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.
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 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.
Some for hard masters, broken under arms, In battle lopt away, with half their limbs, Beg bitter bread thro' realms their valour saved.Edward Young
O war! thou son of hell, Whom angry heavens do make their minister, Throw in the frozen bosoms of our part Hot coals of vengeance! Let no soldier fly. He that is truly dedicate to war Hath no self-love, nor he that loves himself, Hath not essentially but by circumstance The name of valour.
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
'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.
Truly nation is Ashvamedha, hence perform yajna to integrate , to unite the nation through the medium of Ashvamedha. This usage has a hidden meaning - perform yajna with valour and intellect .
The better part of valour is, discretion.