155 Honorable Man Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of honorable man quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about honest man.

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The Most Famous Honorable Man Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable. — Seneca

A man who does not forget an agreement is resolved and honorable man. — Confucius

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

Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people. — Baron de Montesquieu

Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people. — Montesquieu

The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy. — Robert E. Lee

I like honest men of all colors. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Honor is the reward of virtue. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Honor lies in honest toil. — Grover Cleveland

I’d say a man is someone who is honest, strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human being. — Logan Lerman

Short Honorable Man Quotes

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  • Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times. — Ben Jonson
  • Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. — Cary Grant
  • You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad. — Adlai E. Stevenson
  • Every post is honourable in which a man can serve his country. — George Washington
  • A man who honors God privately will show it by making good decisions publicly. — Edwin Louis Cole
  • A man's word and his intestinal fortitude are two of the most honorable virtues known to mankind. — Jim Nantz
  • When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor, no worthiness. — Euripides
  • Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend's success without envy. — Aeschylus
  • Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are. — Thomas Carlyle
  • Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings? — Milton Berle

Top 10 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust. — Charles Baudelaire

Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. — Cary Grant

Honorable Man Image Quotes

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Honorable man quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

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

Honorable man quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

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

Honorable man quote A King only bows down to his Queen.
A King only bows down to his Queen.

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

Honest Man Quotes

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Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. — Albert Einstein

An Honest politician will not be tolerated by a democracy unless he is very stupid ... because only a very stupid man can honestly share the prejudices of more than half the nation. — Bertrand Russell

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Young man: Be honest; train yourself for useful work; love God. — Milton S. Hershey

Honorable man quote Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy. — Jose Marti

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The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. — Napoleon Bonaparte

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. — George Washington

Honorable man quote The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

The holy spirit means the invisible power of Jehovah, holy because he is holy. This power of Jehovah operated upon the minds of honest men who loved and who were devoted to righteousness, directing them in the writing of the Bible. — Joseph Franklin Rutherford

people who pay greater respect to a wealthy villain than to an honest, upright man in poverty, almost deserve to be enslaved; they plainly show that wealth, however it may be acquired, is, in their esteem, to be preferred to virtue. — John Hancock

A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself. — Robert Murray M'Cheyne

All bulls*** aside now it's time to be honest, I fear no man for death is all that's promised. — 50 Cent

Respectable Man Quotes

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When a man carries a gun all the time, the respect he thinks he's getting might really be fear. So I don't carry a gun because I don't want the people of Mayberry to fear a gun. I'd rather they respect me. — Andy Griffith

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right. — Aretha Franklin

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Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. — Albert Einstein

To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long. — Marlene Dietrich

Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Honorable man quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

Many sisters complain that people don't want to marry them unless they stop wearing hijab. No man is worth your hijab, and a real man wouldn't request you to take it off in the first place. — Omar Suleiman

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. — Luther Standing Bear

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A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness — Chinua Achebe

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. — Adam Clayton

Honourable Quotes

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We, at least, are not loyal men: we confess to having more respect and honour for the raggedest child of the poorest labourer in Ireland today than for any, even the most virtuous, descendant of the long array of murderers, adulterers and madmen who have sat upon the throne of England. — James Connolly

Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honour. — Muammar al-Gaddafi

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings. — Mahatma Gandhi

Honorable man quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

It is forbidden to decry other sects; the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour. — Ashoka

As long as Ireland is unfree the only honourable attitude for Irish men, women to have is an attitude of rebellion. — Patrick Pearse

If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God's will! I pray thee; wish not one man more. — William Shakespeare

Honorable man quote Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his honour and that of his country, Victory or death. — William B. Travis

Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honour. — Vo Nguyen Giap

(Was he talking about a polar expedition, or marriage?) -Jorge Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. — Ernest Shackleton

We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son. — Louis de Montfort

Noble Man Quotes

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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. — Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. — Indian Proverbs

Honorable man quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. — Plutarch

Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. — Henry Ward Beecher

Honorable man quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts. — James Allen

It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet. — D. Elton Trueblood

Darwin was not afraid to look deeply into the void. His bold view can be seen as either noble and pessimistic or noble and admirable. For people of science, he is a hero. Denying man a privileged place in creation, .. he reaffirms with his own intellectual courage the dignity of man. — Primo Levi

The whole underside of our society has always been violence and still is. Churches, laws - everybody seems to think that man is a noble savage. But he's only an animal. A meat-eating, talking animal. Recognize it. He also has grace and love and beauty. But don't say to me we're not violent. — Sam Peckinpah

Man Of Honour Quotes

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Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things that can be compared unto her. — Solomon

The explorers of the past were great men and we should honour them. But let us not forget that their spirit lives on. It is still not hard to find a man who will adventure for the sake of a dream or one who will search, for the pleasure of searching, not for what he may find. — Edmund Hillary

The worship of God is, Honouring his gifts in other men each according to his genius, and loving the greatest men best; those who envy or calumniate great men hate God, for there is no other God. — William Blake

Honorable man quote No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the g
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. — William Butler Yeats

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

I have returned many times to honour the valiant men who died...every man who set foot on Omaha Beach was a hero. — Omar N. Bradley

