Valor Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old valor quotes, valor sayings, and valor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit- a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor- that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.     

Walter Lord

Valor consists in the power of self recovery.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values. Heroism requires value conflict.     

Andrew Bernstein

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.     

Sir Winston Churchill

Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger; but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.     

Sir Walter Scott

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

Josh Billings

Valor is the soldier's adornment.     

Livy

It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.     

Sir Thomas Browne

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.     

Publilius Syrus

Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you.     

El Cordobes

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.     

Miguel de Cervantes

Valor is the contempt of death and pain.     

Tacitus

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.     

Alfred North Whitehead

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.     

Tecumseh

For souls nobly born, valor doesn't await the passing of years.     

Pierre Corneille

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

Agesilaus

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.     

Joseph Campbell

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.     

C.S. Lewis

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

Michel de Montaigne

Valor is abased by too much loftiness.     

Philip Sidney

He who has resolved to conquer or die is seldom conquered; such noble despair perishes with difficulty.     

Pierre Corneille

It is held that valor is the chiefest virtue, and most dignifies the haver.     

William Shakespeare

The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.     

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.     

Tecumseh

Take Chances, Make Mistakes, That's How You Grow. Pain Nourishes Your Courage. You Have To Fail In Order To Practice Being Brave.     

Mary Tyler Moore

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.     

Mark Twain

Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.     

J.K. Rowling

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.     

Amelia Earhart