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Honesty Quotes

There are two great forces in this world -- good and evil; and no man is worth his salt unless he has lost and won battle for a principle.

Author: A. P. Gouthey


Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.

Author: Billy Graham (1918)

Profession: American Evangelist

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer

That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.

Author: M. Henry


Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.

Author: Sam Houston (1793-1863)

Profession: American Soldier, Statesman

Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.

Author: Vernon Howard (-1992)

Profession: American Author, Speaker

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.

Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)

Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.

Author: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

Profession: German Philosopher

When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to ''achieve'' or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.

Author: Ken Keyes Jr. (1921-1995)

Profession: American Author

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.

Author: Steve Landesberg


The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.

Author: John Lyly

Profession: British Writer

Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?

Author: Sidney Madwed

Profession: American Speaker, Consultant, Author, Poet