~President Bradley, FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Episode 2
This would be truth.
Lots of people are brave on the outside. They can show off and flaunt and brag. But no matter what they say or do... they will never know the 'breadth of this world'. They never know what's going to happen next. No one does. The breadth of this world is unmeasurable. No one knows it excepting God. And I think we all have to deal with that.
This is from one of my favourite books ever, The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak. A shocking, brilliantly written novel about the Holocaust told from the perspective of what we fear most and what is most prominent in those dark days: Death himself. 'Such gallantry' can get us into all sorts of fixes. It's the old, "Pride comes before the fall," situation that shows itself in such tangible ways.
All done here. :D