chivalry

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on chivalry, affection, and imam ali

“As for this young Ali, one cannot but like him.  A noble-minded creature, as he shows himself, now and always afterwards; full of affection, of fiery daring.  Something chivalrous in him; brave as a lion; yet with a grace, a truth and affection worthy of Christian knighthood.”


Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: [On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And The Heroic In History, 1841, Lecture 2: The Hero as Prophet. Mahomet: Islam. May 8, 1840)]

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A Quote by Thomas Campbell on bravery, chivalry, and glory

The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory or the grave! Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry!

Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on beauty, bravery, chivalry, love, marriage, men, music, and women

There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men. A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell. But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto III [1816], st. 21

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on body, chivalry, death, honor, laws, respect, spirit, and wealth

Yea, death and prison we mete out To small offenders of the laws, While honor, wealth, and full respect On greater pirates we bestow. To steal a flower we call mean. To rob a field is chivalry; Who kills the body he must die, Who kills the spirit he goes free.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Freda Adler on chivalry and control

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.

Freda Adler (1934 -)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on age, beginning, chivalry, disaster, dreams, honor, insults, joy, justice, life, men, nations, thought, and vision

It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,-glittering like the morning star full of life and splendour and joy. . . . Little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men,-in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 331.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on age and chivalry

The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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A Quote by Demosthenes on action, chivalry, and spirit

You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

Source: 3rd Olynthiac

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A Quote by Alice Stone Blackwell on chivalry and justice

Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.

Alice Stone Blackwell (1857 - ?)

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