Honor Quotes

The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

My name is Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court...Let it be known--from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on..." His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. "I am yours.

Heartfelt    Honor    Love

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.


R.J. Palacio


There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

-Garth Stein "The Art of Racing in the Rain."

The Art of Racing in the Rain

It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?

Depression    Honor    Mental    Suicide    War

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I'll sleep more easily by night.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on.

A Million Little Pieces

James Frey (Author)

A Million Little Pieces

The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you.


R.J. Palacio


Can a magician kill a man by magic? Lord Wellington asked Strange.
Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. I suppose a magician might, he admitted, but a gentleman never could.

Gentleman    Honor    Killing    Magic

A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.

When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.

Best friend    Boyfriend    Gentlemen    Godly man    Gratitude    Happiness    Honor    In love    Kindness    Love    Marriage    Men    Quality    Relationships    Respect    Romance    Spouse    True love

...Next time you're faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run.


Wendelin Van Draanen Flipped


Good men don't become legends," he said quietly.
"Good men don't need to become legends." She opened her eyes, looking up at him. "They just do what's right anyway.

The Well of Ascension

Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension

There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.

Beauty    Fear    Growth    Happiness    Hate    Honor    Sadness    Suffering    Waste

You should not honor men more than truth.

Honesty    Honor    Secrecy    Truth

It is not titles that honour men, but men that honour titles.

Honor    Men    Titles

A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man's life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose. (Maester Aemon)

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones
Choice    Honor    Life

To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.

Disgrace    Honor    Justice    Society    Wealth

You wear your honor like a suit of armor... You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for a third.

Bravery    Defend    Fight    Honor    Protect    Punch    Valor

I will love you even when I am dust on the wind.

Dmitri    Honor    Love    Nalini singh

Honor from death, I snap, is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.

We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.

There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot.

Forgiveness    Honor    Men    Women

The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.

Dreams    Honor    Virtue    Wicked

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

Duty    Happiness    Honor

The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.

We all know that any emotional bias -- irrespective of truth or falsity -- can be implanted by suggestion in the emotions of the young, hence the inherited traditions of an orthodox community are absolutely without evidential value.... If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences. With such an honest and inflexible openness to evidence, they could not fail to receive any real truth which might be manifesting itself around them. The fact that religionists do not follow this honourable course, but cheat at their game by invoking juvenile quasi-hypnosis, is enough to destroy their pretensions in my eyes even if their absurdity were not manifest in every other direction.

Absurdity    Atheism    Atheist    Bias    Brainwashing    Cheat    Conformity    Emotion    Evidence    Falsity    Honor    Indoctrination    Orthodox    Religionists    Truth    Value

I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it's due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don't have to do it often.

Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game
Defeat    Dignity    Disgrace    Honor

The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.

Little Men

Louisa May Alcott

Little Men
Business    Fame    Goodness    Honesty    Honor    Money    Riches

I’ll wait for you to find me again. So don’t take too long.

The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.

Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash: your picture in the paper nor money in the bank either. Just refuse to bear them.

Intruder in the Dust

William Faulkner

Intruder in the Dust

Sleep did not honor me with it’s presence.

Body of blade    Exhausted    Honor    Me    Presents    Sharden    Sleep    Sleepy    Sword    Tired    Us    We

Anyone who teaches me deserves my respect, honoring and attention.

Attention    Attitude    Honor    Respect    Teach    Teacher

The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.

Best    Bravery    Courage    Embarassment    Fear    Fury    Honor    Human    Memory    Work    Write    Writing

When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]

Corruption    Honor    Law

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of -- for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

I was Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn, son of Mab, former prince of the Unseelie Court, and I was not afraid of a witch on a broom.

Ash    Fear    Honor    Witch

‎It isn't enough to stand up and fight darkness. You've got to stand apart from it, too. You've got to be different from it.

Fool Moon

Jim Butcher

Fool Moon

Helmer: I would gladly work night and day for you. Nora- bear sorrow and want for your sake. But no man would sacrifice his honor for the one he loves.
Nora: It is a thing hundreds of thousands of women have done.

The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor

Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Courage    Honor    Liar

The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present — they are real.

War." Gorgon spits the word. "That is what they call it to give the illusion of honor and law. It is chaos. Madness and blood and the hunger to win. It has always been thus and shall always be so.

Chaos    Forever    Gorgon    Honor    Law    War    Win

Any weapon is a good weapon as long as ye can use it with honor and skill.

High Rhulain

Brian Jacques

High Rhulain
Honor    Skill    Weapon

A man with charm is an entertaining thing, and a man with looks is, ofcourse, a sight to behold, but a man with honor - ah, he is the one, dear reader, to which young ladies should flock.

Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.


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