Quote by Michael Mamas | Monday, June 18, 2012 | Personal Growth | 8 comments “The better part of valor is discretion.” – Shakespeare ~ © Michael Mamas. All rights reserved. Share this blog...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 8 Comments cathy on June 18, 2012 at 8:18 am oneness … Billy on June 18, 2012 at 10:09 am Somewhere in my past, this was viewed as a rationalization for cowardice or political compromise. And repeatedly, the valiant threw themselves on a dull sword of valor. Well worth taking a deeper look at… Steven M. on June 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm It is truly an art form. You don’t want to wake sleeping tigers before the arrow vanquishes them within the dream. It just makes the hunt more difficult then it needs to be. 😉 steve on June 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm Don’t march your armies West to conquer the sunrise. Meditate, for nothing that can be lost is worth attaining. Brahmarshi on June 19, 2012 at 5:04 am Unbridled valor is narcissism Bridled valor is cowardice Discerning valor is wisdom… Bonnie on June 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm Discretion can refer to “caution or carefulness” which I think brings up the negative “cowardice” connotation of the quote, but discretion can also refer to discernment, good judgement and acumen. As you say, Brahmarshi, “Discerning valor is wisdom…” I like that better than the Shakespeare quote. Language is so interesting – it leaves many avenues for interpretation! Brahmarshi on June 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm Yes, language is remarkable. Linguistics, viewed from the context of sanskrit and the Veda, leaves me speechless… pun intended. Donna L on June 20, 2012 at 9:56 am Jai Guru Dev.