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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A churl knows not the worth of spars; i.e., honor.  French.  1
A hundred years cannot repair a moment’s loss of honor.  Italian.  2
A lady’s honor will not bear a soil.  Dryden.  3
A man’s word is his honor.  Danish.  4
A man that breaks his word bids others be false to him.  5
All is lost except our honor. (Exclamation of Francis I. after the battle of Pavia.)  6
Among men of honor a word is a bond.  Italian.  7
Before honor is humility.  Bible.  8
Better deserve honor and not have it, than have it and not deserve it.  Portuguese.  9
Better to fall with manly wounds before thy cruel enemy, than survive thine honor.  Massinger.  10
Better with honor die than live with shame.  German.  11
Conduct and courage lead to honor.  12
Either live or die with honor.  13
Great honors are great burthens.  Ben Jonson.  14
He who partakes the honor, should participate in the labor.  Petrarch.  15
Honor and good name easily lost, with difficulty regained.  German.  16
Honor lost much lost; life lost more lost; soul lost all lost.  German.  17
Honor a good man that he may honor you and a bad man that he may not dishonor you.  Portuguese.  18
Honor and ease are seldom bed fellows.  19
Honor and profit will not keep in one sack.  Portuguese.  20
Honor and shame from no condition rise,
Act well your part; there all the honor lies.  Pope.
Honor blossoms on the grave.  French.  22
Honor buys no beef in the market.  23
Honor is not seemly for a fool.  Bible.  24
Honor is on his tongue and ice under it.  Russian.  25
Honor the old, teach the young.  Danish.  26
Honor is the reward of virtue.  Cicero.  27
Honor the tree that gives you shelter.  Danish.  28
Honor thy father and thy mother.  Bible.  29
Honors best thrive when rather from our acts.
We them derive than our fore-fathers.  Shakespeare.
Honors change manners.  French, Italian, Dutch.  31
I cannot stain my honor with a deed of shame.  Byron.  32
If I lose my honor, I lose myself.  Shakespeare.  33
It is a sign of a worthy spirit whom honor amends.  34
It is a worthier thing to deserve honor than to possess it.  35
It is better to be beloved than honored.  36
It is no honor for an eagle to vanquish a dove.  Italian.  37
Moderate honors are wont to augment, but immoderate to diminish.  Theopompus.  38
New-made honor doth forget men’s names.  39
Nothing will bring you more honor than to do what right you may.  Bacon.  40
Regal honors have regal cares.  41
Suffering and patience, obedience and application help the lowly born to honor.  Danish.  42
Take honor from me and my life is done.  Shakespeare.  43
That chastity of honor which felt a stain like a wound.  Burke.  44
The honors of this world are the principles of virtue.  45
The man without honor is worse than dead.  Don Quixote.  46
The more danger the more honor.  47
The surest road to honor is to deserve it.  London Truth.  48
They who deserve honor fail of it and they who obtain it do not deserve it.  German.  49
What is life without honor? degradation is worse than death.  Stonewall Jackson.  50
Where honor ceases, knowledge decreases.  51
Where honor grows a span, folly grows an ell.  German.  52
Where law lacks, honor should eke it out.  Danish.  53
Where there is no honor there’s no dishonor.  Portuguese.  54
Where there is no shame there’s no honor.  German, Dutch.  55
Who will grow old with honor must begin early.  German.  56
With honor in store what would you have more.  Dutch.  57
You can only pass into the temple of honor through the temple of virtue.  Turkish Spy.  58
Your father’s honor is to you but a second hand honor.  59

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