...what really counts is not the immediate act of courage or of valor, but those who bear the struggle day in and day out - not the sunshine patriots but those who are willing to stand for a long period of time.
He's truly valiant that can suffer wisely The worst that man can breathe and make his wrongs His outsides, to wear them like his raiment, carelessly; And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart. To bring it into danger.
A valiant man Ought not to undergo, or tempt a danger, But worthily, and by selected ways, He undertakes with reason, not by chance. His valor is the salt t' his other virtues, They're all unseason'd without it.