Brave is a general term that suggests fortitude, daring, and resolve; courageous implies a higher or nobler kind of bravery, especially as resulting from an inborn quality of mind or spirit; fearless implies unflinching spirit and coolness in the face of danger; valiant implies an inner strength manifested by brave deeds.
Note: Caution needs to be modified with courage and adventure, but bravery needs to be modified with the discretion of safety, practicality, and reality.
Saying: Fortes fortuna juvat (Latin): “Fortune favors the brave.”
— L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) The Patchwork Girl of Oz
[Colonel Plum] “There are many kinds of bravery and one cannot be expected to possess them all. I myself am brave as a lion in all ways until it comes to fighting, but then my nature revolts.” — L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) TikTok of Oz
Legendary Figure: Sir Lancelot, the bravest of King Arthur’s knights