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46 Honor Quotes

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.

Sophocles Quotes

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The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death.

Decimus Magnus Ausonius Quotes , Source: Septem Sapientum Sententioe Septenis Versibus Explicatoe (III, 7)

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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.

Walter Lippmann Quotes

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Fail to honor people,they fail to honor you; but of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, 'We did this ourselves.'

Lao Tzu Quotes

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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

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.

Socrates Quotes

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Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Dead on the field of honour.

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Dead on the field of honour.

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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 Quotes , Source: in the "Guardian", no. 161

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Better to die ten thousand deaths, Than wound my honour.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act I, sc. 4)

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Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails and impious men bear away, The post of honor is a private station.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

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The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling?

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

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When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness. [Lat., Turpe quid ausurus, te sine teste time.]

Decimus Magnus Ausonius Quotes , Source: Septem Sapientum Sententioe Septenis Versibus Explicatoe (III, 7)

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These were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of the times.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiasticus (ch. XLIV, v. 7)

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Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; we can never re-enter it once we are on the outside. [Fr., L'honneur est comme une ile escarpee et sans bords; On n'y peut plus rentrer des qu'on en est dehors.]

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: Satires (X, 167)

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If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in Honour's truckle-bed.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 1,047)

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Now, while the honour thou hast got Is spick and span new.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 397)

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Honor is like a widow, won With brisk attempt and putting on.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I)

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As quick as lightning, in the breach Just in the place where honour's lodged, As wise philosophers have judged, Because a kick in that place more Hurts honour than deep wounds before.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto III, l. 1,066)

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In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. [Lat., Semper in fide quid senseris, non quid dixeris, cogitandum.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (I, 13)

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There is no praise in being upright, where no one can, or tries to corrupt you. [Lat., Nulla est laus ibi esse integrum, ubi nemo est, qui aut possit aut conetur rumpere.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: In Verrem (II, 1, 16)

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