|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Honor that is gained and broken upon another hath the quickest reflection, like diamonds cut with facets; and therefore let a man contend to excel any competitors of his in honor, in outshooting them, if he can, in their own bow.|
| Honour is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least injury without damage; it is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by the least flaw.|
Jacques Bénigne Bossuet
|Honor is like a widow, won|
With brisk attempt and putting on;
With entering manfully, and urging,
Not slow approaches, like a virgin.
|Honour is like that glossy bubble|
That finds philosophers such trouble,
Whose least part crackd, the whole does fly
And wits are crackd to find out why.
| Womans honour is nice as ermine; twill not bear a soil.|
|Honour doth appeare to statesmen like a vision in the night,|
And jugler-like workes o th deluded sight.
| Honor and he agree as well together as a satin suit and woolen stockings.|
like power, disdains being questioned.|
| Honor, like life, when once lost, never returns.|
| As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.|