An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)


There is always safety in valor.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Georg Hegel (1770-1831, German philosopher)


Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy.


Plutarch (46-120, Greek essayist, biographer)


Valor is common but great souls are rare.


Bernard Joseph Saurin (1706-1781, French dramatist)


When valor preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


Go on and increase in valor, boy, for this is the path to immortality.


Virgil (c. 70 - 19 BC, Roman poet)


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