Top Dishonor Quotes & Sayings In Life

These dishonor quotes will inspire you. Dishonor a state of shame or disgrace; or fail to observe or respect (an agreement or principle).

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dishonor quotes, dishonor sayings, and dishonor proverbs.

Best Dishonor quotes

  1. “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.” ~ Winston Churchill
  3. “The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds… And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it.” ~ Clark Gable
  4. “Do no dishonor to the earth lest you dishonor the spirit of man.” ~ Henry Beston
  5. “Respect the altar of Justice and do not, looking to profit, dishonor it by spurning with godless foot; for punishment will come upon you.” ~ Aeschylus

  6. “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash: your picture in the paper nor money in the back either. Just refuse to bear them.” ~ William Faulkner
  7. “It is best to live with honor for just a day than with dishonor for many decades; better a short-lived celestial swan than a century-lived crow.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  8. “He who dishonors himself [by lying about his opinions] for the sake of being honored by others will find that two mistakes have been made – one by himself, and the other, by the people.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  9. “Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  10. “Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  11. “Your choices have psychological consequences. The way you choose to deal with reality, truth, facts – your choice to honor or dishonor your own perceptions – registers in your mind, for good or for bad, and either confirms and strengthens your self-esteem or undermines and weakens it.” ~ Nathaniel Branden
  12. “One does not reflect on a point of honor – that is already dishonor. To submit to insult, to forget a humiliation, to quail before an enemy – all these are signs of a life become worthless and superfluous.” ~ Oswald Spengler
  13. “You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings.” ~ Nicolas Malebranche
  14. “We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.” ~ George Crook
  15. “This no dishonor when he who would dishonor you, only dishonors himself.” ~ Herman Melville

  16. “The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  17. “Socrates dies with honor, surrounded by his disciples listening to the most tender words -the easiest death that one could wish to die. Jesus dies in pain, dishonor, mockery, the object of universal cursing – the most horrible death that one could fear. At the receipt of the cup of poison, Socrates blesses him who could not give it to him without tears; Jesus, while suffering the sharpest pains, prays for His most bitter enemies. If Socrates lived and died like a philosopher, Jesus lived and died like a god.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Honor dishonor quotes
  18. “I believe that my choosing my present course I do no dishonor to them, or to those who may come after me.” ~ Pete Seeger
  19. “The kind of courage that is strengthened or created by concern about what others will think is really a form of fear. Fear of disapproval or dishonor becoming stronger than fear of injury or even death.” ~ Michael Josephson
  20. “It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole line of cameras and microphones. I felt like – you remember the honor guards, only it was a dishonor guard.” ~ Jim Bakker

  21. “Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It’s your combination sinners – your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards – who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.” ~ Thornton Wilder
  22. “I am with the South in life or death, in victory or defeat. I believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government. They no longer acknowledge that all government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and murder our men and dishonor our women. We propose no invasion of the North, no attack on them, and only ask to be left alone.” ~ Patrick Cleburne
  23. “When I see throughout this book, called the Bible, a history of the grossest vices and a collection of the most paltry and contemptible tales and stories, I could not so dishonor my Creator by calling it by His name.” ~ Thomas Paine
  24. “We refuse to lie here in dishonor! We are not criminals, but Irishmen! This is the crime of which we stand accused.” ~ Bobby Sands
  25. “The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence.” ~ Clark Gable

  26. “The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He’s got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won’t be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. That’s all there is to it.” ~ Clark Gable , Death before dishonor quotes
  27. “Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame.” ~ William Blake
  28. “Drink has shed more blood, hung more crepe, sold more homes, plunged more people into bankruptcy, armed more villains, slain more children, snapped more wedding rings, defiled more innocence, blinded more eyes, dethroned more reason, wrecked more manhood, dishonored more womanhood, broken more hearts, blasted more lives, driven more to suicide and dug more graves than any other evil that has cursed the world.” ~ Evangeline Booth
  29. “It belongs to small-mindedness to be unable to bear either honor or dishonor, either good fortune or bad, but to be filled with conceit when honored and puffed up by trifling good fortune, and to be unable to bear even the smallest dishonor and to deem any chance failure a great misfortune, and to be distressed and annonyed at everything. Moreover the small-minded man is the sort of person to call all slights an insult and dishonor, even those that are due to ignorance or forgetfulness. Small-mindedness is accompanied by pettiness, querulousness, pessimism and self-abasement.” ~ Aristotle
  30. “Bad theology dishonors God and hurts people.” ~ John Piper

  31. “Teaching people to become like Jesus, outside of the power of Jesus, dishonors Jesus.” ~ Ed Stetzer
  32. “Every day, we are given countless opportunities to offer our gifts to those at work, in our families, our relationships…. If you give less than what you are, you dishonor the gift of your own precious life.” ~ Wayne Muller
  33. “An act of violence against any innocent person eludes moral justification, disgraces the millions of Americans and people throughout the world who have united in peaceful protest against police brutality, and dishonors our proud inheritance of nonviolent resistance.” ~ Benjamin Crump
  34. “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.” ~ Garth Stein
  35. “Though virtue give a ragged livery, she gives a golden cognizance; if her service make thee poor, blush not. Thy poverty may disadvantage thee, but not dishonor thee.” ~ Francis Quarles

