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Honesty Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Honesty:

A half truth is a whole lie.
~ Yiddish Proverb.

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

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
~ Edgar J. Mohn.

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.

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 Quotes.

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.

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

I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
~ Samuel Butler, Note-Books.

I never, ever get involved in politics. With politics you are not allowed to be honest. I don't have time to deal with that. I would rather work with kids.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.
~ Bertrand Russell Quotes.

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

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 Quotes.

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.

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.

Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.
~ James Cardinal Gibbons.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes.

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 Quotes.

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

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