That kills himself to avoid misery, fears it,
And, at the best, shows but a bastard valour.
This life's a fort committed to my trust,
Which I must not yield up till it be forc'd.
—Nor will I. He's not valiant that dares die,
But he that boldly bears calamity.“
— Philip Massinger
The Maid of Honour (c. 1621; printed 1632), Act IV, scene iii.