No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
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.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
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.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.
We must never mistake the process for the result...there is suffering; but this is only the process. God isn't going to stop with the process; He wants to produce the final result. Suffering leads to glory; shame leads to honor; weakness leads to power. This is God's way of doing things.
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
If we want to be known in heaven and feared in hell we must be willing to lose our reputation here on earth.
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