135 Dishonorable Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Dishonorable Quotes (Best in 2024)

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You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war. — Winston Churchill

Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead. — Euripides

Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable. — Sophocles

It is dishonorable to say one thing and think another; how much more dishonorable to write one thing and think another. — Seneca

Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards. — Samuel Johnson

No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil. — Zeno of Citium

Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for. — Johnny Depp

What is dignity without honesty? — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? — Marcus Tullius Cicero

The law of honor: Go along only on the paths of honor. Fight, and never be a coward. Leave the path of infamy to others. Better to fall in an honorable fight than win by infamy. — Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

Short Dishonorable Quotes

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  • It is no dishonor to be in a minority in the cause of liberty and virtue — Samuel Adams
  • There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young. — Thomas Sowell
  • An honorable death is better than a dishonorable life. [Lat., Honesta mors turpi vita potior.] — Tacitus
  • We dishonor God if we proclaim a Savior who satisfies and then go around discontent — J. I. Packer
  • Satisfaction linked with dishonor or with harm to others is a prison for the seeker. — Zoroaster
  • I did only what my duty demanded. I could have taken no other course without dishonor. — Robert E. Lee
  • The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sharing with Jupiter is never a dishonor. — Moliere
  • Often the Lord heals vainglory by dishonor. — John Climacus
  • Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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Dishonorable quote by Thomas Sowell

There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young. — Thomas Sowell

Honoring Soldiers Quotes

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Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. — Abraham Lincoln

On the eve of this great adventure I send my best wishes to every soldier in the Allied team. To us is given the honour of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history; and in the better days that lie ahead men will speak with pride of our doings. — Bernard Law Montgomery

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. — George Washington

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. — Joseph Rodman Drake

The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training - sacrifice. — Douglas MacArthur

I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I've always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it's possible to support the warrior and be against the war. — Kris Kristofferson

However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind. — Douglas MacArthur

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. — Francis Marion Crawford

Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers. — Aristotle

I dedicate my love and whole heart this Memorial Day to my Dad, a soldier, who like many others, suffers in silence with pride and honor. — Pink

Honoring Military Quotes

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Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. — Winston Churchill

I've received many honors and I'm grateful for them; but I've already received the highest award I'll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving very proudly in the United States Navy. — Grace Hopper

I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping. — George Washington

It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious. — George Washington

There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending. — Abraham Lincoln

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars. — George C. Marshall

Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar. — Barry Goldwater

Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. — Winston Churchill

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence. — Paul Tsongas

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dishonor Quotes

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The one who admonishes his brother secretly, he has advised sincerely and has honored him. If he does it outwardly (among others) then he has dishonored and shamed him. — Al-Shafi‘i

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds... And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. — Clark Gable

It was the greatest honor God did to man that he made man in the image of God; but it is the greatest dishonor man has done to God that he has made God in the image of man. — Matthew Henry

Every second we choose to nourish ourselves in a way that supports or depletes our lives, and to think and speak about other people in a way that is honoring or dishonoring. What choice are you going to make today. — Gregg Braden

When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music. — Ellen G. White

We refuse to lie here in dishonor! We are not criminals, but Irishmen! This is the crime of which we stand accused. — Bobby Sands

We come from generations of people who were killed for their beliefs. Well, I'm not going to dishonor them. — Konstantin Kisin

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. — Clark Gable

One does not reflect on a point of honor - that is already dishonor. To submit to insult, to forget a humiliation, to quail before an enemy - all these are signs of a life become worthless and superfluous. — Oswald Spengler

It is a remarkable fact that all the heresies which have arisen in the Christian Church have had a decided tendency to dishonor God and to flatter man. — Charles Spurgeon

Being Honorable Quotes

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Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. — Douglas MacArthur

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Do the right thing because it is right. — Immanuel Kant

If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? — David Livingstone

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

Male and female citizens, being equal in the eyes of the law, must be equally admitted to all honors, positions, and public employment according to their capacity and without other distinctions besides those of their virtues and talents. — Olympe de Gouges

To be true to one's own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Happiness does not fall out of the blue and dreams will not come true by themselves. We need to be down-to-earth and work hard. We should uphold the idea that working hard is the most honorable, noblest, greatest and most beautiful virtue. — Xi Jinping

God is not looking for extraordinary characters as His instruments, but He is looking for humble instruments through whom He can be honored throughout the ages. — A. B. Simpson

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. — E. O. Wilson

I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans. I am contending for honor and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valour. I am endeavouring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valour. — Hannibal

Dishonour Quotes

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Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood. — Mahatma Gandhi

Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him" and "you dishonour God by denying election. You plainly make salvation depend, not on God's 'free grace' but on Man's 'free will.' — George Whitefield

Those who try to make room for sex as mere casual enjoyment pay the penalty: they become shallow. At any rate the talk that reflects and commends this attitude is always shallow. They dishonour their own bodies; holding cheap what is naturally connected with the origination of human life. — G. E. M. Anscombe

You say, "Well, I am not going to be anyone's 'yes man.' If I see something wrong in a person, I'm going to warn others about it." Fine. But beware that what you are calling "courage to speak out" is not more truly a deception masking a rebellious, dishonouring attitude. — Francis Frangipane

Man is nothing: he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him to will and to do his good pleasure. — George Whitefield

As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable, the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows. — Abraham Clark

