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Chivalry Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Chivalry

Please enjoy these Chivalry Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable
features in the history of the Middle Ages.
- Horatio Alger

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away;
A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
- George Byron

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

I heard that chivalry was dead, but I think it's just got a bad flue.
- Meg Ryan

 

Some say that the age of chivalry is past,
that the spirit of romance is dead.
The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there
is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
- Charles Kingsley

The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.
- Charles Sumner

In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry,
wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end,
but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
- Roger Ascham

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The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval,
a horse.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
- Alice Stone Blackwell

The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai.
You had honor and chivalry much like the knights,
and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.
- Dustin Diamond

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom;
to serve all,
but love only one.
- Honore de Balzac

The age of chivalry is past.
Bores have succeeded to dragons.
- Charles Dickens

But the age of chivalry is gone.
That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;
and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
- Edmund Burke

The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action,
the exalted passions of chivalry and war -
faded into the background,
and their place was taken by the refined and intimate
pursuits of peace and civilization.
- Lytton Strachey

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry,
into which any noble youth, whose parents were from
poverty unable to educate him to the art of war,
was readily received.
- Horatio Alger

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people.
Looked at from a certain point of view,
they are picturesque.
If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind,
one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
- James Weldon Johnson

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

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional


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