108+ Best Honesty Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Most Famous Honesty Quotes

Honesty saves everyone’s time. – Unknown

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. – James Altucher

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth. – Tagalog

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A fair exchange is no robbery. – Scottish Proverb

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. – Warren Buffett

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. – Mother Teresa

The first step is to be honest, and then to be noble. – Winston Churchill

Truth never damages a cause that is just. – Mahatma Gandhi

A friend’s eye is a good mirror. – Gaelic

A loan though old is not a gift. – Hungarian

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty. – Abu Bakr RA

Be honest in your life it creates positive energy. – Fathima Bibi Joosab

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. – John Lennon

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I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business. – Harvey S. Firestone

A man who never made a mistake, never made anything. – Unknown

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. – Ben Franklin

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. – Zig Ziglar

Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, and act with integrity. – Unknown

Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice. – Ben Franklin

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. – Julius Caesar

Dally not with other folk’s spouses or money. – Ben Franklin

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. – Mary Browne

Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people. – Warren Buffett

powerful honesty quotes

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. – John Lennon

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty. – Zig Ziglar

Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t. – Aesop

Don’t take any wooden nickels. – American

Following the path of least resistence is what makes both men and rivers crooked. – Unknown

The first step toward greatness is to be honest. – Proverb

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. – Virginia Woolf

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein

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

No legacy is so rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

Honesty is the best policy. – Benjamin Franklin

True honesty is hard. Throughout my career, I’ve faced moments where I’ve needed to take an honest look at myself and face some very uncomfortable realities. – Les Brown

I admire honesty more than any other trait. – Jerry Reinsdorf

Honesty and loyalty are key. – Taylor Lautner

No matter what you do, stand up for who you are and be honest. – Bryant McGill

From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks. – Jesus Christ

Half the truth is often a whole lie. – Ben Franklin

He that first cries out “stop thief” is often he that has stolen the treasure. – William Congreve

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. – James E. Faust

Make yourself an honest man. – Thomas Carlyle

inspiring honesty quotes

Simple honesty of purpose in a man goes a long way in life, if founded on a just estimate of himself and a steady obedience to the rule he knows and feels to be right. – Samuel Smiles

It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. – Rick Riordan

Honest people don’t hide their deeds. – Emily Brontë

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure. – Joseph Sugarman

He that steals an egg will steal an ox. – George Herbert

Honesty is the best policy. – Aesop

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. – Danish

Honesty has a power that very few people can handle. – Steven Aitchison

The establishment of any relationship, both individual and expert is honesty. – Alexander Mejia

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. – Spencer Johnson

Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.-Maggie – Sarah Dessen

Honesty prospers in every condition of life. – Friedrich Schiller

Keep conscience clear, then never fear. – Ben Franklin

Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee. – George Chapman

Let’s get things straight. – Unknown

Be honest, brutally honest. – Lauryn Hill

Honesty is one of the most important parts of any marriage. – Amanda Thompson

It’s difficult to honest with others when you continue lying to yourself. – Carlos Wallace

We have no relationship without honesty. – by Claude – Emily Giffin

Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. – Vernon Howard

Leadership is intelligence, honesty, and doing the right thing. – Julie Zeilinger

One honest relationship can be more productive than fistfuls of business cards. – Susan Cain

I’d never managed anyone before, so I don’t have a lot of experience. But I’m lucky – I have a lot of team members who have a really honest relationship with me. – Ben Silbermann

Honesty doesn’t always pay, but dishonesty always costs. – Michael Josephson

Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk. – Egyptian

No legacy is as rich as honesty. – Unknown

Pay what you owe and what you’re worth you’ll know. – Ben Franklin

Possession is nine tenths of the law. – Unknown

People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense. – Ben Carson

Be honest, for God is the helper of honest people. Avoid telling lies since it will ruin your faith. Know that honest people are on the verge of nobility and honor, while liars are on the verge of collapse and destruction. – Imam Ali RA

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

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. – Noël Coward

All I’m ever looking for in my work in general is honesty and truth and people being real to themselves. – O Tillett Wright

Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others. If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give. – Unknown

I’m not rude, I’m honest. – Unknown

Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people. – Frank McKinney

If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory. – Jesse Ventura

Honest hearts produce honest actions. – Brigham Young

An honest man’s word is as good as his bond. – Unknown

Be honest with the people who love you. They deserve your honesty. – Unknown

Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said. – Mark Twain

The best thing about telling the truth is…you don’t have to remember what you said!Unknown, thanks to Georgie Bee

The contented person can never be ruined. – Chinese

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

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. – Mark Twain

To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. – William Shakespeare

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. – Edward R. Murrow

To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it. – Leo Tolstoy

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth. – William Faulkner

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it. – Ben Franklin

When a thief kisses you, count your teeth. – Yiddish

You can fool people some of the time, but you can’t fool them all of the time. – Aesop

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children. – Oliver Wendell

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. – John Ruskin

The truth needs so little rehearsal. – Barbara Kingsolver

My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been throughout my life. – Kate Middleton

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. – Danish

You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too. – Anne Lamott

Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance. – William Shakespeare

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. – Nelson Mandela

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau

An honest man is believed without an oath, for his reputation swears for him. – Eliza Cook

You cannot con an honest man. – Ally Carter

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