A person who does not want to be struck by the enemy's arrows will have no
divine protection. For a man who does not wish to be hit by the arrows of a
common soldier, but rather by those of a warrior of fame, there will be the
protection for which he has asked.
- -- Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
- -- Seneca
A victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
- -- Pierre Corneille