Honor, how much we fight with weakness to preserve thee!
Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences.
Knighthoods and honors, borne As I wear mine, are titles but of scorn. If that thy gentry, Britain, go before This lout as he exceeds our lords, the odds Is that we scarce are men and you are gods. (Cymbeline)
There is nothing left to me but honor, and my life, which is saved.
Monarchy can easily be debunked, but watch the faces, mark well the debunkers. These are the men whose taproot in Eden has been cut: whom no rumor of the polyphony, the dance, can reach – men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire mere […]
Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor: For ’tis the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit. (The Taming of the Shrew)
A man of honor should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful.
I am not covetous for gold; but if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive. (Henry V)
Always deal with people of principle. Favor them and win their favor. Their very rectitude ensures they will treat you well even when they oppose you, for they act like who they are, and it is better to fight with good-minded people than to conquer the bad. There is no way to get along with […]