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46 Honor Quotes

Dead on the field of honour.

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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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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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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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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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Do not consider what you may do, but what it will become you to have done, and let the sense of honor subdue your mind. [Lat., Nec tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit Occurrat, mentemque domet respectus honesti.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCLXVII)

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Honor lies in honest toil.

Steven Grover Cleveland Quotes , Source: in letter accepting presidential nomination, in Stoddard's "Life of Grover Cleveland"

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Here honor binds me, and I wish to satisfy it. [Lat., Ici l'honneur m'oblige, et j'y veux satisfaire.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Polyeucte (IV, 3)

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And all at Worcester but the honour lost.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Astraea Redux

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Titles of honour add not to his worth, Who is himself an honour of his titles.

John Ford Quotes , Source: The Lady's Trial (act I, sc. 3, l. 30)

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Madame, that you may know the state of the rest of my misfortune, there is nothing left to me but honor, and my life, which is saved. [Lat., Madame, pour vous faire savoir comme se porte le reste de mon infortune, de toutes choses m'est demeure que l'honneur et la vie qui est sauve.]

Francis I (Francois) Quotes , Source: to his mother, written in letter given to Viceroy of Naples morning after Pavia

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Give me, kind Heaven, a private station, A mind serene for contemplation: Title and profit I resign; The post of honor shall be mine.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables (pt. II, The Vulture, The Sparrow and other Birds)

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

Samuel Howard Quotes , Source: Indian Queen

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

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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

Ben Johnson Quotes

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

Aristotle Quotes

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Don't look for more honor than your learning merits.

Jewish Proverb Quotes

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

Joseph Addison Quotes

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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 Quotes

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