Imam Ahmad said:

Chivalry [1] is leaving what you desire for what you fear [2].

Reference:

[1] The Arabic word used is Futuwwa, which can also be translated as youthfulness, generosity, magnanimity, and adolescence.

[2] ‘Idat as-Sabireen (1/27)

قال الإمام أحمد: الفتوة: ترك ما تهوى لما تخشى 

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