Honesty Quotes

17 of the best book quotes about honesty
  1. #1
    “If you didn’t sign it,” said the King, “that only makes the matter worse. You must have meant some mischief, or else you’d have signed your name like an honest man.”
  2. #2
    “No one does [play fair] if they think they can get away with it.”
  3. #3
    “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.”
  4. #4
    “When in doubt, tell the truth.”
  5. #5
    “This above all: to thine own self be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
  6. #6
    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.”
  7. #7
    “I’m honest and tell people right to their faces what I think, even when it’s not very flattering. I want to be honest; I think it gets you further and also makes you feel better about yourself.”
  8. #8
    “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”
  9. #9
    “Be honest with yourself about what you’re blowing off.”
  10. #10
    “Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
  11. #11
    “Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.”
  12. #12
    “You can’t pray a lie – I found that out.”
  13. #13
    “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ‘em.”
  14. #14
    “It’s better to be sworn to an honest fool than to a lying scholar.”
  15. #15
    “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”
  16. #16
    “Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak . . . ”
  17. #17
    “Of the affairs of love ... my only advice is to be honest. That’s your most powerful tool to unlock a heart or gain forgiveness.”
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