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Honesty Quotes

21 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
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.”
  4. #4
    “When in doubt, tell the truth.”
  5. #5
    “No one does [play fair] if they think they can get away with it.”
  6. #6
    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Honesty
  7. #7
    “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Hamlet
    concept
    Honesty
  8. #8
    “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.”
  1. #9
    “Be honest with yourself about what you’re blowing off.”
  2. #10
    “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.”
  3. #11
    “Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.”
  4. #12
    “Now for every one there should be some one to whom one can speak frankly, for all the valor that one could have one becomes very alone.”
  5. #13
    “Therefore, another prologue must tell he is not a lion”
  6. #14
    “It’s better to be sworn to an honest fool than to a lying scholar.”
  7. #15
    “You can’t pray a lie – I found that out.”
  8. #16
    “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.”
  1. #17
    “I’ll be bad; but anyway not a liar, a cheat.”
  2. #18
    “Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak . . . ”
  3. #19
    “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”
  4. #20
    “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.”
  5. #21
    “You are scored on my heart, Clark. You were from the first day you walked in, with your ridiculous clothes and your bad jokes and your complete inability to ever hide a single thing you felt.”
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