55 Quotes On Honesty By Famous People

These quotes about honesty will inspire you to live a life that is full of honesty. Being honest in life is crucial, it shapes our life for the better. Honesty is hidden within ourselves, it lies within our inner soul. Never be dishonest, as it leads to corruption, always be honest, and life will treat you well. 

55 Honesty Quotes 

1. “Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

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

4. “Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others, and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.” Robert Brault

5. “With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.” – Samuel E. Morison

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

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

8. “Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.” – Stephen Covey

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

10. “Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.” – Andrew Carnegie

11. “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” James E Faust

12. “Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.” – Tiger Woods

13. “Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.” – Stephen Vincent Benet

14. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare

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

16. “Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.” – Plato

17. “Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.” – Stephen Leacock

18. “I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

20. “A half-truth is a whole lie.” – Yiddish Proverb

21. “Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.” – Dave Van Ronk

22. “It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.” Rick Riordan

23. “All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you’re just playing about.” – Nigel Kneale

24. “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.”Emily Brontë

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

26. “All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you’re just playing about.” – Nigel Kneale

27. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”William Shakespeare

28. “Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” – Lao Tzu

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

30. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.” – Richard Bach

31. “The first step is, to be honest, and then to be noble.”  Winston Churchill

32. “When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.” – Khaled Hosseini

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

34. “Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.” – William Shakespeare

35. “One word of truth outweighs the world.” – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

36. “The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.” – Mary Browne

37. “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

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

39. “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

40. “I think my confidence stems from my honesty. I’m brutally honest – about everything and even myself. I tell it as I think it. I’m not politically correct. I’m definitely not diplomatic. I get bashed up for what I say, but I don’t know any other way.” – Alia Bhatt

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

42. “Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

43. “If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any. American citizen, then they are to me a curse and not a blessing.” – John Hope

44. “A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.”– Allan Pinkerton

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

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

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

48. “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.” – William Shakespeare

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

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

51. “Honesty will never break you.” – Kate Hudson

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

53. “Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

54. “I’m a firm believer in absolute honesty.” – Frank Langella

55. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

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