Honesty Quotes, Proverbs & Sayings

Honesty is the best policy.

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

Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it.
American Proverb

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

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash

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

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard

The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.
John Lyly

Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be plain
Thomas Otway

If you truly want honesty, don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to.

Don’t measure your neighbor’s honesty by your own.
American Proverb

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Stephen Vincent Benet

Slander cannot destroy an honest man – when the flood recedes the rock is there.
Chinese Proverb

Honesty is a question of right and wrong, not a matter of policy.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
Groucho Marx

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

Honesty is vital for success in business as in life.
M. K. Soni

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

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

Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
Friedrich Schiller

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Arthur Schopenhauer

It pays to be honest, but it’s slow pay.

Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.
Mark Twain

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
Steve Landesberg

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

Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
Ed Mcmahon

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