Honesty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Honesty

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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Chris Ware ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Honesty is very sexy.
~By Valerie Bertinelli ~


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


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.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I feel honesty always works.
~By Bobby Unser ~


There is indeed a inherently honesty to it.
~By 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.
~By Mario Vazquez ~


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 ~


Honesty will never break you.
~By Kate Hudson ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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'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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Party honesty is party expediency.
~By Grover Cleveland ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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

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