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The following 49 quotations are about Honesty.

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”

Frederick Buechner (born 1926);
Educator, Writer, Theologian

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Sunday Nov 02, 2008

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”

Unknown

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jun 18, 2009

“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”

Alex Noble

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jul 06, 2009

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826);
3rd U.S. President

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Mar 30, 2010

“Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach Writer

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“To be honest, to be kind - to earn a little and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embittered, to keep a few friends, but these without capitulation — above all, on the same grim condition, to keep friends with himself — here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.”

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894);
Essayist, Poet, Novelist

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“My responsibility to myself, my neighbors, my family and the human family is to try to tell the truth.”

Toni Cade Bambara (born 1939);
Writer

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“Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.”

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899);
Orator, Attorney, Politician

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“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997);
Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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“It is a great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual, he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826);
3rd U.S. President

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“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”

Spencer Johnson Motivational Author

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“In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man's problems but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterance, and the day's good deed.”

Claire Booth Luce (1903-1987);
Playwright, Editor, Social Activist

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“Slander cannot destroy an honest man when the flood recedes the rock is there.”

Chinese Proverb

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“Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.”

Welsh Proverb

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“We all need to know what it means to be honest. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”

James E. Faust (1920-2007);
Clergyman

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“Dare to be honest and fear no labor.”

Robert Burns (1175-1796);
Poet

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“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

George Washington (1732-1799);
1st U.S. President

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“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939);
Founder Of Psychoanalytic School Of Psychology

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“Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark.”

Dr. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661);
Clergyman, Writer

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“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941);
Author

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“Honor lies in honest toil.”

Grover Cleveland (1837-1908);
22nd U.S. President, 24th U.S. President

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“You don't have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw the engines of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.”

Walter Lippman (1889-1074);
American Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

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“An honest man nearly always thinks justly.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778);
Philosopher

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“The truth is more important than the facts.”

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959);
Architect

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“Honest hearts produce honest actions.”

Brigham Young (1801-1877);
2nd President Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

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“To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900);
Poet, Writer, Art Critic

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“It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

Noel Coward (1899-1973);
Playwright, Composer, Actor

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“I will put honesty before the risk of humiliation.”

Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999);
Student, First Victim Of The Columbine High School Massacre

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“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
Dramatist, Poet

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“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
Dramatist, Poet

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“An honest man's word is as good as his bond.”

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616);
Novelist, Poet

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“The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950);
Playwright, Nobel Prize Winner

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“An honest heart possesses a kingdom.”

Seneca (4-65);
Roman Statesman, Philosopher

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“The grand principles of virtue and honor, however they may be distorted by arbitrary codes, are the same the world over: and where these principles are concerned, the right or wrong of any action appears the same to the uncultivated as to the enlightened mind.”

Herman Melville (1819-1891);
Novelist, Poet

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“You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him.”

Confucius (551-479);
Philosopher

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“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”

Socrates (469-399);
Philosopher

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“What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.”

Proverb

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“Lying can never save us from another lie.”

Vaclav Havel (1936-2011);
Poet, Playwright, 1st President Of Czech Republic

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“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.”

Aristotle (384-322);
Philosopher

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“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.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864);
Writer

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“The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.”

Robert South (1634-1716);
Clergyman

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Sep 01, 2010

“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832);
Philosopher, Scientist, Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Mar 01, 2011

“We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.”

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662);
Mathematician, Physicist, Religious Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday May 29, 2012

“I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.”

Alan Greenspan (born 1926);
American Economist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Nov 15, 2012

“The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957);
Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Mar 28, 2013

“Our lives improve only when we take chances- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”

Walter Anderson (1903-1965);
American Artist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 19, 2013

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

Chilon of Sparta Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Mar 17, 2014

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

George Washington (1732-1799);
1st U.S. President