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The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
Euripides

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never
close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Charles Dickens

You should not honor men more than truth.
Plato

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe
anyone else.
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 for others.
When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in
him, he yields to his
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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?
John Steinbeck

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Mencius

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
sincerity.
Andre Gide

You ask me what forces me to speak? A strange thing; my conscience.
Victor Hugo

Anything is better than lies and deceit!
Leo Tolstoy

Honesty lasts longest.
German proverb

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.
Yoko Ono

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Gay Hendricks

There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's
crooked.
Mark Twain

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Mahatma Gandhi

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
Albert Camus

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 him.
Confucius

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Teresa

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
become noble.
Leonardo da Vinci

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee

Self-mastery depends on self-honesty.
Epictetus

Those people who agree with me in believing in lying in bed as one of the greatest pleasures
of life are the honest men.
Lin Yutang

Never separate the life you lead from the words you speak.
Paul Wellstone

Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.
Walter Scott

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