Do the right thing because it is right.— Immanuel Kant
Successful Moral Courage quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change.
It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.
The lion doesn't turn around when the small dog barks.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
Optimism is the true moral courage
We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man's basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act - and if necessary, to suffer and die - for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Fear is what stops you. Courage is what keeps you going.
Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.
There is too much animal courage in society and not sufficient moral courage.
What is Moral Courage? It is the ability to distinguish right from wrong and having so distinguished it, be prepared to say so,irrespective of the views held by your superiors or subordinates and of consequences to yourself.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
Sports is a moral undertaking because it requires of participants, and it schools spectators in the appreciation of, noble things - courage, grace under pressure, sportsmanship.
Ho who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage.
These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.
Jesus wants to give you five things: extravagant compassion, moral clarity, sacrificial courage, persevering hope, and refreshing joy.
Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Have courage and be kind.
Black! Black! Black! I am proud of being a Negro.
Nor have I ever tried to beg tolerance from anyone. Superiority is not proved by color, but by the brain, by education, by willpower, by moral courage.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men
There is nothing divine about morality;
it is a purely human affair. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. What the individual can do is to give a fine example, and to have the courage to uphold ethical values .. in a society of cynics.
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.
In the military, you learn the essence of people.
You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life you don't get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.
Only the Catholic Church protested against the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty.
Up till then I had not been interested in the Church, but today I feel a great admiration for the Church, which alone has had the courage to struggle for spiritual truth and moral liberty
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.
Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity.
A spontaneous act of generosity, performed with unselfish grace is an example of moral beauty, as are certain acts of courage; genuine modesty is a possible example, as is selfless love. Although moral beauty is a natural gift, it is nevertheless more likely to emerge and flourish in societies that appreciate and encourage it.
Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence.
Have the courage to face the truth
In many cultures it is customary to answer that God created the universe out of nothing. But this is mere temporizing. If we wish courageously to pursue the question, we must, of course ask next where God comes from? And if we decide this to be unanswerable, why not save a step and conclude that the universe has always existed?