes dictatorship when the life of the nation is at stake.

If you have to be burned at the stake be a good fellow and collect your own fire-wood.

When people lack jobs opportunity and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.

There's a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?

We have a stake in one another...what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.

With so much at stake in this election both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue.'

Available energy is the main object at stake in the struggle for existence and the evolution of the world.

If anything there's more at stake when you're older and more responsibility and more legitimate things to worry about.

The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable and to center consciousness within them.

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.

We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.

Our way of life is at stake our grandchildren are at stake the future of civilization is at stake.

I looked him in the eye. "I will always love you." Then I plunged the stake into his chest.

In these uncertain times I know 100 percent that I can stake my life on the unshakeable unchanging promises of God!

When a man's life is at stake no delay is too long. [Lat. Nulla unquam de morte cunctatio longa est.]

We do not have the luxury of despair right now. There is too much at stake for too many people.

But you can make good radio interesting radio great radio even without an urgent question a burning issue at stake.

America's honor your honor is at stake. Go out and preserve the greatest country in the history of the world.

Rune: "They're getting away!"Thatz: "Our Dragon Knights honor is at stake! Let's get 'em!"Rath: "'Dragon Knights honor'? Really?

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

Let's go tell everyone we meet that when the American dream is at stake you want Barack Obama in charge.

Our country stands at a critical point in its history. Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.

Virginia is the place where technologically speaking they will burn people at the stake for possessing such things as toasters.

A prayerful heart and an obedient heart will learn very slowly and not without sorrow to stake everything on God Himself.

Just as the camera draws a stake through the heart of serious portraiture television has killed the novel of social reportage.

Perspective gets lost in moral certainties. Which only means that no one was ever burned at the stake by a doubter.

It took 35 years but the time was well spent and I think I have established a good stake in the future.

Never must the existence or the essence of man as a whole be made a stake in the hazards of action.

[Before being burned at the stake for her faith:] Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames.

If both parties have a stake in the other the chances of them killing each other are going to be reduced.

We must have clean water and the health and the welfare of our children is at stake and is at risk.

The government to you is what God is to agnostics--only to be invoked when your own well being is at stake.

There's a great quote about Virginia Woolf she had the same spiritual stake in her diaries as she had in her writing.

I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake matters become political by definition for speech is what makes man a political being.

Obviously there's the temptation to sit back and smile .. But there's so much at stake we have to do our due diligence.

Sometimes time actually works against you if you refuse to face the relevant issues and explain to the public what is at stake.

A cardinal principle in systems theory is that all parties that have a stake in a system should be represented in its management.

Instead of burning a guy at the stake what about burning him at the STILTS It probably lasts longer plus it moves around.

Upon a life I did not live upon a death I did not die; another's life another's death I stake my whole eternity.

Working with children is the easiest part of educating for democracy because children are still undefeated and have no stake in being prejudiced.

One with God is always a majority. But many have been burned at the stake while the boats were being counted. Thomas Reed

In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid. I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.

Dracula who said while they drove a wooden stake into his heart Boy I sure hope this is heartburn. Never got a dinner!

Ill met by moonlight ' said Deirdre.'You could still be tied to a stake ' said Random and she did not reply.

I am so tired of being told by Democratic operatives to 'suck it up' because so many other profound issues are at stake.

One with God is always a majority but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

When the Champions League is at stake ... you do everything you can whether it's called gamesmanship or cheating to put the opposition off.

As someone who was born in Israel you're put in a position of defending Israel because you know how much is at stake.

As the largest and most developed democracies of Asia (India and Japan) we have a mutual stake in each other's progress and prosperity.

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Like an audience entertained by a magician we allow ourselves to be deceived by those with a stake in persuading us to ignore reality.

It is easier to drive a stake through the heart of a blood-sucking vampire than to kill off a money-sucking and useless government program.

She felt the familiar calmness of an emergency but she understood the falseness of that feeling now that it was her life at stake.

Strictly speaking Rosneft is not a company. Let us not forget that BP has a stake in Rosneft and BP is a British company.

As the essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility so the essence of faith is to believe the possibility exists.

I don't want somebody telling my daughter who she can marry or what she can do with her body. That's what was at stake.

And have your mother put my head on a stake? Do you have any notion what that would do to my handsome good looks?

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht.

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.

We're at a point in history where everyone needs to pay attention to politics. Too much is at stake for us to be apathetic.

Here in Europe I think that there are a lot of young people who forget the issues that were at stake during the Cold War.

The last hope of human liberty in this world rests on us. we ought for so dear a stake to sacrifice every attachment & every enmity.

Get to know your characters as well as you can let there be something at stake and then let the chips fall where they may.

He who rejoices even at the stake triumphs not over pain but over the absence of pain where he had anticipated feeling it. A parable.

