Honour Quotes

The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honour you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.

Joseph Sobran

Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold; by gold love is procured.

Ovid

Scorn also to depress thy competitor by any dishonest or unworthy method; strive to raise thyself above him only by excelling him; so shall thy contest for superiority be crowned with honour, if not with success.

Akhenaton

The politician has no more use for pride than Falstaff had for honour.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Never give in never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Is not the highest honour his who from the worst hath drawn the best; May not your Maker make the world from matter, an it suit His hest? Nay more, the sordider the stuff the cunninger the workman's hand: Cease, then, your own Almighty Power to bind, to bound, to understand.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Those placed in the position which I now occupy, commonly feel concern about their worthiness to receive the great honour which has been done them.

Cecil Frank Powell

And as far as possible for sickness or fatigue, constrain yourself to eat in the hall before your people, for this shall bring great benefit and honour to you.

Robert Grosseteste

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield. Nature's, not honour's, law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away, And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life, which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain; But who can get another life again?

Archilochus

You must come home with me and be my guest; You will give joy to me, and I will do All that is in my power to honour you.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desire, oh, no, love is not that! It is goodness and honour and peace and pure living Yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.

Henry Van Dyke

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave.

Calvin Coolidge

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. And honour the reward of action.

Francis Quarles

The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, β€œis to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then β€” to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.

Theodore H. White

I know that a life has high value, but our rights, our independence,our honour have a higher value than life.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

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