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Honour Quotes

I hope you find great value in these Quotes about Honour from my large collection of inspirational quotes and motivational sayings.

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

Related topics: History

Doctor Who was a big part of my childhood so it was
a great honour to be in it.
- Simon Pegg

One of the key issues will be personal honour vs.
the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences.
- Raymond E. Feist

I was not afraid of what I did not like.
To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
- Georg Brandes

 

But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal,
yet they talk about respect and honour.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Only with the honour thus acquired can we earn the
respect of our other compatriots as well.
- Janos Kadar

The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in,
because it was a movie that appeals to so many people,
and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day.
- Angela Cartwright

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My honour was not yielded, but conquered merely.
- Cleopatra

There is greatness in the fear of God,
contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr

There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians.
- Kim Campbell

My greatest honour was to be included in the Australian Olympic team in 1992,
1996 and hopefully 2000.
- Rhonda Cator

I grow daily to honour facts more and more,
and theory less and less.
A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing;
a sentence printed,
if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
- Thomas Carlyle

We speak of virtue, honour, reason; but our thought
does not translate any one of these concepts into a substance.
- Wilhelm Wundt

The post of honour is a private station.
- Joseph Addison

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a
political party is not capable;
for in politics there is no honour.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour,
she does ill in promising to Obey.
- Mary Astell

Let who will boast their courage in the field,
I find but little safety from my shield,
Nature's, not honour's law we must obey:
This made me cast my useless shield away.
- Archilochus

If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour,
I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled.
- Mary Astell

That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease,
that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed:
all of that exists,
and it exists everywhere.
- Ben Kingsley

And as far as possible for sickness or fatigue,
constrain yourself to eat in the hall before your people,
for this shall bring great benefit and honour to you.
- Robert Grosseteste

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
- Baltasar Gracian

What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear;
but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say
without sinning against my honour too grievously.
- Marie de France

For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others,
He altogether ceases to be worshipped,
since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.
- Lactantius

That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal
honour out of it but I was a witness to it.
- Laurie Lee

If peace cannot be maintained with honour,
it is no longer peace.
- John Russell

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
- Christopher Marlowe

I left the table where there were important people
and had lunch with my husband and a few friends.
The reception was organised in my honour,
so it was rather amusing.
- Nana Mouskouri

My father's people...
are from Fairfax in northern Virginia,
just across the Mason-Dixon line.
So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.
- Robert Duvall

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding
his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
- George Byron

Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation
and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality.
- Mathieu Kerekou

I could not have the honour of being a German soldier
because of my imprisonment in the First World War.
And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow
me to serve as a soldier.
- Fritz Sauckel

Those placed in the position which I now occupy,
commonly feel concern about their worthiness to receive
the great honour which has been done them.
- Cecil Frank Powell

In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them.
- Horatio Nelson

Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I do honour the very flea of his dog.
- Ben Jonson

THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest
ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour,
the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government.
- Charles Inglis

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
- Alexander Pope

A Woman is naturally more helpless than the other Sex;
and a Man of Honour and Sense should have this in his
View in all Manner of Commerce with her.
- Richard Steele

Science is bound, by the everlasting vow of honour,
to face fearlessly every problem which can be fairly presented to it.
- Lord Kelvin

To see and be acquainted with strangers,
in especial with men in honour and authority.
- Thomas Cavendish

As he was valiant, I honour him.
But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
- William Shakespeare

The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from
the country for 50 years of work -
which I thought was okay.
- Harold Pinter

Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat,
and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band,
who fight not for human ambition, or human praise,
but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.
- John Strachan

To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an
illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great
citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much
to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought
is indeed a most signal honour.
- John G. D. Clark

She kindly laments that I am not of the party,
and to be sure I honour great ladies,
and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion
in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters,
that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it.
- Elizabeth Montagu

If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated
and that its honour has been trampled underfoot,
it will want to express its identity and this expression
of an identity will take different shapes and forms.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

I am glad to have this opportunity of expressing my
high appreciation of the honour extended to me many
years ago by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science by
enrolling me amongst its members.
- Guglielmo Marconi

Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public
are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy,
I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns,
but even to be numbered among the gods.
- Marcus V. Pollio

For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity,
we were obliged to see that we won for our international
policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy.
- Bernhard von Bulow

The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they
consider is essentially their field.
Men painters mostly despise women painters.
So I have decided to stop squirming,
to throw any honour in with Canada and women.
- Emily Carr

I must therefore implore your indulgence for a pretty
long and plain development of my views concerning that
cause which the citizens of New York,
and you particularly, gentlemen, honour with generous interest.
- Lajos Kossuth

Let us search into the records of Holy Writ,
if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser,
though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ,
in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham's seed as truly as they.
- Thomas Goodwin

He's a legend and I respect his work,
so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set.
He was nice but I think he lied a little.
He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me,
but I don't believe it.
- Mark Wahlberg

When the honour is given to that scientist personally
the happiness is sweet indeed.
Science is, on the whole, an informal activity,
a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.
- George Porter

I believe that we have been doing this not primarily
to achieve riches or even honour,
but rather because we were interested in the work,
enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile.
- Frederick Sanger

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross
of honour for art and science.
These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me,
most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
- Leon Askin

I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to
respond and respect what I'm doing,
so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the
music in the way I see it -
I don't mess around with the music.
- Matthew Bourne

LET us honour the King by cherishing respectful Sentiments concerning him;
speaking of him with Affection,
with Esteem and Reverence; and by promoting a like
Spirit and Conduct in others.
- Charles Inglis

But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise,
which is for the honour of our country,
I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend
on us are properly cared for.
- Robert Falcon Scott

I am delighted to have had students,
friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have
learned so much of what I know from them.
This Nobel Award honours them all.
- John Pople

Today riches and honours have been lavished on me,
but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all,
the only one that matters, the gift of youth.
- Knut Hamsun

Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind...
but as a path for realisation and salvation.
- Ali Akbar Khan

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast;
even so the greater is the goodness,
the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
- Lao Tzu

To those of you who received honours,
awards and distinctions, I say well done.
And to the C students, I say you, too,
can be president of the United States.
- George W. Bush

I fell in love with Scotland and made good friends here,
so I stayed after graduating with Honours in Chemistry.
- Steve Blake

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen,
if he does not love me as a woman.
- Elizabeth I

If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me,
that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours,
that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty
and the diminution of commerce,
let me awaken them from their delusion.
- Robert Walpole

The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one
of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I
for one don't believe the Conservative Party would
abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job,
just for the sake of media coverage.
- Adam Rickitt


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