henry robertson bowers

Cowardice is catching; that is why men are down on cowards: they are frightened of them.  But courage is catching too.  These men handed down their spirit unconsciously and with cheerful generosity.  It was easy to be brave when Bill and Birdie were near; it would have been difficult to run away.

– Apsley Cherry-Garrard, from his introduction to Edward Wilson of the Antarctic, pg xv