Honesty quotes

  • A piercing satire, a poignant family drama and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition and love.
    -- A. O. Scott

    #Loyalty #Honesty #Drama

  • When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects the output.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Honesty #Commitment #Input

  • I sank down onto the bed against the headboard and leaned back. I crossed my legs underneath me. "Then we'll talk." I said with a smile. Rush sat down onto the bed and leaned back against the wall. A deep chuckle came from his chest and I watched as a real smile broke out on his face. "I can't believe I just begged a female to sit and talk to me." In all honesty, I couldn't either.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Wall #Honesty #Real

  • I'm not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Honesty #Heart #Hands

  • I have no idea what the mind of a lowlife scoundrel is like, but I know what the mind of an honest man is like; it is terrifying.
    -- Abel Hermant

    #Truth #Honesty #Men

  • You lie once.. you lie for the rest of your life... and in quest of proving your innocence.. you pledge your honesty with utter lies.... !!!
    -- Abhijeet Sawant

    #Honesty #Lying #Quests

  • Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspirational #Success #Honesty

  • No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Honesty #Memories #Liars

  • How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Dog #Honesty #Humor

  • If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Confidence #Respect #Honesty

  • Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Loyalty #Honesty

  • Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Honesty #Important

  • Truth is generally the best vindication against slander
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Honesty #Truth #Slander

  • I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspirational #Truth #Honesty

  • Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Honesty #Generosity #Common Sense

  • The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Honesty #Dishonesty #Truth Is

  • There is no future for a people who deny their past.
    -- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    #Honesty #Past #People

  • The thing that I think a lot of guys need to know how to do is not take your mothers advice about honesty being the best policy. Listen to your cool, drunk uncle who tells you to lie. Those are the relationships that last.
    -- Adam DeVine

    #Mother #Uncles #Honesty

  • Spirituality does not require that you work hard toward achieving a result in the future as much as it requires you to be fully present, sincere and committed now, with absolute honesty and willingness to uncover and let go of any illusions that come between you and the realization of Reality.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Letting Go #Honesty #Hard Work

  • When you find that people are not telling you the truth---look out!
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Honesty #People #Looks

  • Intern will resonate not only with doctors, but with anyone who has struggled with the grand question 'What should I do with my life?' In a voice of profound honesty and intelligence, Sandeep Jauhar gives us an insider's look at the medical profession and also a dramatic account of the psychological challenges of early adulthood.
    -- Akhil Sharma

    #Honesty #Doctors #Voice

  • Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty, it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people. They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way. I am certain that I did. There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Honesty #Talking #People

  • When I swore that you're getting more and more beautiful everyday. Well, I was only kidding, honey.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Beautiful #Honesty #Everyday

  • Didn't have Nintendo, we just poured salt on snails.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Honesty #Nintendo #Salt

  • Marriage requires searing honesty at all costs. I learned that from my third wife.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Relationship #Honesty #Wife

  • If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Honesty #Integrity #Inspiration

  • You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Honesty #Long #Forget

  • I firmly believe that the only reason why I'm on this planet, the only reason why I live, breathe, and exist is, that it's my duty to be as honest as possible in my art.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Art #Honesty #Believe

  • Integrity has no need of rules.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Honesty #Integrity #Needs

  • Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Friendship #Honesty #Believe

  • A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Honesty #Integrity

  • Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Beautiful #Truth #Honesty

  • The only security lies in individual, personal honesty, The law cannot make people honest.
    -- Albert E. Bowen

    #Honesty #Lying #Law

  • A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Education #Honesty

  • Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Truth #Honesty #Understanding

  • It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Courage #Honesty #Integrity

  • All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Life #Honesty

  • Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Leadership #Truth #Honesty

  • An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Truth #Honesty #Lying

  • The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Truth #Honesty #Lying

  • When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Truth #Honesty #Lying

  • Our great error is that we suppose mankind to be more honest than they are.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Honesty #Errors #Honest

  • Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction . . . if exercising their judgment with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Honesty #War #Exercise

  • Comedy is a wonderful device for distance that allows us to look at what we're talking about with some degree of distance and hopefully with a bit more perspective and honesty. With many exceptions, a movie with no jokes is far less appealing to me.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Honesty #Distance #Talking

  • Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wise #Honesty #Women

  • Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Inspirational #Honesty #Long

  • A disputant no more cares for the truth than the sportsman for the hare.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Truth #Honesty #Care

  • An honest man's the noblest work of God.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Honesty #Character #Men

  • It is essential that our present negative propaganda regarding psychedelic drugs be replaced with honesty and truthfulness about their effects, both good and bad.
    -- Alexander Shulgin

