Most popular honesty quotes
People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.
To be honest, one must be inconsistent.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
It is useless to try to hold some people to anything they say while they're madly in love, drunk, or running for office.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
Honesty is the best policy.
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.
Remember Louis Vincenti's rule: 'Tell the truth, and you won't have to remember your lies.'
I try to get rid of people who always confidently answer questions about which they don't have any real knowledge.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
When people speak with brutal honesty, what is most remembered is the brutality, not the honesty.
He is not an honest man who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company that the soup is hot.
Honesty is stronger medicine than sympathy, which may console but often conceals.
Deceiving someone for his own good is a responsibility that should be shouldered only by the gods.
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
Always tell the truth. You may make a hole in one when you're alone on the golf course someday.
It takes two to speak truth—one to speak and another to hear.
The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
Honesty is the best policy, but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, 'Yes,' you know he is a crook.
An honest God is the noblest work of man.
He's an honest man - you could shoot craps with him over the telephone.
Don't call a man honest just because he never had the chance to steal.
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
"Honesty" without compassion and understanding is not honesty, but subtle hostility.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
What is more arrogant than honesty?
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
In short, honesty is more than a moral principle. It is also a major economic factor.
There are numerous layers of honesty, and the deepest should not have a monopoly.
It is better to be quotable than to be honest.