Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A man can never hope to be more than he is if he is not first honest about what he isn’t.
Don Williams Jr.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.
He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
Henry David Thoreau
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H. L. Mencken
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Stephen Vincent Benet
There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
Where is the dignity unless there is honesty?
A clean mouth and an honest hand
Will take a man through any land.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
I would replace the quality of sincerity with honesty, since one can hold a conviction sincerely without examining it, while honesty would require that one subject one's convictions to frequent scrutiny.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest. Ask him! If he says yes, you know he's crooked.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Honesty is being able to tell the truth without hurting anyone.
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.