Monday, 18 July 2016


'...courage is not a mode of behavior but the capacity to know when the brave thing to do is stand your ground and when it is to retreat, when to persist in an effort and when to give up, when it is worth risking your life and when it is not. Courage, like every other virtue, is not a form of behavior but a structure of the soul.' 
Alexander Nehamas, on Friendship, p.79.