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1. "I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment."
Author: Angelina Grimke
2. "But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want."
Author: Anita Roddick
3. "Sometimes love does not have the most honorable beginnings, and the endings, the endings will break you in half. It's everything in between we live for."
Author: Ann Patchett
4. "You can find yourself a decent,honorable man, one to love you, respect you, cherish you. Someone withmorals, with a decent job and a good future. That's what you think youwant, isn't it? Not some white trash from Alabama. Not some ex-conwho's running the scam of a lifetime. You're so good and decent, the verythought of me disgusts you, doesn't it?" His voice was low and seductiveas he pushed the words at her.She met his gaze with what she hoped was a fearless one of her own."Yes," she said."Then tell me, Rachel," he said, letting his hand toy with the looseneckline of her tunic, "why aren't you out somewhere, fucking your littlegentleman's brains out? Why are you here with me, quivering when Itouch you?"
Author: Anne Stuart
5. "Stop being the shy boy that wants to do everything right and responsibly. I'm sick of your honorable intentions Eli. In fifty years, when I'm old in my bed I want to wake up when the sun shines in my window and know that the person lying beside me was the right choice. I don't want to look at someone else and always wish it was you." ~ Maggie Parsons from Epitaphs from the Afterlife"
Author: Autumn Rosen
6. "Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere - be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost."
Author: Betty Smith
7. "I welcome a discussion on a long-term, pro-active approach to disaster relief for Americans. Until Congress arrives at a conclusion, however, we must continue to honor America's honorable tradition of helping Americans recover for natural catastrophes."
Author: Cedric Richmond
8. "So it may well be believed that when I found him taking a complete holiday, with a vast supply of books at command, he had the air of indulging in a literary debauch, if the term may be applied to so honorable an occupation."
Author: Cicero
9. "If there were an honorable way to get rich, I'd do it, even if it meant being a stooge standing around with a whip. But there isn't an honorable way, so I just do what I like."
Author: Confucius
10. "Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it."
Author: David Gemmell
11. "Even if it's dangerous, and painful, and so very, very lonely. One must go on fighting- It is the only honorable thing to do"
Author: David Klass
12. "Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
13. "If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable."
Author: E. O. Wilson
14. "El muy honorable señor Loontwill, terrateniente para más señas, no se molestó en apartar la mirada de la tostada y el huevo que agonizaban en su plato."
Author: Gail Carriger
15. "He loved me. He'd loved me as long as he he'd known me! I hadn't loved him as long perhaps, but now I loved him equally well, or better. I loved his laugh, his handwriting, his steady gaze, his honorableness, his freckles, his appreciation of my jokes, his hands, his determination that I should know the worst of him. And, most of all, shameful though it might be, I loved his love for me."
Author: Gail Carson Levine
16. "In any profession, there's a sleazy side and an honorable side."
Author: Gina Gershon
17. "Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character."
Author: Henry Clay
18. "The most awful hunger is the type that is satisfied too soon, before it moves you, before you are moved by it, before it becomes protracted and superior, a motivating business, making you honorable, graceful, clever - a hunter."
Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
19. "There is a word that comes to my mind when I think about our company and our people. That word is 'love.' I love Starbucks because everything we've tried to do is steeped in humanity.Respect and dignity.Passion and laughter.Compassion, community, and responsibility.Authenticity.These are Starbucks' touchstones, the source of our pride.Valuing personal connections at a time when so many people sit alone in front of screens; aspiring to build human relationships in an age when so many issues polarize so many; and acting ethically, even if it costs more, when corners are routinely cut--these are honorable pursuits, at the core of what we set out to be."
Author: Howard Schultz
20. "Political success in Athens seemed to depend on having a party, and there seemed now to be no party with whom an honorable man could connect himself."
Author: Irwin Edman
21. "There's probably no one so easily bribed, but he lacks even the fundamental honesty of honorable corruption. He doesn't stay bribed; not for any sum."
Author: Isaac Asimov
22. "Marriage is an honorable estate and should not be used simply as an excuse for legal intercourse."
Author: Jasper Fforde
23. "In the Philippines you are not considered to be honorable unless you have been to jail."
Author: José Rizal
24. "I admired the English immensely for all that they had endured, and they were certainly honorable, and stopped their cars for pedestrians, and called you "sir" and "madam," and so on. But after a week there, I began to feel wild. It was those ruddy English faces, so held in by duty, the sense of "what is done" and "what is not done," and always swigging tea and chirping, that made me want to scream like a hyena"
Author: Julia Child
25. "We all learn here by the honorable path of horrible mistakes."
Author: Katherine Paterson
26. "I smiled at him. Not even Wyatt would have known how to be this honorable when talking about a girl that had hurt him."
Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
27. "Because wherever I am today, I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men - the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course, two very special women, my mother and my wife."
Author: Louis Farrakhan
28. "And here is a prejudice of mine, confirmed by my lights through many years of observation. Sinners are not all dishonorable people, not by any means. But those who are dishonorable never really repent and never really reform."
Author: Marilynne Robinson
29. "We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers."
Author: Mario Puzo
30. "Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us."
Author: Matthew Scully
31. "Speaking one's mind once is more honorable than quoting a thousand men."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
32. "Living is getting knocked down time and again, then standing up time and again, and once more. It's easy to act honorable when things are coming along and all your pastures are green. Plenty difficult when the ground is dried and burned and people have connived to take even that from you. I'll sell this place, or I'll lose it. I'll go on. People who don't have hard times aren't living."
Author: Nancy E. Turner
33. "Nujood's rebellion, honorable in our eyes, is moreover considered by conservatives as an outrageous affront, punishable, according to extremist, by a murderous "honor crime."."
Author: Nujood Ali
34. "I never change.MRS. CHEVELEY: (elevating her eyebrows) Then life has taught you nothing?LADY CHILTERN: It has taught me that a person who has once been guilty of a dishonest and dishonorable action may be guilty of it a second time, and should be shunned.MRS. CHEVELEY: Whould that rule apply to everyone?LADY CHILTERN: Yes, to everyone, without exception.MRS. CHEVELEY: Then I am sorry for you, Gertrude, very sorry for you."
Author: Oscar Wilde
35. "I miss good old-fashioned honorable people just trying to make something of life. Simply, without hurting anyone else. I know that makes me a sap."
Author: Paula McLain
36. "This is what I feared would come; this is what I have dreaded. It is not very bright and honorable as you have always thought it; it is not like a ballad. It is a muddle and a mess, and a sinful waste, and good men have died and more will follow."
Author: Philippa Gregory
37. "Because of the friends I have known, the honorable people I have met, I know I am no solitary hero of unique causes. I know now that when I die, I will live on. That which is important will live on. This is my Legacy; and by the grace of the gods, I am not alone."
Author: R.A. Salvatore
38. "I think service is honorable, and that was always inculcated in me."
Author: Rachel Maddow
39. "My dear dead mother wanted me to go into an honorable trade, like grave robbing. Would I listen? No. Be an assassin, like your uncle Gustav, she said. Would I pay heed? No. Apprentice to the Necromancer?"
Author: Raymond E. Feist
40. "I feel that man-hating is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them."
Author: Robin Morgan
41. "People always underestimate me. But if you stick around long enough, act out of conviction, and try to be honorable in everything you do, good things will come to you."
Author: Salma Hayek
42. "Being a cat means beautiful, agile, innocent, brave, curious and trust also honorable respect for as much as not so doing bribery."
Author: Sekar Arum
43. "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
Author: Seneca
44. "Because being in love does not give you any excuse to be less than honorable, LadyTremaine."
Author: Sherry Thomas
45. "I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals."
Author: Steve Jobs
46. "If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable."
Author: Thomas More
47. "All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage."
Author: William Bradford
48. "Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus; and we petty men walk under his huge legs, and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves."
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "It is just as honorable. . .to dig in the dirt as to dig into books. The mind can do its best work only when th body has been developed equally well."
Author: William Warren Prescott
50. "My politics are of a practical kind - the integrity of the country, the supremacy of the Federal government, an honorable peace, or none at all."
Author: Winfield Scott Hancock

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