Quotations on Courage

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I have focused on this theme before, but I believe it is always important.

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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”    Edmund Burke

While today, we would say people instead of men, the importance of  the message remains. When evil or the potential for it exists, it must be opposed.

 

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“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”     Albert Einstein

Both men from very different times and different political and social backgrounds give a moral imperative to people to stand up to evil, that it cannot and should not be ignored.

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17 thoughts on “Quotations on Courage

  1. Yes, those with ill intent are often free to roam and damage where they can because everyday people ignore the warning signs of danger. Great quote, Dr. French, especially now in America were someone with ill intent, who is a racist and bigot, is trying to use us for nefarious purposes. Many have already fallen for his fear mongering and hate. Karen

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  2. Excellent post. Courage is what it takes to keep the good and oppress evil, and we need to be reminded of this over and over again. Goodness + knowledge + courage = the character to make a difference. Thank you! -Jennie-

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