Quotations on Sincerity

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This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore
(Keywords: Age, Movies, Insincerity, Misfortune)

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
- Vicki Baum
(Keywords: Art, Marriage, Insincerity, Understanding)

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Friendship, Truth, Nothing, Passion, Sincerity, Taste)

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Belief, Sincerity, Theories)

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Art, Sincerity, Song)

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall
(Keywords: Friend, Virtue, Opinion, Sincerity, Understanding, Value)

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it.
- Mike Huckabee
(Keywords: Achievement, American, Indifference, Party, Republican, Respect, Sincerity, Want)

I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Funny, Life, Commitment, Sincerity, Wounds)

We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to achieve a peaceful reunification of the country.
- Hu Jintao
(Keywords: Country, Effort, Sincerity, Will)

My experience with the Junior League, when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children's things, is that whenever they were asked they responded. They always responded with sincerity, and they did a good job.
- C. Everett Koop
(Keywords: Experience, Children, Job, Sincerity, Years)

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes
(Keywords: Strength, Error, Insincerity, Weakness)

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel
(Keywords: Hollywood, Sincerity, Will, World)

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
- Sarojini Naidu
(Keywords: Action, Courage, Motive, Sincerity, Speech, Want)

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting.
- Alla Nazimova
(Keywords: Art, Acting, Sincerity, Voice)

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell
(Keywords: Enemy, Insincerity, Language, Words)

For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity.
- George Orwell
(Keywords: Possession, Sincerity, Writer)

Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
- Ezra Pound
(Keywords: Sincerity, Value, Worth)

The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Desire, Faults, Mind, Sincerity, Talking)

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
- Chen Shui-bian
(Keywords: Wisdom, Peace, Cooperation, Goodwill, Leaders, Sincerity, Stability, Understanding)

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
- Charles Spurgeon
(Keywords: Sincerity, Value)

On the justice of the cause of Prince Edouard, adding insurances of greatest sincerity to help it and support it and give him on all occasions of the marks of the same feelings as I have for the King his father.
- Henry Benedict Stuart
(Keywords: Father, Feelings, Cause, Help, Justice, Sincerity, Support)

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
- Tacitus
(Keywords: Truth, Fear, Habit, Cause, Freedom, Sincerity, Wonder)

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
- John Tillotson
(Keywords: Men, End, Journey, Man, Road, Sincerity, Traveling)

Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Keywords: Love, Society, Economy, Sincerity, Spiritual, Trade)

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull
(Keywords: Trust, Criticism, Now, Presidency, Question, Sincerity, Will)

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