Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 283]
Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Honor is to submit oneself to the truth when it comes to you.’
الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العِزُّ أن تَذِلَّ لِلحَقِّ إذا لَزِمَكَ .
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 228, no. 105]
Description: It is narrated in Bihar al-Anwar: Allah, most High, revealed to Prophet David (a.s.) said, ‘O David, verily … I have placed Honor in My obedience whilst they seek it in servitude to the ruler and do not find it therefore.’
أوحَي اللّهُ تَعالي إلي داوودَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يا داوودُ ، إنّي ... وَضَعتُ العِزَّ في طاعَتي ، وهُم يَطلُبونَهُ في خِدمَةِ السُّلطانِ فلا يَجِدونَهُ.
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 453, no. 21]
Description: Luqman (a.s.) said to his son, exhorting him, ‘If you want to attract Honor in this world, then cut off your greed of drawing advantage from what other people have in their possession; for verily the prophets and the veracious ones achieved what they did by cutting off their greed.’
لقمانُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لاِبنِه وهُوَ يَعِظُهُ ـ: إن أردتَ أن تَجمَعَ عِزَّ الدّنيا فَاقطَعْ طَمَعَكَ مِمّا في أيدي النّاسِ؛ فإنَّما بَلَغَ الأنبِياءُ والصِّدِّيقونَ ما بَلَغوا بِقَطعِ طَمَعِهِم.
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- Qasas al-Anbiya’, p. 195, p. 244]
Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘There is no Honor higher than piety.’
الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا عِزَّ أعَزُّ مِنَ التَّقوي.
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 371]
Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said in his intimate supplication, ‘My God, it is Honor enough for me that I am Your servant, and it is a source of pride for me that You are my Lord.’
الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في المُناجاةِ ـ: إلهي كَفي لي عِزّاً أن أكونَ لَكَ عَبداً، وكَفي بي فَخراً أن تَكونَ لي رَبّاً.
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- al-Khisal, p. 420, no. 14]
Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Know that verily the one who treats people fairly in spite of himself is only increased by Allah in Honor.’
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 53, no. 90]
Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘There are three things through which Allah only increases the Muslim in Honor: his pardon of one who has wronged him, his giving one who has deprived him, and his reconciliation with one who has cut him off.’
Reference:[From Mizan al Hikmat -- al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 109, no. 10]
Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘He who wishes for Honor without noble lineage, wealth without riches and dignity without rulership should remove himself from the disgrace of Allah’s disobedience to the Honor of His obedience.’