No act is honourable that is done by an unwilling agent, that is compulsory.

For an act to be honourable it is necessary but not sufficient that it is done willingly.
That is not to say that all acts done by a willing agent are honourable but that all acts done by an unwilling agent are dishonourable.

Choose your fortune, Do not lament it.

Learn to listen while shaken by emotion but without the complaints and imploration of a coward.