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Honesty quotes page 3

An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as honesty. Possibly more.
Richard J. Needham

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
Peggy Noonan

The genius of communication is the ability to be both totally honest and totally kind at the
same time.
John Powell

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Spencer Johnson

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
James E. Faust

Honesty is stronger medicine than sympathy, which may console but often conceals.
Gretel Ehrlich

Honest hearts produce honest actions.
Brigham Young

Lying can never save us from another lie.
Vaclav Havel

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
George R. R. Martin

There are honest people in the world, but only because the devil considers their asking prices
ridiculous.
Peter S. Beagle

I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they
mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all
were completely honest.
Elizabeth Hurley

Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark.
Thomas Fuller

The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your
enemies.
Laurell K. Hamilton

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward

Honest people don't hide their deeds.
Emily Bronte

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what
you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
John Ruskin

We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.
Andre Maurois

Sincerity resembles a spice. Too much repels you and too little leaves you wanting.
Bill Copeland

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that
honesty is the best policy.
Sir Walter Besant

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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