Quotations on Candor

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Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Quality, Breeding, Candor, Gentleman, Mind, Proof)

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding
(Keywords: Candor, Judgment, Modesty)

In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
- Gerald R. Ford
(Keywords: Policy, Honesty, Candor, Confidence, End, President, Public)

Your candor is worth everything to your cause. It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties, insurmountable, at least for the present.
- Asa Gray
(Keywords: Candor, Cause, Difficulties, Present, Theory, Worth)

There should be a readiness, on our part, to investigate with candor to follow the truth wherever it may lead us, and to submit, without reserve or objection, to all the teachings of this religion, if it be found to be of divine origin.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Candor, May)

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Truth, Christianity, Candor, Mind, Nothing, Simplicity)

There is no diplomacy like candor.
- Edward V. Lucas
(Keywords: Candor, Diplomacy)

It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
- Russell Lynes
(Keywords: Candor, Friends, Incredulity)

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
- Peggy Noonan
(Keywords: Equality, Candor, Compliment, Friends, Talk)

In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
- John J. Sirica
(Keywords: Power, Candor, Court, President, Privilege, Questions, Reason, states, United)

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.
- Madame de Stael
(Keywords: Power, Genius, Candor, Innocence)

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
- Tacitus
(Keywords: Candor, Generosity, Moderation, Ruin)

I want to make it clear publicly that I expect more candor from this Administration during the next four years, particularly with members on the Foreign Relations Committee so that we can maintain a bipartisan foreign policy.
- George Voinovich
(Keywords: Policy, Candor, Committee, Foreign policy, Foreign relations, Want, Years)

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
- Walt Whitman
(Keywords: Candor, Faults, May)









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