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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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Your word is a s good as the Bank, Sir.

Thomas Holcroft Quotes , Source: The Road to Ruin (act I, sc. 3, l. 235)

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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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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 Quotes , Source: Catiline--His Conspiracy (act III, sc. 1, l. 1)

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

Nicolas Boileau Quotes

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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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The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted.

Martha Graham 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 hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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

Welsh Proverb 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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