Honesty Quotes

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Cicero - where is there dignity unless there is honesty....

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 being able to tell the truth without hurting anyone.
Federico Fellini, 8 1/2
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
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

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
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 the best policy - when there is money in it.
Mark Twain
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali
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
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
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
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin
The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
Richard Needham
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 sure you will be guided right in your decision, to place implicit faith in his integrity and honesty. Best wishes from one who has known Richard longer than anyone else. His mother.
Hannah Nixon
Honesty is probably the sexiest thing a man can give to a woman.
Debra Messing
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Theresa
Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bea
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
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1
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
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch, Morals
Honesty rare as a man without self - Pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
Stephen Vincent Benet
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
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
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Don Marquis
Honesty is the best image.
Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
Cicero
Concentration is my motto - First honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Andrew Carnegie
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Merry Browne
Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.
Plato
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Hatred of dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
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
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare
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
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