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Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? Expediency asks the question - is it political? But conscience asks the question - is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.

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    η δειλία θέτει το ερώτημα - είναι ασφαλές; η ματαιοδοξία ρωτά την ερώτηση - είναι δημοφιλής; η σκοπιμότητα θέτει το ερώτημα - είναι πολιτικό; αλλά η συνείδηση θέτει την ερώτηση - είναι σωστό; έρχεται ένας καιρός όταν κάποιος πρέπει να λάβει μια θέση που δεν είναι ούτε ασφαλής, ούτε δημοφιλής ούτε πολιτική. αλλά επειδή είναι σωστό.

    La cobardía hace la pregunta, ¿es seguro? la vanidad hace la pregunta, ¿es popular? La conveniencia hace la pregunta, ¿es política? Pero la conciencia hace la pregunta, ¿es correcto? llega un momento en que uno debe tomar una posición que no es ni segura, ni popular ni política; pero porque es correcto

    la vigliaccheria pone la domanda: è sicura? la vanità pone la domanda: è popolare? la convenienza pone la domanda: è politica? ma la coscienza pone la domanda: è giusto? arriva un momento in cui si deve prendere una posizione che non è né sicura, popolare o politica; ma perché è giusto.

    פחדנות שואלת את השאלה - האם זה בטוח? יהירות שואלת את השאלה - האם זה פופולרי? כשירות שואלת את השאלה - האם זה פוליטי? אבל המצפון שואל את השאלה - האם זה נכון? מגיע זמן שבו יש לנקוט עמדה שאינה בטוחה, פופולרית או פוליטית; אלא כי זה צודק.

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