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Honesty Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Honesty.

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

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

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

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Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

I'm a firm believer in absolute honesty.
- Frank Langella

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato

There is indeed a inherently honesty to it.
- Ben Edwards

The high road is always respected.
Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
- Scott Hamilton

I feel honesty always works.
- Bobby Unser

Honesty does not always bring a response of love,
but it is absolutely essential to it.
- Ray Blanton

I have built my reputation on honesty,
I have sometimes been too honest.
- David Blunkett

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions,
comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
- Freeman Thomas

Honesty will never break you.
- Kate Hudson

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty,
character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
- Zig Ziglar

I'd much rather have the honesty than not.
Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest,
then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
- Garth Brooks

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty.
These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
- Charles Kennedy

I think it requires a bit of honesty,
Swan Lake.
- Graeme Murphy

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

True country music is honesty, sincerity,
and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks

Honesty is very sexy.
- Valerie Bertinelli

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please
than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
- Jessamyn West

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity.
So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone,
to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
- Meredith Monk

I am a very conscientious golfer.
I count every stroke.
I learned to play that way.
That is the only way I can play.
It taught me to be honest.
There is no greater virtue than honesty.
- Martin Sheen

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed
by that maxim is not an honest man.
- Richard Whately

But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
- Gerrit Smith

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty;
inaccuracy,
of dishonesty.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Concentration is my motto - first honesty,
then industry, then concentration.
- Andrew Carnegie

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.
- Michel de Montaigne

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
- George Saunders

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

Honesty is the cruelest game of all,
because not only can you hurt someone -
and hurt them to the bone -
you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.
- Dave Van Ronk

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous
honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine
closely the things they believe.
- Todd Rundgren

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
- Kin Hubbard

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA,
should thank God every day we have sports betting here...
We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
- Meyer Lansky

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty
and he will receive you into his favor.
- Henry Fielding

The person who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality
quite as much as the honesty.
Possibly more.
- Richard J. Needham

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- Groucho Marx

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.
- Allan Pinkerton

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor
that I find irresistible,
as a contemporary poet.
- Robert Morgan

There's a place for all types of country music as long
as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
- Wynonna Judd

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty.
But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked
by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

Especially when you deal with comedy,
you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty
and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle,
that catches people.
- Austin Peck

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

The true measure of life is not length,
but honesty.
- John Lyly

I think it has most to do with the way in which a story is told,
whether it feels real either via the music of the telling
or the 'honesty' of the story.
- Chris Ware

Acting is all about honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
When I am honest I never feel stupid.
And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
- Hugh Prather

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
- Friedrich Schiller

In all my public and private acts as your president,
I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor
with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
- Gerald R. Ford

TV is a major force in our lives - a FORCE.
It must be handled very carefully, both its censure
and its artistic honesty.
- Bill Bixby

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to
its possessor unless it is kept under control.
- Don Marquis

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success,
without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
- Mary Kay Ash

Confidence...
thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations,
on faithful protection and on unselfish performance.
Without them it cannot live.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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