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Honesty Quotes

You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else.

Author: Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)

Profession: American Psychic Medium

They're only truly great who are truly good.

Author: George Chapman (1557-1634)

Profession: British Dramatist, Translator, Poet

Prefer a loss to dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.

Author: Chilo (560 BC)

Profession: Greek Sage

It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A few honest men are better than numbers.

Author: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

Profession: Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England

There is no twilight zone of honesty in business. A thing is right or it's wrong. It's black or it's white.

Author: John F. Dodge


To live outside the law, you must be honest.

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.

Author: David Harold Fink


No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see.

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

Profession: American Writer

Honesty is the best policy.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist