Quotes: honorable

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
  • Pindar
    Pindar
    Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes 522-443 BC
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    A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    As for wrinkles-Pshaw! Why shouldn't we have wrinkles? Honorable insignia of long service in this warfare.
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
    African-American poet and writer 1928-
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    At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
  • Anita Roddick
    Anita Roddick
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    But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself.
  • Nathan Hale
    Nathan Hale
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    Every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Give me six lines written by the most honorable person alive, and I shall find enough in them to condemn them to the gallows.
  • François Rabelais
    François Rabelais
    French writer 1494-1553
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    He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
  • Colette
    Colette
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    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.
  • Burgess Owens
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    I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable.
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude Stein
    American author 1874-1946
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    I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.
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