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 […]
I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious than life. (Troilus and Cressida)
No man of honor, as that word is usually understood, did ever pretend that his honor obliged him to be chaste and temperate, to pay his creditors, to be useful to his country, or to do good to mankind, to endeavor to be wise or learned, to regard his word, his promise, or his oath.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.