What quotes from Daniel represent the character trait "courageousness" or "braveness" in The Bronze Bow?

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Daniel exhibits courage when he stands up to Rosh, saying,

"I am not one of your men. Not any longer."

Daniel had believed that Rosh was dedicated to the cause of bringing freedom to the Jews. When he realizes that Rosh really only has his own advancement in mind, he bravely confronts him and sets off on his own.

Daniel gathers his own small band of men to save Joel. He has only twenty men, but he is confident that his band can achieve their objective against a full Roman force, and bravely tells his warriors,

"If we use our heads, we can make twenty count for a hundred."

Keeping the cause in mind, Daniel concocts a plan in which he personally takes the greatest risk. He tells his men,

"The time has not come to fight the Romans...We have no right to waste lives that are needed for the cause. Even for Joel. You are to stay on the cliff and distract the soldiers while I free Joel from the chains. Then you will all retreat as fast as you can. I don't think the Romans will follow" (Chapter 18).

The bravest thing Daniel says, however, has nothing to do with courage in battle. At the end of the book, Daniel finds the strength to invite his sworn enemy, a Roman soldier, into his house, in keeping with the teachings of Jesus. Letting go of his hatred and his stubborn pride, Daniel says in a spirit of humility,

"Will you come in to our house?" (Chapter 24)