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140 Honor Quotes to Inspire Integrity and Morality

3. “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.” – Lois McMaster Bujold

4. “Honor wears different coats to different eyes.” – Barbara Tuchman

5. “Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger but it won’t taste good.” – Joe Paterno

6. “Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences.” – Sophocles

7. “Honor isn’t given, it’s earned.” – Anonymous

8. “Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Sophocles

9. “Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.” – Welsh Proverb

10. “Honor is simply the morality of superior men.” – Henry Louis Mencken

11. “You can abandon your own body but never let go of your honor.” – Miyamoto Musashi

12. “It is always an honor to put on a uniform.” – Manny Machado

13. “Honor lies in honest toil.” – Grover Cleveland

14. “Ability without honor is useless.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

15. “I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.” –

16. “The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice.” – George Washington

17. “You should not honor men more than truth.” – Plato

18. “The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.” – George Bernard Shaw

19. “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” – Aeschylus

20. “A man of honor should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.” – Baltasar Gracian

21. “Better to die 10,000 deaths than wound my honor.” – Joseph Addison

22. “Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.” – James Frey

23. “My self-esteem is high because I honor who I am.” – Louise Hay

24. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln

25. “Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

26. “It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.” – Mark Twain

27. “Stand for what is right. Even if it means standing alone.” – Suzy Kassem

28. “Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought.” – Margaret Chase Smith 

29. “Let honor be to us as strong an obligation as necessity is to others.” – Pliny the Elder 

30. “Honor must start in the heart, but if it ends there, it isn’t honor. Honor must be expressed through words, symbols, actions, or gestures. Honor is among the most incarnational of the virtues. It must have feet and hands.” – Douglas Wilson 

31. “If you want to be a hero, you need to have dreams and honor.” – Angeal Hewley

32. “True honor is an outflow from a heart that fears God.” – John Bevere

33. “Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.” – Thomas Carlyle

34. “Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.” – Alexander Pope

35. “Honor the space between no longer and not yet.” – Nancy Levin

36. “A man without honor is worse than dead.” – Miguel de Cervantes

37. “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.” – Garth Stein

38. “Life every man holds dear, but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” – William Shakespeare

39. “Honor’s a fine imaginary notion, that draws in raw and unexperienced men to real mischiefs.” – Joseph Addison

40. “That’s the best honor; people who know you as a person who are willing to support you.” – Brian Bilbray

41. “Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.” – Arthur Schopenhauer 

42. “If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.” – William Arnot 

43. “Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought.” – Margaret Chase Smith

44. “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” – Socrates

45. “Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you; but of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, ‘We did this ourselves.'” – Lao Tzu

46. “He who lives without discipline dies without honor.” – Icelandic Proverb

47. “Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing.” – Robin Sharma

48. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle

49. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

50. “We treat people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” – Mary Kay Ash

51. “The battle of life is in most cases fought uphill, and to win it without a struggle was perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.” – Samuel Smiles

52. “Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.” – Lois McMaster Bujold

53. “Treat your enemies with courtesy, and you’ll see how valuable it really is. It costs little but pays a nice dividend: those who honor are honored. Politeness and a sense of honor have this advantage: we bestow them on others without losing a thing.” – Baltasar Gracian

54. “The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be, all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.” – Socrates

55. “Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.” – Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

56. “Honor does not have to be defended.” – Robert J. Sawyer 

57. “Honor is like a match, you can only use it once.” – Marcel Pagnol 

58. “Honor is like an island, rugged, and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.” – Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux 

59. “Honor is the inner garment of the soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.” – Akhenaton 

60. “Honor is not the appendage of any social class. It is a way of life which may be freely chosen by any man or women, regardless of race, color, or creed.” – T. Braxton Woody 

61. “An honor is not diminished for being shared.” – Lois McMaster Bujold 

62. “Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal.” – Periander 

63. “Honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times.” – Ben Jonson 

64. “Honor who you are first and foremost. Self-respect and integrity will win the day.” – Julie Orlov

65. “I deserve to have boundaries, and my boundaries are respected. I love and honor myself. I am safe. All is well.” – Louise Hay

66. “My friend should honor him who honors me.” – Homer

67. “Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.” – Marcus Aurelius

68. “The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act; even when it has worked and he has not been caught.” – H.L. Mencken

69. “He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.” – Walter Lippmann

70. “When respect is shown according to what is proper, one keeps far from shame and disgrace.” – Confucius

71. “Respect others. Demand respect; don’t allow yourself to be disrespected by anyone.” – Nicoline Ambe

