Honesty Quotes

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. (Illusions, 1977) - Richard David Bach

 

Well, I guess in all honesty I would have to say that I never knew nor did I ever hear of anybody that money didn't change. (No Country For Old Men) - Cormac McCarthy

 

Let common sense and common honesty have fair play, and they will soon set things to rights. - Thomas Jefferson

 

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. - Josh Billings

 

There is something wrong in a government where they who do the most have the least. There is something wrong when honesty wears a rag, and rascality a robe; when the loving, the tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets. - Robert Green Ingersoll

 

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 honour become identical. - Margaret Fuller

 

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.-Star Jones

 

Party honesty is party expediency.-Grover Cleveland

 

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

 

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.-Ang Lee

 

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.-Newt Gingrich

 

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.-Meredith Monk

 

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

 

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 elegance of honesty needs no adornment.-Merry Browne

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.-Genevieve Bujold

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.-Robert E. Lee

 

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

 

I feel honesty always works.-Bobby Unser

 

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

 

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.-Charles Dickens

 

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.-Randy Harrison

 

I like honesty and fair play.-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.-Shania Twain

 

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.-Talib Kweli

 

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.-Chris Ware

 

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

 

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

 

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.-Emma Stone

 

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.-Shia LaBeouf

 

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.-Shirley MacLaine

 

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!-Garth Brooks

 

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

 

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

 

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.-John Hope

 

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.-Jon Secada

 

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.--Star Jones

 

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.-Leslie Banks

 

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.-Lance Loud

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.-Austin Peck

 

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.-Arthur Peacocke

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Honesty is all you need.-Cass Elliot

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
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