Valor

Discretion, the best part of valor.

Discretion and hardy valor are the twins of honor, and, nursed together, make a conqueror; divided, but a talker.

The mean of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.

The worth and value of a man is in his heart and his will; there lies his real honor. Valor is the strength, not of legs and arms, but of heart and soul.

Valor has its limits like the other virtues, and these limits once transgressed, we find ourselves on the path of vice; so that we may pass through valor to temerity, obstinacy, and madness, unless we know its limits well - and they are truly hard to discern near the borderlines.

Valor is stability, not of arms and of legs, but of courage and the soul.

Valor grows by daring, fear by delay.

True valor is like honesty; it enters into all that a man sees and does.

The envious man is in pain upon all occasions which ought to give him pleasure. The relish of his life is inverted; and the objects which administer the highest satisfaction to those who are exempt from this passion give the quickest pangs to persons who are subject to it. All the perfections of their fellow creatures are odious. Youth, beauty, valor and wisdom are provocations of their displeasure. What a wretched and apostate state is this! to be offended with excellence, and to hate a man because we approve him!

True valor lies in the mind, the never-yielding purpose, nor owns the blind award of giddy fortune.

Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?

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.

Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?

Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.

Perfect valor is to do without witnesses what one would do before the whole world.

Valor would cease to be a virtue, if there were no injustice.

If men were just, there would be no need of valor.

Valor would cease to be a virtue, if there were no injustice.

If men were just, there would be no need of valor.

Fear to do base and unworthy things is valor; if they be done to us, to suffer them is also valor.