Chivalry Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old chivalry quotes, chivalry sayings, and chivalry proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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 undressed on earth. Charles Kingsley
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. Honoré de Balzac
We direct the destinies of a mighty continent. Our resources are unlimited: our means unbounded. If we be true to ourselves, the glory of other nations, in comparison to ours, shall resemble but a tale from the days of chivalry. John Tyler
There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control. Freda Adler
The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages. Horatio Alger
Chivalry is one of the great civilizing forces, taming men and introducing social graces and nuance to what would otherwise be a brutish social world. Heather Mac Donald
Chivalry is dead. Sienna Miller
Chivalry isn't dead. It's just no longer gender-based. Letitia Baldrige
We take so many of our freedoms for granted nowadays - I can travel where I like, I can do any job I want - but I think chivalry has been lost a little bit. Michelle Dockery
The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval, a horse. Thomas Bulfinch
The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come. Charles Summer
To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry. Dejan Stojanovic
“What if custom is wrong? demanded the part of her that believed in the code of chivalry. A knight must set things right.” Tamora Fierce
Lo! I must tell a tale of chivalry , for large white plumes are dancing in mine eye. John Keats
Health to grantas chivalry, wisely finding day by day. Charles Kingsley
And corresponded not with chivalry, that he a woman should desire to kill. Ludovico Ariosto
Where the banners of chivalry heavily swing over the pinnacled tomb of the warrior king. Richard Harris Barham
That fading chivalry displays no more her pomp and stately tournaments of yore! William Lisle Bowles
I said should be a tale of gone-by chivalry. My task is done , the tale is told. Letitia Elizabeth London
The long year's meed and due, the bud homage grafted on chivalry. Edith Nesbitt
And touched my thoughts with beauty, while the poor world, wise with bitter guile outlived its chivalry. Agnes Louise Storrie
Where in the days of chivalry, each knight and baron brave in military pride shone in the brass and burning steel of war. Hugh Henry Brackenridge
And silk octavos bound in brown and red, that tales of love and chivalry unfold. Zora Bernice May Cross
Give his ashes never a sigh one of many who perished not in vain as a type of chivalry. Adam Lindsay Gordon
Die, to die for you foremost in rivalry heroes to dig my grave that were true chivalry. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Thou art avenged by the bow chivalry name of romance thou art henceforth but a name weapon that none can withstand. Francis Turner Palgrave
He never heard of chivalry he longs for heroic times. Joyce Kilmer
The craven soul who feared to die with all the glow of chivalry and old heroic fire. William Schwenk Gilbert
The restless, deep, dividing sea that flows and foams from shore to shore calls to its sunburned chivalry push out, set sail, explore! Henry Van Dyke
They used to call it chivalry but now they calls it dirt. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
You worship decorations you believe that chivalry redeems the war's disgrace. Siegrried Sassoon
I thought to do a deed of chivalry an act of worth which happy in her sight who was my mistress should recorded be. William Schwenk Gilbert
They who were brave to act and rich enough their action to forget, who having filled their day with chivalry. Emma Lazarus
O chivalry of hope with the cloudy host of the infidel and the holy earth reclaim. Katharine Lee Bates
The distant siren-song of the green island in the eastern sea is not the lay for this new chivalry. Emma Lazarus
A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do. Haruki Murakami
More than a code of manners in war and love, Chivalry was a moral system, governing the whole of noble life. Barbara Tuchman
He who defends with love will be secure. Heaven will save him, and protect him with love. Lao Tzu
Chivalry is the most delicate form of contempt. Albert Guerard
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. Mae West
Chivalry is not just a fancy word with a neat meaning; it's a way of life. Vaughn Ripley
The only thing I want more than you, is to do right by you. Angela N. Blount