To those who have succeeded, and to the memory of those who have sacrificed in the attempts:
The man who knows what’s right and is tenacious
In the knowledge of what he knows cannot be shaken,
Not by people righteously impassioned In a wrong cause, and not by menancings
Of tyrants frowns, nor by the wind that roils
. . .the sky could fall
In pieces around him, he would not quail.
–Horace, Ode iii.3, “The Constancy of Purpose”