Probity is true honor. [ From the Latin ]
Honor lies in honest toil. [ Grover Cleveland ]
Let us do what honor demands. [ Racine ]
Gather gear by every wile
That's justified by honor;
Not for to hide it in a hedge,
Nor for a train attendant;
But for the glorious privilege
Of being independent. [ Burns ]
Honor is the reward of virtue. [ Cicero ]
An ill deed cannot bring honor. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The honor of a maid is her name. [ William Shakespeare ]
What is honorable is also safest. [ Livy ]
Honor's a lease for life to come. [ Samuel Butler ]
Wounds given to honor never heal. [ Corneille ]
The due of honor in no point omit. [ William Shakespeare ]
The toils of honor dignify repose. [ Hoole ]
Honor the Lord with thy substance.
Honor immortalizes more than glory. [ Lesguillon ]
One honor won is a surety for more. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail,
When honor and affection fail. [ Lloyd ]
If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. [ William Shakespeare ]
I would not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not honour more. [ Lovelace ]
Honor, thou strong idol of man's mind. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
The noblest spur unto the sons of fame.
Is thirst of honour. [ John Hall ]
It is not too late tomorrow to be brave
If honor bids. [ Armstrong ]
The law often allows what honor forbids. [ Saurin ]
We'll shine in more substantial honours,
And to be noble, we'll be good. [ Thos. Percy ]
Nor love, nor honor, wealth, nor power,
Can give the heart a cheerful hour
When health is lost. Be timely wise;
With health all taste of pleasure flies. [ Gay ]
Modesty sets off one newly come to honor. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
No profit to honor, no honor to religion. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
It is lost at dice, what ancient honor won. [ William Shakespeare ]
Honor is the moral conscience of the great. [ Sir W. Davenant ]
If honor calls, where'er she points the way
The sons of honor follow, and obey. [ Churchill ]
The strongest passion which I have is honor. [ Bailey ]
Honor and shame from no condition rise;
Act well your part, there all the honor lies. [ Alexander Pope ]
True, conscious honor is to feel no sin;
He's armed without that's innocent within,
Be this thy screen and this thy wall of brass. [ Horace ]
The law, - it has honored us, may we honor it. [ Daniel Webster ]
Void of all honor, avaricious, rash.
The daring tribe compound their boasted trash -
Tincture of syrup, lotion, drop, or pill:
All tempt the sick to trust the lying bill. [ Crabbe ]
Honor travels in a strait so narrow,
Where one but goes abreast: keep then the path. [ William Shakespeare ]
Yes, Honor decks the turf that wraps their clay. [ Byron ]
Some men are born to feast, and not to fight;
Whose sluggish minds, e'en in fair honor's field.
Still on their dinner turn -
Let such pot-boiling varlets stay at home,
And wield a flesh-hook rather than a sword. [ Joanna Baillie ]
Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor:
For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich;
And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds,
So honor peereth in the meanest habit. [ William Shakespeare ]
What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted? [ William Shakespeare ]
Honors achieved tar axceed those that are created. [ Solon ]
The journey of high honor lies not in smooth ways. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Honor and profit do not always lie in the same sack. [ George Herbert ]
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine, of honor. [ Hare ]
Woman's honor, as nice as ermine, will not bear a soil. [ Dryden ]
That chastity of honor which felt a stain like a wound. [ Burke ]
In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty. [ William Shakespeare ]
Let us weep in our darkness - but weep not for him!
Not for him - who, departing, leaves millions in tears!
Not for him - who has died full of honor and years!
Not for him - who ascended Fame's ladder so high.
