Honor Quotes

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.

H.L. Mencken

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

Great honours are great burdens, but on whom They are cast with envy, he doth bear two loads. His cares must still be double to his joys, In any dignity.

Ben Jonson

Honour is but an itch in youthful blood Of doing acts extravagantly good.

Samuel Howard

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

Welsh Proverb

Honor does not have to be defended.

Robert J. Sawyer

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

C.S. Lewis

I swear to God, I will see [the Palestinian state], whether as a martyr or alive. Please, God, give me the honor of becoming a martyr in the fight for Jerusalem.

Yasser Arafat

I bend my head in front of morally ethical, merited and honorable people.

Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev

Death with honor is better than a life of degradation.

Husayn ibn

The winning of honor, is but the revealing of a man's virtue and worth, without disadvantage.

Francis Bacon

Blessings are for the man who humbles himself before God, whose sources of income are honest, whose inten- tions are always honorable, whose character is noble, whose habits are sober, who gives away in the cause and in the Name of God, the wealth which is lying surplus with him, who controls his tongue from vicious and useless talk, who abstains from oppression, who faithfully follows the traditions of the Holy Prophet and who keeps himself away from innovation in religion.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Will you do me the honor of paradoxically reinscribing and destabilizing hegemonic discourse with me?

Alison Bechdel

Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever can not take care of themself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his assailant, "If I live, I will kill you. If I die, you are forgiven." Such is the rule of honor.

David Randall Blythe

And with her brain she should make the honor roll.

Lil Wayne

Peace ought to be the result of a system well considered, founded on the true interests of the different countries, honorable to each, and ought not to be either a capitulation or the result of a threat.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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