Definitions: (1) worthy of great respect; highly regarded; estimable; (2) motivated by principles of honor with a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation

Synonyms: dignity, nobility, renown, spirit, upright

Quote: What is honored in a country is cultivated there. — Plato (428-348 bc) Greek Philosopher
Note also: What is honored in the self is also cultivated there.

Symbol: the turtle