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The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
George W. Bush
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours.
Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.
If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion.
I'm not that comfortable with actors receiving honours, partly because I think they ought to go to those who really help others.
The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage.
Today riches and honours have been lavished on me, but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all, the only one that matters, the gift of youth.
There is no doubt that I would have won more honours had I signed for Manchester United as a youngster.
I am delighted to have had students, friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have learned so much of what I know from them. This Nobel Award honours them all.
Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind... but as a path for realisation and salvation.
Ali Akbar Khan
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