I have ever deemed it more honorable and profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.
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.
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
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
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.
Always try to rub against money, for if you rub against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you. (A Very honorable Guy) I long ago come to the conclusion that all life is six to five against. (A Nice Price)damon runyon
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
Men in general are so constituted that there is nothing they will endure with so little patience as that views which they believe to be true should be counted crimes against the laws. ... Under such circumstances they do not think it disgraceful, but most honorable, to hold the laws in abhorrence, and to refrain from no action against the government.