From the round at the top he has stepped to the sky. [ N. P. Willis ]
Posts of honor are evermore posts of danger and of care. [ J. G. Holland ]
Hope is a delusion; no hand can grasp a wave or a shadow. [ Victor Hugo ]
Independence, like honor, is a rocky island, without a beach. [ Napoleon ]
The honor is overpaid when he that did the act is commentator. [ Shirley ]
By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor, and life. [ Bible ]
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor. [ Coleridge ]
I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor. [ Grover Cleveland ]
I honor health as the first muse, and sleep as the first condition. [ Emerson ]
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. [ Charles Dickens ]
Let honor be to us as strong an obligation, as necessity is to others. [ Pliny ]
Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life. [ Schiller ]
That nation is worthless which does not joyfully stake everything on her honor. [ Schiller ]
Honor women! They strew celestial roses on the pathway of our terrestrial life. [ Boiste ]
There is no praise in being upright, where no one can, or tries to corrupt you. [ Cicero ]
I have seen more than one woman drown her honor in the clear water of diamonds. [ D'Houdetot ]
A woman of honor should never suspect another of things she would not do herself. [ Marguerite de Valois ]
What is commonly called friendship even is only a little more honor among rogues. [ Thoreau ]
Do not take women from the bedside of those who suffer: it is their post of honor. [ Mme. Cecille Fee ]
A blush is the sign which Nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell. [ Gotthold ]
Everything, virtue, glory, honor, things human and divine, all are slaves to riches. [ Horace ]
As the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit. [ William Shakespeare ]
Honor is an old-world thing; but it smells sweet to those in whose hand it is strong. [ Ouida ]
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another. [ Bible ]
Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust, or flattery soothe the dull, cold ear of death? [ Gray ]
Not all the pumice of the polish'd town
Can smooth the roughness of the barnyard clown; Rich, honor'd, titled, he betrays his race
By this one mark - he's awkward in his face. [ Holmes ]
It is better to keep children to their duty by a sense of honor and by kindness than by fear. [ Terence ]
Honor is unstable, and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food. [ Colton ]
For everything divine and human, virtue, fame and honor, now obey the alluring influence of riches. [ Horace ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
A coquette is a woman who places her honor in a lottery: ninety-nine chances to one that she will lose it.
Covetousness is a sort of mental gluttony, not confined to money, but craving honor, and feeding on selfishness. [ Cham fort ]
When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity. [ Ben Jonson ]
We have lost morals, justice, honor, piety and faith, and that sense of shame which, once lost, can never be restored. [ Seneca ]
And for the support of this declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. [ Thomas Jefferson ]
Of all human actions, pride seldomest obtains its end; for, aiming at honor and reputation, it reaps contempt and derision. [ Walker ]
The possession of wealth is, as it were, prepayment, and involves an obligation of honor to the doing of correspondent work. [ George MacDonald ]
It is only with the best judges that the highest works of art would lose none of their honor by being seen in their rudiments. [ J. F. Boyes ]
Oh, that estates, degrees, and offices were not derived corruptly, and that clear honor were purchased by the merit of the wearer! [ William Shakespeare ]
The pleasure a man of honor enjoys in the consciousness of having performed his duty is a reward he pays himself for all his pains. [ La Bruyere ]
Affliction is the wholesome soul of virtue; Where patience, honor, sweet humanity. Calm fortitude, take root, and strongly flourish. [ Mallet and Thomson ]
He is worthy of honor, who willeth the good of every man; and he is much unworthy thereof, who seeketh his own profit, and oppresseth others. [ Cicero ]
Drinking of wine brings poverty, shame, quarrels; leads to calumnious talk, unchastity, murder, and the loss of freedom, of honor, of understanding. [ Tosafot ]
The more powerful the obstacle, the more glory we have in overcoming it; and the difficulties with which we are met are the maids of honor which set off virtue. [ Moliere ]
The enemy of art is the enemy of nature; art is nothing but the highest sagacity and exertions of human nature; and what nature will he honor who honors not the human? [ Lavater ]
The fortitude of a Christian consists in patience, not in enterprises which the poets call heroic, and which are commonly the effects of interest, pride and worldly honor. [ Dryden ]
There is no detraction worse than to overpraise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie to his honor. [ Feltham ]
The coquette compromises her reputation, and sometimes saves her virtue: the prude, on the contrary, often sacrifices her honor in secret, and preserves it in public opinion. [ Mme. du Socage ]
The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character. [ Shenstone ]
Whatever our place allotted to us by Providence, that, for us, is the post of honor and duty. God estimates us, not by the position we are in, but by the way in which we fill it. [ Thomas Edwards ]
Good-nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it, and certainly to everybody who dwells with them, in so far as mere happiness is concerned. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
I consider beyond all wealth, honor, or even health, is the attachment due to noble souls; because to become one with the good, generous, and true, is to be, in a manner, good, generous, and true yourself. [ Dr. Arnold ]
Gifts of rings by lovers have always been common; but how pleasant when the husband can look to the past, to the present, to the future, with feelings of love, honor, and duty, and not as is often the case with repentance. [ Miss L. E. Landon ]
What money creates, money preserves: if thy wealth decays, thy honor dies; it is but a slippery happiness which fortunes can give, and frowns can take: and not worth the owning which a night's fire can melt, or a rough sea can drown. [ Quarles ]
