Honesty Quotes

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

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Theresa
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali
Honesty rare as a man without self - Pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
Stephen Vincent Benet
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
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
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
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
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
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
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
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch, Morals
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare
Honesty is the best image.
Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
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
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 policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin
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
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Merry Browne
The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
Richard Needham
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 for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.
Plato
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 probably the sexiest thing a man can give to a woman.
Debra Messing
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
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.
Cicero
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
Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bea
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw
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
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
Cicero