Found 15 thoughts of honesty

I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling


I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.

Pamela Ribon

The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.


Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.

Don Marquis

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

Arthur C. Clarke

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Samuel Butler

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.

Sam Rayburn

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?


An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.

William Shakespeare

Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.

William Shakespeare

A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.


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