GOODRICH, Samuel G. "Peter Parley" Quotes
(1793-1860), American author
Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical.—It springs from a consciousness of virtue, and renders a man, in the pursuit or defence of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition, or contempt.
How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions, are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child!
Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world's wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and bids the choicest fruits and flowers spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briers.
Aristotle is praised for naming fortitude as the first of the virtues; but he might, with propriety, have placed prudence before it, since without prudence fortitude is madness.