Let us not envy some men their accumulated riches; their burden would be too heavy for us; we could not sacrifice, as they do, health, quiet, honor, and conscience, to obtain them: it is to pay so dear for them that the bargain is a loss. [ Bruyere ]
Emulation is a handsome passion; it is enterprising, but just withal. It keeps a man within the terms of honor, and makes the contest for glory just and generous. He strives to excel, but it is by raising himself, not by depressing others. [ Jeremy Collier ]
Friendship is like a debt of honor; the moment it is talked of it loses its real name, and assumes the more ungrateful form of obligation. From hence we find that those who regularly undertake to cultivate friendship find ingratitude generally repays their endeavors. [ Goldsmith ]
Conscience is doubtless sufficient to conduct the coldest character into the road of virtue; but enthusiasm is to conscience what honor is to duty; there is in us a superfluity of soul, which it is sweet to consecrate to the beautiful when the good has been accomplished. [ Mme. de Stael ]
No man of honor, as the word is usually understood, did ever pretend that his honor obliged him to be chaste or temperate, to pay his creditors, to be useful to his country, to do good to mankind, to endeavor to be wise or learned, to regard his word, his promise, or his oath. [ Swift ]
My May of life is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf; and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but in their stead, curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath which the poor heart would fain deny and dare not. [ William Shakespeare ]
Liberty is one of the choicest gifts that heaven hath bestowed upon man, and exceeds in value all the treasures which the earth contains within its bosom, or the sea covers. Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable. [ Cervantes ]
Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed upon man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and on the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man. [ Cervantes ]
You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults; still less of others faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; rejoice in it ; as you can, try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. [ Ruskin ]
In most old communities there is a commonsense even in sensuality. Vice itself gets gradually digested into a system, is amenable to certain laws of conventional propriety and honor, has for its object simply the gratification of its appetites, and frowns with quite a conservative air on all new inventions, all untried experiments in iniquity. [ Whipple ]
Honor is not a virtue in itself, it is the mail behind which the virtues fight more securely. A man without honor is as maimed in his equipment as an accoutred knight without helmet. Honor is not simply truthfulness; it is truthfulness sparkling with the fire of a suspective personality. It is something more than an ornament even to the loftiest. [ George H. Calvert ]
The devil does not stay long where music is performed. Music is the best balsam for a distressed heart; it refreshes and quickens the soul. Music is a governess which makes people milder, meeker, more modest and discreet. Yes, my friends, music is a beautiful, glorious gift of God, and next to theology, I give it the highest place and the highest honor. [ Martin Luther ]
Let the foundation of thy affection be virtue, then make the building as rich and as glorious as thou canst; if the foundation be beauty or wealth, and the building virtue, the foundation is too weak for the building, and it will fall: happy is he, the palace of whose affection is founded upon virtue, walled with riches, glazed with beauty, and roofed with honor. [ Quarles ]
Nominate or Name? To nominate is to mention for a specific purpose. To name is to mention for a general purpose. Persons only are nominated; things, as well as persons, are named. To be nominated is a public act; to be named is generally private. To be nominated is always an honor; to be named may, according to circumstances, be either honorable or dishonorable. [ Pure English, Hackett And Girvin, 1884 ]
Poetry deserves the honor it obtains as the eldest offspring of literature, and the fairest. It is the fruitfulness of many plants growing into one flower and sowing itself over the world in shapes of beauty and color, which differ with the soil that receives and the sun that ripens the seed. In Persia, it comes up the rose of Hafiz; in England, the many-blossomed tree of Shakespeare. [ Willmott ]
Almost all men are over-anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that taste for natural and simple pleasures so remarkable in early life. Every hour do they ask themselves what progress they have made in the pursuit of wealth or honor; and on they go as their fathers went before them, till, weary and sick at heart, they look back with a sigh of regret to the golden time of their childhood. [ Rogers ]
Society is infected with rude, cynical, restless, and frivolous persons who prey upon the rest, and whom no public opinion concentrated into good manners, forms accepted by the sense of all, can reach; the contradictors and railers at public and private tables, who are like terriers, who conceive it the duty of a dog of honor to growl at any passer-by, and do the honors of the house by barking him out of sight. [ Emerson ]
We must have books for recreation and entertainment, as well as books for instruction and for business; the former are agreeable, the latter useful, and the human mind requires both. The cannon law and the codes of Justinian shall have due honor, and reign at the universities; but Homer and Virgil need not therefore be banished. We will cultivate the olive and the vine, but without eradicating the myrtle and the rose. [ Balzac ]
If thy mother be a widow, give her double honor, who now acts the part of a double parent; remember her nine month's burden, and her tenth month's travel; forget not her indulgence, when thou didst hang upon her tender breast; call to mind her prayers for thee before thou earnest into the world; and her cares for thee when thou wert come into the world; remember her secret groans, her affectionate tears, her broken slumbers, her daily fears, her nightly frights; relieve her wants, cover her imperfections, comfort her age, and the widow's husband will be the orphan's father. [ F. Quarles ]