Honesty Quotes

Richard needham - the man who is brutally honest enjoys the...
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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
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
Hatred of dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
In all honesty, Johnny, we are often at the mercy of the White House for the news we report. Frequently, we simply repeat verbatim what the White House tells us.
Connie Chung to Johnny Carson

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.
Cicero
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Don Marquis
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
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch, Morals
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
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
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bea
Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.
Plato
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
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
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 best image.
Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
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
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
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 was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
Advance
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 public office.
H. L. Mencken
Concentration is my motto - First honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Andrew Carnegie
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
Cicero
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw
Honesty rare as a man without self - Pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
Stephen Vincent Benet
Living up to basic ethical standards in the classroom - Discipline, tolerance, honesty - Is one of the most important ways children learn how to function in society at large.
Eloise Salholz
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
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
Honesty is probably the sexiest thing a man can give to a woman.
Debra Messing
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare
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
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
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