Honesty quotes page 2
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can
close my lips where I have opened my heart.
You should not honor men more than truth.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he
George Bernard Shaw
A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes
unable to recognize truth,
either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and
When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to
impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in
satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying - to others and to yourself.
Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier
in the army of intellectual liberty.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Sincerity is the way of the heaven.
To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man
picked out of ten thousand.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his
deception, the one who lies with
You ask me what forces me to speak? A strange thing; my conscience.
better than lies and deceit!
Honesty lasts longest.
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth,
nothing easier than flattery.
Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
If you matter, be honest with yourself. If your
relationship matters, be honest with your
partner. We have never seen dishonesty lead to happiness and intimacy.
There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him;
if he says yes, you know he's
To believe in something, and not to live it, is
Seeking what is true is not seeking what is
An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
Miguel de Cervantes
You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
To lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things it would take off
something from God's grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they
Leonardo da Vinci
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a
Self-mastery depends on self-honesty.
Those people who agree with me in believing in lying in
bed as one of the greatest pleasures
of life are the honest men.
Never separate the life you
lead from the words you speak.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.