It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.
Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.
It has been my honor to support and work with President Barack Obama, a man who has brought courage and character to the presidency. President Obama’s strength of character leads him to do the right thing, even when it isn’t the easy thing.
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.