Honesty Quotes

Honesty consists not in never stealing but in knowing where to stop in stealing, and how to make good use of what one does steal.

Samuel Butler

Honesty always sounds like impudence to the vain and stupid.

Orson Scott Card

Don't demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn -- with kids as well as with adults.

William Attwood

Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.

Daryl Gates

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.

Richard Whately

You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted that you mean to do right.

Robert E Lee

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Kin Hubbard

Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people

Proverbs 11:3

Be pure and simple, and love all because all are one. Live a sincere life; be natural, and be honest with yourself.Honesty will guard you against false modesty and will give you the strength of true humility. Spare no pains to help others. Seek no other reward than the gift of Divine Love.

Meher Baba

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.

Ayn Rand

Deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure


It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Noel Coward

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 honor become identical.

Margaret Fuller

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

Freeman Thomas
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