Sincerity Quotes

Paul de gondi - when you are obliged to make a statement that you...
Confucius - to be able to practice five things everywhere...

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
Jean Rostand, Journal of a Character, 1931
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
When you are obliged to make a statement that you know will cause displeasure, you must say it with every appearance of sincerity; this is the only way to make it palatable.
Paul De Gondi
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden, " the Conclusion

Confucius - to be able under all circumstances to practice...
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
Robert Hall
Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity.
John Mitchell Mason
Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
George Orwell
After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.
Fred Thompson, Speech before the Commonwealth Club of California
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninge
The English think incompetence is the same thing as sincerity.
Quentin Crisp
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
Oscar Wilde
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
George Santayana
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Jean Rostand
Sincerity is the way of Heaven.
Mencius, Works