Splendid was the courage of Alexander when they told him that there were hundreds of thousands of Persians. “Yet,” he said, “one butcher fears not myriads of sheep”.“Ah!” said another, “when the Persians draw their bows their arrows are so numerous that they darken the sun”.“It will be fine to fight in the shade,” cried the hero. O friends, we know whom we have believed, and we are sure of triumph!

Spurgeon, C. H. (2005). Exploring the Mind and Heart of the Prince of Preachers: Five-Thousand Illustrations Selected from the Works of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (487). Oswego, IL: Fox River Press.