Quotations on Honesty

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All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Men, Honesty, Folly)

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Success, Honesty, Ability, Confidence)

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Honesty, Conscience, Measure, Selfishness)

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Truth, Honesty, Dishonesty, Falsehood)

But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Faith, Honesty, Authority, May, Questions, Respect, Sincerity)

In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
- Leslie Banks
(Keywords: Home, Mom, Money, Time, Honesty, Order, State, Trying)

An autobiography is not about pictures; it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Truth, People, Honesty, Autobiography, Privacy)

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Keywords: Honesty, Man, Self)

In LA I was watching At the Movies with Ebert and Roper, it was, nice to see them differentiate between the subject matter and the art form of making the film, and they both gave it thumbs up, and I was kind of pleased at their honesty as far as reviewers go.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: Art, Movies, Honesty, Film)

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Honesty, Wealth, World)

TV is a major force in our lives - a FORCE. It must be handled very carefully, both its censure and its artistic honesty.
- Bill Bixby
(Keywords: Honesty, Censure, Force)

I have built my reputation on honesty, I have sometimes been too honest.
- David Blunkett
(Keywords: Honesty, Reputation)

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)

There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Honesty, Personality, Reason, Relationships, Writing)

True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Life, Music, Honesty, Country, Country music, Sincerity)

I'd much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Honesty, Mind, Will)

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne
(Keywords: Honesty, Elegance, Needs)

The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold
(Keywords: Character, Honesty, Acting, Humanity)

The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns
(Keywords: Honesty, Acting)

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns
(Keywords: Honesty, Acting)

Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: Politics, Time, Honesty, Living, Washington)

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Honesty, First)

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
(Keywords: Honesty, Tax, Income, Man, Measure)

Party honesty is party expediency.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Honesty, Expediency, Party)

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward
(Keywords: People, Honesty, Deceit)

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward
(Keywords: People, Honesty, Deceit)

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali
(Keywords: Art, Honesty, Possibility, Cheating)

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
(Keywords: Men, Trust, Idea, Honesty, Day, Dishonesty, Nonsense, Quantity, Will)

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor. People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson
(Keywords: People, Honesty, Information, Trouble)

I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Character, Adultery, Blame, Dishonesty, Flaws, Genetics, Homosexuality)

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Honesty, Fool, Will, Wit)

That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
- Roberta Flack
(Keywords: Honesty, Performance)

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)

I believe honesty comes across in music because for people that music isn't just something to dance to. For people for whom music is something that they feel, they understand what I'm talking about.
- Willa Ford
(Keywords: Music, People, Dance, Honesty, Talking)

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
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Policy, Heart, Honesty, Honor, Maxim, Public, Sense, Trade)

I like honesty and fair play.
- Marcus Garvey
(Keywords: Honesty, Play)

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
(Keywords: Honesty, Integrity, Police, Right)

Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
- Newt Gingrich
(Keywords: Government, Honesty, Chicago, President, Theft)

The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
- Scott Hamilton
(Keywords: Honesty, Integrity, Road)

I just don't think that I could be the kind of actor I want to be and not be honest with myself. Honesty is very important to me as an actor and as a person. I didn't even think about it.
- Randy Harrison
(Keywords: Honesty, Actor, Want)

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Brother, Honesty, Accuracy, Dishonesty)

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope
(Keywords: Equality, Education, Money, Honesty, American, Privilege, Will)

Honesty will never break you.
- Kate Hudson
(Keywords: Honesty, Will)

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Wisdom, Honesty, First)

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Power, Courage, Honesty, Wealth, Will)

In all honesty my cake was baking when I met Al - I had made up in my mind already to get physically healthy. He refreshingly was on his own journey so it was almost as if we walked together.
- Star Jones
(Keywords: Honesty, Journey, Mind)

There's a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
- Wynonna Judd
(Keywords: Experience, Music, Honesty, Country, Country music, Fans)

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
- Charles Kennedy
(Keywords: Honesty, Democrats, Freedom, Justice, Liberal, Words)

Acting is all about truth and honesty, and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Keywords: Truth, Honesty, Acting, Sensitivity)

I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props.
- Talib Kweli
(Keywords: Music, Honesty, Artists, Hell, Words)



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