Honesty Quotes

Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.

Ed Mcmahon

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Occasionally, when honesty was the best policy, he was honest

Gregory Nunn

Honesty is praised and starves


Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true.


Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.

Don Marquis

Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.


The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

Arthur C. Clarke

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense


The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.

Merry Browne

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.

Thomas Jefferson

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?


To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

John Ruskin

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.

Robert E. Lee

The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.

John Lyly

Honesty is the soul of business

Dutch Proverb

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.

William Shakespeare

Fearless self-honesty is the secret corner stone of true self-freedom.

Guy Finley

Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy.

Walter Lippmann

Honesty is a question of right and wrong, not a matter of policy


Honesty is the best image.

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