Dishonor Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs, and peep about
To find ourselves dishonourable graves.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Oh! that look of love!" continued he, between his teeth, as he bolted himself into his own private room. "And that cursed lie; which showed some terrible shame in the background, to be kept from the light in which I thought she lived perpetually! Oh, Margaret, Margaret! Mother, how you have tortured me! Oh! Margaret, could you not have loved me? I am but uncouth and hard, but I would never have led you into any falsehood for me.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

T.F. Hodge
“Betrayal and dishonor is usually an inside job. Keep it 'sucka-free', loved one!”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Ruta Sepetys
“No Son [. . .] Not a traitor to your country. Much worse. A traitor to your soul.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Aminatta Forna
“How differently we behave in other peoples countries ... no sooner than we think we can get away with it, we do as we please. It doesn't require the breakdown of a social order. It takes a six-hour plane flight.”
Aminatta Forna, The Memory of Love

“Takamasa Saegusa: 'Seigen, a mere member of the Toudouza, had the effrontery to sully the sacred dueling ground. For that reason, our lord had already decided to subject him to tu-uchi before long. Cut off his head immediately, and stick it on a pike!'

Gennosuke could hardly believe his ears. Such an insult to Irako Seigen was unwarranted. It was pride. For Gennosuke, Irako Seigen was pride itself.

Takamasa Saegusa: 'Fujiki Gennosuke! It is the way of the samurai to take the head of the defeated enemy on the battleground. Do not hesitate! If you are a samurai, you must carry out the duty of a samurai!'


Saegusa, Lord of Izu, continued shouting, but Gennosuke did not attend. That word 'samurai' alone reverberated through his body.

If one aims at the juncture between the base of the skull and the spine, decapitation is not that difficult, but Gennosuke could muster no more strength than a baby. He grew pale and trembled with the strain. He could only hack with his sword as if he were sawing wood. He felt nauseated, as if his own cells one after another were being annihilated. But this...

Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga: 'I approve.'

Takamasa Saegusa: 'Fujiki Gennosuke, for this splendid action you have received words of thanks from our lord. As a sign of his exceptional approval, you shall be given employment at Sunpu Castle. This great debt will by no means be forgotten. From this day forward you must offer your life to our lord!'

Prostrating himself, Gennosuke vomited.”
Takayuki Yamaguchi, シグルイ 15

Christina Engela
“While there is no shame in being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex - or even straight (but not narrow) - there is most certainly shame and dishonor in being a homophobe, a transphobe and a bigot.”
Christina Engela, Blachart

Jack Gilbert
“Once she said the world was an astonishing animal: light was its spirit and noise was its mind. That it was composed to feed on honor, but did not.”
Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

Okey Ndibe
“You wrote words with your hand, but your mind wiped me away.”
Okey Ndibe, Foreign Gods, Inc.

Robin Hobb
“There would always be dishonorable things done to preserve the honor of any power.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Quest

Rick Remender
“Samurai are born to die.

Death is not a curse to be avoided -- but the natural end of all life. Death is not eternal . . . dishonor is.”
Rick Remender, Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 1: Atomic Garden

Lisa Kleypas
“You took advantage of Amelia,” Merripen said.
“Not that it matters,” Cam said in Romany, “but how did you find out?”
Merripen’s huge hands flexed as if longing to rip him apart. Lucifer himself could not have had blacker, more burning eyes. “Speak in English,” he said harshly. “I don’t like the old language.”
Frowning in curiosity, Cam readily complied.
“The maids were talking about it,” Merripen replied. “I heard them standing outside my door. You dishonored one of my family.”
“Yes, I know,” Cam said quietly.
“You’re not good enough for her.”
“I know that, too.” Watching him intently, Cam asked, “Do you want her for yourself, chal?”
Merripen looked mortally offended. “She’s a sister to me.”
“That’s good. Because I want her for my wife.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Charles Dickens
“I can't go into a long explanation before company; but I couldn't help it, upon my honour."
Upon your what?" growled Sikes, with excessive disgust. "Here! Cut me off a piece of that pie, one of you boys,to take the taste of that out of my mouth, or it'll choke me dead.”
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Martin Luther
“As we see from the Scriptures, it had become a common and proverbial expression that if someone wanted to refer to a prophet, he called him a “fool.” So in the history of Jehu (2 Kings 9:11), they said of a prophet: “Why did this mad fellow come to you?” And Isaiah shows (Is. 57:4) that they opened their mouths and put out their tongues against him. But all they accomplished by this was to become a terrible stench and a curse, while the dear prophets and saints have honor, praise, and acclaim throughout the world and are ruling forever with Christ, the Lord.”
Martin Luther, Sermon on the Mount and the Magnificat

Robin Hobb
“There is nothing dishonorable about abandoning pain. Sometimes peace is most quickly found when a man simply stops avoiding it.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

“When you fold your arms and not do anything but only wait for miracles, you have given God a slap on His face”
Sunday Adelaja

Pam Malow-Isham
“The greatest dishonor is ingratitude.”
Pam Malow-Isham, Brilliant Words to Grow By: A Devotional Celebrating the Duality of Life

Richelle E. Goodrich
“What baffles me—what will always baffle me—is how easy, how simple, how effortless it was to slip by such lukewarm degrees into the disgraceful state in which I now find myself.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

“When we reduce ourselves to people who are only waiting for chance and luck, we dishonor ourselves.”
Sunday Adelaja

“When we reduce ourselves to people who are only waiting for chance and luck, we dishonor God.”
Sunday Adelaja

“When you begin to wait for miracles, you give God a slap in the face.”
Sunday Adelaja

“When you begin to expect miracles, you give God a slap in the face.”
Sunday Adelaja

Kaoru Kurimoto
“If his men could have seen his young face under his faceplate, or if they could have heard the silent curses rolling off his tongue, they would have realized to their astonishment that their captain, only twenty years of age but already famous and formidable, was crying. Astrias's tears were tears of burning fury. The rage he felt that hour he would never forget for his whole life thereafter.”
Kaoru Kurimoto, The Battle of Nospherus

“You dishonor God when you don’t treat His people with love”
Sunday Adelaja

Frank Sonnenberg
“A life of honor offers abundant rewards; a life of dishonor comes at a very steep price.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Seamus Heaney
“The land of the living, sister,
Is neither here nor there.
We enter it and we leave it.
The dead in the land of the dead
Are the ones you'll be with longest.”
Seamus Heaney, The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

“Where there is disrespect and dishonor normally grace and mercy disappear meanwhile privileges and favors tend to automatically cease.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua