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Honesty Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Honesty:

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.
~ Winston Churchill.

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.
~ George Herbert.

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
~ Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson.

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.

Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue.
~ Billy Joel.

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
~ Adlai Stevenson.

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
~ Ambrose Bierce.

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
~ Charles Edward Montague, Disenchantment.

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
~ William Blake.

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
~ Author Unknown.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
~ Mark Twain.

If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it.
~ Author Unknown.

I'm not like a real person. I love being artificial. I think there's a little magic in the fact that I'm so totally real, but look so artificial at the same time.
~ Dolly Parton.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
~ Henry Louis Mencken, A Little Book in C Major.

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
~ Thomas Carlyle.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
~ Winston Churchill.

It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.
~ John Updike.

It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
~ Michel de Montaigne.

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
~ Abraham Lincoln.

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