“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” — Sonia Johnson
Firefly Dove is dedicated to lighting the way to peace, not through fear or passive acquiescence, but through informed choice. I support standing up for things that are right, clearly and simply.
— L. Marie
I’ve had such a good response to my choice of quotes that I’ve decided to add a few more:
Those who would trade safety for freedom deserve neither.
– Thomas Jefferson
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
– Hellen Keller
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
– Ambrose Redmoon
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.
– Mother Teresa
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
– Robert F . Kennedy
There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that governments cannot suppress.
– Howard Zinn, historian
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
– Seneca, Native American
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
– John Wayne
Courage is doing what your afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
– Eddie Rickenbacker
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
– George Patton
One man with courage makes a majority.
– Andrew Jackson
Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage is contagious.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Nelson Mandela
Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life Within each of us is a hidden store of courage. Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost.
– Roger Dawson
We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before; and it changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise; we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
– George Washington
We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
– Samuel Adams