Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.
– Marcus Aurelius
If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.
– William Shakespeare
That I may have a constant regard to honour and probity, that I may possess a perfect innocence and a good conscience and at length become truly virtuous and magnanimous,— help me, good God; help me, O Father!
– Benjamin Franklin