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Ultimately a deceiver only deceives himself.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud

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

I can always get along with an honest man.
Harry Truman

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

Even if others lie to you, it is okay. They are lying to you because they are afraid. They are
afraid you will discover that they are not perfect. It is painful to take that social mask off. If
others say one thing, but do another, you are lying to yourself if you don't listen to their
actions.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Aesop

Honesty means nothing until you are tested under circumstances where you are sure you
could get away with dishonesty.
Dorothy Parker

An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
Miguel de Cervantes

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

When swindlers meet a genuinely honest man, they're so astonished they regard him as a
greater swindler than themselves.
Jewish proverb

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
Thomas Carlyle

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Mark Twain

If you can't be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all
about?
Sophie Kinsella

No one has yet found any substitute for honesty.
Chinese proverb

When people tell you how honest they are, keep your hand on your wallet.
Larry Winget

The man who lies to the world, is the world's slave from then on.
Ayn Rand

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on
society if you have not changed yourself.
Nelson Mandela

To believe all men honest is folly. To believe none is something worse.
John Adams

If you're really truthful with yourself, it's a wonderful guidance.
Charlie Chaplin

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that
honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw

To lie, of course, is to engender insanity.
Anais Nin

A man that should call every thing by its right name, would hardly pass the streets without
being knocked down as a common enemy.
George Savile

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
Elizabeth I

A liar's punishment: Even he tells the truth, people don't believe him.
Jewish proverb

What is dignity without honesty?
Cicero

The false man is more false to himself than to any one else. He may despoil others, but
himself is the chief loser. The world's scorn he might sometimes forget, but the knowledge of
his own perfidy is undying.
Horace Mann

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are
screwed first.
Chanakya

An honest heart possesses a kingdom.
Seneca

When a bribe enters through the front door, honesty departs through the window.
Jewish proverb

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