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George Bancroft Quotes and Sayings

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Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself,
were it possible.
- George Bancroft

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on
the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
- George Bancroft

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed
than the prejudices of interest;
the first are all blindly adopted,
the second willfully preferred.
- George Bancroft

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is
the degree in which the intelligence of the common
mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
- George Bancroft

 

Where the people possess no authority,
their rights obtain no respect.
- George Bancroft

The public is wiser than the wisest critic.
- George Bancroft

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs
to a disappointed person.
- George Bancroft

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Avarice is the vice of declining years.
- George Bancroft

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

The best government rests on the people,
and not on the few, on persons and not on property,
on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
- George Bancroft

Conscience is the mirror of our souls,
which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
- George Bancroft

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
- George Bancroft

If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the
common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
- George Bancroft

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

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen.
It is not enough to do your own job.
There's no particular virtue in that.
Democracy isn't a gift.
It's a responsibility.
- Dalton Trumbo

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

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

Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising
has proved very unprofitable.
- Leo Burnett

I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery,
homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.
- Jerry Falwell

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies;
history has no place for them.
- Norodom Sihanouk

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

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
- John Steinbeck

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is
an act of clear dishonesty.
You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
- Horace Mann

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about
bad men not looking you in the face.
Don't trust that conventional idea.
Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week,
if there is anything to be got by it.
- Charles Dickens

There are some things that we know are just not as
pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves,
and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone
endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives.
- Todd Rundgren

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 prospers in every condition of life.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

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

I feel honesty always works.
- Bobby Unser

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

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

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

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest,
it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
- Jon Secada

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honesty is all you need.
- Cass Elliot

In all honesty, I'm not able to talk about contracts.
It's nothing with 'American Idol' in particular,
it's just things I really need to take care of in my life.
- Mario Vazquez

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

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

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

An autobiography is not about pictures;
it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much
truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
- Boris Becker

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

Party honesty is party expediency.
- Grover Cleveland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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