39+ Best Chivalry Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Chivalry is very polite, honest, and kind behaviour, especially by men towards women. Profoundly inspirational chivalry quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Chivalry Quotes

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

It’s one thing, holding open the door for someone at a grocery store, or the library, or just about anyplace else. But the doughnut shop is a different thing altogether. This is a get-in-and-out-as-fast-as-you-can operation. There’s no room for courtesy or chivalry here. — Linwood Barclay

I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach. For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect… You treat some things as a special treasure; you treat other things as common. — Mike Huckabee

Permanent bonds of culture began to be formed between the extreme East and the extreme West of Europe by intermarriage, by commerce, by the admission of the nobles of Byzantium within the orders of chivalry. — Joseph Jacobs

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

That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather – that there is a thing called chivalry, and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the Internet. The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. — Justin Timberlake

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

I often think a lot of women’s attraction to vampires is based on the fact that vampires come from centuries ago, from eras of chivalry and courtly virtues. — Stephen Moyer

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice. — James Weldon Johnson

There’s no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite and you’re like, ‘Wow,’ but then it’s like, ‘Hang on, isn’t everyone supposed to be polite?’ — will.i.am

The first two crusades brought the flower of European chivalry to Constantinople and restored that spiritual union between Eastern and Western Christendom that had been interrupted by the great schism of the Greek and Roman Churches. — Joseph Jacobs

The old interests of aristocracy – the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war – faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization. — Lytton Strachey

Chivalry is dead. — Sienna Miller

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

I find British men very gentlemanly… like opening doors. There is a certain chivalry about British men which I like, and I’m a sucker for an accent. — Rachel McAdams

I don’t know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up. — Daniel Radcliffe

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated by the Arthurian Legend, and, you know, the notion of nobility in battle and the – the notion of chivalry. — Matt Frewer

If you’re walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing. — Betty White

I heard that chivalry was dead, but I think it’s just got a bad flue. — Meg Ryan

I loathe categorization. I cherish my independence, and I treasure chivalry. I live just fine with ambiguity, and I welcome a good quarrel about all things designed or grown – except for when men misnomer ‘confident’ with ‘poised’ and ‘passionate’ with ‘feisty.’ I work hard. — Neri Oxman

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

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

There are two aspects around which the dynamics of Bollywood revolve – chivalry and chauvinism. — Farah Khan

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

With the advent of chivalry, the art of boxing waned. The evolution of feudal aristocracy, with other and widely different exercises, pastimes and weapons from those of the common people, made boxing unfashionable. — John Boyle O’Reilly

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received. — Horatio Alger

Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both. — Alice Stone Blackwell

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 sailor’s life is at the best a life of danger. He pursues honor on the mountain wave and finds it in the battle and in the storm, and never did more distinguished chivalry display itself than in the conduct of our seamen during the late war. — John Tyler

The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry – knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wimples and billowing dresses, a white stag symbolizing something-or-other, and Robin Hood getting in the way. An actual stag hunt is more like a horseback meeting of a county planning commission. — P. J. O’Rourke

I like a little chivalry; I like to receive flowers. I like taking care of a son and a husband, and in my judgment, those who recoil from these things don’t know what they’re missing. — Maryanne Trump Barry

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

Chivalry isn’t dead. It’s just no longer gender-based. — Letitia Baldrige

Although I have a lot of close female friends in my life, my number one is still my mom. Without her, I wouldn’t have the values that I have and see the world the way that I do today. She taught me how to appreciate and respect women. She taught me chivalry and how to love a woman and respect their feelings and emotions. — Shemar Moore

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

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

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

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

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