“Courage is the quality by which one undertakes dangerous tasks and endures hardships. Its parts: highmindedness, confidence, patience, and perseverance.
“Highmindedness consists in the contemplation and execution of great and sublime projects with a certain grandeur and magnificence of imagination.
“Confidence is the quality by which in important and honourable undertakings the spirit has placed great trust in itself with a resolute hope of success.
“Patience is a willing and sustained endurance of difficult and arduous tasks for a noble and useful end.
“Perseverance is a firm and abiding persistence in a well-considered plan of action.”
—ascribed to Cicero
(May we be granted these virtues and a deep and unwavering reliance upon Allah, for it is only with Allah that is there any true success.)