    #Honesty #Drug #Essentials

  • You know, I find people with great honesty, bodily, physical honesty, who sit just the way they like to sit, and walk the way they like to walk, and don't come into a room all pumped up, I find them elegant.
    -- Alexander Siddig

    #Honesty #People #Way

  • Doubt is the freedom of thought. Any claim to truth can be doubted.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Truth #Honesty #Doubt

  • The history of medicine proves that in so far as man seeks to know himself and face his whole nature, he has become free from bewildered fear, despondent shame, or arrant hypocrisy. As long as sex is dealt with in the current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity.
    -- Alfred Kinsey

    #Sex #Honesty #Ignorance

  • There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Inspirational #Honesty #Believe

  • People have sought to adjust the truth to the hour instead of adjusting the hour to the truth, and in diplomacy they have endeavoured to bring about as much of the reality as they deem wise.
    -- Alice Bailey

    #Wise #Honesty #Reality

  • Don't always know what I am talking about, feels like I'm living in the middle of doubt.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Honesty #Talking #Doubt

  • My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within [Crystal Castles]. Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.
    -- Alice Glass

    #Art #Honesty #Self

  • People whose integrity has not been damaged in childhood, who were protected, respected, and treated with honesty by their parents, will be-both in their youth and in adulthood-intelligent, responsive, empathic, and highly sensitive. They will take pleasure in life and will not feel any need to kill or even hurt others or themselves. They will use their power to defend themselves, not to attack others. They will not be able to do otherwise than respect and protect those weaker than themselves, including their children, because this is what they have learned from their own experience.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Hurt #Children #Honesty

  • You know, for most of its life bluegrass has had this stigma of being all straw hats and hay bales and not necessarily the most sophisticated form of music. Yet you can't help responding to its honesty. It's music that finds its way deep into your soul because it's strings vibrating against wood and nothing else.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Honesty #Soul #Hay

  • I think that people respond to honesty in music, so I only choose songs that are the truth for me.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Song #Honesty #Thinking

  • A friend to honesty and a foe to crime
    -- Allan Pinkerton

    #Honesty #Tombstone #Crime

  • You cannot con an honest man.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Honesty #Men #Honest

  • This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Honesty #Cutting #Balance

  • Dance training can't be separate from life training. Everything that comes into our lives is training. The qualities we admire in great dancing are the same qualities we admire in human beings: honesty, courage, fearlessness, generosity, wisdom, depth, compassion,and humanity.
    -- Alonzo King

    #Honesty #Compassion #Dancing

  • My advice: write down everything you eat. It's amazing what that "self honesty" can do for you. (Do you really want to have to confess that doughnut? I thought not.)
    -- Alton Brown

    #Honesty #Writing #Self

  • Some books and authors are best sellers, but most aren't. It may be easier to self-publish than it is to traditionally publish, but in all honesty, it's harder to be a best seller self-publishing than it is with a house.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Honesty #Book #Self

  • The body should be bedecked naturally and without affectation, with simplicity, with neglect rather than nicety, not with costly and dazzling apparel, but with ordinary clothes, so that nothing be lacking to honesty and necessity, yet nothing be added to increase its beauty.
    -- Ambrose

    #Honesty #Clothes #Simplicity

  • EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Honesty #Men #Class

  • Don't try to tell me what I am because I know what I am not
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Honesty #Trying

  • Honesty has become the second best policy with your spouse…discretions apply elsewhere
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Honesty #Second Best #Spouse

  • When others asked the truth of me, I was convinced it was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Honesty #Bears #Ethics

  • We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Inspirational #Honesty #Disappointment

  • As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Honesty #Long #Matter

  • What matters is not what you photograph, but why and how you photograph it. Even the most controversial subject, if depicted by a sensitive photographer with honesty, sympathy, and understanding, can be transformed into an emotionally rewarding experience.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Honesty #What Matters #Understanding

  • I really believe there's more honesty in one live show than there may be in my whole output.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Honesty #Believe #May

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

    #Honesty #Firsts #Motto

  • Sam Turton is the true embodiment of the responsible artist. The honesty and integrity of the man comes out with every soulful note he sings.
    -- Andrew Craig

    #Honesty #Integrity #Artist

  • But in all honesty, I would suggest that people who want a modern "free" OS look around for a microkernel-based, portable OS, like maybe GNU or something like that.
    -- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    #Honesty #People #Looks

