Honor Quotes

Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honour. - Joseph Addison

 

Who sows virtue reaps honour. - Leonardo da Vinci

 

An ill deed cannot bring honour. (Jacula Prudentum) - George Herbert

 

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour. - James Allen

 

The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honour. - George Bernard Shaw

 

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. - Benjamin Disraeli

 

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]

 

If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honour. - William Shakespeare

 

Guard your honour. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards. - Lois McMaster Bujold

 

I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.-Michael Scheuer

 

After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.-Russ Carnahan

 

I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare.-Barbara Mikulski

 

I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more.-Richard Lovelace

 

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!-Ken Hensley

 

I think we ought to all take a step back and remember where we were 24, 48 hours ago, a week ago, two weeks ago - the prospect that was hanging out there that America would not honor its obligations for the first time in its history, and the impact that would have on our economy and the global economy.-Jay Carney

 

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.-James T. Walsh

 

There really is something raw about sexuality that's real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it. But - we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex.-Kyan Douglas

 

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.-Rebecca H. Davis

 

In the year 1857, passing through Washington on our return from the annual visit to Philadelphia, I had the distinguished honor of visiting a President for the first time.-John Sergeant Wise

 

I don't know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it's crazy. It's such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It's like winning the lottery. I'm proud to be a member of such an amazing cast - that's the best award of all.-Hailee Steinfeld

 

As a former cop, I respect and appreciate those who've dedicated their lives to serving others as well as those who appreciate the rule of law and honor it.-Dave Reichert

 

God is concerned with nations, but nations also need to be concerned with God. No nation can have a monopoly on God, but God will bless any nation whose people seek and honor His will as revealed by Christ and declared through the Holy Spirit.-John Haggai

 

We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people.-Bob Ney

 

As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace.-Rene Cassin

 

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?-A. B. Yehoshua

 

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans of America continued to struggle to establish a combat badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.-Tim Holden

 

But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard to its consequences to the well being, security, or honor of the country.-Bainbridge Colby

 

Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.-Laura Schlessinger

 

The presentation of the Golden Badge of the Movement is the highest honor the Third Reich has to offer.-Hjalmar Schacht

 

If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.-Zebulon Pike

 

A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.-Zebulon Pike

 

A woman of honor should never suspect another of things she would not do herself.-Marguerite de Valois

 

Many Muslims honor people of other faiths and do not kill.-Paul Weyrich

 

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.-Doc Hastings

 

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.-Jessica Savitch

 

As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace.-Dan Lipinski

 

Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy.-Suzanne Fields

 

And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread. Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor, a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through.-Michael N. Castle

 

But with lots of good ideas, implementation is the key, and so we need to keep our eye on the ball as we go forward and make sure that people honor their pledges in terms of financial commitments, and that we actually use this money so that it makes a real difference.-Mitchell Reiss

 

Let's use the opportunities before us to stand for Christ. If we will do, God himself will honor our efforts and America can be restored.-Randall Terry

 

It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty.-Charles Schumer

 

If I know that I shall be as an angel, and more; if I shall behold all God has made; if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence, I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay.-Matthew Simpson

 

Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us, but to really understand the true scope and depth of the movement requires more investigation and concentration.-Bill Toomey

 

From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us.-George Carey

 

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.-Michael N. Castle

 

But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life.-Hugh Shelton

 

I've come to understand my role. On some level, I provide the context for them to shine. I also know my role is the steward of the songs, and the center point, the artist that the stuff all revolves around. But I really try to honor that.-Kathy Mattea

 

Everybody says how hard comedy is, but, when it comes time to honor things, whether it's on a weekly critical basis or whether it's award time, at that time of the year, comedy is the poor, dumb child of dramatic work.-Ivan Reitman

 

All is lost save honor.-Francis I

 

To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.-Solomon Ortiz

 

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.-Solomon Ortiz

 

I still had some honor... I still have some now.-Roman Polanski

 

I didn't always know, but I always wanted to. I always wanted to be the very best receiver the Cowboys ever had. That was my goal coming in as a rookie and my goal throughout my career: being the best they ever had, going up in the Ring of Honor.-Michael Irvin

 

Honor wears different coats to different eyes.-Barbara Tuchman

 

Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current.-Laurence Sterne

 

Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.-Titus Livius

 

My studies are important to me. I made the honor role just recently, with 2 A's and 2 B's.-Ryan White

 

To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.-Dennis Banks

 

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.-Elena Kagan

 

I'm very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father, who thought that being a public servant was an honor. Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve, because we all benefit from society.-Kathleen Turner

 

If there's anyone in my lifetime who deserves honor it is Billy Graham. I think he is the most significant figure since the apostles.-Pat Boone

 

I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women's health care and education, and I'd dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum.-Karen Duffy

 

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.-Francis Quarles

 

A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation.-Ryne Sandberg

 

You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor.-William Lyon Phelps

 

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.-James Lane Allen

 

The people gave me the responsibility of building the future of this nation. And I did it with honor.-Hosni Mubarak

 

But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star.-Victoria Jackson

 

The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.-T. E. Lawrence

 

Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.-Friedrich Schiller

 

If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants.-Adam Clarke

 

It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.-Branch Rickey

 

Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it's an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I'll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books.-Jhumpa Lahiri

 

If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody.-Mercedes Lackey

 

Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor.-John McCarthy

 

It was like an honor thing for me to meet 50 cause I respected his whole story.-Young Buck

 

In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.-Boris Pasternak

 

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.-Antonio Banderas

 

I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks.-Charlize Theron

 

I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor - which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.-Sidney Sheldon

 

When I did Comic Relief, I did it to be on the show; it's a badge of honor as a comedian to do that show.-Drew Carey

 

I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career.-Tony Curtis

 

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.-Bryant H. McGill

 

When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac.-George B. McClellan

 

We believe that salvation is to be found in wholesome work in a beloved land. Work will provide our people with the bread of tomorrow, and moreover, with the honor of the tomorrow, the freedom of the tomorrow.-Theodor Herzl

 

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids. It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast.-Mark Hoppus

 

A prophet is not without honor except in his own country among his own people.-Sun Ra

 

Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.-William Wycherley

 

I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that.-James Dickey

 
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