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"Necessity makes dastards valiant men." - Robert Herrick

"To the valiant actions speak alone." - Tobias Smollett

"Oh, what a valiant faculty is hope." - Michel De Montaigne

"Assaile who will, the valiant attends." - George Herbert

"Nothing is impossible to a valiant heart." - Henry IV of France

"In times of stress, be bold and valiant." - Horace

"The coward dies a thousand deaths, the valiant, only once!" - William Shakespeare

"Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised." - J R R Tolkien

"The truly valiant dare everything but doing anybody an injury." - Philip Sidney

"Be valiant and powerful forces will come to your aid." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The flower imperishable of this valiant age, - A true American!" - Clinton Scollard

"The valiant never taste of death but once." - William Shakespeare

"One of the hallmarks of a life well lived, a life worthy to return to God's presence and receive a fulness of the Father, is to be "valiant in the testimony of Jesus". Paul was valiant, and we can be valiant as well. To be "valiant in the testimony of Jesus" is to be faithful." - Lawrence E. Corbridge

"That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion." - William Shakespeare

"I am devilishly afraid, that's certain; but ... I'll sing, that I may seem valiant." - John Dryden

"Take hold of your life and order yourself to be valiant." - Boyd K. Packer

"How valiant to deny the importance of money when it is had in abundance." - Astra Taylor

"Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance." - Anonymous

"He stands for fame of his forefather's feet, By heraldry, proved valiant or discreet!" - Edward Young

"How many valiant men we have seen to survive their own reputation!" - Michel De Montaigne

"If you are very valiant, it is a god, I think, who gave you this gift." - Homer

"He is not valiant that dares lie; but he that boldly bears calamity." - Philip Massinger

"The onset of bayonets in the hands of the valiant is irresistible." - John Burgoyne

"Where I could not be honest, I never yet was valiant." - William Shakespeare

"That island of England breeds very valiant creatures; their mastiffs are of unmatchable courage." - William Shakespeare

"He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters." - James I of England

"As he was valiant, I honor him: but as he was ambitious, I slew him." - William Shakespeare

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." - William Shakespeare

"As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him." - William Shakespeare

"He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity." - Philip Massinger

"God aids the valiant...both to you and to me He will give the help needed." - Teresa of Avila

"True courage scorns to vent her prowess in a storm of words; and to the valiant action speaks alone." - Tobias Smollett

"Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honor of losing and the joy of winning." - Paulo Coelho

"You may as well say that's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion." - William Shakespeare

"What men call luck Is the prerogative of valiant souls, The fealty life pays its rightful kings." - James Russell Lowell

"This knight was indeed a valiant gentleman; but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himself." - John Evelyn

"Vow to be valiant. Resolve to be radiant. Determine to be dynamic. Strive to be sincere. Aspire to be attuned." - William Arthur Ward

"I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"All the soul of man is resolution, which in valiant men falters never, until their last breath." - Ian Smith

"So he [Mr. Valiant-for-Truth] passed over, and the trumpets sounded for him on the other side." - John Bunyan

"What men call luck Is the prerogative of valiant souls, The fealty life pays its rightful kings." - James Russell Lowell

"This Knight was indeede a valiant Gent: but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himselfe." - John Evelyn

"Strength of numbers is the delight of the timid. The Valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is inspire someone else to be creative." - Joseph Gordonlevitt

"The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is inspire someone else to be creative." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Is it not a great temptation to be so valiant in imagination and so cowardly in execution?" - Saint Francis De Sales

"You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion." - William Tecumseh Sherman

"Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon." - Saddam Hussein

"The agricultural population, says Cato, produces the bravest men, the most valiant soldiers, and a class of citizens the least given of all too evil designs." - Pliny The Elder

"I love the man that is modestly valiant; that stirs not till he most needs, and then to purpose. A continued patience I commend not." - Owen Feltham

"I owned a 1972 Plymouth Valiant that we bought for $125. It was infested with cockroaches and geckos - it was its own little ecosystem." - Aaron Eckhart

"If Athens shall appear great to you, consider then that her glories were purchased by valiant men, and by men who learned their duty." - Pericles

"Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave." - Charles Dibdin

"I have returned many times to honour the valiant men who died...every man who set foot on Omaha Beach was a hero." - Omar N Bradley

"The time has come to recover the valiant courage of our forefathers, who understood that faith and freedom are inseparable, and that they are worth fighting for." - Roy Moore

"Plague on't, an I thought he had been valiant, and so cunning in fence. I'd have seen him damned ere I'd have challenged him." - William Shakespeare

"A sweeter and a lovelier gentleman, Fram'd in the prodigality of nature, Young, valiant, wise, and, no doubt right royal; The spacious world cannot again afford." - William Shakespeare

"George Washington, the brave, the wise, the good. Supreme in war, in council, and in peace. Washington, valiant, without ambition; discreet, without fear; confident, without presumption." - Andrew Lee

"A man would die, though he were neither valiant nor miserable, only upon a weariness to do the same thing so often over and over again." - Francis Bacon

"My hour at last has come; Yet not ingloriously or passively I die, but first will do some valiant deed, Of which mankind shall hear in after time." - Homer

"For often vice, provoked to shame, borrows the color of a virtuous deed; thus libertines are chaste, and misers good, a coward valiant, and a priest sincere." - George Sewell

"Failed! ejaculated John Valiant blankly, and the hat he held dropped to the claret-colored rug like a huge white splotch of sudden fright. The Corporation - failed!" - Hallie Erminie Rives

"My hour at last has come; Yet not ingloriously or passively I die, but first will do some valiant deed, Of which mankind shall hear in after time." - Homer

"If you're out there and need help, please seek it. Be proud of your valiant day-to-day struggle. There is no shame in needing support." - Jared Padalecki

"What a valiant woman. She braves the two greatest kings by land and sea. If she were not a heretic she would be worth a whole world." - Pope Sixtus V

"Fierce for the right, he bore his part In strife with many a valiant foe; But Laughter winged his polished dart, And kindness tempered every blow." - William Winter

"[Of the Black Death:] How many valiant men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world!" - Giovanni Boccaccio

"Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus' son Achilles, a destroying wrath which brought upon the Achaeans myriad woes, and sent forth to Hades most valiant souls of heroes." - Homer

"I think no virtue goes with size; The reason of all cowardice Is, that men are overgrown, And, to be valiant, must come down To the titmouse dimension." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have fought for Queen and Faith like a valiant man and true; I have only done my duty as a man is bound to do." - Alfred Tennyson

"The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal." - Victor Hugo

"Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation." - George Ball

"But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so." - Donald Cargill

"Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land; Ring in the Christ that is to be." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I think no virtue goes with size;The reason of all cowardiceIs, that men are overgrown,And, to be valiant, must come downTo the titmouse dimension." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do all lovers feel helpless and valiant in the presence of the beloved? Helpless because the need to roll over like a pet dog is never far away. Valiant because you know you would slay a dragon with a pocket knife if you had to." - Jeanette Winterson

"A good Moslem king was one who was strict in religion, valiant in battle, just in giving judgment among his people, but not one who had the slightest objection in international matters to removing his neighbour's landmark." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, lilies and laurels over them we lay, and violets o'er each unforgotten head." - Richard Hovey

"The strongest army in the world [the French] facing no more than twenty-six [German] divisions, sitting still and sheltering behind steel and concrete while a quixotically valiant ally was being exterminated!" - J F C Fuller

"Be just: the unjust never prosper. Be valiant: die rather than yield. Be merciful: slay neither old men, children, nor women. Destroy neither fruit trees, grain, nor cattle. Keep your word, even to your enemies." - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

"Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward! Thou little valiant, great in villainy! Thou ever strong upon the stronger side! Thou Fortune's champion, that dost never fight But where her humorous ladyship is by To teach thee safety." - William Shakespeare

"Foul fiend of France and hag of all despite, Encompassed with thy lustful paramours, Becomes it thee to taunt his valiant age And twit with cowardice a man half dead?" - William Shakespeare

"Courage ought to be guided by skill, and skill armed by courage. Neither should hardiness darken wit, nor wit cool hardiness. Be valiant as men despising death, but confident as unwonted to be overcome." - Philip Sidney

"O harmless Death! whom still the valiant brave, The wise expect, the sorrowful invite, And all the good embrace, who know the grave A short dark passage to eternal light." - William Davenant

"The death of a man is like the fall of a mighty nation That had valiant armies, captains, and prophets, And wealthy ports and ships all over the seas." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Would it not grieve a woman to be over-mastered by a piece of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marle?" - William Shakespeare

"That road to V-E Day was hard and long, and traveled by weary and valiant men. And history will always record where that road began. It began here, with the first footprints on the beaches of Normandy." - George W Bush

"I see how thine eye would emulate the diamond. Thou hast the right arched beauty of the brow that becomes the ship-tire, the tire-valiant, or any tire of Venetian admittance." - William Shakespeare

"What is danger More than the weakness of our apprehensions? A poor cold part o' th' blood; who takes it hold of? Cowards and wicked livers: valiant minds Were made the masters of it." - Francis Beaumont

"Oh, how you wrong our friendship, valiant youth. With friends there is not such a word as debt: Where amity is ty'd with band of truth, All benefits are there in common set." - Elizabeth Carew

"Not till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a piece of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl?" - William Shakespeare

"Foul fiend of France and hag of all despite, Encompassed with thy lustful paramours, Becomes it thee to taunt his valiant age And twit with cowardice a man half dead?" - William Shakespeare

"Ill seemes (sayd he) if he so valiant be, That he should be so sterne to stranger wight; For seldom yet did living creature see That courtesie and manhood ever disagree." - Edmund Spenser

"A prince, the moment he is crown'd, Inherits every virtue sound, As emblems of the sovereign power, Like other baubles in the Tower: Is generous, valiant, just, and wise, And so continues till he dies." - Jonathan Swift

"All the soul Of man is resolution; which expires Never from valiant men, till their last breath; And then with it, like a flame extinguish'd For want of matter; it does not die, but Rather ceases to live." - George Chapman

"A prince, the moment he is crown'd, Inherits every virtue sound, As emblems of the sovereign power, Like other baubles in the Tower: Is generous, valiant, just, and wise, And so continues till he dies." - Jonathan Swift

"Oh, what a valiant faculty is hope, that in a mortal subject, and in a moment, makes nothing of usurping infinity, immensity, eternity, and of supplying its masters indigence, at its pleasure, with all things he can imagine or desire!" - Michel De Montaigne

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." - Harry S Truman

"In our culture, snails are not considered valiant animals - we are constantly exhorting people to "come out of their shells" - but there's a lot to be said for taking your home with you wherever you go." - Susan Cain

"Striving for happiness is a long, hard journey with many challenges. It requires eternal vigilance to win the victory. You cannot succeed with sporadic little flashes of effort. Constant and valiant living is necessary." - Jack H. Goaslind

"He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer The worst that man can breathe, and make his wrongs His outsides, to wear them like his raiment, carelessly, And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart, To bring it into danger." - William Shakespeare

"letters are venerable; and the telephone valiant, for the journey is a lonely one, and if bound together by notes and telephones we went in company, perhaps - who knows? - we might talk by the way." - Virginia Woolf

"Ill seemes (sayd he) if he so valiant be, That he should be so sterne to stranger wight; For seldom yet did living creature see That courtesie and manhood ever disagree." - Edmund Spenser

"But as for Lucy, she was always gay and golden-haired, and all princes in those parts desired her to be their Queen, and her own people called her Queen Lucy the Valiant." - C S Lewis

"Devoted disciples of Jesus Christ always have been and always will be valiant missionaries. A missionary is a follower of Christ who testifies of Him as the Redeemer and proclaims the truths of His gospel." - David A Bednar

"Why, thou knowest I am as valiant as Hercules, but beware instinct. The lion will not touch the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. I was a coward on instinct." - William Shakespeare

"If you want to call a man to account, don't do it when he is weak; call him to account when he is strong! Cowards choose the first way and the valiant choose the second way." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward! Thou little valiant, great in villainy! Thou ever strong upon the stronger side! Thou Fortune's champion, that dost never fight But where her humorous ladyship is by To teach thee safety." - William Shakespeare

"2017 is going to be another tough year for the valiant Afghan Security Forces and the international troops who have stood and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan against terrorism." - James Mattis

"Oh, what a valiant faculty is hope, that in a mortal subject, and in a moment, makes nothing of usurping infinity, immensity, eternity, and of supplying its master's indigence, at its pleasure, with all things he can imagine or desire!" - Michel De Montaigne

"* For heathen heart that puts her trust in reeking tube and iron shard, all valiant dust that builds on dust and guarding calls not thee to guard for frantic boast and foolish word thy mercy on thy people lord!" - Rudyard Kipling

"The first, 'the retort courteous'; the second, 'the quip modest'; the third, 'the reply churlish'; the fourth, 'the reproof valiant'; the fifth, 'the countercheck quarrelsome'; the sixth, 'the lie with circumstance'; the seventh, 'the lie direct'." - William Shakespeare

"To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand; therefore, if tou art mov'd, thou runst away. (To be angry is to move, to be brave is to stand still. Therefore, if you're angry, you'll run away.)" - William Shakespeare

"To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind." - George Crabbe

"He who would valiant be against all disaster; let him in constancy follow the Master. There's no discouragement shall make him once relent; his first avowed intent to be a pilgrim." - John Buchan

"A valiant man Ought not to undergo, or tempt a danger, But worthily, and by selected ways, He undertakes with reason, not by chance. His valor is the salt t' his other virtues, They're all unseason'd without it." - Ben Jonson

"It is not what we read, but what we remember, that makes us learned. It is not what we intend, but what we do that makes us useful. It is not a few faint wishes, but a life long struggle, that makes us valiant." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Help each other to live and to grow in the Christian faith so as to be valiant witnesses of the Lord. Be united, but not closed. Be humble, but not fearful. Be simple, but not naive. Be thoughtful, but not complicated. Enter into dialogue with others, but be yourselves." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"You need a name." I covered the receiver for a moment. "We need a team name." "Hunters," Raphael said. "Valiant Knights of the Fur," Dali said. "Justice Group," Jim said. "Since Justice League is taken." "Fools." Doolittle shook his head. "Fools," I said into the receiver." - Ilona Andrews

"To me an Indian is one who has got a Vedantic brain which probes deep and soars high; an Islamic body that is vibrant and valiant; a Buddhistic heart overflowing with compassion and kindness and Christian limbs of service and sacrifice." - Swami Vivekananda

"Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves. Every man has in him good and evil. His good is his valiant army, his evil is his corrupt commissariat; reform the commissariat and the army will do its duty." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"One who has not only the four S's, which are required in every good lover, but even the whole alphabet; as for example... Agreeable, Bountiful, Constant, Dutiful, Easy, Faithful, Gallant, Honorable, Ingenious, Kind, Loyal, Mild, Noble, Officious, Prudent, Quiet, Rich, Secret, True, Valiant, Wise; the X indeed, is too harsh a letter to agree with him, but he is Young and Zealous." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Humanity cherishes its swaddling clothes; but it shall not grow up unless it can free itself from them. Turning down his mother's breast does not make the weaned child ungrateful... Rise up naked, valiant; make the sheaths crack; push aside the stakes; to grow straight you need no more than the thrust of your sap and the call of the sun." - Andre Gide

"I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct." - William Shakespeare

"Somebody did a golden deed; Somebody proved a friend in need; Somebody sang a beautiful song; Somebody smiled the whole day long; Somebody thought, 'Tis sweet to live; Somebody said, I'm glad to give; Somebody fought a valiant fight; Somebody lived to shield the right; Was that somebody you?" - Anonymous

"Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves. Every man has in him good and evil. His good is his valiant army, his evil is his corrupt commissariat; reform the commissariat and the army will do its duty." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Thou dost shame That bloody spoil. Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward! Thou little valiant, great in villainy! Thou ever strong upon the stronger side! Thou fortune's champion, that dost never fight But when her humorous ladyship is by To teach thee safety!" - William Shakespeare

"A man that is temperate, generous, valiant, chaste, faithful, and honest, may, at the same time, have wit, humour, mirth, good breeding, and gallantry. While he exerts these latter qualities, twenty occasions might be invented to show he is master of the other noble virtues." - Richard Steele

"When first this order was ordained, my lords, Knights of the Garter were of noble birth, Valiant and virtuous, full of haughty courage, Such as were grown to credit by the wars; Not fearing death nor shrinking for distress, But always resolute in most extremes." - William Shakespeare

"That nation has not lived in vain which has given the world Washington and Lincoln, the best great men and the greatest good men whom history can show... You cry out in the words of Bunyan, So Valiant-for-Truth passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side." - Henry Cabot Lodge

