'TIS the front toward life that matters most—
The tone, the point of view,
The constancy that in defeat
Remains untouched and true;
For death in patriot fight may be"Courage" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Outlook (28 November 1908), Lyrics of Life (1909) and Poems (1916) Volume I.
Less gallant than a smile,
And high endeavor, to the Gods,
Seems in itself worth while!