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HONOR
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Honour is like a match, you can only use it once.
      - Marcel Pagnol, Marius (act 4, sc. 5)

The law of honor is a system of rules constructed by people of fashion, and calculated to facilitate their intercourse with one another.
      - William Paley, Archdeacon of Saragossa

Honor, the spur that pricks the princely mind.
      - George Peele

Honour, the spur that pricks the princely mind,
  To follow rule and climb the stately chair.
      - George Peele, The Battle of Alcazar
         (act I)

We'll shine in more substantial honours,
  And to be noble, we'll be good.
      - Thomas Percy, Reliques--Winifreda

The Athenians erected a large statue of Aesop, and placed him, though a slave, on a lasting pedestal, to show that the way to honor lies open indifferently to all.
      - Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)

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

Let honor be to us as strong an obligation, as necessity is to others.
      - Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus)

He died full of years and of honors, equally illustrious by those he refused as by those he accepted.
  [Lat., Et ille quidem plenus annis abiit, plenus honoribus, illis etiam quos recusavit.]
      - Pliny the Younger (Caius Caecilius Secundus),
        Epistles (II, 1)

The giving riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.
      - Plutarch

A Quixotic sense of the honorable--of the chivalrous.
      - Edgar Allan Poe, Letter to Mrs. Whitman

Act well your part; there all the honor lies.
      - Alexander Pope

Honor and shame from no condition rise; act well your part, there all the honor lies.
      - Alexander Pope

Honour and shame from no condition rise;
  Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. IV, l. 193)

Let us do what honor demands.
  [Fr., Faisons ce que l'honneur exige.]
      - Francois Rabelais, Berenice (IV, 4)

A good intention does not mean honor.
  [Fr., A bon entendeur ne faut qu'un parole.]
      - Francois Rabelais, Pantagruel
         (bk. V, ch. VII)

Let us do what honor demands.
      - Jean Baptiste Racine

But without money honor is nothing but a malady.
  [Fr., Mais sans argent l'honneur n'est qu'une maladie.]
      - Jean Baptiste Racine, Plaideurs (I, 1)

The country's honor must be upheld at home and abroad.
      - Theodore Roosevelt

That nation is worthless which does not joyfully stake everything on her honor.
  [Ger., Nichtswurdig ist die Nation, die nicht
    Ihr alles freudig setzt an ihre Ehre.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Die Jungfrau von Orleans (I, 5, 81)

What he feels and not what he does honors a man.
  [Ger., Das Herz und nicht die Meinung ehrt den Mann.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Wallenstein's Tod (IV, 8, 70)

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

But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
      - William Shakespeare

Honor travels in a strait so narrow,
  Where one but goes abreast: keep then the path.
      - William Shakespeare

Set honor in one eye, and death i' the other,
  And I will look on both indifferently:
    For, let the gods so speed me as I love
      The name of honor more than I fear death.
      - William Shakespeare


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