Perséverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright: to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery.william shakespeare
The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.Woodrow Wilson, speech, Jan. 29, 1916.
"Chose disgrace where obedience did not bring honour"Anon. inscription on tombstone of Prussian General Johann Friedrich Adolf von der Marwitz, who received after the victory over Saxony an order by Frederick the Great to take and remove the famous library of Count Brühl to Berlin and who replied to his king: "This is unbefitting to an officer of His Majesty" and resigned his commission.
Mine honor is my life, both grow in one. Take honor from me, and my life is done. Then, dear my liege, mine honor let me try; In that I live, and for that I will die.william shakespeare
Thou art a fellow of a good respect; thy life hath had some smatch of honour in it.william shakespeare
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive.william shakespeare
See that you come not to woo honour, but to wed it.william shakespeare
"I will be forced to sink [the US ships], because even if I have one ship left I will proceed with the bombardment. Spain, the Queen and I prefer honour without ships than ships without honour."Casto Méndez Núñez on the Valparaiso bombardment.[ ]
In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them.Horatio Nelson, Life of Nelson (ch. 9), when asked to cover the stars on his uniform to hide his rank during battle.
"Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."Exodus 20:12, KJV. (Quotes)
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.Thomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence (1776).
True honour is an attachment to honest and beneficent principles, and a good reputation; and prompts a man to do good to others, and indeed to all men, at his own cost, pains, or peril. False honour is a pretence to this character, but does things that destroy it: And the abuse of honour is called honour, by those who from that good word borrow credit to act basely, rashly, or foolishly.Thomas Gordon (Saturday, December 16, 1721). Cato's Letter No. 57, Of false Honour, publick and private.
If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in Honour's truckle-bed.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto III, line 1,047.
Now, while the honour thou hast got Is spick and span new.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto III, line 397.
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 honor is a private station.joseph addison
"To the King, one must give his possessions and his life; but honour is a possession of soul, and the soul is only God's."Pedro Calderón de la Barca, The Mayor of Zalamea, 1st day, character Pedro Crespo.
Honour is like a widow, won With brisk attempt and putting on.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part II (1664), Canto I.
He wanted to be independent of the vagaries of butlers.Dean Gooderham Acheson
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