“There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
Other wisdom: Some people say and write things others are too terrified to confront for fear that those who can unwantedly impact their professional or private lives will chastise them for it. Of course, we know that money, employment motives, material needs and desires, substance abuse, and vices are all used to modify the behavior of otherwise good people, particularly in ways that work against their better selves. If you’re someone who’s fighting political, government, corporate, or individual corruption, or, on behalf of humanity’s stability, then your integrity and moral fortitude are two of the best weapons you’ve got. Applauded are those who can fight the good fight or join the battle — and come out on the other side with their integrity and moral fortitude intact.
Something else may interest you: “Civil Rights Martyrs“