Honor Quotes


  • If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive.
    o William Shakespeare, Henry V (1599)

  • And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    o Thomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence (1776)

  • Est Sularis oth Mithas
    o Translation: My Honor Is My Life
    o Sturm Brightblade from the Dragonlance saga

  • If your name means that much to you, live on and redeem it.
    o Agrael


  • A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
    o Walter Lippmann

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

  • A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.
    o Robert E. Lee

  • A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
    o Grover Cleveland

  • Ability without honor is useless.
    o Cicero

  • As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.
    o Richard M. Nixon

  • As we honor and thank the brave men and women of our military who fight today to guarantee our freedom, we realize there is no greater force in the world than the energy of free people, and we must remember that spreading that energy is the best way to help our country remain free and secure.
    o Bob Beauprez

  • Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.
    o Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Duty, Honor, Country.
    o Motto of the United States Military Academy

  • Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
    o Alexander Pope

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

  • Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
    o Alexander Pope

  • Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
    o James Cash Penney

  • Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
    o Arthur Schopenhauer

  • Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
    o Herbert Hoover

  • Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
    o H. L. Mencken

  • Honor is the reward of virtue.
    o Cicero

  • Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
    o Walter Bagehot

  • Honor wears different coats to different eyes.
    o Barbara Tuchman

  • I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
    o Julius Caesar

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

  • It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
    o Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Mine honor is my life, both grow in one. Take honor from me, and my life is done. Then, dear my liege, mine honor let me try; In that I live, and for that I will die
    o William Shakespeare

  • Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
    o Miguel de Cervantes

  • No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
    o Thomas Carlyle

  • Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
    o Sophocles

  • Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
    o Thomas Carlyle

  • Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.
    o Joe Paterno

  • The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
    o Richard M. Nixon

  • There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
    o T.E. Lawrence

  • To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
    o Walter Scott

  • To the Master’s honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton’s ground.
    o Albert Einstein

  • What is left when honor is lost?
    o Publilius Syrus

  • Who honor in thee only what is best.
    o William Watson

  • Who is worthy of honor? The one who honors others.
    o Ben Zoma

  • Who sows virtue reaps honor.
    o Leonardo da Vinci

  • You have to defend your honor. And your family.
    o Suzanne Vega

  • Honor is a fool’s trap.
    o Anonymous

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