Honesty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Honesty

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Honesty is the best policy.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Honesty is very sexy.
~By Valerie Bertinelli ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Honesty will never break you.
~By Kate Hudson ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
~By Billy Bragg ~


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.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


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 ~


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 ~


I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~

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