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Quotations by Subject: Honesty
(Related Subjects: Truth, Lies)
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The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
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Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - )
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
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Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
Maybe coming clean is the ultimate selfish act. A way to absolve yourself by hurting someone who doesn't deserve to be hurt.
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Cindy Chupack, Sex and the City, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, 2000
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
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Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
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Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Iphigenia in Tauris, circa 412 B.C.
I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.
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John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
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Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)
If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?
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Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, 2002
Friends should always tell you the truth. But please donít.
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Louis C. K., Vanity Fair interview, 2013
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
When in doubt, tell the truth.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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Mary MacCracken
When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.
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Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
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Sam Rayburn (1882 - 1961), quoted Washingtonian, November 1978
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
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Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
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Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously.
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Thomas Sowell (1930 - )
Honesty is the best image.
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Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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Walter Anderson
I have always noticed that people will never laugh at anything that is not based on truth.
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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1
I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Much Ado about Nothing", Act 3 scene 1
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "All's Well that Ends Well", Act 3 scene 5
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
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