Honour Quotes

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Thrity Umrigar
“like a drop of ink in a glass of milk”
Thrity Umrigar, The Space Between Us

Robertson Davies
“Now I want you to remember something because I don't think we shall meet again very soon. It is this; however fashionable despair about the world and about people may be at present, and however powerful despair may become in the future, not everybody, or even most people, think and live fashionably; virtue and honour will not be banished from the world, however many popular moralists and panicky journalists say so. Sacrifice will not cease to be because psychiatrists have popularized the idea that there is often some concealed, self-serving element in it; theologians always knew that. Nor do I think love as a high condition of honour will be lost; it is a pattern in the spirit, and people long to make the pattern a reality in their own lives, whatever means they take to do so. In short, Davey, God is not dead. And I can assure you God is not mocked.”
Robertson Davies, The Manticore

Alexandre Dumas
“Man upon this earth must expect everything, and ought to face everything.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Man in the Iron Mask

Solon
“Many bad men are rich, many good men are poor; but we shall not exchange wealth for honour, for money flits from man to man but honour abides forever.”
Solon

Walter Scott
“Honour is a homicide and a bloodspiller, that gangs about making frays in the street; but Credit is a decent honest man, that sits at hame and makes the pat play.”
Walter Scott, Rob Roy
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Phen Weston
“I was misplaced air
that cradled all around you,
held to cobalt skies
to shelter your fledgling wings.”
Phen Weston, The Silent Balance: A Collection of Waka Poetry

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

Ahmad Ghazali
“Should you fall into the error of thinking the lover can be the owner and the beloved a possession, know that this is a great error indeed. Because genuine love places a collar of honour around the beloved's neck and removes the ear-ring of slavery. For the beloved can never become a possession.”
Ahmad Ghazali

Dean F. Wilson
“His father used to tell him that you can't eat principles. And no, you couldn't. But you could live by them.”
Dean F. Wilson, Dustrunner

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You gain more honour when you solve your problems by yourself!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Dr. Shenita Etwaroo
“All Christians should be advocates for fairness in all laws, both natural and manmade.”
-Shenita Etwaroo”
Shenita Etwaroo

“Most people often make promises, then deliberately dishonour them and fail dismally at delivering on what they promised. If you have someone who honours their promises, honour them, cherish them and love them. They form part of the few honest people in this world.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“যদিও শেইক্সপীয়ার ও তাঁর লেখা তাঁর যুগে খুব বেশি মূল্য পায়নি, ‘সময়’ তাঁকে পরে তাঁর প্রাপ্য সম্মানটুকু ঠিকই দিয়েছে!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Rebecca West
“Honour often seems a highly artificial convention, but life in any level of society where it has been abandoned astonishes by its tortuousness”
Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
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Lailah Gifty Akita
“I shall honour God in my heart.
And expressed it in humility of a humble service to humanity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Stefan Zweig
“Farklı hisseden, farklı hassasiyetlere sahip ve farkındalığı güçlenmiş başka bir insan haline geldiğimi biliyorum. Daha iyi bir insan olduğumu iddia edecek cesaretim yok elbette, ama daha mutlu bir insan olduğumu biliyorum, çünkü o buz gibi donuk hayatım için yeni bir anlam buldum, yaşamın kendisinden başka bir sözcükle açıklayamayacağım bir anlam. Ait olduğum kesimin normlarını ve kalıplarını boş bulduğum için artık ne kendimden ne de başkalarından utanıyorum. Onur, suç, günah gibi kavramlar bir anda soğuk, metalsi bir tını kazandı, bunları dehşete kapılmadan telaffuz edemiyorum artık.”
Stefan Zweig, Olağanüstü Bir Gece

“İt is great honour for me to teach an intelligent person. However, it becomes waste of energy and time to teach something to a stupid fool, when under some efforts are under way you realize the stupidity of this person. For that reason, the appreciation of the teaching as a whole is determined by the social environment – this can be very honourable or meaningless job, depending on the level of intelligence of the audience to which it refers.”
Elmar Hussein

John D. MacDonald
“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset.”
John D. MacDonald

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Trying the impossible is an honour even if you cannot succeed!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Ehsan Sehgal
“Our honour is that we make the law to violate it, to break it, and we stay to do that.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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Hanleigh Bradley
“It would be the height of dishonour if you were to die while your Cankurian mate lived.”
Hanleigh Bradley, Cursed By The Crown

Martin Luther
“May the Lord, whose cause this is, enlighten you and make you a vessel to honour and glory. Amen.”
Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will

Ehsan Sehgal
“Your beauty, in all senses, is your honour, not a ball to play for everyone. Do you know, what is the honour?”
Ehsan Sehgal
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Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is no honour like humility.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Awdhesh Singh
“When we take something and don’t pay the price for it, we are punished by the world for fraud, crime or corruption. Such punishment gives us pain in proportion to what we have taken illegitimately from the world. However, when we voluntarily refuse to take anything from the world while sharing what we have with it, we get praise and honour in return, and that gives us joy.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Awdhesh Singh
“The world has always been ruled by violent people just as a jungle is ruled by a lion. Non-violent people have always had to submit to the onslaught of the violent people and lose their honour.The rule of non-violence i as utopian as the sheep ruling a jungle over lions.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Nitya Prakash
“The more you honour your own insights and ideas, the more they reveal themselves to you.”
Nitya Prakash

“Every friendship has its own code of communication and honour.

Look at your friendships and don't try to apply a particular code of honour to all friends, lest you lose those of higher substance.

You don't honour your bosom friend like any other friend.”
Faithful Akpaloo

David Peace
“The President had not come to ask for help. He did not want help. He did not need help. The President had not come to beg. He did not want charity. He did not need charity. The President had come only to hold them to their word. To have them keep their promises. Honour their pledges. The president had come only to collect. To collect what was his.”
David Peace, GB84

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
“What woman of honour, besides, would resolve on doing what she knows she will be obliged to conceal?”
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses