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Valor

Valor consists in the power of self-recovery. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Valor is courage, with determination.

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But where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live. ~ Thomas Browne
All doubt is cowardice — all trust is brave. ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It is a brave act of valour to contemne death, but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live.
  • Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands.
  • All doubt is cowardice — all trust is brave.
  • 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?
  • You are the hare of whom the proverb goes,
    Whose valor plucks dead lions by the beard.
  • '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.
  • He's truly valiant that can suffer wisely
    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.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 829.
  • 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.
  • In vain doth valour bleed,
    While Avarice and Rapine share the land.
  • My valor is certainly going!—it is sneaking off!—I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands.
  • Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus.
    • Of small number, but their valour quick for war.
    • Virgil, Æneid (29-19 BC), V. 754.

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