What a valiant woman. She braves the two greatest kings by land and sea. If she were not a heretic she would be worth a whole world.
Es ist ein Unglück, daß ein braves Talent und ein braver Mann so selten zusammen kommen!marie von ebner-eschenbach
Patience is only one faculty; earnestness the devotion of all the faculties. Earnestness is the cause of patience; it gives endurance, overcomes pain, strengthens weakness, braves dangers, sustains hope, makes light of difficulties, and lessens the sense of weariness in overcoming them.christian nestell bovee