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Conviction

Think wrongly

Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.

~ Louisa May Alcott

The weak's weapon

The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong. 

~ Geoges Bidault

Tenacity

Tenacity is a pretty fair substitute for bravery. 

~ Eric Sevareid

We must

If we can we must.

~ A. E. Housman

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. 

~ Amelia Earhart 

A man must do as he can when he cannot do as he would.

~ Thomas Draxe

Men learn to do ill by doing nothing.

~ Cato

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

~ Ulysses S. Grant

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. 
~ Abraham Lincoln

You have not converted a man just because you have silenced him.
~ John Morley

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Socialist. 

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Trade Unionist. 

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew. 

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

~ Martin Niemoller (1892-1984)
Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime
and spent the last 7 years of Nazi rule in concentration camps

I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. I am in earnest. I will not equivocate. I will not excuse. I will not retreat a single inch and I will be heard.

~ William Lloyd Garrison

Be resolved and the thing is done.

~ Chinese Proverb

Audentes fortuna iuvat (fortune favors the bold). 

~ Virgil