"Discretion is the better part of valor" - A Famous Quote by William Shakespeare
This famous quote originated in the play by William Shakespeare the actual words to this quote are "The better part of valor is discretion". This section provides answers to the following questions about this famous Shakespeare quote:
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Shakespeare Quote - "The better part of valor is discretion"
To die is to be a counterfeit, for he is but the
counterfeit of a man who hath not the life of a man; but to counterfeit
dying, when a man thereby liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but
the true and perfect image of life indeed. The better part of valor
is discretion, in the which better part I have sav'd my life.
Henry IV, Part 1 Act 5, Scene 4
Famous Shakespeare Quote
Although set in different times many of the most famous quotes about life and love by William Shakespeare are still relevant today. Did you know that William Shakespeare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It's no wonder that expressions from his works in literature, including the "Discretion is the better part of valor" quote, are an 'anonymous' part of the English language. Many people continue to use this "Discretion is the better part of valor" quote by William Shakespeare in famous quotes about life.
"Discretion is the better part of valor"