Honor Quotes

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

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

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

Some men are born to feast, and not to fight; Whose sluggish minds, e'en in fair honor's field, Still on their dinner turn-- Let such pot-boiling varlets stay at home, And wield a flesh-hook rather than a sword.

Joanna Baillie
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