Dishonesty Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about dishonesty
  1. #1
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  2. #2
    “You may lie.”
  3. #3
    “I am not deceitful: if I were, I should say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you: I dislike you the worst of anybody in the world.”
  4. #4
    “I knowed very well why [the words] wouldn’t come. It was because my heart warn’t right; it was because I warn’t square; it was because I was playing double. I was letting on to give up sin, but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of all.”
  5. #5
    “If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”
  6. #6
    “Nothing is more deceitful…than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”
  7. #7
    “It’s better to be sworn to an honest fool than to a lying scholar.”
  8. #8
    “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
    Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
    Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.”
  9. #9
    “Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak . . . ”
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