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Honesty Quotes

“Honesty is the best policy” is one of most popular and universally recognized quotation that signifies the importance of being honest in life. To be genuinely admired and respected, you need to be honest. Being honest in both your personal and professional dealings is the ultimate way that to achieve happiness and success. Although, the road to honesty is not always pleasant, the upshots of honesty are definitely desirable. Check out these famous integrity quotations and sayings and tweak up the sincere self in you.

Thomas Moore

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.

Malcolm X

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.

Soren Kierkegaard

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.

Franklin P. Jones

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.

Thomas Jefferson

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Salvador Dali

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

Valerie Bertinelli

Honesty is very sexy.

Groucho Marx

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

Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

John Greenleaf Whittier

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

Sir Thomas Browne

There is no road or ready way to virtue.

Kangana Ranaut

Modesty is good. But not when it comes at the cost of honesty.

Eudora Welty

Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

Thomas More

I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.

Cameron Diaz

I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.

Kin Hubbard

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

George Burns

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

There's an honesty to Clark, Kal-El - Kal-El's the better way of saying it because he is both Superman and Clark - there's an honesty to him which crosses over on both - I don't like to use the word 'identities,' but I will because I can't think of a better one. So, it is not that tough to make that swap and change.

Sushant Singh Rajput

My strength would be my honesty and my passion towards my work.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

George Burns

The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

Jane Fonda

I feel like my honesty gives people the freedom to talk about things they wouldn't otherwise.

William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

Benjamin Franklin

Honesty is the best policy.

Lao Tzu

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.

Andrew Carnegie

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


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

Billy Graham

The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.

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George Bernard Shaw

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.

H. L. Mencken

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.

Kim Kardashian

My career is based on openness and honesty.

Charles Baudelaire

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.

Nancy Pelosi

The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.

John Ruskin

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

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Zac Efron

I think the most important thing for me in a relationship is honesty.

Michel de Montaigne

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.

Zig Ziglar

Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.

Robert Kennedy

Communism everywhere has paid the price of rigidity and dogmatism. Freedom has the strength of compassion and flexibility. It has, above all, the strength of intellectual honesty.

John McCain

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.


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

I admit that, for the first month of his candidacy, I had my concerns about Trump. I questioned, for example, whether someone with such cutting yet candid honesty, a candidate who veered so sharply from so many of the usual political expectations, could ever become president.

Mark Twain

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

Donald Trump

I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.

Samuel Johnson

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

You learn their honesty, you learn their competitiveness. You learn a lot about a person. It's not that they have to sink the putt and there's a great deal of talent involved - but you do learn about how competitive a person is on the golf course, and frankly, how honest.

Shia LaBeouf

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.

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.