Honor Quotes

Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.

William Shakespeare

Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer

My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarfs in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures

George Bernard Shaw

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

Rebecca Harding Davis

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.

Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the horizontal one

W. H. Auden

Honor is but an itch in youthful blood of doing acts extravagantly good

Samuel Howard

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

Herbert Hoover

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.


I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.

Charles Dickens

An honor is not diminished for being shared.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.

Lois McMaster Bujold

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Ability without honor is useless.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.


Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.

William Shakespeare

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.

Robert Casper Lintner

One of the greatest sources of suffering is to have an inborn sense of honor

De Casseres

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice

Walter Savage Landor

We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.

C.S. Lewis

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
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