A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on conquest, difficulty, and honor

The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

Source: Pensées Diverses

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on creation, effort, evil, facts, force, gold, honor, love, men, money, nature, needs, power, principles, survival, tears, trade, value, wishes, and world

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil? . . . Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor. . . . Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love it's nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Francisco d’Anconia, in Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, force, honor, superiority, and worth

The adversary she found herself forced to fight was not worth matching or beating; it was not a superior ability which she would have found honour in challenging; it was ineptitude - a grey spread of cotton that seemed soft and shapeless, that could offer no resistance to anything or anybody, yet managed to be a barrier in her way. She stood, disarmed, before the riddle of what made this possible, she could find no answer.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 55-6)

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on honor, masculinity, purity, and truth

Purity is the feminine, Truth the masculine, of Honour.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on honor and losing

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

Source: Parerga and Paralipomena, 1851

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A Quote by Arthur Christopher Benson on admiration, existence, experience, friendship, honor, life, love, sharing, and wonder

Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he still is there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love.

Arthur Christopher Benson (1862 - 1925)

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A Quote by Aristotle on friendship, honor, and truth

While both [Plato and truth] are dear, piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on honor, lovers, men, and wisdom

There are three classes of men--lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, lovers of gain.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Andrew Carnegie on honor


All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.

Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919)

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A Quote by Analee Skarin on achievement, destiny, divinity, earth, fulfillment, honor, individuality, life, people, soul, and women

There is a glorious pattern for every man's life, an individual, perfect patter. No two people are alike . . . No two leaves are alike-no two snowstorms-no two sets of fingerprints. No two lives are alike, yet each life holds a divine pattern of unfoldment, a great and holy destiny, rich in achievement and honor. As you live true to the pattern of yourself, that deep, inner self, you will unfold as perfect, as joyous, as naturally beautiful as the tree will reach its full measure of fulfillment. No one can keep you from reaching your highest destiny if you will follow your own true pattern of life. No one can live your life for you, for only you hold the key to your own pattern of sublime, glorious, complete fulfillment. Such is the destiny written in the soul of every man and woman who comes to earth. None are without it, that completely individual highway of full expression and glorious achievement.

Analee Skarin

Source: Ye Are Gods

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