|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| But where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live.|
Sir Thomas BrowneReligio Medici. Pt. XLIV.
|There is always safety in valor.|
EmersonEnglish Traits. The Times.
|Valor consists in the power of self-recovery.|
| 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,
Theyre all unseasond without it.
Ben JonsonNew Inn. Act IV. Sc. 3.
|Stimulos dedit æmula virtus.|
He was spurred on by rival valor.
LucanPharsalia. I. 120.
| In vain doth valour bleed,|
While Avarice and Rapine share the land.
MiltonSonnet. To the Lord General Fairfax.
| When valour preys on reason,|
It eats the sword it fights with.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 199.
|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?
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 56.
|You are the hare of whom the proverb goes,|
Whose valor plucks dead lions by the beard.
King John. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 137.
| 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.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 51.
|Hes 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 neer prefer his injuries to his heart.
To bring it into danger.
Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 31.
| My valor is certainly going!it is sneaking off!I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands.|
SheridanThe Rivals. Act V. Sc. 3.
|Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus.|
Of small number, but their valour quick for war.
VergilÆneid. V. 754.