Selected Quotes about Honesty

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. -- Walter Anderson

If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us? -- Lois McMaster Bujold

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. -- Samuel Butler

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? -- Cicero

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

The day is for honest men, the night for thieves. -- Euripides

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

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. -- Thomas Jefferson

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

Trade is much superior to piracy. You can rob and kill a man but once, but you can cheat him again and again. -- Louis L'Amour

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. -- Mary MacCracken

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

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. -- Sam Rayburn

When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate. -- Pamela Ribon

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! -- Sir Walter Scott

Every man has his fault, and honesty is his. -- William Shakespeare

I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I. -- William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty. -- William Shakespeare

Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. -- William Shakespeare

...the honour of a maid is her name; and no legacy is so rich as honesty. -- William Shakespeare

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously. -- Thomas Sowell

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure. -- Joseph Sugarman

Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others. -- Charles Swindoll

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

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain

When in doubt, tell the truth. -- Mark Twain

Honesty is the best image. -- Tom Wilson

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