Quotes of Chivalry

“ Chivalry is the most delicate form of contempt. ”

- Albert Guerard

“ Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both. ”

- Alice Stone Blackwell

“ Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice, if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on the cake, sweet but not nourishing. ”

- Nellie McClung

“ The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ It requires nothing less than a chivalric feeling to sustain a conversation with a lady. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come. ”

- Charles Sumner

“ The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna. ”

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

- Freda Adler
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