Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever tell you decide upon. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men to win them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson