Honesty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Honesty

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


All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
~By John Quincy Adams ~


No legacy is so rich as honesty.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Honesty is all you need.
~By Cass Elliot ~


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


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 ~


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


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 feel honesty always works.
~By Bobby Unser ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I like honesty and fair play.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


In LA I was watching At the Movies with Ebert and Roper, it was, nice to see them differentiate between the subject matter and the art form of making the film, and they both gave it thumbs up, and I was kind of pleased at their honesty as far as reviewers go.
~By Michael Berryman ~


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 ~


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


I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Party honesty is party expediency.
~By Grover Cleveland ~


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.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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.
~By Charles Dickens ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Pete McCloskey ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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!
~By Garth Brooks ~


Honesty is very sexy.
~By Valerie Bertinelli ~


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


It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
~By John Steinbeck ~


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 ~


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 ~


For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.
~By Arthur Peacocke ~


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


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


I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.
~By Shirley MacLaine ~


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


Honesty will never break you.
~By Kate Hudson ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
~By Leslie Banks ~


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.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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


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 ~


You frighten a lot of scientists. If they say that climate is not changing, they lose their research grants. And some people cannot afford that; they become silent, or a few of us speak up, because we think that it's for the honesty of science, that we have to do it.
~By Nils-Axel Morner ~


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


The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


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


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


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


Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


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


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.
~By Dave Van Ronk ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


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


But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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

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