Whoe'er amidst the sons Of reason, valor, liberty and virtue, Displays distinguished merit, is a noble Of Nature's own creating.
"When did you become a shivering old woman," Okonkwo asked himself, "you, who are known in all the nine villages for your valor in war? How can a man who has killed five men in battle fall to pieces because he has added a boy to their number? Okonkwo, you have become a woman indeed."chinua achebe
For not by numbers of men, nor by measure of body, but by valor of soul is war to be decided.
Nada está perdido si se tiene el valor de proclamar que todo está perdido y hay que empezar de nuevo.julio cortázar
Sleep sweetly in your humble graves,Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause;Though yet no marble column cravesThe pilgrim here to pause.Stoop, angels, hither from the skies!There is no holier spot of groundThan where defeated valor lies,By mourning beauty crowned!henry timrod
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit. (Mieder 2006, p. 906)[ ]Discretion is the better part of valor.
(Che) non torri superbi e forti mura, Non larghe fosse, non fiumi vicini Fan da’ nimici una città sicura, Ma la fede e il Valore valor de’ cittadini.niccolò forteguerri
The vigorous branching of life's tree, and not the accumulating valor of mythical marches to progress, lies behind the persistence and expansion of organic diversity in our tough and constantly stressful world. And if we do not grasp the fundamental nature of branching as the key to life's passage across the geological stage, we will never understand evolution aright.stephen jay gould
What we really need the poet's and orator's I help to keep alive in us is not, then, the common and gregarious courage which Robert Shaw showed when he marched with you, men of the Seventh Regiment. It is that more lonely courage which he showed when he dropped his warm commission in the glorious Second to head your dubious fortunes, negroes of the Fifty-fourth. That lonely kind of courage (civic courage as we call it in times of peace) is the kind of valor to which the monuments of nations should most of all be reared.william james
...what really counts is not the immediate act of courage or of valor, but those who bear the struggle day in and day out - not the sunshine patriots but those who are willing to stand for a long period of time.john f. kennedy
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans serving on Iwo island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.chester w. nimitz
In the whole range of human vision, nothing is more attractive than to see a young man full of promise and of hope, bending all his energies in the direction of truth and duty and God, his soul pervaded with the loftiest enthusiasm, and his life consecrated to the noblest ends. To be such a young man is to rival the noblest and best of men in heroic valor and Christian chivalry. Nay, to be such a young man is to be like Christ, the highest type, the most illustrious example of enthusiasm the world has ever seen.
It shew'd discretion, the best part of valor.
(Che) non torri superbi e forti mura, Non larghe fosse, non fiumi vicini Fan da’ nimici una città sicura, Ma la fede e il Valore valor de’ cittadini.
La giusta impresa Sempre accompagna il valor delle stelle.
It shew'd discretion, the best part of valor.
Today is Trinity Sunday. Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: "Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
Sleep, soldiers! still in honored rest Your truth and valor wearing: The bravest are the tenderest, The loving are the daring.bayard taylor
...what really counts is not the immediate act of courage or of valor, but those who bear the struggle day in and day out - not the sunshine patriots but those who are willing to stand for a long period of time.
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
Joie d'amors qui vient a tart Sanble la vert busche qui art, Qui dedanz rant plus grant chalor Et plus se tient en sa valor, Quant plus demore a alumer.
But dream not helm and harness The sign of valor true; Peace hath higher tests of manhood Than battle ever knew.john greenleaf whittier
The sweet imperious mouth, whose haughty valor Defied all portents of impending doom.