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Chivalry Quotes

February 1, 2013 by  
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Chivalry Quotes and phrases. Chivalry, knight and medieval quotes on Getasword.com. Noble knights and chivalry code in medieval times. Famous chivalry quotes.

Chivalry code

Knights believed in the code of chivalry. They promised to defend the weak, be courteous to all women, be loyal to their king, and serve God at all times. Knights were expected to be humble before others, especially their superiors. They were also expected to not “talk too much”. In other words, they shouldn’t boast. The code of chivalry demanded that a knight give mercy to a vanquished enemy. However, the very fact that knights were trained as men of war belied this code.

Chivalry quotes

Chivalry quotes

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

More than a code of manners in war and love, Chivalry was a moral system, governing the whole of noble life.
Barbara W. Tuchman

I did a research assignment on life in the Middle Ages only last year. I found the era fascinating, all that chivalry and court romance. But I never pictured anything as poor as this village. This is the pits. There’s no romance here, definitely no chivary. And it stinks–of sweat and smoke and sewage.
Marianne Curley, Old Magic

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

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

Society expected each man to aspire constantly to Chivalric Behavior; in return, they gave him an honorable place in the union of men.
Arno Borst, Medieval Worlds

What then is Chivalry? So strong a thing, and of such hardihood, and so costly in the learning, that a wicked man or low dare not undertake it… Whoso would enjoy high honor first must suitable display that he has well been schooled to such arts.
The Biography of Sir William Marshall

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 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

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

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

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

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

Chivalry is dead.
Sienna Miller

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

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

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