Gallant quotes:

  • For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat. -- Wallis Simpson
  • All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. -- Christopher Morley
  • I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the prairies of the far West, well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed. -- Buffalo Bill
  • Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman. -- Sam Houston
  • It wasn't until I started to read short stories - by people like Alice Munro, Mavis Gallant, John Updike... Eudora Welty - that I became excited about the possibilities of writing. -- Carol Windley
  • I am a friend to any brave and gallant outlaw. -- Belle Starr
  • Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant. -- Madame Roland
  • My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men. -- Robert E. Lee
  • A coward dies a thousand deaths, the gallant never tast of death but once. -- Julius Caesar
  • Love just seems to make life not just livable, but a gallant, gallant event. -- Toni Morrison
  • The Spaniard is gallant and patriotic, and sacrifices everything, in favorable moments, for his country's good. He has the intrepidity of his bull. -- Jose Rizal
  • Oh, the gallant fisher's life!It is the best of any;'T is full of pleasure, void of strife,And 't is beloved by many. -- Izaak Walton
  • I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle. -- John B. Hood
  • I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle. -- John B. Hood
  • I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command; but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow. -- Stonewall Jackson
  • Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence. -- John B. Hood
  • She comes majestic with her swelling sails, The gallant Ship: along her watery way, Homeward she drives before the favouring gales; Now flirting at their length the streamers play, And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze. -- Robert Southey
  • I have nothing against the Queen of England. Even in my heart I never resented her for not being Jackie Kennedy. She is, to my mind, a very gallant lady, victimized by whoever it is who designs the tops of her uniforms. -- Leonard Cohen
  • What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not...the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army...our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms.... -- Abraham Lincoln
  • There are really only two ways to approach life - as victim or as gallant fighter - and you must decide if you want to act or react, deal your own cards or play with a stacked deck. And if you don't decide which way to play with life, it always plays with you. -- Merle Shain
  • Characters tend to be either for or against the quest. If they assist it, they are idealized as simply gallant or pure; if they obstruct it, they are characterized as simply villainous or cowardly. Hence every typical character...tends to have his moral opposite confronting him, like black and white pieces in a chess game. -- Northrop Frye
  • As young West Point cadets, our motto was 'duty, honor, country.' But it was in the field, from the rice paddies of Southeast Asia to the sands of the Middle East, that I learned that motto's fullest meaning. There I saw gallant young Americans of every race, creed and background fight, and sometimes die, for 'duty, honor, and their country.' -- Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision. -- Patrick Cleburne
  • That food has always been, and will continue to be, the basis for one of our greater snobbism does not explain the fact that the attitude toward the food choice of others is becoming more and more heatedly exclusive until it may well turn into one of those forms of bigotry against which gallant little committees are constantly planning campaigns in the cause of justice and decency. -- Cornelia Otis Skinner
  • A gallant man is above ill words. -- John Selden
  • Perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch. -- Pietro Aretino
  • There is nothing on earth so stupid as a gallant officer. -- Duke of Wellington
  • Being in war itself is a gallant, awards are mere decorations. -- Pushpa Rana
  • History records no more gallant struggle than that of humanity against the truth. -- Ashleigh Brilliant
  • True love is not only blind, but too gallant to ask a lady's age. -- George Horace Lorimer
  • In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining. -- George R. R. Martin
  • He was so far from the gallant knights in her romantic fantasies...He was tarnished, scarred, imperfect. -- Lisa Kleypas
  • It is true that I must run a great risk; no gallant action was ever accomplished without danger. -- John Paul Jones
  • The bold sympathize with the bold; and in great hearts, there is always a certain friendship for a gallant foe. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  • Delight,--top-gallant delight is to him, who acknowledges no law or lord, but the Lord his God, and is only a patriot to heaven. -- Herman Melville
  • Of course not, she snappedI'm only thirsty. Would you play the gallant and find me a glass of lemonade?I assume 'lemonade' is code for wine? -- Victoria Dahl
  • There is no food more satiating than milk and honey; and just as such foods produce disgust for the palate, so perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch. -- Pietro Aretino
  • We were all imitative. We all wandered in after Miss Edna St. Vincent Millay. We were all being dashing and gallant, declaring we weren't virgins, whether we were or not. -- Dorothy Parker
  • You may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of their fears. -- Winston Churchill
  • In times gone by there lived a Count of Ponthieu, who loved chivalry and the pleasures of the world beyond measure, and moreover was a stout knight and a gallant gentleman -- Marie de France
  • Chorus of women: [...] Oh! my good, gallant Lysistrata, and all my friends, be ever like a bundle of nettles; never let you anger slacken; the wind of fortune blown our way. -- Aristophanes
  • Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly rising o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm. -- Thomas Gray
  • I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one. -- Criss Jami
  • The tone of good conversation is brilliant and natural; it is neither tedious nor frivolous; it is instructive without pedantry, gay without tumultuousness, polished without affectation, gallant without insipidity, waggish without equivocation. -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence. -- John B. Hood
  • The current fashion in belligerent atheism usually involves flinging condemnation around with a kind of gallant extravagance, more or less in the direction of all faiths at once, with little interest in precise aim. -- David Bentley Hart
  • Christianity has the rancor of the sick at its very core-the instinct against the healthy, against health. Everything that is well-constructed, proud, gallant and, above all, beautiful gives offense to its ears and eyes. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • But this anti-war protest, is far from a success; it is just a placebo for the people. These peacemakers feel so satisfied, gratified; gay-gallant-and-gleeful. But they do not achieve anything acceptable, perceptible; or peaceful. -- Joss Sheldon