honor

A Quote by Alexander Pope on honor, lies, and shame

Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on honor, lies, and shame

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 193.

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on character, debate, democracy, direction, experience, fatherhood, good, government, honor, observation, people, politics, preparation, purity, and tyranny

The Founding Fathers were careful to distinguish representative republicanism from direct democracy. Alexander Hamilton, for example, endorsed the former but condemned the latter. . . .the records of the ratification conventions were not verbatim transcriptions. It has been observed, by an honorable gentleman, that a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position in politics is more false than this. The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity. When they assembled, the field of debate presented an ungovernable mob, not only incapable of deliberation, but prepared for every enormity.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: at the New York convention for constitutional ratification, June 21, 1788

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on honor, separation, and soul

Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on action, belief, boldness, children, honor, and life

Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fatherhood, honor, laws, and motherhood

"Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 707

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A Quote by Aeschylus on character, envy, friendship, honor, and men

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 832

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A Quote by Aeschylus on honor, life, and modesty

Honor modesty more than your life.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Suppliant Maidens, Line 1012

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A Quote by Aeschylus on envy, friendship, honor, men, strength, and success

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on earth, failure, freedom, generosity, giving, god, honor, hope, justice, peace, slavery, success, and world

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862.

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