Meaningful Quotes about Honesty
Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be
"Honesty is the best policy;" but he who acts on that principle is not
an honest man.—Whately.
The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but
the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only
"the first step toward greatness,"—it is greatness itself.—Bovee.
Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul, and never forget to have a
penny, when all thy expenses are enumerated and paid: then shalt thou
reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and
buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright nor
stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse
because the hand which offers it wears a ring set with
Nothing really succeeds which is not based on reality; sham, in a large
sense, is never successful. In the life of the individual, as in the
more comprehensive life of the State, pretension is nothing and power is
The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint.—Lavater.
No man is bound to be rich or great,—no, nor to be wise; but every man
is bound to be honest.—Sir Benjamin Rudyard.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.—Pope.
When men cease to be faithful to their God, he who expects to find them
so to each other will be much disappointed.—Bishop Horne.
If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and
vice, why, sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.—Dr.
All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not honesty and
No legacy is so rich as honesty.—Shakespeare.
What is becoming is honest, and whatever is honest must always be