Honor Quotes

The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai. You had honor and chivalry much like the knights, and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.

Dustin Diamond†

There could be no honor in sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.

T. E. Lawrence

Every morning I shall concern myself anew about the boundary Between the love-deed-Yes and the power-deed-No And pressing forward honor reality. We cannot avoid Using power, Cannot escape the compulsion To afflict the world, So let us, cautious in diction And mighty in contradiction, Love powerfully.

Martin Buber

Gentleness, good treatment, honor the victor and dishonor the vanquished, who should remain aloof and owe nothing to pity In war, audacity is the finest calculation of genius.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Where there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned

Herbert Hoover

Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is a good livery of honor; so belike is that.

William Shakespeare

Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind.

Joseph Addison

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense

Winston Churchill

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.

Lois McMaster Bujold

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust..

Charles Baudelaire

A woman of honor should not expect of others things she would not do herself.

Marguerite De Valois

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.

Jack Bowman

I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating

Sophocles

Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current

Laurence Sterne

Honor is but an empty bubble.

John Dryden

Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate.

Joe Moore

Don't look for more honor than your learning merits.

Jewish Proverb

Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return.

Nicolas Boileau

You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it. Better keep yourself clean and bright: you are the window through which you must see the world

Sir Walter Besant

The law often allows what honor forbids.

Bernard Joseph Saurin

Mothers Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived - the Mother of your heart

Anna Jarvis

Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.

Cary Grant

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.

Henry Louis Mencken
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