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
Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive. And with it, everything honorable and glorious.george washington
The ancient and honorable.
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
It is, then, the strife of all honorable men and women of the twentieth century to see that in the future competition of the races the survival of the fittest shall mean the triumph of the good, the beautiful, and the true; that we may be able to preserve for future civilization all that is really fine and noble and strong, and not continue to put a premium on greed and imprudence and cruelty.w. e. b. dubois
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
The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.henry clay
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.benjamin disraeli
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
There are no perfectly honorable men; but every true man has one main point of honor and a few minor ones.George Bernard Shaw
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
This comparison [of division accounts] will show the officers who conduct their business with the greatest economy, and will indicate, in a manner not to be mistaken, the relative ability and fitness of each for the position he occupies. It will be valuable in pointing out the particulars of excess in the cost of management of one division with another, by comparison of details; will direct attention to those matters in which sufficient economy is not practiced; and it is believed, will have the effect of exciting an honorable spirit of emulation to excel.
All men feel something of an honorable bigotry for the objects which have long continued to please them.william wordsworth
If we take away this foundation, that man is by nature foolish and sinful, fallen short of the glorious image of God, the Christian system falls at once; nor will it deserve as honorable an appellation as that of a cunningly devised fable.
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
He risked a good and honorable death to stand up nonviolently for what is right.
"And they, the said right honorable, honorable and worthy trustees before mentioned, having maturely considered the reasons and arguments in favor of the several places proposed, have given the preference to the western part of our said province, lying on Connecticut river, as a situation most convenient for said school."