Courage Decency Honor

Sunday, September 2, 2018 – Courage Decency Honor

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ Winston Churchill

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The weak in courage is strong in cunning. ~ William Blake

Courage is grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. ~ Nelson Mandela

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. ~ Albert Camus

From caring comes courage. ~ Lao Tzu

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~ Maya Angelou

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anaïs Nin

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ~ Coco Chanel

Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else. ~ Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. ~ Jean-Luc Godard

Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. ~ H. L. Mencken

Morals are private. Decency is public. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Richard Nixon was an evil man – evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. ~ William Thomas Green Morton

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. ~ Pablo Casals

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. ~ Christopher Hitchens

Courtesy is one’s own affair, but decency is a debt to life ~ Rex Stout

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~ Samuel Johnson

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

People shouldn’t have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty. ~ Maggie Stiefvater

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. ~ Sophocles

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. ~ Winston Churchill

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ~ Calvin Coolidge

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. ~ Socrates

There are three classes of men: lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. ~ Plato

Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. ~ Douglas MacArthur

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. ~ Herbert Hoover

It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I’ve done my job. ~ Aretha Franklin

Honor is simply the morality of superior men. ~ H. L. Mencken

Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. ~ Abraham Lincoln

For the mission’s sake, for our country’s sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division’s colors in past battles – carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. ~ James Mattis

The honor of a nation is its life. ~ Alexander Hamilton

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Our own heart, not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge