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"Let valour end my life!" - Walter Raleigh

"Valour needs first strength, then a weapon." - J R R Tolkien

"Between cowardice and despair, valour is gendred." - John Donne

"The better part of valour is discretion." - William Shakespeare

"Who would true Valour see, Let him come hither" - John Bunyan

"In a false quarrel there is no true valour." - William Shakespeare

"Valour lies just half way between rashness and cowheartedness." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep." - William Shakespeare

"Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It is only when aggression is legitimate that one can expect prodigies of valour." - Michel Ney

"How can a man commit acts of martial valour if he values his life?" - Torii Mototada

"Valour that parlies is neare yeelding. [Valor that parleys is near yielding.]" - George Herbert

"The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour." - Livy

"You cannot make gross sins look clear: To revenge is no valour, but to bear." - William Shakespeare

"The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour." - Livy

"When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with." - William Shakespeare

"In vain doth valour bleed, While Avarice and Rapine share the land." - John Milton

"It is a brave act of valour to contemn [despise] death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live." - Thomas Browne

"Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned." - David Gemmell

"Where it is permissible both to die and not to die, it is an abuse of valour to die." - Mencius

"Whoe'er amidst the sons Of reason, valour, liberty, and virtue Displays distinguish'd merit, is a noble Of Nature's own creating." - James Thomson

"Conquest is the missionary of valour, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world." - Walter Bagehot

"I wholeheartedly welcomed Charles de Gaulle eulogy of French valour, to which he attributed the liberation of Paris." - Coco Chanel

"Manhood is melted into courtesies, valour into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too." - William Shakespeare

"Valour, however unfortunate, commands great respect even from enemies: but the Romans despise cowardice, even though it be prosperous." - Plutarch

"Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"My valour is certainly going! - it is sneaking off! - I feel it oozing out as it were at the palms of my hands!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"These idle disputants overlooked the invariable laws of nature, which have connected peace with innocence, plenty with industry, and safety with valour." - Edward Gibbon

"We should not feel pride in our charity, austerity, valour, scriptural knowledge, modestyandmorality for the world is full of the rarest gems." - Chanakya

"Thy boist'rous locks, no worthy match For valour to assail, nor by the sword... But by the barber's razor best subdued." - John Milton

"The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army - his valour did not always serve his own cause." - Benjamin Disraeli

"What valour were it, when a cur doth grin, For one to thrust his hand between his teeth, When he might spurn him with his foot, away?" - William Shakespeare

"Some for hard masters, broken under arms, In battle lopt away, with half their limbs, Beg bitter bread thro' realms their valour saved." - Edward Young

"Indeed, the crowning proof of their valour and their strength is that they keep up their superiority without harm to others." - Tacitus

"Nothing short of the Almighty Power of God can Save us - it is not in our Numbers, our Union, or our Valour that I dare trust." - Abraham Clark

"The desire which urges us to deserve praise strengthens our good qualities, and praise given to wit, valour, and beauty, tends to increase them." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Tis much he dares; and, to that dauntless temper of his mind, he hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour to act in safety." - William Shakespeare

"War. The dark time of valour, loss and hope where a man is controlled by his gun; where a gun is controlled by his hatred. Completely uncontrollable." - Daniel Ha

"As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it." - Robert Burton

"I believe that every man has in his soul a passion for treasure-hunting, which will often drive a coward into prodigies of valour." - John Buchan

"Muhammad Ali is a true hero, and the fact there's something wrong with him is his badge of valour. He's a great man." - George Foreman

"The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army-his valour did not always serve his own cause." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Active valour may often be the present of nature; but such patient diligence can be the fruit only of habit and discipline." - Edward Gibbon

"Discretion has been termed the better part of valour, and it is more certain, that diffidence is the better part of knowledge." - Charles Caleb Colton

"I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans. I am contending for honor and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valour. I am endeavouring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valour." - Hannibal

"And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?" - Archilochus

"It is not virtue, wisdom, valour, wit, Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit, That woman's love can win, or long inherit; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit." - John Milton

"In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust." - Alexander Hamilton

"The petitions of Moses discomfited the enemy more than the fighting of Joshua. Yet both were needed. No, in the soul's conflict, force and fervor, decision and devotion, valour and vehemence, must join their forces, and all will be well." - Charles Spurgeon

"It is not virtue, wisdom, valour, wit, Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit, That woman's love can win, or long inherit; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit." - John Milton

"John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let's hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds." - Paul Cornell

"Love of fame, fear of disgrace, schemes for advancement, desire to make life comfortable and pleasant, and the urge to humiliate others are often at the root of the valour men hold in such high esteem." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"For contemplation he and valour formed; / For softness she and sweet attractive grace, / He for God only, she for God in him: / His fair large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule." - John Milton

"By your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people." - Elizabeth I

