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The Best Quotes About Honesty  

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A list of the best honesty quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous honesty quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic honesty quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational honesty quotes from that same writer.

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Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. Sophocles
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson
No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest. Walter Raleigh
Honest hearts produce honest actions. Brigham Young
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. John Ruskin
Honesty prospers in every condition of life. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
There is no right way to do something wrong.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. James Allen
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau
Honesty is a question of right or wrong, not a matter of policy.
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. William Shakespeare
You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. -- Leviticus 19:11
If we put the emphasis upon the right things, if we live the life that is worth while and then fail, we will survive all disasters, we will out-live all misfortune. We should be so well balanced and symmetrical, that nothing which could ever happen could throw us off our center, so that no matter what misfortune should overtake us, there would still be a whole magnificent man or woman left after being stripped of everything else. Orison Swett Marden
Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity. Don Marquis
Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it. Lee Iacocca
EliMayfield added Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. Charles Dickens
I hope I shall 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 earn a million dollars honestly. William Jennings Bryan
To live outside the law, you must be honest. Bob Dylan
EliMayfield added It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward
There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does. Orison Swett Marden
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dare to be honest and fear no labor. Robert Burns
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age. Ralph Waldo Emerson