• WordNet 3.6
    • n valorousness the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) "he showed great heroism in battle","he received a medal for valor"
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  • Virgil
    “Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is always safety in valor.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Valor consists in the power of self recovery.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.”


In literature:

What samurai youth has not heard of "Great Valor" and the "Valor of a Villein?
"Bushido, the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobé
Of the Waterloo campaign volumes have been written in praise of Irish valor.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
Only Gustav's valor and presence of mind saved the day that had been won once from being lost again.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
I suppose these Chaldeans have put his valor to flight.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
May our lances through our valor stand always erect, O Maruts!
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
The simple folk of New Amsterdam looked upon Peter Stuyvesant as a prodigy of valor.
"Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving
Valor, laughter and fun, excess and the love of victory mingle in hot profusion.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
Several assaults were made, one immediately after the other, but each time Southern valor overcame Northern discipline.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Thereupon they were ready to kill me for rage; but I displayed my very best valor.
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
The forces would be numerous but without valor.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini

In poetry:

'And victory never can be attained
With but a fearless arm and heart;
The truest valor, I esteem,
Is heedfulness and wisdom's art.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
In field and hall, in valor and in grace,
In wisdom's livery,
Gentle and brave, he moved with knightly pace,
A worthy son of thee!
"M. W. Ransom" by John Charles McNeill
Stoop, angels, hither from the skies!
There is no holier spot of ground
Than where defeated valor lies,
By mourning beauty crowned!
"Graves of the Confederate Dead" by Henry Timrod
The glorious memory of the past,
When valor, single-handed, won,
The brightest boon for man at last,
Freedom for every sire and son.
"Monticello" by James Avis Bartley
Ambition, pride and hope may rise
Towering up Fame's dazzling peaks;
Yet they but find in glory's skies
The bier where valor sleeps.
"Lines On The Death Of A Friend" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
'Then you must serve your lady love,
And every wish of hers fulfill;
To do the utmost that you can,
And show true valor and good will.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli

In news:

Anti-Hollywood 'Act of Valor' a soldier 's soldiering film about the SEALs.
The better part of valor now would to be to let a like-minded member of a rival party uphold that cause.
Jake Tapper is the senior White House correspondent for ABC News in Washington, DC, and the author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.
Luke Del Rio, Valor Christian quarterback, decommits from Oklahoma State.
Valor Christian boys hoops wins Ralston Valley Tournament championship.
Such was my valor Thursday as I approached the Salmon Creek traffic roundabout that had opened the day before.
Jesse Edwards, center, holds his medal of valor award surrounded by representatives from the California State Firefighters Association.
John Clark was given the "Award of Valor By a Citizen" by police Chief David Brooks at the town council meeting this week.
SC House passes bill creating Medal of Valor.
The CSFA officially established its annual Valor Awards in 1967 to provide recognition for those persons throughout California who, during the annual period of eligibility, distinguished themselves by performing singular acts of heroism.
'Act of Valor ' movie trailer.
Since 2003, the Quilts of Valor Foundation has awarded nearly 60,000 quilts to America's wounded veterans.
Keith Urban's "Act of Valor " Song.
Keith Urban has done just about everything musical that you can think of but when he was approached to contribute a song for the movie "Act of Valor " it was a totally new experience.
Valor specializes in TPMS solution for the commercial truck and bus industry.

In science:

El último esquema estudiado (ver sección 3.4) y propuesto por vez primera en es, en el sentido siguiente, más natural, ya que toma en cuenta las correlaciones entre los valores de expectación del campo y de su momento conjugado en el estado anterior al colapso, tal como es codificado por la distribución de Wigner.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Nuestro objetivo, en esta sección es comparar estas gráficas con el espectro invariante de escala predicho por Harrison- Zel’dovich y que es generado por varios modelos inflacionarios (i.e. un valor constante para 2l (l + 1)|α lm |2 ) y no directamente con el espectro observado.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Este esquema propone una correlación entre los valores posteriores al colapso determinada por la distribución de Wigner del estado de vacío.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Este esquema propone una correlación entre los valores posteriores al colapso determinada por la distribución de Wigner del estado de vacío.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Estas gráficas representan varios valores de A y B elegidos como muestra para cubrir un dominio relativamente amplio.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry