Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon
If you hate your lot but wouldn't trade it, it's not your lot you hate. Mignon McLaughlin
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. Hermann Hesse
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. A. Sachs
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Sir Winston Churchill
My fave MLK speech is "I've Been to the Mountaintop." "I Have a Dream" is great too, but that Mountaintop speech is truly beautiful.I'll add one of my favorite poems...they're quotes too, right?If We Must Die - Claude McKayIf we must die, let it not be like hogsHunted and penned in an inglorious spot,While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,Making their mock at our accursed lot.If we must die, O let us nobly die,So that our precious blood may not be shedIn vain; then even the monsters we defyShall be constrained to honor us though dead!O, kinsmen! We must meet the common foe!Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow!What though before us lies the open grave?Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!This poem motivates me even though I dislike the patriarchal presence of line 13.
"Be the change you want to see in the world."Gandhi