Honour is defined as ‘high respect, as that shown for special merit; esteem’. Honour is something that you earn. It is not given without proving it is deserved. People can earn honor by various actions, and rarely by words. One can say great things but his/her actions mean much more than the words spoken. Helping others that are in need, winning fights or military battles/wars, winning competitions, and other situations where one comes out the victor can gain a man honour. A man can also gain honor by being a great leader, or by being a good husband and father.
While a man can gain honour by actions, and rarely by words, it’s nearly the opposite when it comes to losing honour. A man can definitely lose honor by actions, but he can also lose them by words. A man can lose honour by losing battles, being untruthful to others, being unfaithful to his lover/wife, mistreating his children, cheating others in business, and many other ways. A man can also lose honour by words, such as telling untruths, slandering others, gossiping, or repeating secrets told in confidentiality.
A man can grow rich and then poor then rich again. A man can be strong, weak, then strong again. A man can have anything, lose it, then gain it again. Once a man has lost honour, it is nearly impossible to regain it.