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171 Greatest Quotes About Honesty


Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. Tiger Woods
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. Immanuel Kant
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. John Locke
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. Dalai Lama
Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart. Jane Austen
Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest. William Faulkner
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. Fyodor Dostoevsky
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. Virginia Woolf
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie. Aldous Huxley
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. Frederick Douglass
Treat the world the way you want to be treated. Mike Tyson
Who lies for you will lie against you. John Locke
I'm not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face. Abdul Kalam
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka
Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. Albert Camus
I am looking for an honest man. Diogenes
You should not honor men more than truth. Plato
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. James Allen
Compliments win friends, honesty loses them. Rabindranath Tagore
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. William James
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. Audre Lorde
To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it. Leo Tolstoy
Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying. Fred Rogers
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. Nathaniel Hawthorne
To live outside the law, you must be honest. Bob Dylan
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance. Charles Darwin
If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse. George Carlin
Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions. Stephen Covey
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. Harper Lee
It is not so easy to keep silent when the silence is a lie. Victor Hugo
Be careful what you do, because the lie becomes the truth. Michael Jackson
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. Tennessee Williams
You don't always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too. Anne Lamott
There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's crooked. Mark Twain
Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. Michelle Obama
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. Mahatma Gandhi
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. Edmund Burke
Honesty: The best of all the lost arts. Mark Twain
Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The challenge today is to convince people of the value of truth, honesty, compassion and a concern for others. Dalai Lama