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A few commonly cited adages from Pirkei Avoth come to mind, which speak about doing that which is right, and doing your best at all times. Some of these may be more broadly applicable than your question, but I still think a lesson can be derived about persevering in the face of adversity. Ch. 1:12,14 הלל אומר: הוי מתלמידיו של אהרן, אוהב שלום ורודף שלום, ...
This comes to mind: ולא יתבייש מפני בני אדם המלעיגים עליו בעבודת השי"ת A person should not be embarrassed by people who jeer him regarding his service of God (שולחן ערוך, אורח חיים א:א בהגה)
The two quotes that come to mind are: מוטב לי להקרא שוטה כל ימי ולא ליעשות שעה אחת רשע לפני המקום [In response to requests that he change his rulings on certain issues:] I'd rather be called insane for all my days, but not be made evil in front of the Omnipresent even for a moment. (Eduyot 5:6 (English)) and יקוב הדין את ההר Let the law cut ...
"In a place where there are no men strive to be a man." Pirkei Avot 2:6. "Every single person is obligated to say, 'The world was created for my sake"' (Mishna Sanhedrin 4:5)." These two quotes don't exactly say to stand up for what you believe to be right, but they do suggest the vast importance of an individual's individual action. You can't say, leave ...
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