For when two Join in the same adventure, one perceives Before the other how they ought to act; While one alone, however prompt, resolves More tardily and with a weaker will. HomerIliad. Bk. X. L. 257. Bryants trans.
In lifes small things be resolute and great To keep thy muscle trained: knowst thou when Fate Thy measure takes, or when shell say to thee, I find thee worthy; do this deed for me? LowellEpigram.
Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire; Threaten the threatner and outface the brow Of bragging horror: so shall inferior eyes, That borrow their behaviours from the great, Grow great by your example and put on The dauntless spirit of resolution. King John. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 48.