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Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

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

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on.
It connected with the people in the street.
- Ben E. King

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- Groucho Marx

The important things are children, honesty,
integrity and faith.
- Andy Williams

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach

All stories should have some honesty and truth in them,
otherwise you're just playing about.
- Nigel Kneale

In all my public and private acts as your president,
I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor
with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
- Gerald R. Ford

All men profess honesty as long as they can.
To believe all men honest would be folly.
To believe none so is something worse.
- John Quincy Adams

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

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA,
should thank God every day we have sports betting here...
We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
- Meyer Lansky

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up
on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
When I am honest I never feel stupid.
And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
- Hugh Prather

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

In all honesty, I'm not able to talk about contracts.
It's nothing with 'American Idol' in particular,
it's just things I really need to take care of in my life.
- Mario Vazquez

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.
- Michel de Montaigne

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.
- Allan Pinkerton

He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
- John Lyly

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

Honesty does not always bring a response of love,
but it is absolutely essential to it.
- Ray Blanton

An autobiography is not about pictures;
it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much
truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
- Boris Becker

I think there's a form of honesty, because I used to
be very honest with the press,
and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
- Shia LaBeouf

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty,
character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
- Zig Ziglar

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity.
So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone,
to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
- Meredith Monk

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

Honesty is the cruelest game of all,
because not only can you hurt someone -
and hurt them to the bone -
you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.
- Dave Van Ronk

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked
by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

The high road is always respected.
Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
- Scott Hamilton

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

I think it requires a bit of honesty,
Swan Lake.
- Graeme Murphy

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
- George Saunders

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

I am a very conscientious golfer.
I count every stroke.
I learned to play that way.
That is the only way I can play.
It taught me to be honest.
There is no greater virtue than honesty.
- Martin Sheen

Honesty is all you need.
- Cass Elliot

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty,
of sincerity.
- George Oppen

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

Honesty is very sexy.
- Valerie Bertinelli

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne

Concentration is my motto - first honesty,
then industry, then concentration.
- Andrew Carnegie

Party honesty is party expediency.
- Grover Cleveland

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet
of virtues that will never be improved upon.
- James Oliver

The true measure of life is not length,
but honesty.
- John Lyly

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

TV is a major force in our lives - a FORCE.
It must be handled very carefully, both its censure
and its artistic honesty.
- Bill Bixby

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
- Gerrit Smith

Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty
is always the best policy.
It is not.
- Dean Inge

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything.
I am strongly in favor of common sense,
common honesty, and common decency.
This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
- H. L. Mencken

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters,
decency and honesty are what matter.
- Tiger Woods

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous
honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine
closely the things they believe.
- Todd Rundgren

Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting
you to your face without expecting redress.
- Judith Martin

Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless
look into the face of all facts are qualities which
can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I have built my reputation on honesty,
I have sometimes been too honest.
- David Blunkett

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

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success,
without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
- Mary Kay Ash

There's a place for all types of country music as long
as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
- Wynonna Judd

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
- Friedrich Schiller


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