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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.

Kaley Cuoco

James Garner was a gift to our business and an example of honesty and pure class. It was an honor to have worked beside him and receive his bear hugs every day.

A. R. Rahman

When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output.

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.

Dax Shepard

I have to stay on top of myself with honesty and be very forthcoming, quickly admit when I'm wrong, you know? I have a whole system that works for me, and that's part of my worldview now.

Minka Kelly

I think brutal honesty is extremely important. Don't be afraid of being up-front about your feelings and your life.

Tiger Woods

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

Jada Pinkett Smith

Love and honesty are the things that make a good wife and mother.

Franklin P. Jones

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

Roger Moore

My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.

Taylor Lautner

Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to success.

Thomas Jefferson

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

I'm very unpredictable. Very, very impulsive. Extremely. Absolutely! Sometimes I don't know what I want to do from one day to the next. I can't enjoy anything premeditated; I just do it as I feel it. But whatever I do is motivated by honesty.

Kate Hudson

Honesty will never break you.

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.

Kevin Bacon

When I go home, I try to raise my children with honesty and integrity and teach them to take care of the world and of each other.

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.

Being truthful is a necessity because when I'm not being truthful it takes a toll on me. I don't have any room for it in my life. I don't have an across-the-board opinion on honesty in relationships. But for me, personally, it's paramount.

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.

Martin Sheen

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.

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.

Jack Whitehall

I think people respect honesty rather than hiding it.

Jackie Robinson

Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.

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.

Nicole Scherzinger

It turns out that understanding the British public is not rocket science. The British appreciate honesty and they also have a bonkers, off-the-wall sense of humour like me.

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.

I think the number one thing that I find important is the importance of honesty with your friends and your parents, if you can be. But I think that telling people how you really feel, being who you truly are, being safe and taking care of yourself is the most important thing.

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.

Dua Lipa

I love Pink and Nelly Furtado - the honesty and truth in their lyrics. I also love Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper.

Gerald R. Ford

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.

Christian Bale

In honesty, there are probably a lot of stories that can be told with Batman. I like the idea of him growing older and he can't quite do it as much anymore.

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.

A lot of my honesty, and wanting to be as authentic as possible, came from coming out of bands like S Club 7 - things that felt glossy, you know? And with the rise of social media, there was an initial backlash against that glossiness, too. And then, I don't know, somehow it managed to get lost again.

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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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Luke Evans

In all honesty, I should have given up this acting lark years ago.

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.

Bruno Mars

I just write songs that I strongly believe in and that are coming from inside. There's no tricks. It's honesty with big melodies.

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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Keir Starmer

In the absence of honesty from the Conservative party leadership, it is Labour's duty to spell out the very real consequences of a no-deal Brexit. It is also our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent it.

Emmanuel Macron

Honesty compels me to say that I am not a socialist. But so what?

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.

Katy Perry

Honesty has always worked for me.

My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief. Making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls... that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe.

Neena Gupta

The fact that my parents were both educated and held certain values very dearly, like honesty, self-respect and integrity, meant that I could steer clear of many pitfalls.

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.

Anushka Sharma

I don't have any sense of inhibition, so I'm able to lead my life with a lot of honesty.

If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees.

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.

Obviously, Kanye and I are very different in the way we express ourselves publicly. He's so passionate... about art, about culture, about creativity. And he's really good at it. And that honesty manifests itself in ways that are not politically correct, not socially acceptable sometimes.

Reparations - not just aid - should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and - together with other criminal states - for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires.

Society Togetherness

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