49+ Best Dishonesty Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Dishonesty is to act without honesty. It is used to describe a lack of probity, cheating, lying, or deliberately withholding information, or being deliberately deceptive or a lack in integrity, knavishness, perfidiosity, corruption or treacherousness. Profoundly inspirational dishonesty quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Dishonesty Quotes

We are never so easily deceived as when we imagine we are deceiving others. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase. — Dave Ramsey

Honesty is something you can’t wear out. — Waylon Jennings

Hatred and dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived. — Luc de Clapiers

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We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. — Blaise Pascal

If there were a cry of ‘stop thief!’ we would all stand still. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

One is what one is, and the dishonesty of hiding behind a degree, or a title, or any manner and collection of words, is still exactly that: dishonest. — Kay Redfield Jamison

Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish. — Gordon B. Hinckley

I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws. — Jerry Falwell

The eleventh commandment, Thou shalt not be found out is despicable, but nevertheless, it is the one thing you can never get away from. — Emily Post

We make it very, very clear that we do not condone dishonesty or the use of public funds for anything other than University purposes, — Leonard Sandridge

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord, and a very present help in trouble. — Adlai Stevenson

Dishonesty makes me feel vulnerable. — Melissa Rauch

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible. — George Bancroft

There is nothing worse than words of kindness that lie. — Juvenal

The most common sort of lie is the one uttered to one’s self. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Lack of clarity is always a sign of dishonesty. — Celia Green

The price of dishonesty is self-destruction. — Rita Mae Brown

And not only the pride of intellect, but the stupidity of intellect. And, above all, the dishonesty, yes, the dishonesty of intellect. Yes, indeed, the dishonesty and trickery of intellect. — Leo Tolstoy

My shining dishonesty will be the salvation of me. — Diana Wynne Jones

Sentimentality , the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel. — James A. Baldwin

I didnt know I was mad about anything. I guess if the New York Times says I am, I must be. — Mark Cuban

It is never right to compromise with dishonesty. — Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

I’ve come to believe he (Clinton) needs a certain level of violence in this country. He is willing to accept a certain level of killing to further his political agenda. The vice president, too. How else can you explain this dishonesty we get out of the administration? — Wayne LaPierre

And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in masquerade. — Jodi Picoult

It’s been my observation, after years in the [insurance] business, that a certain percent of the population simply can’t resist the urge to cheat. — Sue Grafton

This culture of mandatory happiness actually promotes dishonesty and more suffering. — Tullian Tchividjian

Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema. — Albert Camus

Political advertising ought to be stopped. It’s the only really dishonest kind of advertising that’s left. It’s totally dishonest. — David Ogilvy

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them. — Norodom Sihanouk

Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have. — Samuel Butler

So when you hear about Hillary’s [Clinton] dishonesty, or the emails, or taking millions from the Saudis and other Middle Eastern dictatorships – remember, this is not about politics. — Newt Gingrich

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse. — Oscar Wilde

Don’t blame a child for being dishonest unless you have determined that they really have not been telling the truth. Have any discussion involving dishonesty privately, not in front of the whole class or the whole family, especially siblings. — Jacqui Rivait

The investigation of U.S. seminaries for ‘evidence of homosexuality’ continues the pattern of smoke-screening the church leaders have employed since the clergy child abuse crisis began. Why not look instead for evidence of cowardice, secrecy and dishonesty — the traits displayed by so many bishops who magnified the crisis into a public scandal? — Francis DeBernardo

There was certainly a dishonesty there that I think is totally regrettable and inexcusable. The ringleading, the bullying: not totally true. — Lance Armstrong

I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press. I think new media is a great way to get out the truth. — Donald Trump

The fear of loss, in one form or another, is the motivator behind all conscious and unconscious dishonesties. — David Whyte

All stealing is comparative. If you come to absolutes, pray who does not steal. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why not look instead for evidence of cowardice, secrecy, and dishonesty — the traits displayed by so many bishops which magnified the crisis into a public scandal? — Francis DeBernardo

That lies should be necessary to life is part and parcel of the terrible and questionable character of existence. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The big cop-out would be to accept popularity rather than opting to try to create potent work. It’s so easy to do the popular thing, the expected thing, and that’s where you start to cheat yourself – and your fans, in the end – because there’s an inherent dishonesty in pandering and dishing up what everyone’s expecting. — The Edge

To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Dishonesty is like a boomerang. About the time you think all is well, it hits you in the back of the head. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty. — Plato

He (Brown) is a man with grandiose schemes, no doubt attracted by the glamour of sporting clubs, but he has been prepared to use dishonesty to keep these afloat by ignoring the rules of business. — John Burgess

I have so great a contempt and detestation for meanness, that I could sooner make a friend of one who had committed murder, than of a person who could be capable, in any instance, of the former vice. Under meanness, I comprehend dishonesty; under dishonesty, ingratitude; under ingratitude, irreligion; and under this latter, every species of vice and immorality in human nature. — Laurence Sterne

She who is more ashamed of dishonesty than of poverty will not be easily overcome. — Samuel Richardson

Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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