If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased… An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.
Beware of meat twice boiled, and an old foe reconciled.
Danger – if you meet it promptly and without flinching – you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
Man should observe the strictest self-restraint and reserve in dangerous times. In this way he incurs neither injury from antagonists with designs on pre-eminence nor obligations to others.
It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one’s own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.