It Is A Blessed Thing That In Every Age Some One Has Had Individuality Enough And Courage Enough To Stand By His Own Convictions.

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It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had individuality
enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
I believe it was Magellan who said, "The church says the earth is flat;
but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence
even in a shadow than in the Church."
On the prow of his ship were disobedience, defiance, scorn, and success.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll, quoted in _The Great Quotations_