Who said if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything?
What does it mean to fall for anything? to stand for something = to support a cause/idea/philosophy, etc. or. you fall for anything = you will be fooled by anything. (To fall for something = to be fooled by a trick. When did Hamilton say those who stand for nothing fall for everything?
If they don’t stand for something, they will fall for anything. They need to realize that we are fighting two wars—the war of arms and the war of ideas—that other war of which the war of arms is one phase.
Pastor, Rev. A.J. Whitney “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll be sure to fall for anything.” In 1946 an Albany, New York newspaper reported on a meeting of the National Woman’s Party with about 50 attendees. An instance of the adage was mentioned: 9
Here are three versions: (1) If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. (2) Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. (3) When you stand for nothing, you fall for everything. This adage is attributed to Alexander Hamilton, Peter Marshall, and others.
Core values are the foundation of how you and everyone in your company conduct themselves. They are the enduring things that would remain if you took away everything else.
Have some value or importance, as in She realized that appearances do stand for something. This usage dates from the mid-1800s but was preceded by stand for nothing, meaning “be worthless,” dating from the late 1300s.
The quote is saying if you don’t have something that you back and believe you will believe whatever you seem to find. I believe this is a true quote because people who do not read the news and stand on neither side easily fall for the first position they hear about the topic.
But the confusion regarding Alexander Hamilton seems to be rooted in a 1978 radio broadcast in which newsman Alex Hamilton (no relation) said, “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”
(3) When you stand for nothing, you fall for everything. This adage is attributed to Alexander Hamilton, Peter Marshall, and others.