Mitt Romney's energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake.

As long as anyone anywhere is being made to feel less human our very definition of humanity is at stake and we are all vulnerable.

I played with fire did counsel spurn Made life my common stake; But never thought that fire would burn O that a soul could ache.

When love takes you by the hand and leaves you better that is home. That's the place to stake your claim and build your life.

The attainment of wholeness requires one to stake one's whole being. Nothing less will do; there can be no easier conditions no substitutes no compromises.

My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.

Villains used to always die in the end. Even the monsters. Frankenstein Dracula - you'd kill them with a stake. Now the nightmare guy comes back.

We would be 1 500 years ahead if it hadn't been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake.

I think if anybody had a roll of dice with a lot of money at stake they would not want Wes Craven and a romantic comedy.

The friends that have I do it wrong Whenever I remake a song Should know what issue is at stake: It is myself that I remake.

Write words youâ??re willing to burn at the stake for. Write words youâ??d believe in even if the rest of the world didnâ??t.

Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occassion for sport- there is lace at stake!" (Ms. Pole)

The right to vote gives every eligible American a voice in our electoral politics. There's too much at stake to stay silent as this right is eroded.

One of the greatest values of controversy is its revealing nature. The real issues at stake come into the open and have the possibility of being reconciled.

It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.

Pressure is high and jobs are at stake. There is nothing wrong with having commercial music to pitch for those situations as well as for ad campaigns.

Human sacrifice is much in vogue right now. The Republican right thinks that people who get on its nerves especially women should be sent to the stake. . .

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.

Those who have most at stake in the old culture or are most rigid in their beliefs try to summon people back to the old ideas.'

Nothing less than the fate of the planet is at stake... No place on the planet can remain an island of affluence in a sea of misery.

The burden for achieving disarmament cannot be borne by peace groups alone. Everybody regardless of age income profession gender or nationality has a stake in this quest.

Memo to future presidents: Never stake your entire survival on the painful passing of a bad bill. Never take the country down the road to 'Demon Pass.'

What is at stake in the debate over health care is more than the mere crafting of policy. The issue is now the identity of the Democratic Party.

If I could have him like this in my dreams every night of my life I'd stake my entire life on dreams and be done with the rest.

There really is confusion out there. Finding common ground sounds good. But the reality is a lot of people on all sides have a stake in the fight.

We know over very national survival is at stake; and we believe that we should support our troops yes and work for an outcome that results in victory.

I think at the beginning of one's writing life negative reviews are what one does to get attention and stake out your territory. It's also often a mistake.

Even from far away I could see people being chased by hellhounds burned at the stake forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music.

At the beginning of the twentieth century barbarism can throw off its gentle disguise and burn a man at the stake as complacently as in the Middle Ages.

I think a lot of people view the death penalty as a debate class or something. The cost and what's at stake is really really a big deal.

It's very worrying at this time in the world that any point of view should be prohibited that's banned there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.

Man must have some recognized stake in society and affairs to knit him lovingly to his kind or he is wont to revenge himself for wrongs real or imagined.

Yes it was dangerous but we are not put into this world Mr. Burton to avoid danger when an important fellow creature's life is at stake. You understand me?

Religious faith to W. H. Bragg was the willingness to stake his all on the hypothesis that Christ was right and test it by a lifetime's experiment in charity.

What is at stake is human dignity. If a man is not accorded respect he cannot respect himself and if he does not respect himself he cannot demand it.

every idiot who goes about with a 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.

It is not possible to speak of the right to choose when a clear moral evil is involved when what is at stake is the commandment Do not kill!

I'm a supporter of embryonic stem cell research. I do think there are very important moral and also religious questions at stake in the debate over embryonic stem cell research.

What is at stake is preserving our relations with the United States. They should not be changed because of what has happened. But trust has to be restored and reinforced.

I`ve spend my whole life hating and loving my brother with equal measure. I never though I would be the one to help drive a stake through his heart.

You get in trouble you have to evaluate: Is it worth getting into trouble again? It's a lot easier to make that decision when you have a career at stake.

I have such respect for guest actors. They don't know all the characters as deeply as the regulars and the cast isn't your family so you have more at stake.

If you're going to immerse yourself in a project for three years why not stake out a chunk of the world that is completely alien to you and go traveling?

Mankind have such a deep stake in inward illumination that there is much to be said by the hermit or monk in defence of his life of thought and prayer.

Going to war is a serious matter. And it should be done very carefully and deliberately with clear national interests at stake before the United States or our Commander-in-Chief acts.

The fallacy is that you have to hold some sort of stake in the grief or horror in order to write about it - I think the opposite is true.

We have a unique chance to heal divisions give everyone a stake in the future and set an example as the most creative innovative and progressive country in the world.

