Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or killed by their courage.
When their adventures do not succeed, however, they run away but it was the mark of a brave man to face things that are, and seem, terrible for a man, because it is noble to do so and disgraceful not to do so.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it.... We become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.
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