Awards Quotes

Most popular awards quotes

Whenever the occasion arose, he rose to the occasion.
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

mediocrity

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begot us.
— Ecclesiasticus 44:1

biblical

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

funny

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

greatness

People with honorary awards are looked upon with disfavor. Would you let an honorary mechanic fix your brand-new Mercedes?
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.