Honesty Quotes - Page 4

I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.
– William Shakespeare

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
– Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
– Mark Twain

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
– Oliver Wendell

No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
– William Congreve

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! – Marmion.
– Walter Scott

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.
– Austin O’Malley

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
– Adrienne Rich

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

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
– George Burns

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
– William Blake

With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back.
– Russian proverb

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.
– Kin Hubbard

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.
– Mark Twain

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
– Ambrose Bierce

The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always.
– R.D. Laing