"You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. Brave undisciplined men have no chance against the discipline and valour of other men. Have you seen a few policemen handle a crowd?" - George S Patton

"And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?" - Archilochus

"Flag of the free heart's hope and home! By angel hands to valour given, Thy stars have lit the welkin dome; And all thy hues were born in heaven." - Joseph Rodman Drake

"Suicide is not to fear death, but yet to be afraid of life. It is a brave act of valour to contemn death; but when life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live; and herein religion hath taught us a noble example, for all the valiant acts of Curtius, Scarvola, or Codrus, do not parallel or match that one of Job." - Thomas Browne

"I do not admire a virtue like valour when it is pushed to excess, if I do not see at the same time the excess of the opposite virtue, as one does in Epaminondas, who displayed extreme valour and extreme benevolence. For otherwise it is not an ascent, but a fall. We do not display our greatness by placing ourselves at one extremity, but rather by being at both at the same time, and filling up the whole of the space between them." - Blaise Pascal

"I grant an ugly woman is a blot on the fair face of creation; but as to the gentleman, let them be solicitous to possess only strength and valour: let their motto be:Hunt, shoot, and fight: the rest is not worth a flip." - Charlotte Bronte

"The wildest hath not such a heart as you. Run when you will, the story shall be changed: Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase; The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind Makes speed to catch the tiger; bootless speed, When cowardice pursues and valour flies." - William Shakespeare

"Take now this Ring,' he said; 'for thy labours and thy cares will be heavy, but in all it will support thee and defend thee from weariness. For this is the Ring of Fire, and herewith, maybe, thou shalt rekindle hearts to the valour of old in a world that grows chill." - J R R Tolkien

"Society must fight against this belief in God as it fought against idol worship and other narrow conceptions of religion. In this way man will try to stand on his feet. Being realistic, he will have to throw his faith aside and face all adversaries with courage and valour. That is exactly my state of mind." - Bhagat Singh

"Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valour As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would,' Like the poor cat i' the adage?" - William Shakespeare

"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

"It drives on with a courage which is stronger than the storm. It drives on with a mercy which does not quail in the presence of death. It drives on as proof, a symbol, a testimony that man is created in the image of God and that valour and virtue have not perished in the British race." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I shared my shelter, a ninth share in Arthur's valour. I broke a hundred forts. I slew a hundred stewards. I bestowed a hundred mantles. I cut off a hundred heads. I gave to an old chief very great swords of protection." - Taliesin

"I do not propose to our British ladies, that they should turn Amazons in the service of their sovereign, nor so much as let their nails grow for the defence of their country. The men will take the work of the field off their hands, and show the world, that English valour cannot be matched when it is animated by English beauty." - Joseph Addison

"David - the man after God's own heart - was a man of war and a mighty man of valour. When all Israel were on the run, David faced Goliath - alone... with God - and he but a stripling, and well scolded, too, by his brother for having come to see the battle." - Charles Studd

"In the second century of the Christian era, the Empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilised portion of mankind. The frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valour. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury." - Edward Gibbon

"We are become Middle Men, of the Twilight, but with memory of other things. For as the Rohirrim do, we now love war and valour as things good in themselves, both a sport and an end; and though we still hold that a warrior should have more skills and knowledge than only the craft of weapons and slaying, we esteem a warrior, nonetheless, above men of other crafts. Such is the need of our days." - Faramir

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, and why we died. All that matters is that today, two stood against many. Valour pleases you, so grant me this one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, the HELL with you!" - Oliver Stone

"...in the acquisition of this blessing human nature can find no better helper than Love. I declare that it is the duty of every man to honour Love, and I honour and practice the mysteries of Love in an especial degree myself, and recommend the same to others, and I praise the power and valour of Love to the best of my ability both now and always." - Socrates

"Let me twine Mine arms about that body, where against My grained ash an hundred times hath broke And scarr'd the moon with splinters: here I clip The anvil of my sword, and do contest As hotly and as nobly with thy love As ever in ambitious strength I did Contend against thy valour. Know thou first, I loved the maid I married; never man Sigh'd truer breath; but that I see thee here, Thou noble thing! more dances my rapt heart Than when I first my wedded mistress saw Bestride my threshold." - William Shakespeare

"There was something terrible, but also something sad and melancholy in this long cry uttered by the Russian infantry as they staged an attack. As it crossed the cold water, it lost its fervour. Instead of valour or gallantry, you could hear the sadness of a soul parting with everything that it loved, calling on its nearest and dearest to wake up, to lift their head from their pillows and hear for the last time the voice of a father, a husband, a son or a brother..." - Vasily Grossman

"When Freedom from her mountain-height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure, celestial white With streakings of the morning light. Flag of the free heart's hope and home! By angel hands to valour given! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us?" - Joseph Rodman Drake



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