Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war.winston churchill
I do here in the most solemn and bitter manner curse the Prime Minister of England for having cumulated all his other betrayals of the national interest and honour, by his last terrible exhibition of dishonour, weakness and gullibility. The depths of infamy which our accurst "love of peace" can lower us are unfathomable.enoch powell
Apart from selfish reasons, such as fear of punishments, fear of blame, of dishonour, etc, there remains only two motives that can stop (or prevent, "empâecher", Fr.) men from acting badly; the natural sense of commiseration (or "sympathy", - "commisération", Fr.) for one's fellow men - compassion, and the influence of education, by association of ideas ("par l'association d'idées", Fr.) - habit.african spir
He had rather spend £100,000 on Embassies to keep or procure peace with dishonour, than £100,000 on an army that would have forced peace with honour.
Since Cleopatra died, I have liv’d in such dishonour, that the gods Detest my baseness.
The shackles of an old love straitened him, His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.Tennyson
Those who try to make room for sex as mere casual enjoyment pay the penalty: they become shallow. At any rate the talk that reflects and commends this attitude is always shallow. They dishonour their own bodies; holding cheap what is naturally connected with the origination of human life.g. e. m. anscombe