the post of honour is the post of danger

a 1533 LD. BERNERS Huon (EETS) xx. Where as lyeth grete parelles there lieth grete honour.

1613 T. HEYWOOD Brazen Age III. 211 The greater dangers threaten The greater is his honour that breaks through.

a 1625 J. FLETCHER Rule Wife (1640) iv. i. I remembered your old Roman axiom, The more the danger, still the more the honour.

1711 Spectator 1 Dec. 1 We consider Human Life as a State of Probation, and Adversity as the Post of Honour in it.

1832 A. HENDERSON Scottish Proverbs 33 The post of honour is the post of danger.

1905 British Weekly 14 Dec. 1 The Chancellorship of the preeminently the post of danger, and therefore the post of honour in the new Government.

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