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If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. Thomas J. Watson

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening. Emma Thompson

The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. Margaret Chase Smith

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. Billy Graham

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

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. Haile Selassie

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. Jim Hightower

The worst thing we can do is to do nothing. Brad Henry

I feel like it's my responsibility and my obligation to stand up and to say that which I believe to be the truth. Jimmy Swaggart

Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice. Shawn Johnson

No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves. Zainab Salbi

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Ray Kroc

"It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you want to be a real human being - a real woman, a real man - you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, 'Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.'" ~Stephanie Hessel

"There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that's not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies." ~Ben Carson

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. - Jesse Jackson

Speak up, because the day you don't speak up for the things that matter to you is the day your freedom truly ends.

"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people."

Be a voice not an echo.

It is more powerful to speak up than to silently resent.

Speak boldly and with intellect. Never hush your voice for someone's comfort. Speak your mind, make people uncomfortable.

"Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone."

"It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone." ~Hans F Hansen

Keep calm and pretend you are at the beach!