Honor Quotes

What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.

Umberto Eco

Of all the passions that inspire a man in a battle, none, we have to admit, is so powerful and so constant as the longing for honor and reknown.

Carl von Clausewitz

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.

James T. Walsh

A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.

Robert E. Lee

Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.

Margaret Fuller

So long as the great majority of men are not deprived of either property or honor, they are satisfied.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Khalil Gibran

The sentiment of national honor is never more than half extinguished in the French. It takes only a spark to re-kindle it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.

Arne Garborg

Among the noblest in the land - Though man may count himself the least - That man I honor and revere, Who without favor, without fear, In the great city dares to stand, The friend of every friendless beast.

Henry W. Longfellow

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

Mary Kay Ash

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Serving in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime.

Bob Ehrlich

Hold it the greatest sin to prefer existence to honor, and for the sake of life to lose the reasons for living.


We wish that all countries around the world honor our wishes and our Jihad, and we avoid interfering in their business.

Ahmed Yassin
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