72. “I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background.” – Michael Jordan

73. “Honor is a gift a man gives himself. You can be as good as anyone that ever lived. If you can read, you can learn everything that anyone ever learned. But you’ve gotta want it.” – Ricky Gervais

74. “A hundred years cannot repair a moment’s loss of honor.” – Italian Proverb

75. “It is little honor to the lion to seize the mouse.” – German Proverb 

76. “Better poor with honor than rich with shame.” – Dutch Proverb 

77. “Honor and profit will not keep in one sack.” – Portuguese Proverb 

78. “Honor buys no meat in the market.” – Danish Proverb 

79. “Honor is from him who gives it, not in him who gets it.” – Yiddish Proverb 

80. “Honor lasts beyond the grave.” – German Proverb 

81. “A man’s word is his honor.” – Japanese Proverb

82. “Honor has a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb 

83. “Honor is the reward of virtue.” – Roman Proverb 

84. “Honor once lost never returns.” – Dutch Proverb 

85. “Better to deserve honor and not have it, than have it and not deserve it.” – Portuguese Proverb 

86. “Honor blossoms on the grave.” – French Proverb 

87. “Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong.” – Thomas Jefferson

88. “Respect the training. Honor the commitment. Cherish the results.” – Anonymous

89. “My honor is my loyalty.” – Anonymous

90. “My is my badge of honor.” – Ray Lewis

91. “The post of honour is a private station.” – Joseph Addison

92. “Honor never goes out of style.” – Anonymous

93. “Honor one. Help many.” – Anonymous

94. “Honor thy error as a hidden intention.” – Brian Eno

95. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” – Leonardo da Vinci

96. “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.” – Confucius

97. “Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.” – Vartan Gregorian

98. “All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.” – Andrew Carnegie

99. “Those who are right with God are remembered with honor, but the name of the sinful will waste away.” – King Solomon

100. “I honor the sanctity of all religions. I’m not here to put them down. But the only religion that I personally embrace is the religion of kindness.” – Leslie Jordan

101. “Honor is the presence of God in man.” – Pat Conroy

102. “Leave not a stain in thine honor.” – Apocrypha, 33:22

103. “Before honor is humility.” – Proverbs, 15:33

104. “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.” – Proverbs, 29:23

105. “We don’t honor just to get a reward; we honor because it is the heart of God, and it is our delight.” – John Bevere

106. “It’s an honor that should be given to all veterans, regardless of service or combat status.” – Bruce Perry

107. “They want to honor veterans, I don’t know why they shouldn’t be able to do it.” – John Marshall

108. “I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.” – Ira Hayes

109. “Our military, police, and first responders risk their lives to protect ours, and so today and every day; we should thank those who serve and honor those we’ve lost.” – Kim Reynolds

110. “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” –

111. “For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.” – Steve Buyer

112. “No one ever lost his honor, except he who had it not.” – Publilius Syrus 

113. “Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation.” – Bruce Lee

114. “If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.” – Thomas More 

115. “An award recognizing your talent is an honor. That matters a lot to me.” – Payal Rohatgi

116. “Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.” –

117. “I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It’s more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have.” – Lloyd Banks

118. “Every book that is banned is a badge of honor.” – Pramoedya Ananta Toer

119. “Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.” – Norman Mailer

120. “The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.” – Richard M. Nixon

121. “Our country’s honor calls upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.” – George Washington

122. “National honor is the national property of the highest value.” – James Monroe

123. “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” – George R.R. Martin

124. “Sometimes compassion is the greater part of honor.” – Rachel Vincent

125. “We should honor Mother Earth with gratitude; otherwise our spirituality may become hypocritical.” – Radhanath Swami

126. “If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.” – William Shakespeare

127. “Honor is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food.” – Charles Caleb Colton

128. “There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” – Plato

129. “Anyone who teaches me deserves my respect, honoring, and attention.” – Sonia Rumzi

130. “Keep your families close together, and love and honor your children.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

131. “You have to defend your honor. And your family.” – Suzanne Vega

132. “The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honor of him and celebrates his life.” – Adrienne C. Moore

133. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

134. “Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.” – James Cash Penney

135. “He most honors my style, who learns under it to destroy the teacher.” – Walt Whitman

136. “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill

137. “To honor with hymns and panegyrics those who are still alive is not safe; a man should run his course and make a fair ending, and then we will praise him, and let praise be given equally to women as well as men who have been distinguished in virtue.” – Plato

138. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare 

139. “Keep your word. Honor commitments and they will double back to honor you.” – Bill Rancic

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