Can you please tell me what this quote means "The bravest of individuals is one who obeys his or her conscience"?

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Sometimes it is very difficult to do what you feel is right in spite of what the rest of the world is doing. The rest of the world, or your group, may mock you, and criticize your beliefs, so it can take real bravery to stand up to the crowd. This is what the quote means. Literature is full of characters who were forced to stand up for their own beliefs and obey their consciences instead of following the crowd. John Proctor in "The Crucible", Atticus in "To Kill a Mockingbird", Hester, in "The Scarlet Letter", Antigone in "Antigone", John in "Brave New World" and Montag in "Fahrenheit 451" are just a few literary characters who are brave individuals who follow their conscience and deal with the consequences of that decision.

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