Honesty Quotes

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
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.
Marcus Aurelius
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
Rousseau
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Merry Browne
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.
Bertrand Russell
He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
John Lyly
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Abraham Lincoln
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.
Emily Dickinson
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
William Feather
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.
Brigham Young
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.
James Allen
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Stephen Vincent Benet


There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.
Arthur Dobrin
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.
Benjamin Disraeli
Where is the dignity unless there is honesty?
Cicero
A clean mouth and an honest hand
Will take a man through any land.
German Proverb
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
Christopher Phillips
There is one way to find out if a man is honest. Ask him! If he says yes, you know he's crooked.
Groucho Marx
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.
Federico Fellini
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.
Sophocles
Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it.
Ray Blanton
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Socrates
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