Honesty Quotes

Richard needham - the man who is brutally honest enjoys the...
Sallust - they envy the distinction i have won; let them...

Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
Bourke Cockran
Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy. On President Richard M Nixon.
Irving Layton
It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for any public office.
Henry Louis Mencken
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Mark Twain

How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
Sterne
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
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Theresa
I guess each of us, at some time, finds one person with whom we are compelled toward absolute honesty, one person whose good opinion of us becomes a substitute for the broader opinion of the world.
Glen Cook, Shadow Games
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw
What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self - Respect, and the courage of conviction.
David L Boren
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Merry Browne
Honesty is being able to tell the truth without hurting anyone.
Federico Fellini, 8 1/2
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Don Marquis
Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin
It was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
Advance
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Sir Walter Besant
Honesty rare as a man without self - Pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
Stephen Vincent Benet
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1
It is inaccurate to say 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
If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world.
Joan Boysenko, Pocketful of Miracles
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Joseph Sugarman
Honesty is probably the sexiest thing a man can give to a woman.
Debra Messing
Honesty is the best image.
Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
No matter how brilliant a man may be, he will never engender confidence in his subordinates and associates if he lacks simple honesty and moral courage.
J. Lawton Collins
Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bea
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams
Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality - - Do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz
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 the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.
Plato
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.
Cicero
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
Cicero
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare
You must pay for conformity. All goes well as long as you run with conformists. But you, who are honest men in other particulars, know that there is alive somewhere a man whose honesty reaches to this point also, that he shall not kneel to false gods, and, on the day when you meet him, you sink into the class of counterfeits.
Ralph Waldo Emerson