You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
Gyrgy (George) Konrd (born April 2, 1933) is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom. He was a dissident under the communist regime.