Now, don't be angry after you've been afraid.
 Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book (1894). copy citation

Author Rudyard Kipling
Source The Jungle Book
Topic courage fear anger
Date 1894
Language English


The young mule's teeth snapped, and I heard him say something about not being afraid of any beefy old bullock in the world. But the bullocks only clicked their horns together and went on chewing.
«Now, don't be angry after you've been afraid. That's the worst kind of cowardice,» said the troop-horse. «Anybody can be forgiven for being scared in the night, I think, if they see things they don't understand. We've broken out of our pickets, again and again, four hundred and fifty of us, just because a new recruit got to telling tales of whip snakes at home in Australia till we were scared to death of the loose ends of our head-ropes.»” source

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