honor

A Quote by Steven Wright on honor, insanity, judgment, and mind

The judge asked, "What do you plead?" I said, "Insanity, your honor. Who in their right mind would park in the passing lane?"

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by St. George Tucker on honor, judgment, life, and wealth

There was a sorry judge who lived at the Swan by himself. He got but little honor, and he got but little pelf [i.e. wealth], He drudged and judged from morn to night, no ass drudged more than he, And the more he drudged, and the more he judged, the sorrier judge was he.

St. George Tucker (1751 - 1827)

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A Quote by Sophocles on failure, fraud, honor, and success

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on experience, honor, observation, practice, reality, and world

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on honor, men, silence, virtue, and wisdom

Think not silence the wisdom of fools; but, if rightly timed, the honor of wise men, who have not the infirmity, but the virtue of taciturnity.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Christian Morals (1680)

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on good, honor, privacy, and zeal

Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratifications.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on ambition, glory, honor, perfection, principles, and virtue

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir John Buchan on adventure, ambition, careers, honor, life, men, and politics

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.

Sir John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

Source: Pilgrim’s Way, 1940

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on cats, control, deception, honor, kindness, needs, silence, and time

I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a greater control over myself, for a characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on heart, honor, and men

Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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