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Fear, ridicule, and opposition
Will come before each face
Have courage and re-position,
Stand for the principles you embrace.


Thomas S. Monson
The Call for Courage
 Ensign, May 2004, 54 


Of course, we will face fear, experience ridicule, and meet opposition. Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but also as a determination to live decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well. 
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