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Honesty Quotes and sayings Don’t measure your neighbor’s honesty on your own. ~ American Proverb
He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief. ~ Jewish Proverbs
An honest man is the noblest work of God. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotes about telling the truth.

Honesty is like an icicle–if once it melts that is the end of it. ~ American Proverbs
If you really want honesty, then don’t telling the truth quotes you don’t really want the answer to.~ Burmese Proverb
In the absence of honest men, they made my father mayor. ~ Spanish Proverbs
Act honestly, and answer boldly. ~ Danish Proverbs
An honest man is not worse because a dog barks at him. ~ Danish Proverb
A nod of an honest man is enough. ~ English Proverbs
I know they are all honest men, but my cloak is nowhere to be found. ~ Spanish Proverb
When thieves fall out, honest men get their goods back. ~ Dutch Proverbs
Faith and dishonesty are other words for uselessness. ~ Chinese Proverb
Stupidity begins with honesty. ~ Japanese Proverbs
A lock is meant only for honest men. ~ Yiddish Proverbs
Don’t call a man honest just because he never had the chance to steal. ~ Yiddish Proverb
Do not trust a person who claims to be honest, and never trust exaggerated friendliness. ~ Chinese Proverb
Slander cannot destroy an honest man: when the flood recedes the rock is there. ~ Chinese Proverb
Whenever there is profit to be made then think of honesty. ~ Chinese Proverb
God lives in an honest heart. ~ Japanese Proverb
An honest man’s word is as good as the king’s. ~ Portuguese Proverbs
Locks keep out only the honest. ~ Jewish Proverb
The thief who has no opportunity to steal thinks he is an honest man. ~ Hebrew Proverb
You are not being honest if you burn your tongue and don’t tell everyone else that the soup is hot. ~ Serbian Proverb Nothing resembles an honest man more than a cheat. ~ French Proverb
The poorhouse is filled with honest people. ~ Italian Proverbs
Better an honest slap in the face than an insincere kiss. ~ Yiddish Proverb
Honesty is the poor man’s pork and the rich man’s pudding. ~ English Proverb
A clean mouth and an honest hand will take a man through any land. ~ German Proverbs
The thief who isn’t caught is an honest salesman. ~ Romanian Proverbs
A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue. ~ Scottish Proverbs
An honest man’s word is his bond. ~ Dutch Proverb
Beauty without honesty is like a rose without perfume. ~ Danish Proverb
There are such things as false truths and honest lies. ~ Gypsy Proverb
Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark. ~ English Proverb
You can only be honest if you are well fed. ~ Myanmar Proverb
He is not honest who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company the soup is hot. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

Love and honesty quotes:
Honesty makes you rich, but she works slowly. ~ German Proverb
When it thunders the thief becomes honest. ~ Italian Proverb
Where rich people can make honest money, poor people have to steal. ~ Gypsy Proverb
A dying man discovers the honesty with which he was born. ~ Japanese Proverb
The first step toward greatness is, to be honest. ~ Traditional Proverb
When con men meet a legitimately honest man, they are so bewildered that they consider him a greater con man than themselves. ~ Jewish Proverb
An honest man does not make himself a dog for the sake of a bone. ~ Danish Proverb
Truthful quotes:
I like people to be saints, but I want them to be first and superlatively honest men. ~ Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine
No such thing as a man willing to be honest–that would be like a blind man willing to see. ~ F.Scott Fitzgerald
After all, the most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth; for all beauty is truth. ~ Lord Shaftesbury Dare to be honest and fear no labor. ~ Robert Burns
It is a fine thing, to be honest, but it is also very important to be right. ~ Winston Churchill
Quotes Honest men are the gentlemen of nature. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Quotes about lying and trust:
The first step toward greatness is, to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only “the first step toward greatness,”–it is greatness itself. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
No one can earn a million dollars honestly. ~ William Jennings Bryan
Honesty is not only the deepest policy but the highest wisdom. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
Sometimes honesty can be incredibly messy. ~ WM.Paul Young
Honesty is a person’s most valuable asset. His or her good name, good reputation, and good word depend on the individual’s quality of honesty. ~ James H. Merkel & Abdul Wahad Al-Falaj
Be prepared and be honest. ~ John Wooden Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet
Lies get people into trouble, but honesty is its own defense. ~ David Huddleston
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy. ~ George Washington Quotes
Honesty’s praised, then left to freeze. ~ Juvenal
A day without honesty is like a day without sunshine. ~ James H. Merkel & Abdul Wahad Al-Palau
Honesty doesn’t always pay, but dishonesty always costs. ~ Michael Josephson
An honest man is always a child. ~ Marcus Valerius Martialis
Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people. ~ Frank McKinney
Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard. And mostly what I need from you. ~ Billy Joel
To be honest, as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes
What is becoming is honest, and whatever is honest must always be becoming. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread. ~ Josh Billings

Quotes about being real:
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. ~ Sigmund Freud
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. ~ George Washington
How desperately difficult it is, to be honest with oneself. It is much easier, to be honest with other people. ~ Edward Frederic Benson
Honesty is the best policy. ~ Benjamin Franklin
Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be plain. ~ Thomas Otway
A man who is as honest as the day-long often needs watching at night. ~ Robert Elliott Gonzales
Friends, if we are honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other. ~ George MacDonald
An honest heart possesses a kingdom. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. ~ Thomas Carlyle
An honest man’s the noblest work of God. ~ Alexander Pope
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling in the world is done by children. ~ Oliver Wendell
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. ~ John Ruskin
The badge of honesty is simplicity. ~ Novalis
An honest man is believed without an oath, for his reputation swears for him. ~ Eliza Cook
The measure of life is not length, but honesty. ~ John Lyly
Honest minds are pleased with honest things. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
An honest man is respected by all parties. ~ William Hazlitt
The more honest the man, the worse luck. ~ John Ray
No legacy is so rich as honesty. ~ William Shakespeare
Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. ~ Vernon Howard
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
There’s one way to find out if a man is honest — ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook. ~ Groucho Marx
An honest man’s word is as good as his bond. ~ Cervantes
Honest hearts produce honest actions. ~ Brigham Young
With death comes honesty. ~ Salman Rushdie
Illustrations and simple text provide examples of being honest in everyday life. ~ Snippet view

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson

“A half-truth is a whole lie.” ~ Yiddish Proverb

“Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.” –Robert Brault

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
― Spencer Johnson

“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.”
–William Shakespeare

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”
― James E Faust

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.

Quotes about Values And Morals (37 quotes)

Quotes about values and morals:

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. ~ RICHARD J. NEEDHAM, attributed, The Harper Book of Quotations

Be honest in your life it creates positive energy.” Fathima Bibi Joosab

“The first step toward greatness is, to be honest.” Proverb

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” James E. Faust

“Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others. If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give.” Anonymous

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