There is no more despicable coward than the man who deserted the battle for his
joy, fearing to assert his right to existence, lacking the courage and the
loyalty to life of a bird or a flower reaching for the sun. Discard the
protective rags of that vice which you call a virtue: humility—learn to value
yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness—and when you learn that
pride is the sum of all virtues, you will learn to live like a man.