Thy boist'rous locks, no worthy match For valour to assail, nor by the sword * * * * * * But by the barber's razor best subdued.
As ‘Ashva‘ is the symbol of mobility , valour and strength and the ‘medha’ is the symbol of supreme wisdom and intelligence , the natural meaning of ‘ Ashvamedha ‘ can be taken as "the combination of the valour and strength and illumined power of intellect ". By assuming ‘Ashva‘ as the symbol of muscle power and 'medha' as the symbol of mental power, their combination makes a sacred and great deed of yajna.
And every warrior that is rapt with love Of fame, of valour, and of victory, Must needs have beauty beat on his conceits: I thus conceiving and subduing both, That which hath stopped the tempest of the gods, Even from the fiery-spangled veil of heaven, To feel the lovely warmth of shepherds'flames, And march in cottages of strowe' d weeds, Shall give the world to note, for all my birth, That virtue solely is the sum of glory, And fashions men with true nobility.Christopher Marlowe
Though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace, He for God only, she for God in him.john milton
Now it came to pass?that theTartars made them a King whosenamewas Chinghis Kaan[Genghis Khan].Hewas a manof great worth, and of great ability, and valour. And as soon as the news that he had been chosen King was spread abroad through those countries, all theTartars in the world came to him and owned him for their Lord.Marco Polo
The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour.livy
As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it.robert burton
Flag of the free heart's hope and home! By angel hands to valour given, Thy stars have lit the welkin dome; And all thy hues were born in heaven.
He That kills himself to avoid misery, fears it, And, at the best, shows but a bastard valour. This life's a fort committed to my trust, Which I must not yield up till it be forced: Nor will I. He's not valiant that dares die, But he that boldly bears calamity.Philip Massinger
The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army his valour did not always serve his own cause.
The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.william shakespeare
The world will never allow any man that character which he gives to himself by openly professing it to those with whom he converseth. Wit, learning, valour, acquaintance, the esteem of good men, will be known although we should endeavour to conceal them, however they may pass unrewarded: but I doubt our own bare assertions upon any of these points, will be of very little avail, except in tempting the hearers to judge directly contrary to what we advance.
I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; So full of valour that they smote the air For breathing in their faces; beat the ground For kissing of their feet.william shakespeare
It is a brave act of valour to contemne death, but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live.
When valour preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with.william shakespeare
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?william shakespeare
'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.william shakespeare
In vain doth valour bleed, While Avarice and Rapine share the land.john milton
The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour.