Honor Quotes

Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.

Ben Johnson

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

Nicolas Boileau

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

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

The sense of honour is of so fine and delicate a nature, that it is only to be met with in minds which are naturally noble, or in such as have been cultivated by good examples, or a refined education.

Joseph Addison

Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate.

Joe Moore

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

Mark Twain

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.


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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Samuel Howard

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

W. H. Auden

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

C.S. Lewis

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