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Honesty does not always bring a response of love,
by Ray Blanton

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

When the truth changes from your speaking,
you know you have told the truth.
- Ray Blanton

We will never be authentically angry or authentically
fair while we are trying to be both at once.
- Ray Blanton

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 PHOTO

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on.
It connected with the people in the street.
- Ben E. King

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

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

Honesty is all you need.
- Cass Elliot

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

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

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

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

Honesty is something you can't wear out.
- Waylon Jennings

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach

Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting
you to your face without expecting redress.
- Judith Martin

The most important thing in acting is honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

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

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

Honesty is very sexy.
- Valerie Bertinelli

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty,
of sincerity.
- George Oppen

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

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

I like honesty and fair play.
- Marcus Garvey

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

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

All stories should have some honesty and truth in them,
otherwise you're just playing about.
- Nigel Kneale

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public
in free countries always has expected of historians;
much more than that it does not expect,
nor often get.
- Samuel E. Morison

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

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can
be cured only by the honesty of humility.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

I feel honesty always works.
- Bobby Unser

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

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

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

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
- John Ruskin

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

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

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

Honesty will never break you.
- Kate Hudson

Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty
is always the best policy.
It is not.
- Dean Inge

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

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

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

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

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

Honesty is the most single most important factor having
a direct bearing on the final success of an individual,
corporation, or product.
- Ed McMahon

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

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters,
decency and honesty are what matter.
- Tiger Woods

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne

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

Anything well written with good language and clarity
and honesty is worth doing.
It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.
- Michael Moriarty

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

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

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

Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true.
- Richard Snelling

He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
- John Lyly

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

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

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up
on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson

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


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