Courage Not Really A Virtue

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful until it became risky.”

C.S. Lewis

[caption id="attachment_9226" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="University of Toronto, the SPS Junior Rugby team, winners of the Mulock Cup in 1915. Every member of this team joined up in 1916 and not all returned. The white crosses, of course, represent men who died."][/caption]

I had not intended to have anything rugby-related in this post. I was simply looking for a picture to illustrate the Lewis quote. I image-searched "virtutis gloria merces" and this came up.