  • Some of this is unavailable to the male-female union: there is more likely to be greater understanding of the need for extramarital outlets between two men than between a man and a woman; and again, the lack of children gives gay couples greater freedom. Their failures entail fewer consequences for others. But something of the gay's relationship's necessary honesty, its flexibility, and its equality could undoubtedly help strengthen and inform many heterosexual bonds.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Children #Honesty #Couple

  • Anything that raises any internal honesty about gay life is inherently suspect.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Honesty #Gay #Life Is

  • The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.
    -- Andy Williams

    #Children #Honesty #Integrity

  • Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others - how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Honesty #Issues #Being Honest

  • Taken out of context I must seem so strange.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Honesty #Taken #Strange

  • Then in the interest of full honesty, I really wish you'd kiss me right now.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Honesty #Kissing #Wish

  • Honesty was a tough customer... Once you started allowing yourself some honesty, it couldn't easily be contained or limited to one part of your life. It was like poison ivy or a bossy houseguest. Once it was there, you couldn't tell it what to do. You had to really fight to keep it from taking over.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Honesty #Fighting #Ivy

  • Honesty is not necessarily interesting. I don't want to hear about your dreams or your acid trips, probably unless you make them really interesting.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Dream #Honesty #Interesting

  • It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Prayer #Honesty #Kids

  • I hate to tell you, dragon, but that's an integral part of the whole usiness," he whispered. "If you're afraid to touch me then we're not going to get very far." She lifted her head to look at him. "I thought I could lie back and let you ravish me," she said with complete honesty. He shook his head, the smile hovering around his lips, his eyes intent. "This is a cooperative effort, my love. You have to do your part.
    -- Anne Stuart

    #Honesty #Lying #Hate

  • The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. For all beauty is truth.
    -- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

    #Beauty #Honesty #World

  • The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. For all beauty is truth. True features make the beauty of the face; true proportions, the beauty of architecture; true measures, the beauty of harmony and music....
    -- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

    #Truth #Honesty #World

  • Cookbooks, it should be stressed, do not belong in the kitchen at all. We keep them there for the sake of appearances; occasionally, we smear their pages together with vibrant green glazes or crimson compotes, in order to delude ourselves, and any passing browsers, that we are practicing cooks; but in all honesty, a cookbook is something you read in the living room, or in the bathroom, or in bed.
    -- Anthony Lane

    #Honesty #Order #Kitchen

  • I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
    -- Anthony Trollope

    #Honesty #Thinking #Rogues

  • When you finally embrace the gift of your sexual orientation it IS the end; the end of shame, fear and oppression. You leave the darkness of the closet and begin a life of honesty, authenticity and freedom.
    -- Anthony Venn-Brown

    #Honesty #Gay #Darkness

  • If you are in the closet and fall in love with someone of the same gender, it doesn't automatically remove the shame and fear that's kept you locked away. The love you are experiencing encourages you to face the reality that this is who you really are and also has the power to set you free. The richness, beauty and depths of love can only be fully experienced in a climate of complete openness, honesty and vulnerability. Love, the most powerful of human emotions, is calling you to freedom and wholeness.
    -- Anthony Venn-Brown

    #Love #Honesty #Powerful

  • A litterateur is not a confectioner, not a dealer in cosmetics, not an entertainer. . . . He is just like an ordinary reporter. What would you say if a newspaper reporter, because of his fastidiousness or from a wish to give pleasure to his readers, were to describe only honest mayors, high-minded ladies, and virtuous railroad contractors.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Honesty #Giving #Wish

  • Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it's done with honesty and dignity, and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Honesty #Thinking #Careers

  • Go to the tea shop anywhere along the Ganga, sir, and look at the men working in that tea shop - men, I say, but better to call them human spiders that go crawling in between and under the tables with rags in their hands, crushed humans in crushed uniforms, sluggish, unshaven, in their thirties or forties or fifties but still "boys." But that is your fate if you do your job well - with honesty, dedication, and sincerity, the way Gandhi would have done it, no doubt.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Jobs #Honesty #Fate

  • The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
    -- Aristotle

    #Truth #Honesty #Ethics

  • Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
    -- Aristotle

    #Truth #Honesty #Plato

  • Of cases where a man is truthful both in speech and conduct when no considerations of honesty come in, from an habitual sincerity of disposition. Such sincerity may be esteemed a moral excellence; for the lover of truth, who is truthful even when nothing depends on it, will a fortiori be truthful when some interest is at stake, since having all along avoided falsehood for its own sake, he will assuredly avoid it when it is morally base; and this is a disposition that we praise.
    -- Aristotle

    #Honesty #Men #Excellence

  • The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.
    -- Armistead Maupin

    #Honesty #Gay #Numbers