What responsibility are you avoiding…He wasn’t avoiding responsibility…Though there was one thing he clung to. An excuse, perhaps, like the dead emperor. It was the soul of the wretch. Apathy. The belief that nothing was...
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Everything started as nothing.
What do you believe reveals more about a man’s character, his arrogance or his attempt to disguise it?
—Aaron B. Powell
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too;If you can...
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Good men don’t become legends,” he said quietly.”Good men don’t need to become legends.” She opened her eyes, looking up at him. “They just do what’s right anyway.
It is highly significant and indeed almost a rule, that moral courage has its source in such identification through one’s own sensitivity with suffering of one’s fellow human beings.” (p. 16-17)
If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.
From a distance,’ he says, ‘my car looks just like every other car on the freeway, and Sarah Byrnes looks just like the rest of us. And if she’s going to get help, she’ll get...
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter usfrom the support of a cause we believe to be just.
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.
Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.
Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.
Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it’s what you believe, and the heck with everybody.
You may take my purse; but I cannot have my moral Self annihilated. The purse is any Highwayman’s who might meet me with a loaded pistol: but the Self is mine and God my Maker’s;...
You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who...
—John D. MacDonald
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend–or to keep one.
—Robert E. Lee
You have behaved in an exemplary manner until now. Even when you could have gained by doing something wrong, you refrained from doing so. You didn’t fall prey to the logic of doing a small...
If not us, then who?If not now, then when?
—John E. Lewis
Are you a man with a conscience, or just a shark who will die when you stop moving forward?
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
The only love you have to prove in life is your love of God and helping others. Anyone that can’t see that has proven themselves to be unworthy of your time because why would you...
—Shannon L. Alder
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