Valor

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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 Quotations[edit]

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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