quote by James Connolly

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

Belligerent Honourably quotations

Honourably quote No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
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It is forbidden to decry other sects;

the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life.

Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honour.

(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.

If there was a university degree for greed, you cunts would all get first-class honours.


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.

Who doesn’t respect and value his past, is not worth the honour of the present, and has no right to a future

We fight not for glory, nor for wealth, nor honour but only and alone for freedom which no good man surrenders but with his life.

I ... express a wish that you may, in your generation, be fit to compare to a candle; that you may, like it, shine as lights to those about you; that, in all your actions, you may justify the beauty of the taper by making your deeds honourable and effectual in the discharge of your duty to your fellow-men.

I do here in the most solemn and bitter manner curse the Prime Minister of England [sic] for having cumulated all his other betrayals of the national interest and honour, by his last terrible exhibition of dishonour, weakness and gullibility. The depths of infamy which our accurst "love of peace" can lower us are unfathomable.


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

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.

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.

Do not be surprised that you fall every day;

do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience.

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.


You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.

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.

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

My stiffest earthly assignment is ended and my major life's work is done.

My country is now free and I have been honoured to be its first indigenous head of state. What more could one desire in life?

Honour is purchas'd by the deeds we do.


There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.

Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind.

.. but as a path for realisation and salvation.

Where men are forbidden to honour a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.

It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player (Messi) I have ever seen and probably the best I will see.


If Courtezans and Strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much Rigour as some silly People would have it, what Locks or Bars would be sufficient to preserve the Honour of our Wives and Daughters?

There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: recklessness, which leads to destruction; cowardice, which leads to capture; a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; a delicacy of honour, which is sensitive to shame; over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Every post is honourable in which a man can serve his country.

People are always afraid of the unknown - and banding together against the Thing That Is Different From Us is a time-honoured tradition for rallying the masses.

And now, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's death, I would like to play 'Clear the Saloon', er, 'Clair de Lune', by Debussy. I don't play Beethoven so well, but I play Debussy very badly, and Beethoven would have liked that.