Once you have deliberated and determined that a course of action is wise, never discredit your judgement. Stand squarely behind your decision. Chances are there may indeed be people who misunderstand your intentions and who may even condemn you. But if, according to you best judgement, you are acting rightly, you have nothing to fear. Take a stand. Don’t be cravenly noncommittal.
The Art of Living
By Epictetus, Translated by Sharon Lebell