Frankness Quotes

The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.

Marquis De Custine

We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.

Andre Maurois

We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it.

Mark Twain

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.

Tennessee Williams

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.

Georg Brandes

Frankness, aside from the pain it causes, is always in bad taste.


It is wrong to believe that frank sentiments and the candor of the mind are the exclusive share of the young; they ornament oftentimes old age, upon which they seem to spread a chaste reflection of the modest graces of their younger days, where they shine with the same brightness as those flowers which are often seen peeping, fresh and laughing, from among ruins.

Achille Poincelot

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.

Alexander Smith

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism

Benjamin Disraeli

Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it

Mark Twain

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

A P Herbert

People who talk much say nothing.


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Updated On : January 16, 2011
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