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Madame, pour vous faire savoir comme se porte le resté de mon infortune, de toutes choses m'est demeuré que l'honneur et la vie qui est sauvé.
Madame, that you may know the state of the rest of my misfortune, there is nothing left to me but honor, and my life, which is saved. FRANCIS to his mother. Written in the Letter of safe conduct given to the Viceroy of Naples for the Commander Penalosa the morning after Pavia. See AIMÉ CHAMPOLLION-Captivité de François I. Figeac P. 129 (Ed. 1847) In MARTIN-Histoire de France. Vol. VIII. SISMONDI. Vol. XVI. P. 241.
(See also DRYDEN)
As quick as lightning, in the breach
Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
(See also ADDISON)
Your word is as good as the Bank, sir. HOLCROFT-The Road to Ruin. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 235.
(See also CERVANTES) Honour is but an itch in youthful blood Of doing acts extravagantly good.
Semper in fide quid senseris, non quid dixeris, cogitandum.
In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. CICERO—De Officiis. I. 13.
Great honours are great burdens, but on whom
III. Sc. 1. L. 1.
Nec tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit Occurrat, mentemque domet respectus honesti.
Do not consider what you may do, but what it will become you to have done, and let the sense of honor subdue your mind. CLAUDIANUS—De Quarto Consulatu Honorii
Augusti Panegyris. CCLXVII.
Summum crede nefas, animum præferre pudori, Et propter vitam vivendi perdere causas.
Believe it to be the greatest of all infamies, to prefer your existence to your honor, and for the sake of life to lose every inducement to live. JUVENAL-Satires. VIII. 83.
19 Dead on the field of honour. Answer given in the roll-call of LA TOUR
D'AUVERGNE's regiment after his death.
What is honorable is also safest.
Ici l'honneur m'oblige, et j'y veux satisfaire.
Here honor binds me, and I wish to satisfy it. CORNEILLE—Polyeucte. IV. 3.
10 And all at Worcester but the honour lost. DRYDEN-Astraea Redux.
(See also FRANCIS I) 11
These were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of the times.
Ecclesiasticus. XLIV. 7.
12 Titles of honour add not to his worth, Who is himself an honour to his titles. JOHN FORD—The Lady's Trial. Act I. Sc. 3.
Honour is purchas'd by the deeds we do;
honour is not won, Until some honourable deed be done. MARLOWE-Hero and Leander. First Sistiad.
To set the cause above renown,
To love the game beyond the prize, To honor while you strike him down,
Et ille quidem plenus annis abiit, plenus honoribus, illis etiam quos recusavit.
He died full of years and of honors, equally illustrious by those he refused as by those he accepted. Pliny the Younger Epistles. II. 1.
A Quixotic sense of the honorable of the chivalrous.
Pos-Letter to Mrs. Whitman. Oct. 18, 1848.
Well, 'tis no matter; honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off, when I come on? how then? Can honour set to a leg? no: or an arm? no: or take away the grief of a wound? no: Honour hath no skill in surgery, then? no. What is honour? a word. What is that word honour? air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? he that died o' Wednesday. Both he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. Is it insensible, then? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore, I'll none of it. Honour is a mere scutcheon; and so ends my catechism.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 129.
Honour and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
POPE—Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 193.
A bon entendeur ne faut qu'un parole.
A good intention does not mean honor. RABELAIS--Pantagruel. Bk. V. Ch. VII.
For Brutus is an honourable man;
Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 87.
I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me,
my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.
His honor rooted in dishonor stood,
Elaine. L. 886. 2
The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself. WOODROW WILSON—Speech. Jan. 29, 1916.
HOPE Know then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind, supports the body too: Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel Is hope, the balm and lifeblood of the soul. JOHN ARMSTRONG-Art of Preserving Health.
Bk. IV. L. 310.
Our greatest good, and what we least can spare,
Bk. IV. L. 318.
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.
COLERIDGE-Work Without Hope. St. 2.
And Hope enchanted smiled, and waved her golden hair.
COLLINS-Ode on the Passions. L. 3.
It is to hope, though hope were lost.
MRS. BARBAULD Come here, Fond Youth. 6
For the hopes of men have been justly called waking dreams. BASIL, BISHOP OF CÆSAREA. (About 370)
Letter to Gregory of Nazianzus. Found in
(See also DIOGENES, QUINTILIAN) Hope! thou nurse of young desire. BICKERSTAFF—Love in a Village. Act I. Sc. 1.
ALFRED BUNN—Bohemian Girl.
BURNS—Cotter's Saturday Night. St. 16.
But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair,
COLLINS-Ode on the Passions. L. 29.
Hope! of all ills that men endure,
ABRAHAM COWLEY—The Mistress. For Hope.
Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate.
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here DANTE-Inferno. III. 1. 9.
Hope, withering, fled—and Mercy sighed fare
spair. BYRON—Corsair. St. 15.
12 Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope. Pt. Î. L. 45. Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind, But leave, -oh! leave the light of Hope behind!
CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II. L. 375. Con la vida muchas cosas se remedian.
With life many things are remedied. (While there's life there's hope.) ČERVANTES—Don Quixote.
Until death all is life.
(See also CICERO)
Hopes have precarious life. They are oft blighted, withered, snapped sheer
off In vigorous growth and turned to rottenness.
GEORGE ELIOT—The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III.
Verzweifle keiner je, dem in der trübsten Nacht
Behold, we know not anything; Der Hoffnung letzte Sterne schwinden.
I can but trust that good shall fall Let no one despair, even though in the
At last–far off—at last, to all, darkest night the last star of hope may dis
And every winter change to spring. appear.
TENNYSON-In Memoriam. LIV
The mighty hopes that make us men.
TENNYSON-In Memoriam. LXXXV.
TERENCE-Adelphi. II. 2. 12.
All things are to be hoped by a man as long Væ misero mihi! quanta de spe decidi. as he is alive. (“A very effeminate saying.") Woe to my wretched self! from what a SENECA—Epistles. 70.
height of hope have I fallen! (See also CICERO)
TERENCE—Heauton timorumenos. II. 3. 9.