HONOR QUOTES

quotations about honor

Honour is purchas'd by the deeds we do.

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, Hero and Leander

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Honor is self-esteem made visible in action.

AYN RAND, The Ayn Rand Letter, Jan. 14, 1974

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Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, Tamburlaine the Great

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Honor is the only really good disguise for an occasional act of dishonor.

TAD WILLIAMS, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow

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There are no perfectly honorable men; but every true man has one main point of honor and a few minor ones.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Maxims for Revolutionists

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Better to die ten thousand deaths, than wound my honour.

JOSEPH ADDISON, Cato

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Honour is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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See that you come
Not to woo honour, but to wed it.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, All's Well That Ends Well

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How loosely do honors sit upon men when every disease shakes them off and lays them in the dust.

H. KING, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Honor prudently declined, often comes back with increased lustre.

LIVY, attributed, Day's Collacon

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You wear your honor like a suit of armor ... You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, A Game of Thrones

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Honor is a fool's prize. Glory is of no use to the dead.

DREW KARPYSHYN, Path of Destruction

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Honor and shame from no condition rise;
Act well your part, there all the honor lies.

ALEXANDER POPE, An Essay on Man

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Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Benedict Arnold, Sep. 14, 1775

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All men of honor are alone.

F. PAUL WILSON, The Tomb

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When honor comes to you, be ready to take it;
But reach not to seize it before it is near.

JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY, "Rules of the Road"

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The nearest way to Honour is for a man so to live that he may be found to be that in truth he would be thought to be.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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Virtue is in our power, though praise be not: we may deserve honour, though we cannot command it.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

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Dishonor is like a gash on a tree trunk -- instead of disappearing with age, it enlarges.

BRIAN HERBERT & KEVIN J. ANDERSON, Dune: House Harkonnen

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Honour is a luxury for aristocrats, but it is a necessity for hall-porters.

G. K. CHESTERTON, Heretics

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