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Honesty Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom Values Live-By

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 think there's a form of honesty, because I used to
be very honest with the press,
and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
- Shia LaBeouf

Honesty will never break you.
- Kate Hudson

Honesty is all you need.
- Cass Elliot

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust

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

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

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

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

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

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

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne

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

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

Honesty is very sexy.
- Valerie Bertinelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless
look into the face of all facts are qualities which
can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

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

Acting is all about truth and honesty,
and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann

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

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

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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