I made a comment on Tim's 14th April blog but have to admit that my memory was flawed. This is a copy of the 'piece of paper' that I referred to
Have since 'looked it up'. It is dated 6-11-41. Apart from 'misquoting', have found that the 'original' author of the quote is James Allen.
"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour."
However, as well as three letters to my mother, and a few photos, this is the only 'memory' of my father that I have.
How easy it is to 'mis-remember' the words.