The honour of parents is a fair and noble treasure to their posterity, but to have the use of a treasure of wealth and honour, and to leave none to your successors, because you have neither money nor reputation of your own, is alike base and dishonourable. — Plato

Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton. — Margaret Cavendish

If there are atheists, who is to be blamed if not the mercenary tyrants of souls who, in revolting us against their swindles, compel some feeble spirits to deny the God whom these monsters dishonour? — Voltaire

The Japanese had a very strong belief in Bushido, death before dishonour. They were fighting for their country; they were the aggressors in World War II. — Steven Spielberg

Dishonest Quotes

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Do not think dishonestly... Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. Pay attention even to trifles. Do nothing which is of no use. — Miyamoto Musashi

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It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. — American Indian Proverbs

I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and honesty the exception. It could be, statistically, that more people are honest than dishonest, but the few that really control things are not honest, and that tips the balance. — Frank Zappa

The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people. — Slobodan Milosevic

The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people. — Slobodan Milosević

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. — Richard M. Nixon

I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities. — Seymour Papert

A dishonest conversation about race in America is preventing us from having an honest conversation about race in America. — Bret Weinstein

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world. — Barry Goldwater

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. — Mahatma Gandhi

Honorable Man Quotes

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All you got in life is your honor, man, your own self-image, your own self-respect. If you lose that, or if you give it away or if you sell it, then you ain't got it no more. — Lemmy Kilmister

Integrity is the value we set on ourselves. It is a fulfillment of the duty we owe ourselves. An honorable man or woman will personally commit to live up to certain self-imposed expectations. They need no outside check or control. They are honorable in their inner core. — James E. Faust

When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nikah is a contract that transfers responsibilities. Therefore know the man you're thinking of marrying, and be sure that he is able to take care of you, more than your dad did. Islam empowers women with honor and dignity. Don't settle for anything less. — Nouman Ali Khan

There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher. — Pat Conroy

Keep honoring God with your life, stay in peace, trust His timing and God will open doors that no man can shut. — Joel Osteen

Be industrious, let thine eyes be open, lest you become a beggar, for the man that is idle cometh not to honor. — Egyptian Proverbs

I want people to be sincere; a man of honor shouldn't speak a single word that doesn't come straight from his heart. — Moliere

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

What each man honours before all else, what before all things he admires and loves, this for him is God. — Origen

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Even if [the Pope an incarnate devil], we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom... He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope. — St. Catherine of Siena

Every soul... comes into the world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its' previous life. Its' place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor, is determined by its' previous merits or demerits. Its' work in this world determines its' place in the world which is to follow this. — Origen

If you are affronted it is better to pass it by in silence, or with a jest, though with some dishonor, than to endeavor revenge. If you can keep reason above passion, that and watchfulness will be your best defenders. — Isaac Newton

I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace. — Diane Ackerman

A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker. — H. L. Mencken

Easy believeism dishonors the blood and prostitutes the altar. We must alter the altar, for the altar is a place to die on. Let those who will not pay this price leave it alone! — Leonard Ravenhill

It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland. — Horace

An act of violence against any innocent person eludes moral justification, disgraces the millions of Americans and people throughout the world who have united in peaceful protest against police brutality, and dishonors our proud inheritance of nonviolent resistance. — Benjamin Crump

It is best to live with honor for just a day than with dishonor for many decades; better a short lived celestial swan than a century-lived crow. — Sathya Sai Baba

Your choices have psychological consequences. The way you choose to deal with reality, truth, facts - your choice to honor or dishonor your own perceptions - registers in your mind, for good or for bad, and either confirms and strengthens your self-esteem or undermines and weakens it. — Nathaniel Branden

War crushes with bloody heel all justice, all happiness, all that is Godlike in man. In our age there can be no peace that is not honorable; there can be no war that is not dishonorable. — Charles Sumner

The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously. — Julian Barnes

I think there's a dishonorable tradition in Hollywood to give the idea, particularly to children, that evil characters are dark. — Tilda Swinton

There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words. Your thought, even a bad one, while it is with you, is always more profound, but in words it is more ridiculous and dishonorable. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

When you dishonor the the utter glory and majesty of black people, you lie. Your heart lies to you and you let it — Sinead O'Connor

I came to serve you at the age of 28 and now I have not a hair on me that is not white, and my body is infirm and exhausted. All that was left to me and my brothers has been taken away and sold, even to the cloak that I wore, without hearing or trial, to my great dishonor. — Christopher Columbus

One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them. — Thomas Sowell

Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin. — Allan Pinkerton

Oh that I was lowly in heart! Honor and dishonor, good report and evil report would then be alike, and prove a furtherance to me in my Christian cause. — George Whitefield

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. — Epictetus

If you're going to do something, do it with gusto. Don't do anything half-heartedly. That dishonors the doing and the doer. So go for it. Hold nothing back. In life. Or love. Or anything at all! — Neale Donald Walsch

If you come to worship for any reason other that the joy and pleasure and satisfaction that are to be found in God, you dishonor Him...God's greatest delight is your delight in Him. — Sam Storms

Every day, we are given countless opportunities to offer our gifts to those at work, in our families, our relationships.... If you give less than what you are, you dishonor the gift of your own precious life. — Wayne Muller

Things and persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. How unconsciously we judge others by the light that is within ourselves, condemning or approving them by our own conception of right and wrong, honor and dishonor! We show by our judgment just what the light within us is. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

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