I have ever deemed it more honorable and profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.
I have sometimes thought there could be no stronger testimony in favor of Religion or against temporal Enjoyments even the most rational and manly than for men who occupy the most honorable and gainful departments and are rising in reputation and wealth, publicly to declare their unsatisfactoriness by becoming fervent Advocates in the cause of Christ, & I wish you may give in your Evidence in this way. Such instances have seldom occurred, therefore they would be more striking and would be instead of a "Cloud of Witnesses."james madison
The second office of the government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery.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 wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claim to perform that service are imperious.Nathan Hale
The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Happiness does not fall out of the blue and dreams will not come true by themselves. We need to be down-to-earth and work hard. We should uphold the idea that working hard is the most honorable, noblest, greatest and most beautiful virtue.xi jinping
No evil is honorable; but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.zeno of citium
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
An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.millard fillmore
I know of no title that I deem more honorable than that of Professor of the Harvard Law School.felix frankfurter
A man is honorable in proportion to the personal risks he takes for his opinion.nassim nicholas taleb
Men crowd into honorable careers without other vocation than their vanity, or at best their love of fame.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
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.
That above all, the friendship existing between the English East India Company and Travancore should be maintained at any risk and that full confidence should always be placed in the support and aid of honorable association.
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.
What find you better or more honorable than age? Take the preeminence of it in everything; in an old friend, in old wine, in an old pedigree.
No evil is honorable; but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
"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."