honor

A Quote by Orson Scott Card on fighting, honor, justice, and life

It was just him and me. He fought with honor. If it weren't for his honor, he and the others would have beaten me together. They might have killed me, then. His sense of honor saved my life. I didn't fight with honor . . . I fought to win.

Orson Scott Card

Source: Ender's Game

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on acting, desires, dreams, environment, god, good, honor, justice, order, punishment, society, and time

Even if there's no such thing as free will, we have to treat each other as if there were free will in order to live together in society. Because otherwise, every time somebody does something terrible, you can't punish him, because he can't help it, because his genes or his environment or God made him do it, and every time somebody does something good, you can't honour him because he was a puppet, too. If you think that everybody around you is a puppet why bother talking to them at all? Why even try to plan anything or create anything, since everything you plan or create or desire or dream of is just acting out the script your puppeteer built into you.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on competence, honor, opportunity, success, wealth, and youth

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. . . . The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ambition, fortune, gold, good, honor, indifference, learning, life, passion, reward, and youth

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. While we are permitted to scorn nothing but indifference, and do not pretend to undervalue the worldly rewards of ambition, we have seen with our own eyes, beyond and above the gold fields, the snowy heights of honor, and it is for us to bear the report to those who come after us.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Memorial Day address, 1884

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on blush, freedom, honor, laughter, and memory

But Memory blushes at the sneer, And Honor turns with frown defiant, And Freedom, leaning on her spear, Laughs louder than the laughing giant.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Good Time Going.

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on contentment, failure, freedom, honor, and wealth

Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on honor

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Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach, once we have left it, we can never return.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Satire

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on honor

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Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on contentment, honor, majorities, and men

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Nathaniel Emmons on clothes, god, good, honor, humility, and love

Real holiness has love for its essence, humility for its clothing, the good of others as its employment, and the honor of God as its end.

Nathaniel Emmons (1745 - 1840)

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