214 AFRO-AMERICAN ENCYCLOPAEDIA.
T.F any7 race of people on this earth need to have, courage it is the
iLrve the. courage to say "no," Avhen y7ou are tempted to drink.
Have the courage to Avear the old suit of clothes, rather than go in
debt f(ir a new suit.
HaA7e the courage to acknoAvledge your ignoi'auce. Avhen asked
about something of Avhich you do ir.it know.
Have the courage to pay a debt when y7ou need the money7 for some¬
HaA7e the courage to be polite though vour character may7 be as¬
Have the courage to speak the truth, remembering- the command,
"Thou shalt not lie."
Have the courage to oavii you are poor, and thus disarm po\7erty of
its sharpest sting.
HaA7e the courage to own y7ou are Avrong", when eoiiAdnced that such
is the case.
HaA7e the courage to be good and true and y7ou will ahvays find work
HaAre the courage to say y7our prayers, though you may7 be ridi¬
culed by man.
Have the courage to tell a man why y7ou will not lend him money7,
instead of Avhipping the devil around the stump by telling him you
havn't a cent "in the world," calling one of y7our pockets "the
Have the courage of your convictions. "According to a mans faith,
so be it unto him." This is true on every plane of life, from the low¬
est to the highest. A man's power in everything is measured by7 his
convictions. The statesman avIio has the profoundest convictions is
surest of bringing others to see as he sees on any question Avhich
he discusses before the public. The minister who can most com¬
pletely identify himself with his people, if he has the courage of his
convictions, is the one who is most likely to be successful.