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Valor Quotes

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Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valor and religion.
For want of valor is want of religious faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms,
but of courage and the soul.
- Michel de Montaigne

There is always safety in valor.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't
await the passing of years.
- Pierre Corneille

Valor is common but great souls are rare.
- Bernard Joseph Saurin

Valor is superior to number.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

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Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
- Chester W. Nimitz

America is hope.
It is compassion.
It is excellence.
It is valor.
- Paul Tsongas

My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off!
I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Valor is of no service, chance rules all,
and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
- Tacitus

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
- Miguel de Cervantes

True valor, on virtue founded strong,
meets all events alike.
- David Mallet

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
- Publilius Syrus

Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
- Virgil

Conquest is the missionary of valor,
and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
- Walter Bagehot

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The valor and courage of our young women and men in
the armed services are a shining example to all of the world,
and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
- Bill Frist

The closest fires were near enough for us to hear the
crackling flames and the yells of firemen.
Little fires grew into big ones even as we watched.
Big ones died down under the firemen's valor only to break out again later.
- Ernie Pyle

Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success
which British valor must gain over such enemies,
I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks,
only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach.
- James Wolfe

It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours.
It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the
wealth of the whole nation.
But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it.
- William H. Seward

Valor is a gift.
Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes.
And those having it in one test never know for sure
if they will have it when the next test comes.
- Carl Sandburg

As we continue to fight the war on terror,
we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor
over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis,
while protecting our liberty here at home.
- Tim Murphy

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

Judgment is not upon all occasions required,
but discretion always is.
- Philip Stanhope

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion;
even a prudent enemy is preferable.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Censorship always defeats it own purpose,
for it creates in the end the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

The rest is a mere matter of detail,
to be settled with judgment,
discretion, and caution.
- John Griffin Carlisle

Living in the present moment requires discretion toward memory.
Without memory we'd have amnesia. What good would there be in that?
Offer discretion and discernment for our past
with a broad spectrum of forgiveness.
As for our present moment, delight.
And dedication to remain fully present to all the possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every man has his dignity.
I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion
and not when someone else tells me to.
- Denis Diderot

Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
- Hannah More

Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which
he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours.
This right flows from the very nature of man.
- William Godwin

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never
making a mistake as by never repeating it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license,
such a statute creates a threat of censorship that
by its very existence chills free speech.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice
with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
- Georg Simmel

Discretion is not the better part of biography.
- Lytton Strachey

Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
- John Selden

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty,
and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear,
that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence,
and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is
more than to speak in good words,
or in good order.
- Francis Bacon

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

The first duty of a state is to see that every child
born therein shall be well housed,
clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
- John Ruskin

Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.
- Junius

Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
- Christine Keeler

Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper,
may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin,
or follow bad courses, out of charitable design,
and with hope to reclaim them.
- Isaac Barrow

Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion,
such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews.
Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers
of the society but the people themselves;
and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise
their control with a wholesome discretion,
the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
- Thomas Jefferson

So long as the laws remain such as they are today,
employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so;
but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves
for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
- Marquis de Sade

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily
serve with the help of God,
to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some,
following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
- Pope Gregory VII

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy,
who can be dull in Fleet Street.
- Charles Lamb

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the
prairies of the far West,
well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.
- Buffalo Bill

The admirals of his majesty's fleet are classed into three squadrons,
viz.
the red, the white, and the blue.
- William Falconer

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet.
- Jerry Costello

After the atomic bombs were dropped,
the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet,
the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed
the terms of surrender that ended the war.
- Barney Ross

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals,
and with greater facility form itself into the line
of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view
in every order of sailing.
- William Falconer

Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet.
We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad,
because they had attacked us there with six carriers,
three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers,
and about 20 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

As for editorial content, that's the stuff you separate the ads with.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor
attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise
seems a blessing from Heaven.
It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor,
and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.
- Hideki Tojo

I thought Paulie could jump.
I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops.
I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove.
I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S.
Postal Service.
- Billy Koch

I buy newspapers to make money to buy more newspapers to make more money.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Always think in terms of what the other person wants.
- James Van Fleet

I've got money so I'm a Conservative.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet
would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was
kept in order and increasing by staying in port;
but know he finds,
I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth,
that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
- Horatio Nelson

I have a magpie mind.
I like anything that glitters.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden


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