  36. “Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence … I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  37. “I did only what my duty demanded. I could have taken no other course without dishonor.” ~ Robert E. Lee
  38. “I ask you to try something. If someone grieves you, or dishonors you, or takes something of yours, then pray like this: “Lord, we are all your creatures. Pity your servants, and turn them to repentance,” and then you will perceptibly bear grace in your soul. Induce your heart to love your enemies, and the Lord, seeing your goodwill, shall help you in all things, and will Himself show you experience. But whoever thinks evil of his enemies does not have love for God and has not known God.” ~ Silouan the Athonite
  39. “The honor that we pay to the Son of God, as well as that which we render to God the Father, consists of an upright course of life. This is plainly taught us by the passage, “You that boast of the Law, through breaking the Law dishonor God.”…For if he who transgresses the law dishonors God by his transgression,…it is evident that he who keeps the law honors God. So the worshipper of God is he whose life is regulated by the principles and teachings of the Divine Word” ~ Origen
  40. “Often the Lord heals vainglory by dishonor.” ~ John Climacus

  41. “Again, after his fall, God gave him an occasion to repent and to receive mercy but he kept his stiff neck held high. He came to him and said “Adam, Where are you?” instead of saying “What glory you have left and what dishonor you have arrived at?” After that, He asked him “Why did you sin? Why did you transgress the commandment?” By asking these questions, He wanted to give him the opportunity to say, “Forgive me.” However, he did not ask for forgiveness. There was no humility, there was no repentance, but indeed the opposite.” ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
  42. “Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin.” ~ Allan Pinkerton
  43. “It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.” ~ Horace
  44. “Woe to him whom this world charms from Gospel duty. Woe to him who seeks to pour oil upon the waters when God has brewed them into a gale. Woe to him who seeks to please rather than to appal. Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness. Woe to him who, in this world, courts not dishonor! Woe to him who would not be true, even though to be false were salvation. Yea, woe to him who, as the great Pilot Paul has it, while preaching to others is himself a castaway.” ~ Herman Melville
  45. “It can be no dishonor to learn from others when they speak good sense.” ~ Sophocles

  46. “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.” ~ Diane Ackerman
  47. “I came to serve you at the age of 28 and now I have not a hair on me that is not white, and my body is infirm and exhausted. All that was left to me and my brothers has been taken away and sold, even to the cloak that I wore, without hearing or trial, to my great dishonor.” ~ Christopher Columbus
  48. “Even if [the Pope an incarnate devil], we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom… He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope.” ~ St. Catherine of Siena
  49. “We said that a single injustice, a single crime, a single illegality, particularly if it is officially recorded, confirmed, a single wrong to humanity, a single wrong to justice and to right, particularly if it is universally, legally, nationally, commodiously accepted, that a single crime shatters and is sufficient to shatter the whole social pact, the whole social contract, that a single legal crime, a single dishonorable act will bring about the loss of ones honor, the dishonor of a whole people. It is a touch of gangrene that corrupts the entire body.” ~ Charles Peguy
  50. “We honor God by asking for great things when they are a part of His promise. We dishonor Him and cheat ourselves when we ask for molehills where He has offered mountains.” ~ Vance Havner

  51. “Resolved, never to speak evil of anyone, so that it shall tend to his dishonor, more or less, upon no account except for some real good.” ~ Jonathan Edwards
  52. “Families, like countries, take their prophets unkindly, but a verse-speaker in the house is dishonor to be hooted.” ~ Dylan Thomas
  53. “He [George Washington Cable] has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it.” ~ Mark Twain
  54. “Honor is the only really good disguise for an occasional act of dishonor.” ~ Tad Williams
  55. “There’s no dishonor in being forced by a superior power into slavery, but it is an eternal disgrace to voluntarily surrender one’s liberty for a filthy bowl of oatmeal and promise of security by liars.” ~ Charley Reese

  56. “Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.” ~ Euripides
  57. “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. Every influx of atheism, of skepticism, is thus made useful as a mercury pill assaulting and removing a diseased religion, and making way for truth.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  58. “The natural world is a gift that we have the obligation to treasure and use carefully. It is our moral responsibility to protect it from damage and to pass it on to our heirs in good condition. To do less is to dishonor the Giver and the gift.” ~ Frederick Victor Grey Wymark
  59. “Each famous author of antiquity whom I recover places a new offence and another cause of dishonor to the charge of earlier generations, who, not satisfied with their own disgraceful barrenness, permitted the fruit of other minds, and the writings that their ancestors had produced by toil and application, to perish through insufferable neglect. Although they had nothing of their own to hand down to those who were to come after, they robbed posterity of its ancestral heritage.” ~ Petrarch
  60. “It is less dishonor to hear imperfectly than to speak imperfectly. The ears are excused; the understanding is not.” ~ Ben Jonson

  61. “Why would a person prefer the accusations of guilt, unworthiness, ineptitude — even dishonor and betrayal — to real possibility? This may not seem to be the choice, but it is: complete self-effacement, surrender to the “others,” disavowal of any personal dignity or freedom — on the one hand; and freedom and independence, movement away from the others, extrication of oneself from the binding links of family and social duties-on the other hand. This is the choice that the depressed person actually faces.” ~ Ernest Becker
  62. “It is not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, of nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois.” ~ Albert Einstein
  63. “You think I’m a fool?” demanded Harry. “No, I think you’re like James,” said Lupin, “who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.” ~ J. K. Rowling

  64. “These warriors of the Sacred Band were inscrutable; they loved their war and death and picking through the bones of time to sort out right from wrong, good from bad, holy from profane, honor from dishonor.” ~ Janet Morris
  65. “Death always before dishonor. (Julian)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dishonor to cause (someone or something) to no longer be respected.

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