If there is total clarity, there is no need for courage, because clarity will carry you across.
Society must fight against this belief in God as it fought against idol worship and other narrow conceptions of religion. In this way man will try to stand on his feet. Being realistic, he will have to throw his faith aside and face all adversaries with courage and valour. That is exactly my state of mind.
Crush your individuality first. Shake off the dreams of personal comfort. Then start to work. Inch by inch you shall have to proceed. It needs courage, perseverance and very strong determination. No difficulties and no hardships shall discourage you. No failure and betrayals shall dishearten you. No travails (!) imposed upon you shall snuff out the revolutionary will in you. Through the ordeal of sufferings and sacrifice, you shall come out victorious. And these individual victories shall be the valuable assets of the revolution.
Learn obedience first. Among these Western nations, with such a high spirit of independence, the spirit of obedience is equally strong. We are all of us self-important, which never produces any work. Great enterprise, boundless courage, tremendous energy, and, above all, perfect obedience; these are the only traits that lead to individual and national regeneration. These traits are altogether lacking in us.
Let him who has courage in his mind and love in his heart come with me. I want none else.
Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work – this is the only way. Go on; remember – patience and purity and courage and steady work. . . . So long as you are pure, and true to your principles, you will never fail.
Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way.
We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on.