171 Greatest Quotes About Honesty
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.
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.
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.
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart.
Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest.
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
Treat the world the way you want to be treated.
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.
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.
Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
I am looking for an honest man.
You should not honor men more than truth.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
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.
To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.
Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse.
Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
It is not so easy to keep silent when the silence is a lie.
You don't always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.
There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's crooked.
Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.
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.