No marriage or family no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives mothers and fathers men and women work together in unity of purpose.

Marriage changes things because there's a lot more at stake. You can't get too toxic because you have to live together. No one can reach for the nuclear button too quickly.

We are living through the most exciting challenging and most critical time in human history. Never before has so much been possible; and never before has so much been at stake.

It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.

We Christians should be aware that there's something at stake in cultural participation that we wouldn't have been concerned about if all we did was worry about the messages in culture.

Interest in certain themes doesn't mandate a personal stake or personal experience of those themes. I've killed people in plays but no one asks me what it's like to kill people.

Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.

To win we will need to keep building the movement networking with one another planning strategizing and moving forward. Our children's futures and those of their unborn children are at stake.

Actors are a lot like professors on dissertation committees - it's a lot of ego a lot of rallying for position there is a lot at stake in every single interaction.

Since the time of the witch burnings the grandmothers and the healers and the midwives have been systematically targeted. And burned at the stake for hundreds of years decimating whole communities.

It hurts me because of what he's doing to boxing. Because one of the most important world titles is at stake now. The champion has to defend it against the best.

We need a much deeper understanding of exactly what it is our industrial society in its present creation is jeopardizing. We need a more profound perception of what is at stake.

We all have more at stake in the rules of the game than we do in the outcomes of the game. When that changes that's when you begin to lose democracy.

The real desk isn't one with four legs and a filing cabinet. It's the space of time that you stake out every day and the will with which you defend it.

Criminality is now legal. I guess criminal racketeering these days would be like burning little children at the stake or something. That's about what it takes to get anyone to care.

The State did not own men so entirely even when it could send them to the stake as it sometimes does now where it can send them to the elementary school.

Never ask advice from someone who has something at stake or something to lose from your decision. The more objective the person is the greater value you should place on the input.

There is a wager that we must all make; for the small stake of some rewarding mental training we can attain lasting contentment and contribute to a positive outcome for our planet.

If there is still one hellish truly accursed thing in our time it is our artistic dallying with forms instead of being like victims burnt at the stake signaling through the flames.

But they don't use law-they use law for their interests. They don't go by law international federal local-nothing! They go by whatever is expedient to protect the interests that are at stake.

Remember the essence of storytelling demands that we place our main characters on a path. A quest with something at stake with something to do to achieve to learn and to change.

To care about words to have a stake in what is written to believe in the power of books - this overwhelms the rest and beside it one's life becomes very small.

For the most part studio movies have huge budgets. They don't do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake you have so many people breathing down your neck.

And if there is still one hellish truly accursed thing in our time it is our artistic dallying with forms instead of being like victims burnt at the stake signaling through the flames.

Maybe [Donald Trump] is just never dealt with somebody who's not particularly impressed by his carrying on but I'm not. So I'm going to stay focused on what's at stake in this election.

I don't think there's anything to be admired in lying cheating or philandering. But there might be something to be admired in not burning people at the stake because they have those weaknesses.

We've been at war for many years in Afghanistan following 9/11. We know that we've got young men and women on the ground now. We've got our blood and treasure at stake there already.

Lola Montes is in my unhumble opinion the greatest film of all time and I am willing to stake my critical reputation such as it is on this one proposition above all others.

I don't see the country audience looking forward to an out male singer. There are rumors about people but no one ever confirms because there is a tremendous amount of money at stake.

There is humor in the darkest of moments - People who I have loved and passed away and very high stake situations where you can't help but laugh. I think that's very human.

So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career it's not so much because I have less at stake but more a sense that I've learned more.

There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of science as they do now to burning at the stake in the name of religion.

As a boy without experience never having spoken in public in my life for any length of time never ten minutes at once I was called to preside over a stake of Zion.

I prefer to concentrate on my task of leading Europe to the success that our citizens expect. We have to look forwards now because what is at stake is what makes Europe Europe.

The greatest proof of Christianity for others is not how far a man can logically analyze his reasons for believing but how far in practice he will stake his life on his belief.

It would be easy to descend into despair not only about the state of journalism but the future of American democracy. But giving up is not an option. There is too much at stake.

Just as everybody has the vote including women I think children should because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.

In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake.

Pro football is a game; not a war. It's for win or lose not life or death... but say that in the summer for winter brings the playoffs and a season is at stake.

Unacceptable Levels is Powerful. It tells the story of toxic chemicals in just about every aspect of our lives and the egregious lack of regulation. Our ability to protect our families is at stake.

We want to explore. We're curious people. Look back over history people have put their lives at stake to go out and explore ... We believe in what we're doing. Now it's time to go.

Is that a stake Bones or are you just happy with my new dress?" "In this case it's a stake. You could always feel around for something more though. See what comes up.

The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more â?? if more should be required â?? the future of human civilization is at stake.