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Sincerity Quotes

Sincerity is the virtue of the righteous, the trait of the honest, and the most prized asset of the successful. Any act or deed, which is backed by earnest feelings of sincerity, is bound to be a success. A person, who is forthcoming about his / her thoughts, feeling and desires and barely likes to guise his intentions, can be said to be a sincere person, in real sense of the term. Sincerity has been deemed as the utmost moral virtue and is indeed one of the higher ideals in life. For more on seriousness/commitment quotations and sayings, read on.

Stephen King

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Henry James

People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.

Thomas More

The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.

D. H. Lawrence

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.


An honest man is always a child.

Kevin Smith

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

Elbert Hubbard

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Willie Nelson

Most of the stuff I've read about me has been true.

Thomas More

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friend ship is steady.

Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

Malcolm X

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

Dr. Seuss

I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

Albert Camus

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.

Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

John Ruskin

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.

Garrison Keillor

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Drew Barrymore

I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day.

Mother Teresa

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Honoré de Balzac

A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.

Dorothy Day

I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.

Andre Gide

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Andre Gide

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

Edgar Watson Howe

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

Walt Disney

I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.

Andrew Jackson

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Chuck Palahniuk

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.

Alexander Hamilton

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Thomas Jefferson

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

James Madison

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

Salvador Dali

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

Albert Camus

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

William Blake

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.


Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

Andre Gide

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.

Anatole France

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.

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William Lyon Phelps

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.

Karl Marx

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

William Blake

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

Erich Fromm

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.

Dwight L. Moody

Character is what a man is in the dark.

Edgar Watson Howe

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

Pamela Anderson

I am what I am and I'm a horrible liar. I can't do it. I'm just very candid.

Victor Hugo

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

Dave Barry

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.

Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Andy Warhol

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it.


Better is the enemy of good.

Walt Whitman

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?

Marcel Proust

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.

Blaise Pascal

You always admire what you really don't understand.

Napolean Hill

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Anatole France

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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

Walt Disney

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.

John Ruskin

Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.

Courtney Love

I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics.

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Mia Hamm

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.

Edgar Watson Howe

To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.

Elizabeth I

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

Mother Teresa

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

Billy Graham

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.

Honoré de Balzac

A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.

Erich Fromm

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.


I think I am able to distinguish between those who love me and those who love my money.

George Bernard Shaw

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

Ambrose Bierce

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

Blaise Pascal

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

Groucho Marx

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


The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

William Shakespeare

There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.

The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.