quote by Hannibal

I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans. I am contending for honor and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valour. I am endeavouring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valour.

— Hannibal

Delighting Valour quotations

Society must fight against this belief in God as it fought against idol worship and other narrow conceptions of religion. In this way man will try to stand on his feet. Being realistic, he will have to throw his faith aside and face all adversaries with courage and valour. That is exactly my state of mind.

Nothing of real worth can ever be bought.

Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.

John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself.

Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let's hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds.

Take now this Ring,' he said; 'for thy labours and thy cares will be heavy, but in all it will support thee and defend thee from weariness. For this is the Ring of Fire, and herewith, maybe, thou shalt rekindle hearts to the valour of old in a world that grows chill.

Where it is permissible both to die and not to die, it is an abuse of valour to die.

Discretion is the better part of valour.

It is only when aggression is legitimate that one can expect prodigies of valour.

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.

The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.

...in the acquisition of this blessing human nature can find no better helper than Love. I declare that it is the duty of every man to honour Love, and I honour and practice the mysteries of Love in an especial degree myself, and recommend the same to others, and I praise the power and valour of Love to the best of my ability both now and always.

I believe that every man has in his soul a passion for treasure-hunting, which will often drive a coward into prodigies of valour.

Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.

In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust.

The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour.

For contemplation he and valour formed;

/ For softness she and sweet attractive grace, / He for God only, she for God in him: / His fair large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule.

Active valour may often be the present of nature;

but such patient diligence can be the fruit only of habit and discipline.

You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things.

Brave undisciplined men have no chance against the discipline and valour of other men. Have you seen a few policemen handle a crowd?

Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion.

For want of valour is want of religious faith.

It drives on with a courage which is stronger than the storm.

It drives on with a mercy which does not quail in the presence of death. It drives on as proof, a symbol, a testimony that man is created in the image of God and that valour and virtue have not perished in the British race.

In vain doth valour bleed, While Avarice and Rapine share the land.

Discretion has been termed the better part of valour, and it is more certain, that diffidence is the better part of knowledge.

The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army--his valour did not always serve his own cause.

How can a man commit acts of martial valour if he values his life?

Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valour As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would,' Like the poor cat i' the adage?

And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?

Nothing short of the Almighty Power of God can Save us - it is not in our Numbers, our Union, or our Valour that I dare trust.

Who would true valour see, Let him come hither;

One here will constant be, Come wind, come weather There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To be a pilgrim.

Valour, however unfortunate, commands great respect even from enemies: but the Romans despise cowardice, even though it be prosperous.

Let valour end my life!

I wholeheartedly welcomed Charles de Gaulle eulogy of French valour, to which he attributed the liberation of Paris.

Love of fame, fear of disgrace, schemes for advancement, desire to make life comfortable and pleasant, and the urge to humiliate others are often at the root of the valour men hold in such high esteem.

Indeed, the crowning proof of their valour and their strength is that they keep up their superiority without harm to others.

We should not feel pride in our charity, austerity, valour, scriptural knowledge, modestyandmorality for the world is full of the rarest gems.

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