Varied are the ideas of what constitutes "success," e.g. money, position, power, achievement, honours, and the like. But these are not open to every man-nor do they bring what is real success, namely, happiness. — Robert Baden-Powell

Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed. — Moliere

Truth, but not the whole truth, must be the invariable principle of every man who hath either religion, honour, or prudence. Thosewho violate it, may be cunning, but they are not able. Lies and perfidy are the refuge of fools and cowards. — Lord Chesterfield

The world runs on from one folly to another; and the man who, solely from regard to the opinion of others, and without any wish or necessity of his own, toils after gold, honour, or any other phantom, is no better than a fool. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dishonorable 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

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It is no dishonor to be in a minority in the cause of liberty and virtue — Samuel Adams

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

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

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

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

An honorable death is better than a dishonorable life. [Lat., Honesta mors turpi vita potior.] — Tacitus

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

We dishonor God if we proclaim a Savior who satisfies and then go around discontent — J. I. Packer

Honest Woman Quotes

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I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own. — Dido Armstrong

I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol. I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober. — Ozzy Osbourne

There is no honest woman with an uncorrupted heart whom a man is not sure of conquering by dint of gratitude. It is one of the surest and shortest means. — Giacomo Casanova

Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? — J. K. Rowling

When a man or woman is truly honest, it is virtually impossible to insult them personally. — Brennan Manning

I honestly believe I am the only woman in the United States who ever traveled throughout the country with a nursing baby to make political speeches. — Ida B. Wells

Christianity taught that men ought to be as chaste as pagans thought honest women ought to be; the contraceptive morality teaches that women need to be as little chaste as pagans thought men need be. — G. E. M. Anscombe

I don’t understand the hatred and fear of gays and bisexuals and lesbians… it’s a concept I honestly cannot grasp. To me, it’s not who you love… a man, a woman, what have you… it’s the fact that you love. That is all that truly matters. — Al Pacino

And the Russians certainly don't have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook. And that's me, the nice American. The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer. — Esther Dyson

The demi-monde does not represent the crowd of courtesans, but the class of declassed women It is divided from that of honest women by public scandal, and divided from that of the courtesans by money. — Marlene Dumas

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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

If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay. — Theodore Roosevelt

Emulation is a handsome passion; it is enterprising, but just withal. It keeps a man within the terms of honor, and makes the contest for glory just and generous. He strives to excel, but it is by raising himself, not by depressing others. — Jeremy Collier

If what that man did in his life, makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory, of those who honor him and make whatever the man did live forever. — The Ultimate Warrior

They always say that Albert Einstein was a genius. Then how come when anyone ever calls you that, it's an insult? 'You don't know where you parked the car? Good job, Einstein.' I don't think we're honoring that man properly by using his name in vain in parking lots. — Brian Regan

I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same. — Kurt Vonnegut

Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire. — Joseph Addison

What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. — Idris Elba

For the mission's sake, our country's sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division's colors in the past battles - who fought for life and never lost their nerve - carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. Demonstrate to the world there is "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy" than a U.S. Marine. — James Mattis

Arabs, rise as one man and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history, and religion. This saves your honor. God is with you. — Haj Amin al-Husseini

If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out? — John Godfrey Saxe

Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! [...] I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God's heaven to kill Indians. — John Chivington

Use every man according to his desert and who should 'scape whipping? Use them after your own honor and dignity, the less they deserve ... the more merit in your bounty. — William Shakespeare

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. — Richard Watson Gilder

I am poor and feeble, persecuted and vulnerable, Yeshua conquered me, and with the New Man he honored me, He delivered me from the poverty-stricken self with his great love, he cherishes me. — Daniel Zion

This is the doctrine that we preach; if a man be saved, all the honor is to be given to Christ; but if a man be lost, all the blame is to be laid upon himself. You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences, salvation is all of the grace of God, damnation is all of the will of man. — Charles Spurgeon

There are truths, that are beyond us, transcendent truths, about beauty, truth, honor, etc. There are truths that man knows exist, but they cannot be seen - they are immaterial, but no less real, to us. It is only through the language of myth that we can speak of these truths. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Man and woman and speech and deed and city and object should be honored with praise if praiseworthy and incur blame if unworthy, for it is an equal error and mistake to blame the praisable and to praise the blamable. — Gorgias

Yes, I am the last man to have walked on the moon, and that's a very dubious and disappointing honor. It's been far too long. — Gene Cernan

Every man of character will have that character questioned. Every man of honor and courage will be faced with unjust criticism, but never forget that unjust criticism has no impact whatsoever upon the truth. And the only sure way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and be nothing. — Andy Andrews

He who has achieved this state Is unconcerned with friends and enemies, With good and harm, with honor and disgrace. This therefore is the highest state of man. — Lao Tzu

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice. — Walter Savage Landor

For a man to be a man, did he have to be a soldier, or at least prepare himself for war? For a woman to be a woman, did she have to be a mother, or at least prepare herself to raise children? Soldiers and mothers were the sacrificial couple, honored by statues in the park, lauded for their willingness to give their lives to others. — Carol Gilligan

There is a way of losing that is finding. When soul overmasters sense. When the noble and divine self overcomes the lower self. When duty and honor and love immortal things bid the mortal perish. It is only when a man supremely gives that he supremely finds — Joshua Chamberlain

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