"What we take for virtues is often nothing but an assemblage of different actions, and of different interests, that fortune or our industry know how to arrange; and it is not always from valor and from chastity that men are valiant, and that women are chaste." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Humanity cherishes its swaddling clothes; but it shall not grow up unless it can free itself from them. Turning down his mother's breast does not make the weaned child ungrateful. ... Rise up naked, valiant; make the sheaths crack; push aside the stakes; to grow straight you need no more than the thrust of your sap and the call of the sun." - Andre Gide

"Being true to one's duty is a mark of true disciples of the Lord and the children of God. Be valiant in your duty. Stay in step. Do not fail in your most important task, that of keeping your second estate. Be true to your duty, for it will bring you to God." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"This man, lady, hath robb'd many beasts of their particular additions: he is as valiant as a lion, churlish as the bear, slow as the elephant-a man into whom nature hath so crowded humours that his valour is crush'd into folly, his folly sauced with discretion." - William Shakespeare

"Poverty is dishonorable, not in itself, but when it is a proof of laziness, intemperance, luxury, and carelessness; whereas in a person that is temperate, industrious, just and valiant, and who uses all his virtues for the public good, it shows a great and lofty mind." - Plutarch

"No hardy perennial has the enduring quality of hope. Cut it to the roots, stamp it underfoot, let frost and fire work their will, and still some valiant shoot will push, to grow again on such scanty fare as it can find. Only time and the cruel quicklime of fact can destroy that stubborn urgency." - Rachel Field

"In no way was I intending to say, nor have I ever thought, that the men and women who defend our nation in uniform are anything but courageous and valiant, and I offer my apologies to anyone who took it wrong." - Bill Maher

"Awake remembrance of these valiant dead, And with your puissant arm renew their feats. You are their heir; you sit upon their throne; The blood and courage that renowned them Runs in your veins; and my thrice-puissant liege Is in the very May-morn of his youth, Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises." - William Shakespeare

"Every book presents its own specific challenges, or should, and you're right that this one has a preoccupation with uncertainty. In this, Valiant Gentlemen is a rupture from previous work as its obsession is with the psychology of characters who are in states of unknowing living in unpredictable times where the stakes are unusually high." - Sabina Murray

"In some ways, Valiant Gentlemen grows out of Tales of the New World, my collection of short stories about explorers who lived "great" lives, but whose experience of it was in the same register as all our lives are - we feel the same extent of human emotion regardless of how exceptional our actions are: nothing is more exceptional than one's own life." - Sabina Murray

"Roger Ebert was a very valiant soldier of cinema who passed away, and we miss him. It's over with serious discourse about cinema in the print media and on television. It has been replaced by celebrity news. So we are speaking in his spirit always." - Werner Herzog

"The number of saints in scores, Valiant men, golden their party. Before kings a career of praise, Warriors, no one was before them in demanding. In straits, in expanse, in every need, May they be a city to our body and our soul!" - Taliesin

"There stood a man with his sword drawn, and his face all over with blood. Then said Mr. Great-Heart, Who art thou? The man made answer, saying, I am one whose name is Valiant-for-truth. I am a pilgrim, and am going to the Celestial City." - John Bunyan

"Then think I thus: Sith such repair, So long time war of valiant men, Was all to win a lady fair, Shall I not learn to suffer then? And think my life well spent to be, Serving a worthier wight than she?" - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

"O what their joy and their glory must be, Those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see! crowns for the valiant, for weary ones rest: God shall be all, and in all ever blest. Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, vision of peace that brings hope evermore; wish and fulfillment shall severed be ne'er, nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer." - Peter Abelard

"I tried documentaries.It wasn't the time for me. I was going to try to do the same thing, I did make a valiant attempt but it did not work - to do the same thing with documentaries that we had done with the book club [in 2011]. The zeitgeist wasn't ready. It just wasn't ready." - Oprah Winfrey

"Yet, here we are, long and difficult years into that conflict," ... "we still have not created the state we promised them. On the contrary, our costly and valiant efforts have produced an outcome our government did not predict or intend-a failed state spinning out of control into anarchy and civil war." - Anthony Zinni

"Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished." - James T Walsh

"My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein." - Margaret Cavendish

"Satan understands the power of men and women united in righteousness. He is still stinging from his banishment into eternal exile after Michael led the hosts of heaven, comprised of valiant men and women united in the cause of Christ, against him." - Sheri L Dew



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