|Zwar der Tapfere nennt sich Herr der Länder|
Durch sein Eisen, durch sein Blut.
The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land, through his iron, through his blood.
ArndtLehre an den Menschen. 5.
|Hoch klingt das Lied vom braven Mann,|
Wie Orgelton und Glockenklang;
Wer hohes Muths sich rühmen kann
Den lohnt nicht Gold, den lohnt Gesang.
Song of the brave, how thrills thy tone
As when the Organs music rolls;
No gold rewards, but song alone,
The deeds of great and noble souls.
BürgerLied von Braven Mann.
|Brave men were living before Agamemnon.|
ByronDon Juan. Canto I. St. 5.
| The truly brave,|
When they behold the brave oppressed with odds,
Are touched with a desire to shield and save:
A mixture of wild beasts and demi-gods
Are theynow furious as the sweeping wave,
Now moved with pity; even as sometimes nods
The rugged tree unto the summer wind,
Compassion breathes along the savage mind.
ByronDon Juan. Canto VIII. St. 106.
| Fortis vero, dolorem summum malum judicans; aut temperans, voluptatem summum bonum statuens, esse certe nullo modo potest.|
No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest good.
CiceroDe Officiis. I. 2.
|How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,|
By all their countrys wishes blest!
CollinsOde written in 1746. Authorship disputed. Found in the Oratorio, Alfred the Great, altered from Alfred, a Masque, presented Aug. 1, 1740. Written by Thompson and Mallet.
|Les hommes valeureux le sont au premier coup.|
Brave men are brave from the very first.
CorneilleLe Cid. II. 3.
|Toll for the brave!|
The brave that are no more.
CowperOn the Loss of the Royal George.
|The brave man seeks not popular applause,|
Nor, overpowerd with arms, deserts his cause;
Unshamd, though foild, he does the best he can,
Force is of brutes, but honor is of man.
DrydenPalamon and Arcite. Bk. III. L. 2,015.
| The god-like hero sate|
On his imperial throne:
His valiant peers were placed around,
Their brows with roses and with myrtles bound
(So should desert in arms be crowned).
The lovely Thais, by his side,
Sate like a blooming Eastern bride
In flower of youth and beautys pride.
Happy, happy, happy pair!
None but the brave,
None but the brave,
None but the brave deserve the fair.
DrydenAlexanders Feast. St. 1.
|Then rushd to meet the insulting foe:|
They took the spear, but left the shield.
Philip FreneauTo the Memory of the Brave Americans who fell at Eutaw Springs. (See also ScottMarmion. Introd. to Canto III.)
| The brave|
Love mercy, and delight to save.
GayFable. The Lion, Tiger and Traveller. L. 33.
|Without a sign his sword the brave man draws,|
And asks no omen but his countrys cause.
HomerIliad. Bk. XII. L. 283. Popes trans.
|O friends, be men; so act that none may feel|
Ashamed to meet the eyes of other men.
Think each one of his children and his wife,
His home, his parents, living yet or dead.
For them, the absent ones, I supplicate,
And bid you rally here, and scorn to fly.
HomerIliad. Bk. XV. L. 843. Bryants trans.
|Ardentem frigidus Ætnam insiluit.|
In cold blood he leapt into burning Etna.
|Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona|
Multi; sed omnes illacrimabiles
Urguentur ignotique longa
Nocte, carent quia vate sacro.
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but, all unwept and unknown, are lost in the distant night, since they are without a divine poet (to chronicle their deeds).
HoraceOdes. Bk. IV, IX. 25.
| True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.|
La Rochefoucauld.Maxims. 216.
|Theres a brave fellow! Theres a man of pluck!|
A man whos not afraid to say his say,
Though a whole towns against him.
LongfellowChristus. Pt. III. John Endicott. Act II. Sc. 2.
|How well Horatius kept the bridge|
In the brave days of old.
MacaulayLays of Ancient Rome. Horatius. 70.
|Rebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam;|
Fortiter ille facit qui miser esse potest.
In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a wretched life.
MartialEpigrams. XI. 56. 15.
|Tis more brave|
To live, than to die.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Lucile. Pt. II. Canto VI. St. 11.
|Audentem Forsque Venusque juvant.|
Fortune and love favour the brave.
OvidArs Amatoria. Bk. I. 608.
|Omne solum forti patria est.|
The brave find a home in every land.
OvidFasti. I. 493.
|Audentes deus ipse juvat.|
God himself favors the brave.
OvidMetamorphoses. X. 586.
|Who combats bravely is not therefore brave:|
He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave.
PopeMoral Essays. Epistle I. L. 115.
|Dem Muthigen hilft Gott.|
God helps the brave.
SchillerWilhelm Tell. I. 2. 132.
|Come one, come all! this rock shall fly|
From its firm base as soon as I.
ScottLady of the Lake. Canto V. St. 10.
| He did look far|
Into the service of the time, and was
Discipled of the bravest; he lasted long;
But on us both did haggish age steal on
And wore us out of act.
Alls Well That Ends Well. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 26.
| Whats brave, whats noble,|
Lets do it after the high Roman fashion,
And make death proud to take us.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 15. L. 86.
| Fortes et strenuos etiam contra fortunam insistere, timidos et ignores ad desperationem formidine properare.|
The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair through fear alone.
TacitusAnnales. II. 46.
|Fortes fortuna adjuvat.|
Fortune favors the brave.
TerencePhormio. I. 4. 26. Quoted as a proverb.
|Bravery never goes out of fashion.|
ThackerayFour Georges. George Second.
|Audentes fortuna juvat.|
Fortune favours the daring.
VergilÆneid. X. 284 and 458. Same phrase or idea found in CiceroDe Finibus. III. 4. and Tusc. II. 4. ClaudianusAd Probin. XLIII. 9. EnniusAnnales. V. 262. LivyBk. IV. 37; Bk. VII. 29; Bk. XXXIV. 37. MenanderIn Stobæus Flor. VII. P. 206. Ed. 1709. OvidMetamorphoses. X. 11. 27. Pliny the YoungerEpistles. VI. 16. TacitusAnnales. IV. 17.