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Famous Honour Quotes

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A list of the best honour quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous honour quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic honour quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about honour?" and "What are inspirational honour quotes?"

This list includes notable honour quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest honour quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite honour sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    There must be a corps that will battle for righteousness, for there are endless battalions who serve unrighteousness.

    Janet Morris More
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    Sometimes a man does what he'd most like to avoid.

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    “In this new world, this day and forever, then, we are not only Thebans – we are all Stepsons. We are all one Sacred Band. If you will have us. And mine will fight by yours, henceforth, as brothers.”

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    "The heavens listen to what is said on these cobbles. Laws of man and nature come together here. Here you must be firm. Here you must be true."

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    Better not be at all than not be noble.

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    Here and now was always where Tempus was, not off somewhere in the realm of Greater Good or Mortal Soul or Eternal Consequence. He'd lost the ability to determine greater good, if there was one; his mortal soul he'd given up on long ago. And as for eternal consequence -- he was its embodiment.

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris More
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    "To the death with honor, shoulder to shoulder, and no one gets closer to a Stepson than his partner."

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    And Tempus thought then that nothing was more worthwhile than what was growing in this whitewashed barracks, where he has come to build a force such as men or gods have never seen -- a force worth reckoning with, if you were of a mind. And something was of that mind. And something else opposed it. He should have expected that. Battle in the heavens, battle on the earth.

    Janet Morris More
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    "You're not one to take lightly, to love of for an evening and leave of a dawn."

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    "You're talent, and we're the talent scouts."

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    Everyone prepares for battle in his own way.

    Janet Morris More
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    "Men may not believe you, my son. But you must always say the truth, when the truth holds no danger for you or your loved ones."

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    Janet Morris More
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    Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days.

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    And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark.

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    Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Critias More
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    And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark.

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    "Let fools believe what fools believe."

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    Niko’s angular face caught a flicker of firelight and Tempus saw his future there: sharp purpose, discipline, and power in perfect balance; love of man and gods, and mercy transcending all. If war ever wore a more humane face, this one would make it so.

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    Reasons never matter, once Death comes cold and bold and takes the living by the hand. You count up your dead, every one..

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    All gods are tricksters, and war gods worst of any.

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    "No ethos, pursued without thought or mercy, is ethical."

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    “Choose life over death, Niko, when a choice can be made that puts no soul in jeopardy.”

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    "Every man's in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers."

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    "Humans create their futures every day of every year; only you can alter your worlds."

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    Vengeance is disappointing, always.

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    This fight coming is not a battle of weapons, but a battle of wills.

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    Some nights, valor and cold purpose aren't enough.

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    You count up your dead, every one. Always. Recall them, each and all – every face, every heart.

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    "Fury from the heavens; fury at the gods – inseparable."

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    "Volunteer for what?"

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    new! "You have crossbows: Shoot early; shoot often."

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    new! "The only unfair fight is the one you lose."

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    "Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win."

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    If it was true today, it might be untrue tomorrow.

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    "One man, one horse, one holocaust on demand."

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    It was his soul's freedom that was in question. And that question was whether freedom was worth the price when it meant shirking the responsibilities of honor.

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    "Arrows are cheap; you’re expensive."

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    Wisdom, Niko thought as he leaned his cheek against his long-handled rake, cannot be had without price.

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    Generosity is never out of season.

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    new! "Keep your enemies at a distance, your partners close at hand."

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