Though this body has its beginning and end, the dweller in the body is infinite and without end. Knowing this, stand up and fight! Not one step back, that is the idea. ... Fight it out, whatever comes. Let the stars move from the sphere! Let the whole world stand against us! Death means only a change of garment. What of it? Thus fight! You gain nothing by becoming cowards....Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune.
- Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered In San Francisco, on May 28, 1900)The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/The Gita II