Honor Quotes

When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

Confucius

The law of honor: Go along only on the paths of honor. Fight, and never be a coward. Leave the path of infamy to others. Better to fall in an honorable fight than win by infamy.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

Sometimes I hate having a conscience, and a stupidly thorough sense of honor.

Jim Butcher

Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

Edward Snowden

I lived a good life and though not a religious man I always stuck to my own personal code of ethics, ethos and always stuck to my shoreline and true North. I didnt need the US Navy to instill Honor, Courage, and Commitment in me but I thank them for re-enforcing it. Its in my DNA.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Neither I nor anyone else knows what a standard is. We all recognize a dishonorable act, but have no idea what honor is.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A war is never undertaken by the ideal State, except in defense of its honor or its safety.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory that are due to his name, and God crowns prayer with assurance and comfort. Usually, the most praying souls are the most assured souls.

Thomas Brooks

Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst.

Isocrates

We honor revelation too highly to make it the antagonist of reason, or to believe that it calls us to renounce our highest powers.

William Ellery Channing

Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor." ... "Your men are under a different command now, one that knows no rank, only love; knows no danger, only peace, May God bless them all.

George Herbert Walker Bush

Weep not for little Leonie, abducted by a French Marquis. Though loss of honor was a wrench, just think how it's improved her French.

Harry Graham

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.

David Hare

Penalty is different than punishment, because it offers something with which to regain honor.

Vanna Bonta

From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.

Proverb

Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is not natural. A wonder is what it is.

Wendell Berry

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.

Richard Watson Gilder

Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - a villain but a hero. What we honor about the cowboy of the Old West is his willingness to stand up to evil and to do it alone, if necessary. The cowboy is a symbol of the crucial virtues of courage and independence.

Andrew Bernstein

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.

Euripides

He who wants to sell his honor will always find a buyer. The garlic complained to the onion, You stink! If you count your friends mistakes, he will desert you. Many wars have been caused by a single word.

Arabian Proverb

Space exploration and experimentation are critically valuable to our nation. I know of no better way to honor those seven who sacrificed their lives than to recommit ourselves to defend and enhance America's important strategies in space.

Rob Bishop

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.

Abraham Lincoln

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.

Eugene J. McCarthy
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