Everyone knows that all these big proclamations about honor are really just excuses invented to let people kill each other with a clear conscience.
The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
You wear your honor like a suit of armor, Stark. You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.
There are no perfectly honorable men; but every true man has one main point of honor and a few minor ones.
The grand principles of virtue and honor, however they may be distorted by arbitrary codes, are the same all the world over: and where these principles are concerned, the right or wrong of any action appears the same to the uncultivated as to the enlightened mind.
The fear came then. The shield wall is a terrible place. It is where a warrior makes his reputation, and reputation is dear to us. Reputation is honour, but to gain that honour a man must stand in the shield wall where death runs rampant.
Necessity has a way of obliterating from our conduct various delicate scruples regarding honor and pride.
Mine honour is my life; both grow in one: Take honour from me, and my life is done: Then, dear my liege, mine honour let me try; In that I live and for that will I die.