Honesty is the best policy and there is no denying to this fact. Embrace the following quotations and sayings on honesty by great men and commit yourself to a life of integrity and truthfulness.

Honesty Quotes

Sir Walter Scott once quoted “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” After all, where is the dignity unless there is honesty? One of the better virtues usually ascribed to human race, honesty has enjoyed an unequaled standing in both fables and life alike. Mooted as the pillar of success and wisdom, honesty is seen as one of the greatest virtues to grace mankind. Much has been said, written and philosophized on this exceptional intrinsic attribute, by great men and layman alike. Honesty is an important attribute that sadly evades most of us and our daily dealings and it takes a man of real worth and courage to abide by it. Integrity is the cornerstone of every successful foundation. A little honesty into your every day life can catapult you to a position of outstanding status, little measured by your wages and more by your actions. Here are a few quotes on honesty, delivered by a few great men, who have acknowledged the worth of honesty and immortalized it for the rest of the world to follow. Read on to enlighten yourself.
Quotations & Sayings On Honesty
  • 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. - George Washington
  • No one can lie; no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes. -Paulo Coelho
  • To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. - Edward R. Murrow
  • An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. - Thomas Jefferson
  • Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. - W. Clement Stone
  • Don't worry so much about your self- esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward. - Laura Schlessinger
  • 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
  • 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
  • There is no twilight zone of honesty in business. A thing is right or it's wrong. It's black or it's white. - John F. Dodge
  • One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson
  • To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. - John Ruskin
  • Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure. - Joseph Sugarman
  • Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. -William Shakespeare
  • What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own. -Goethe
  • To live outside the law, you must be honest. -Bob Dylan
  • He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage. - Samuel Johnson
  • Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; Steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for a trickster and catch him at first attempt, but beware of an honest man! - Arab Proverb
  • If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -Mark Twain
  • An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. -Thomas Jefferson
  • Especially when you deal with comedy, you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle, that catches people. - Austin Peck
  • Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. -Mahatma Gandhi
  • If we aren't willing to pay a price for our values, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all. Barack Obama
  • The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. -Socrates

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