108+ Best Honor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational honor quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Honor Quotes

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

No one ever lost his honor, except he who had it not. – Publilius Syrus

Honor is simply the morality of superior men. – Henry Louis Mencken

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing. – Robin Sharma

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. – Sophocles

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

A hundred years cannot repair a moment’s loss of honor. – Proverb

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost. – Arthur Schopenhauer

It is better to be alone than in bad company. – Unknown

Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return. – Nicolas Boileau

He who lives without discipline dies without honor. – Icelandic Proverb

Honor is simply the morality of superior men. – H.L. Mencken

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger but it won’t taste good. – Joe Paterno

Honor is the reward of virtue. – Cicero

Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong. – Thomas Jefferson

Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences. – Sophocles

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. – Walter Lippmann

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. – Sophocles

Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong. – Thomas Jefferson

Honor lies in honest toil. – Steven Grover Cleveland

My honor is my loyalty. – Anonymous

It is not titles that honor men but men that honor titles. – Niccolo Machiavelli

Ability without honor is useless. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people. – Proverb

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

Honor is not the appendage of any social class. It is a way of life which may be freely chosen by any man or women, regardless of race, color, or creed. – T. Braxton Woody

Our own heart, and not other men’s opinion, form our true honor. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Guard your honor. – Lois Mcmaster Bujold

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

Leaders honor their core values but they are flexible in how they execute them. – Colin Powell

Be honest. Be kind. Be honorable. Work hard. And always be awesome. – Wil Wheaton

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. – Lois McMaster Bujold

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. – Julius Caesar

Let honor be to us as strong an obligation as necessity is to others. – Pliny the Elder

Honor is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food. – Charles Caleb Colton

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. – Walter Lippmann

He who has lost honor can lose nothing more. – Publilius Syrus

An honor is not diminished for being shared. – Lois McMaster Bujold

Honor does not have to be defended. – Robert J. Sawyer

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct. – Walter Lippmann

You can abandon your own body but never let go of your honor. – Miyamoto Musashi

My pain is my badge of honor. – Ray Lewis

Honor isn’t given it’s earned. – Anonymous

Stand for what is right. Even if it means standing alone. – Anonymous

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious than life. – William Shakespeare

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. – William J. H. Boetcker

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable. – Thomas More

Honor is like a match, you can only use it once. – Marcel Pagnol

You can abandon your own body, but never let go of your honor. – Miyamoto Musashi

All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. – Winston Churchill

Keep your word. Honor commitments and they will double back to honor you. – Bill Rancic

O’ People! Try to be honest for God is the helper of honest people. Avoid telling lies since it will ruin your faith. Know that honest people are on the verge of nobility and honor, while liars are on the verge of collapse and destruction. – Imam Ali (AS)

Honor one. Help many. – Anonymous

A man of honor should never forget what he is because he sees what others are. – Baltasar Gracian

Honor is simply the morality of superior men. – H. L. Mencken

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. – Mark Twain

Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw. – Jacques Bossuet

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. – Akhenaton

Treat your enemies with courtesy, and you’ll see how valuable it really is. It costs little but pays a nice dividend: those who honor are honored. Politeness and a sense of honor have this advantage: we bestow them on others without losing a thing. – Baltasar Gracian

It is little honor to the lion to seize the mouse. – German Proverb

A man’s word is his honor. – Japanese Proverb

Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal. – Periander

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. – Mark Twain

Honor never goes out of style. – Anonymous

We treat people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you. – Mary Kay Ash

My self-esteem is high because I honor who I am. – Louise Hat

The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice. – George Washington

Respect the training. Honor the commitment. Cherish the results. – Anonymous

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell

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

Who sows virtue reaps honor. – Leonardo da Vinci

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul. – William Shakespeare

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. – Lois McMaster Bujold

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. – Niccolo Machiavelli

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare. – William Arnot

Honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times. – Ben Jonson

Honor and shame from no condition rise; act well your part, there all the honor lies. – Alexander Pope

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. – Thomas B. Macaulay

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

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill

If you want to be a hero, you need to have dreams and honor. – Angeal

Honor your life. – Anonymous

Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life. – William Shakespeare

True honor is an outflow from a heart that fears God. – John Bevere

Integrity is more valuable than income. Honor is richer than fame. Self-worth is wealthier than net worth. – Robin Sharma

Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation. – Bruce Lee

Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor. – Joseph Addison

True honor is an outflow from a heart that fears God. – John Bevere

We don’t honor just to get a reward; we honor because it is the heart of God, and it is our delight. – John Bevere

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor. – Friedrich Schiller

Honor must start in the heart, but if it ends there, it isn’t honor. Honor must be expressed through words, symbols, actions, or gestures. Honor is among the most incarnational of the virtues. It must have feet and hands. – Douglas Wilson

Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought. – Margaret Chase Smith

When honor comes to you be ready to take it; But reach not to seize it before it is near. – John Boyle O’Reilly

Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one’s talents and gifts to the benefits of others – these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away. – Henry Ford

Honor is the presence of God in man. – Pat Conroy

Honour may not win power, but it wins respect. And respect earns power. – Mitsunari Ishida

Honour always wins, it is inevitable. – Mitsunari Ishida

A man without honor is worse than dead. – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

National honor is the national property of the highest value. – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good. – Joe Paterno

Honor wears different coats to different eyes. – Barbara Tuchman

A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others. – Robert E. Lee

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