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Honesty Quotes
Sad Quotes about Honesty

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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

Related topics: Cynical Funny

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

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

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

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



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I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

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

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

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
- John Ruskin

Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless
look into the face of all facts are qualities which
can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet
of virtues that will never be improved upon.
- James Oliver

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest,
it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
- Jon Secada

I'm a firm believer in absolute honesty.
- Frank Langella

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

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

I have built my reputation on honesty,
I have sometimes been too honest.
- David Blunkett

I think there's a form of honesty, because I used to
be very honest with the press,
and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
- Shia LaBeouf

The true measure of life is not length,
but honesty.
- John Lyly

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public
in free countries always has expected of historians;
much more than that it does not expect,
nor often get.
- Samuel E. Morison

And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on.
It connected with the people in the street.
- Ben E. King

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true.
- Richard Snelling

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
When I am honest I never feel stupid.
And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
- Hugh Prather

He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
- John Lyly

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

All stories should have some honesty and truth in them,
otherwise you're just playing about.
- Nigel Kneale

Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting
you to your face without expecting redress.
- Judith Martin

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous
honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine
closely the things they believe.
- Todd Rundgren

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

I'd much rather have the honesty than not.
Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest,
then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
- Garth Brooks

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
- Gerrit Smith

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up
on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson

Honesty is something you can't wear out.
- Waylon Jennings

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

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor
that I find irresistible,
as a contemporary poet.
- Robert Morgan

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

An autobiography is not about pictures;
it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much
truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
- Boris Becker

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope

The person who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality
quite as much as the honesty.
Possibly more.
- Richard J. Needham

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA,
should thank God every day we have sports betting here...
We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
- Meyer Lansky

Honesty will never break you.
- Kate Hudson

Honesty is all you need.
- Cass Elliot

Honesty does not always bring a response of love,
but it is absolutely essential to it.
- Ray Blanton

True country music is honesty, sincerity,
and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust

Party honesty is party expediency.
- Grover Cleveland

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty
is always the best policy.
It is not.
- Dean Inge

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters,
decency and honesty are what matter.
- Tiger Woods

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything.
I am strongly in favor of common sense,
common honesty, and common decency.
This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
- H. L. Mencken

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty;
inaccuracy,
of dishonesty.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty.
These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
- Charles Kennedy

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions,
comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
- Freeman Thomas

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.
- Michel de Montaigne

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success,
without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
- Mary Kay Ash

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

I feel honesty always works.
- Bobby Unser

I like honesty and fair play.
- Marcus Garvey

In all honesty, I'm not able to talk about contracts.
It's nothing with 'American Idol' in particular,
it's just things I really need to take care of in my life.
- Mario Vazquez

Especially when you deal with comedy,
you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty
and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle,
that catches people.
- Austin Peck

Honesty is very sexy.
- Valerie Bertinelli


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