The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
The glory of a workman, still more of a master-workman, that he does his work well, ought to be his most precious possession; like the honor of a soldier, dearer to him than life
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison... the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.
Henry David Thoreau
Poverty, Poetry, and new titles of honour, make men ridiculous.