Courage

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. A soldier surrounded by enemies, if he is to cut his way out, needs to combine a strong desire for living with a strange carelessness about dying. He must seek his life in a spirit of furious indifference to it; he must desire life like water and yet drink death like wine.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton

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