Honesty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Honesty

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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.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


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


Honesty is the best policy.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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.
~By Lance Loud ~


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


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


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


Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
~By Newt Gingrich ~


It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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.
~By Martin Sheen ~


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


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


You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Shia LaBeouf ~


I believe honesty comes across in music because for people that music isn't just something to dance to. For people for whom music is something that they feel, they understand what I'm talking about.
~By Willa Ford ~


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


In all honesty my cake was baking when I met Al - I had made up in my mind already to get physically healthy. He refreshingly was on his own journey so it was almost as if we walked together.
~By Star Jones ~


A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.
~By Allan Pinkerton ~


I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props.
~By Talib Kweli ~


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


The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
~By Merry Browne ~


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


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.
~By Genevieve Bujold ~


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


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.
~By Ang Lee ~


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


A child, from the time he can think, should think about all he sees, should suffer for all who cannot live with honesty, should work so that all men can be honest, and should be honest himself.
~By Jose Marti ~


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


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


Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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.
~By John Hope ~


Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House.
~By Louise Slaughter ~


That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
~By Roberta Flack ~


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


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.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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


Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.
~By Tucker Carlson ~


I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.
~By Mira Nair ~


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


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


Honesty is very sexy.
~By Valerie Bertinelli ~


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


Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


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.
~By Jon Secada ~


With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


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.
~By Hugh Prather ~


There is indeed a inherently honesty to it.
~By Ben Edwards ~


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


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


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


I think the number one thing that I find important is the importance of honesty with your friends and your parents, if you can be. But I think that telling people how you really feel, being who you truly are, being safe and taking care of yourself is the most important thing.
~By Emma Stone ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By John McCain ~


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


Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon.
~By James Oliver ~


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.
~By John McCarthy ~


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


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


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


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


The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.
~By Andy Williams ~


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


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.
~By Austin Peck ~


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.
~By Dalton Trumbo ~


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


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.
~By Boris Becker ~


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


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


Not really in all honesty because until you take control of your own health and go to your own doctor and have your own doctor tell you what's going to work for you.
~By Star Jones ~


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


There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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


Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite - a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.
~By Frederica Montseny ~


Honesty will never break you.
~By Kate Hudson ~


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.
~By Todd Rundgren ~


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


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


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.
~By Mario Vazquez ~


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.
~By Horace Mann ~


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.
~By Todd Rundgren ~


It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
~By Daryl Gates ~


Party honesty is party expediency.
~By Grover Cleveland ~


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.
~By Meredith Monk ~


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


Honesty is all you need.
~By Cass Elliot ~


I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.
~By Shania Twain ~


I just don't think that I could be the kind of actor I want to be and not be honest with myself. Honesty is very important to me as an actor and as a person. I didn't even think about it.
~By Randy Harrison ~


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


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.
~By Meyer Lansky ~


My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief. Making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls... that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe.
~By Michelle Obama ~


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

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May 27 ,2022
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