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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Valor
 
  Those who believe that the praises which arise from valour are superior to those which proceed from any other virtues, have not considered.
John Dryden.    
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  The estimate and valour of a man consists in the heart and in the will; there his true honour lies. Valour is stability, not of arms and of legs, but of courage and the soul; it does not lie in the valour of our horse, nor of our arms, but in ourselves. He that falls obstinately in his courage, if his legs fail him, fights upon his knees.
Michel de Montaigne.    
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  Valour gives awe, and promises protection to those who want heart or strength to defend themselves. This makes the authority of men among women, and that of a master-buck in a numerous herd.
Sir William Temple.    
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