Honesty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Honesty

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


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 ~


Party honesty is party expediency.
~By Grover Cleveland ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Honesty is the best policy.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 feel honesty always works.
~By Bobby Unser ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 very sexy.
~By Valerie Bertinelli ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~

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