Honesty Quotes

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With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

From your confessor, lawyer and doctor, hide not your case on no condition. [Is this a way of saying that honesty is the best policy?]
John Harington

I will fight for budget honesty and eliminating the deficit to reduce the transfer of debt to younger generations.
Roscoe Bartlett

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
Samuel Johnson

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Andrew Carnegie

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Josh Billings

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
Stephen Butler Leacock

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Charles Baudelaire

He that departs with his own honesty
For vulgar praise, doth it too dearly buy
Ben Jonson

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate
Pope John Paul II

I'd need an incredibly talented make up artist to make me look natural! [Honesty from Donatella]
Donatella Versace

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve
Georg Lichtenberg

Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable
Leo Burnett

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not honesty and good-nature
Montaigne

Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be plain
Thomas Otway

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C Clarke

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
Clarence Darrow

Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it
Anonymous

Honesty is a good thing but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Don Marquis

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward

I believe honesty comes across in music because for [most] people music isn't just something to dance to.
Willa Ford

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.
Eric Zorn

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained...
Lao Tzu

Every act of dishonesty has at least two victims: the one we think of as the victim, and the perpetrator as well. Each little dishonesty makes another little rotten spot somewhere in the perpetrator's psyche.
Lesley Conger

They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Stephen Vincent Benet

I just hope, in all honesty, that Steve will walk if he hits it, you know what I mean? I would hate to be bringing up my bent finger as a controversial decision. I hope he'll go nice and easy - caught in the covers or bowled middle stump. I just hope he doesn't get his pads in the way or his bat's wide enough to get a thin edge [on Steve Waugh's last innings]
Billy Bowden

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
George Burns

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
Horace Mann

The more honesty a man has the less he affects the air of a saint
Johann Lavater

Solitaire is the only thing in life that demands absolute honesty.
Hugh Wheeler

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Franklin D Roosevelt

I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt
Jessamyn West

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favour.
Henry Fielding



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