Honesty Quotes Quotes

The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment--or at least much handicap--to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need.

Michael Parenti

I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt

Jessamyn West

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?

Cicero

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy

George Bernard Shaw

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity

Stephen Vincent Benet

Honesty is something you can't wear out

Waylon Jennings

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.

Lemuel K. Washburn

Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it

American Proverb

Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it

American Proverb

Honesty: The best of all the lost arts

Mark Twain

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Mary Kay Ash

Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone - and hurt them to the bone - you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time

Dave Van Ronk

If you truly want honesty, don't ask questions you don't really want the answer to

Proverb

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.

Charles Dickens

Sharpness does not earn one money, and honesty will not lose money.

Unknown

There is no well-defined boundary between honesty and dishonesty. The frontiers of one blend with the outside limits of the other, and he who attempts to tread this dangerous ground may be sometimes in one domain and sometimes in the other.

O. Henry

Dishonesty is a forsaking of permanent for temporary advantages.

Christian Bovee

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble.

Hugh Prather

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth

Henry Louis Mencken

Excellence calls for character . . . integrity . . . fairness . . . honesty . . . a determination to do what's right. High ethical standards, across the board.

Price Pritchett

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