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  • Content thyself to be obscurely good.
    When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
    The post of honour is a private station.
    * Joseph Addison

  • Honor is like a steep island without a shore: one cannot return once one is outside.
    * Nicholas Bouleau

  • Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
    * Charles Caleb Colton

  • Morality regulates the acts of man as a private individual; honor, his acts as a public man.
    * Esteban Echeverrķa

  • The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
    * Thomas Gray

  • Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
    * Christopher Marlowe

  • Honour and shame from no condition rise;
    Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
    * Alexander Pope

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

  • Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? How then? Can honour set to a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word? Honour. What is that honour? Air. A trim reckoning. Who hath it? He that died o' Wednesday.
    * William Shakespeare

  • Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
    'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.
    * William Shakespeare

  • The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
    * George Bernard Shaw