„Yea, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are more necessary. And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, have more abundant comeliness. But our comely parts have no need [... ]“
— Paul of Tarsus Early Christian apostle and missionary 5 - 67
1 Corinthians 12:22-24 (as quoted in Catholic Bible Douay-Rehims http://www.biblebible.com/text-bible/Catholic-Bible/1_corinthians_12.asp)
„What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honourable, than that of teaching?“
— Harriet Martineau English writer and sociologist 1802 - 1876
Occupation, vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
— Solón Athenian legislator -638 - -558 v.Chr
Diogenes Laërtius (trans. C. D. Yonge) The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (1853), "Solon", sect. 12, p. 29.
— Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid scholar 948 - 1022
The Book of Guidance into the Lives of the Twelve Imams, 1981, ""The Life of the Commander of the Faithful"" (I. K. A. Howard (tr.)). http://encarta.msn.com/quote_561557126/Intelligence_No_tool_is_more_beneficial_than.html
— Bernard Crick British political theorist and democratic socialist 1929 - 2008
Chapter 7, In Praise Of Politics, p. 159.
— Bernardo Dovizi Italian cardinal and playwright 1470 - 1520
Act I, scene II. — (Polinico). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 432.
— Rodolfo Graziani Italian general 1882 - 1955
Quoted in "The Suez Canal in World Affairs" - Page 79 - by Hugh Joseph Schonfield - 1952
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Context: Enemies of truth. Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Section IX, "Man Alone with Himself" / aphorism 483
— Ludovico Ariosto Italian poet 1474 - 1533
Canto XXIV, stanza 32 (tr. W. S. Rose)
„Nothing is more wonderful, or honours virtue more, than the confidence with which we turn to people whose probity we have long been acquainted with.“
— Antoine François Prévost French novelist 1697 - 1763
Part 1, p. 86; translation p. 40.
„Besides, I try to judge things for myself; to judge wrong, I think, is more honourable than not to judge at all.“
— Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
„Yet is it more honourable, and just, and upright, and pleasing, to treasure in the memory good acts than bad.“
— Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 v.Chr
Bk. 5, ch. 8; p. 179.
„I cannot flatter myself with the expectation of good success more than this, to end my days with honour and a good conscience.“
— Charles I of England monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1600 - 1649
Context: I confess that, speaking as a mere soldier or statesman, there is no probability of my ruin; yet, as a Christian, I must tell you that God will not suffer rebels and traitors to prosper, nor this cause be overthrown, and whatever personal punishment it shall please hi to inflict on me, must not make me repine, much less give over this quarrel... Indeed, I cannot flatter myself with the expectation of good success more than this, to end my days with honour and a good conscience. Remark to Prince Rupert of the Rhine in 1646, just before surrendering to Parliament and its New Model Army. As quoted in Early Modern England: A Narrative History (2009) by Robert Bucholz and Newton Key, p. 258