Can storied urn or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of Death?
Can storied urn, or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can honour's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flatt'ry soothe the dull cold ear of Death?thomas gray
She's all states, and all princes I, Nothing else is. Princes do but play us; compared to this, All honour's mimic, all wealth alchemy.john donne
But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake.william shakespeare
As quick as lightning, in the breach Just in the place where honour's lodged, As wise philosophers have judged, Because a kick in that place more Hurts Honour than deep wounds before.
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.