"As a camel beareth labour, and heat, and hunger, and thirst, through deserts of sand, and fainteth not; so the fortitude of a man shall sustain him through all perils."
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
~ Anais Nin
Acting with bravery in a situation is an offshoot of living a life of courage, or fortitude. Many live their lives where "feeling good" is the ultimate goal. Such a life does not require fortitude. A truly meaningful life contains both the knowledge of and commitment to the greatest good, which is to be able to love another as yourself. When we can integrate the Divine's love fully into ourselves, we can share it with others and defend it with fortitude.