honor

A Quote by unknown on ancestry, honor, and names

From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honor.

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on honor, wealth, downfall, and pride

He who prides himself upon wealth and honor hastens his own downfall.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Sayings of Lao Tzŭ By Laozi, Lao-tzu, Lionel Giles P. 47

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on action, elderly, honor, and prudence

What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 8

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on heaven and honor

I shall not want Honor in Heaven For I shall meet Sir Philip Sidney And have talk with Coriolanus And other heroes of that kidney.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: A Cooking Egg, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on america, beginning, honor, justice, war, and world

It is the object only of war that makes it honorable. And if there was ever a just war since the world began, it is this in which America is now engages.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 5, March 21, 1778

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on bitterness, honor, labor, misery, money, and poverty

Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous conscientiousness of honor. It is not the produce of riches only, but of the hard earnings of labor and poverty. It is drawn even from the bitterness of want and misery. Not a beggar passes, or perishes in the streets, whose mite is not in that mass.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on fortune, honor, life, and sacred

We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on death, honor, and silence

Can storied urn, or animated bust, Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can honour's voice provoke the silent dust, Or flatt'ry soothe the dull cold ear of death?

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on glory, honor, life, possessions, soldiers, and work

The glory of a workman, still more of a master workman, that he does his work well, ought to be his most precious possession; like the honor of a soldier, dearer to him than life.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on honor, idealism, and kindness

Show me the man you honor, and I will show you the kind of a man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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