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If they are so eager to die, and will not heed the advice of superiors, then let them rush headlong into the jaws of the lion. We can only hope some of them get caught in its throat.—Lord Solar Macharius, Warhammer 40,000
All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.—General George S. Patton
Courage isn't just a matter of not being afraid. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.—The Third Doctor, Doctor Who, Planet of the Daleks
Foolish are those who fear nothing, yet claim to know everything.
A fool knows no fear. A hero shows no fear.
Tsze-lu asked, "If you had the conduct of the armies of a great State, whom would you have to act with you?"Confucius replied, "I would not have him to act with me who will unarmed attack a tiger, or cross a river without a boat, dying without any regret. My associate must be the man who proceeds to action full of thoughtfulness, who is fond of carefully laying out his plans, and then carries them into execution."