The second office of the government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
I have ever deemed it more honorable and profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.thomas jefferson
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.petrarch
Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.george washington
The ancient and honorable.
Il avait soixante et trois manie' res d'en trouver toujours a' son besoin, dont la plus honorable et la plus commune e tait par fa c° on de larcin furtivement fait. He had sixty-three ways to find the money when he needed it, the most honourable and most ordinary of which was to steal secretively.
I will admit no bond that holds me to a party a day longer than I agree to its principles. When men meet together to confer, and ascertain whether or not they do agree, and find that they differ – radically, essentially, irreconcilably differ – what belongs to an honorable position except to part? They cannot consistently act together any longer.jefferson davis
How highly should we honor the Macedonians, who for the greater part of their lives never cease from fighting with the barbarians for the sake of the security of Greece? For who is not aware that Greece would have constantly stood in the greater danger, had we not been fenced by the Macedonians and the honorable ambition of their kings?polybius
Amid the stirring and manifold activities of the age in which we live, to be neutral in the strife is to rank with the enemies of the Saviour. There is no greater foe to the spread of His cause in the world than the placid indifferentism which is too honorable to betray, while it is too careless or too cowardly to join Him.william morley punshon
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.henry clay
If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
I feel that "man-hating" is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.robin morgan
Duty is with us ever; and evermore forbids us to be idle. To work with the hands or brain, according to our acquirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.albert pike
In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free, honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
So long as you are a slave to the opinions of the many you have not yet approached freedom or tasted its nectar… But I do not mean by this that we ought to be shameless before all men and to do what we ought not; but all that we refrain from and all that we do, let us not do or refrain from merely because it seems to the multitude somehow honorable or base, but because it is forbidden by reason and the god within us.
The strongest passions, and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition , avarice , vanity , the honorable or venial love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace.
The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon valour.
It is the object only of war that makes it honorable. And if there was ever a just war since the world began, it is this in which America is now engaged. * * * We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.thomas paine
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the President of the United States is authorized to present, on behalf of the Congress, a gold medal of appropriate design to the family of the late honorable Leo J. Ryan in recognition of his distinguished service as a Member of Congress and the fact of his untimely death by assassination while performing his responsibilities as a Member of the United States House of Representatives.leo j. ryan
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