"Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone." Anonymous

"Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." Mark Twain

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing." Theodore Roosevelt

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It takes great courage to faithfully follow what we know to be true." Sara Anderson

"To seek what is right and not to do it is lack of courage." Confucius

"What everyone else is doing is quite irrelevant when it comes to doing what is right." Russell Gough

"Standing for what is right when it is unpopular is the true test of moral character." Margaret Chase Smith

"Courage is the quality which guarantees all others." Winston Churchill

"Courage is not freedom from fear; it is being afraid and going on." Anonymous

"Courage is the integrity of strength that causes one to overcome tragedy." Eugene Brussell

"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are afraid." Eddie Rickenbucker

"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything." Anonymous

"Faced with a crisis, the man of courage falls back on himself." Charles deGaulle

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson

"One man with courage makes a majority." Andrew Jackson

"Last, but by no means least, courage—moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ; is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle--the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your; conscience on the other." Douglas MacArthur

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." R. G. Ingersoll

"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards." Paul Richter

"It is curious—curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." Mark Twain

"Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely." Adam Michnik

"Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on." La Rochefoucauld


The AmeriCorps Pledge
I will get things done for America -- to make people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.
Back to Top
Back to Top