The man that hath not known fear
has not known courage.
The man that stands unafraid against his enemies
leaves his soul malnourished.
A strong man may tell you
that courage is the ground you stood.
But a wise man will tell you,
courage is not retreating when you know you could.
A strong man who does not fear
leaves himself open to fright.
A man strong in the soul but not the arm
may last through the night.
For, courage of the soul is hardier
than courage of the arm.
Let your knees knock, but stand your ground.
For it, your may know yourself a better man, firm.