Thursday, 13 December 2012


‘Tis nobler to lose honour to save the lives of men than it is to gain honour by taking them. - David Borenstein

All men of honour are alone. - F. Paul Wilson

Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honour. - Joseph Addison

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

Dishonour is like a gash on a tree trunk – instead of disappearing with age, it enlarges. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Every post is honourable in which a man can serve his country. - George Washington

Honour – it was transitory and subjective, and often directly opposed to practicality. - Amanda Downum

Honour and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honour lies. - Alexander Pope

Honour appears to me to be an object of great importance, since men submit to every kind of labour, and undergo every sort of danger, with the desire of attaining it. - Xenophon

Honour has not to be won; it must only not be lost. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Honour is a luxury for aristocrats, but it is a necessity for hall-porters. - G. K. Chesterton

Honour is infinitely more valuable than positions of honour. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

Honour is self-esteem made visible in action. - Ayn Rand

Honour is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it. - Akhnaton

Honour is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food. - Charles Caleb Colton

Honour lies in honest toil. - Grover Cleveland

In whom the love of honour and praise is innate, are those who are elevated most above the brutes, and who are justly named men, and not merely human beings. - Xenophon

It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. - Mark Twain

Men honour men who honour their fellow men. - Ken Alstad

Next to living with honour is to die with honour. - Christian Nestell Bovee

No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave. - Calvin Coolidge

One cannot seek to uphold honour in a being that has none. - Charles de Lint

Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud. - Sophocles

Say not that honour is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it. - Akhnaton

The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be. - Socrates

The more honour, the more danger. - Aesop

The nearest way to Honour is for a man so to live that he may be found to be that in truth he would be thought to be. - Wellins Calcott

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

There are no perfectly honourable men; but every true man has one main point of honour and a few minor ones. - George Bernard Shaw

What good is honour when you are starving. - Yiddish Proverb

When honour comes to you, be ready to take it; but reach not to seize it before it is near. - John Boyle O’Reilly

You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honour. - William Lyon Phelps 


Peaches Ledwidge said...

Hi Vincent. I like all these quotes on honor.

Netizen101 said...

Hi Peaches,

I am pleased to hear that.