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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Honor
 
  Honor that is gained and broken upon another hath the quickest reflection, like diamonds cut with facets; and therefore let a man contend to excel any competitors of his in honor, in outshooting them, if he can, in their own bow.
            —Francis Bacon
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  Honour is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least injury without damage; it is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by the least flaw.
            —Jacques Bénigne Bossuet
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Honor is like a widow, won
With brisk attempt and putting on;
With entering manfully, and urging,
Not slow approaches, like a virgin.
            —Samuel Butler
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Honour is like that glossy bubble
That finds philosophers such trouble,
Whose least part crack’d, the whole does fly
And wits are crack’d to find out why.
            —Samuel Butler
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  Woman’s honour is nice as ermine; ’twill not bear a soil.
            —John Dryden
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Honour doth appeare to statesmen like a vision in the night,
And jugler-like workes o’ th’ deluded sight.
            —William Harrington
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  Honor and he agree as well together as a satin suit and woolen stockings.
            —John Marston
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  Honor … like power, disdains being questioned.
            —Nicholas Rowe
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  Honor, like life, when once lost, never returns.
            —Publius Syrus
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  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
            —Old Testament
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