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Honesty Quotes


These are some of the best 'Honesty' quotations and sayings.

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"Honesty is the best policy"; but he who acts only on that principle is not an honest man. - No one is habitually guided by it in practice. - An honest man is always before it, and a knave is generally behind it.

'Tis my opinion every man cheats in his way, and he is only honest who is not discovered.

A grain of honesty and native worth is of more value than all the adventitious ornaments, estates, or preferments, for the sake of which some of the better sort so oft turn knaves.

A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage. People may be amused at the time, but they will be remembered, and brought out against him upon some subsequent occasion.

A straight line is shortest in morals as well as in geometry.

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of honesty and good nature.

An honest man is the noblest work of God.

Any man who can blush has some honesty in him.

Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.

Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Do not consider anything for your interest which makes you break your word, quit your modesty, or inclines you to any practice which will not bear the light, or look the world in the face.

Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.

He that resolves to deal with none but honest men, must leave off dealing.

He who freely praises what he means to purchase, and he who enumerates the faults of what he means to sell, may set up a partnership with honesty.

He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.

Honest policy is a good friend, both to our safety and to our usefulness. The serpent's head may well become a good Christian's body, especially if it have a dove's eye in it.

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.


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