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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
It is war’s prize to take all advantages,
And ten to one is no impeach of valor.  Shakespeare.
Perfect valor consists in doing without witnesses all we should be capable of doing before the whole world.  Rochefoucauld.  2
That valor which is not founded on prudence is rashness.  Don Quixote.  3
The better part of valor is discretion.  4
There is a great difference between a due regard to valor and a contempt of life.  Cato the Elder.  5
There is always safety in valor.  Emerson.  6
To make a man valiant abuse him lustily.  7
True valor is fire; bullying is smoke.  8
True valor knows as well how to suffer as to act.  9
Valor can do little without discretion.  10
Valor’s a mouse trap, wit a gin, which women oft are taken in.  Butler.  11
Valor that parleys is near yielding.  12
Valor would cease to be a virtue if there were no injustice.  Agesilaus.  13
Valor would fight, but discretion would run away.  14
When valor preys on reason it eats the sword it fights with.  Shakespeare.  15

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