Quotes and Sayings about Chivalry



"The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: History, Chivalry, Remarkable)

"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
(Related: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

"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
(Related: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)

"The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Chivalry)

"Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both."
- Alice Stone Blackwell
(Related: Chivalry, Justice)

"The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval, a horse."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Chivalry, Word)

"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
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Europe, Glory)

"Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country."
- George Byron
(Related: Chivalry, Country, Right, Spain)

"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
(Related: Chivalry, Honor)

"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Past)

"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
(Related: People, Bravery, Chivalry, Justice, Mind, Romantic, Will)

"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
(Related: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

"I heard that chivalry was dead, but I think it's just got a bad flue."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Chivalry)

"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
(Related: Peace, War, Romance, Civilization, Action, Aristocracy, Chivalry, Old)

"The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Humanity)