Valour quotes:

  • Valour needs first strength, then a weapon. -- J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Who would true Valour see, Let him come hither -- John Bunyan
  • Valour that parlies is neare yeelding. [Valor that parleys is near yielding.] -- George Herbert
  • Valour, however unfortunate, commands great respect even from enemies: but the Romans despise cowardice, even though it be prosperous. -- Plutarch
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Let valour end my life! -- Walter Raleigh
  • Between cowardice and despair, valour is gendred. -- John Donne
  • In vain doth valour bleed, While Avarice and Rapine share the land. -- John Milton
  • How can a man commit acts of martial valour if he values his life? -- Torii Mototada
  • It is only when aggression is legitimate that one can expect prodigies of valour. -- Michel Ney
  • The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour. -- Livy
  • I wholeheartedly welcomed Charles de Gaulle eulogy of French valour, to which he attributed the liberation of Paris. -- Coco Chanel
  • Where it is permissible both to die and not to die, it is an abuse of valour to die. -- Mencius
  • Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned. -- David Gemmell
  • The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army--his valour did not always serve his own cause. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • Indeed, the crowning proof of their valour and their strength is that they keep up their superiority without harm to others. -- Tacitus
  • 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
  • We should not feel pride in our charity, austerity, valour, scriptural knowledge, modestyandmorality for the world is full of the rarest gems. -- Chanakya
  • These idle disputants overlooked the invariable laws of nature, which have connected peace with innocence, plenty with industry, and safety with valour. -- Edward Gibbon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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