We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs.
Surely the world we live in is but the world that lives in us.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right...
Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle.
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Virtue is its own revenge.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
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