Honesty

Being honest both with ourselves and with others is very important. It’s through being honest and acting with integrity that we develop a strong character that can be relied upon. And an honest person is of much greater service and more respected by others.

Honesty can be difficult at times, of course, and the temptation to lie can be great. These great honesty quotes can help to firm your commitment to being a person of honesty and integrity, and remind you of your responsibilities.

Honesty Quotes

Arthur C. Clarke – The best measure …

Arthur C. Clarke – The best measure …

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

~ Arthur C. Clarke

Winston Churchill Quote – The truth is incontrovertible …

Winston Churchill Quote – The truth is incontrovertible …

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.

~ Sir Winston Churchill

Rudyard Kipling Quote – Of all the liars …

Rudyard Kipling Quote – Of all the liars …

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.

~ Rudyard Kipling

Swami Vivekananda Quote – Tell the truth boldly …

Swami Vivekananda Quote – Tell the truth boldly …

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.

~ Swami Vivekananda

C. S. Lewis Quote – Integrity is doing the right thing …

C. S. Lewis Quote – Integrity is doing the right thing …

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

~ C. S. Lewis

Mark Twain Quote – Of all the animals …

Mark Twain Quote – Of all the animals …

Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies.

~ Mark Twain

Emily Dickinson Quote – Truth is such a rare thing …

Emily Dickinson Quote – Truth is such a rare thing …

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.

~ Emily Dickinson

Anonymous Quote – A lie may take care of the present …

Anonymous Quote – A lie may take care of the present …

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.

~ Anonymous

John Ruskin Quote – To make your children capable of …

John Ruskin Quote – To make your children capable of …

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

~ John Ruskin

Spencer Johnson Quote – Integrity is telling myself the …

Spencer Johnson Quote – Integrity is telling myself the …

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

~ Spencer Johnson

Thomas Carlyle Quote – Make yourself an honest man …

Thomas Carlyle Quote – Make yourself an honest man …

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

~ Thomas Carlyle

Mahatma Gandhi – To believe in something …

Mahatma Gandhi – To believe in something …

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Albert Einstein Quote – If you are out to describe …

Albert Einstein Quote – If you are out to describe …

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

~ Albert Einstein

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quote – The real things haven’t changed …

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quote – The real things haven’t changed …

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

William Shakespeare Quote – No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare Quote – No legacy is so rich as honesty.

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

~ William Shakespeare

Noel Coward Quote – It’s discouraging to think how many people …

Noel Coward Quote – It’s discouraging to think how many people …

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

~ Noel Coward

John Lennon Quote – Being honest may not get you a lot of friends …

John Lennon Quote – Being honest may not get you a lot of friends …

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.

~ John Lennon

Thomas Jefferson Quote – Honesty is the first chapter …

Thomas Jefferson Quote – Honesty is the first chapter …

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Albert Einstein Quote – Whoever is careless with the truth …

Albert Einstein Quote – Whoever is careless with the truth …

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

~ Albert Einstein

Mark Twain Quote – If you tell the truth …

Mark Twain Quote – If you tell the truth …

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.

~ Mark Twain

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