Honesty Quotes

Glen cook, shadow games - i guess each of us, at some time, finds one...
Mark twain - honesty is the best policy - when there is money...

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch, Morals
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
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Merry Browne
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

Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bea
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
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
Honesty is probably the sexiest thing a man can give to a woman.
Debra Messing
Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.
Plato
Honesty rare as a man without self - Pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
Stephen Vincent Benet
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1
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 the best image.
Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
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
It was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
Advance
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
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
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
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
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
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali
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
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
Honesty is being able to tell the truth without hurting anyone.
Federico Fellini, 8 1/2
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
Cicero
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Theresa
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
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw
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
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
Hatred of dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin
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
Concentration is my motto - First honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Andrew Carnegie
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