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19 Honesty Quotations

''Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.''
- Walter Anderson


''Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.''
- Samuel Butler


''Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?''
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


''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


''The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.''
- Euripides Iphigenia in Tauris


''Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.''
- F. M. Hubbard


''An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.''
- Thomas Jefferson letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813


''Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.''
- Mary MacCracken


''Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.''
- Don Marquis


''Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.''
- Sam Rayburn quoted Washingtonian, November 1978


''Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.''
- William Shakespeare "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.''
- William Shakespeare "Much Ado about Nothing", Act 3 scene 1


''No legacy is so rich as honesty.''
- William Shakespeare "All's Well that Ends Well", Act 3 scene 5


''Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.''
- William Shakespeare


''There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously.''
- Thomas Sowell


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


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


''When in doubt, tell the truth.''
- Mark Twain


''Honesty is the best image.''
- Tom Wilson Ziggy (comic)






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