Quotation Explorer - 'Honest'

Love and peace are not just words, they are a way of life. And in an honest living, love will always conquer. - Ahmad Ardalan
For a man who walks in the light, to stay humble is not to walk in the dark; you don't need to project yourself to be thought an honest man. - Mike Norton
My past conduct was so transparent and so honest that when my enemies spread rumours about me nobody believed them. - Amit Kalantri
Satisfaction is ending each day knowing you were kind, honest and treated people well. - Karon Waddell
To be honest, I’ve always made films and I never really stopped, starting with little stop-motion experiments using my dad’s Super 8 camera. In my mind, it’s all one big continuum of filmmaking and I’ve never changed. - Christopher J. Nolan
I can't tell you why I was in love with her. People didn't require that much as they do now. Folks were expected to be civilized to one another, honest, and - and clear. You relied on people being what they said they were, because there was no other way to survive. - Toni Morrison
HE who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave. - George Bishop Berkeley
The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two. - Mark Twain
What we earn in life? People heart? Enemies? Just think, why we live this world? Be pleasant, Be honest, Be peaceful. - Samdoss
You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself. - Shannon L. Alder
I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural . . to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. - Elbert Hubbard
In a kingdom of thieves, the ways of an honest man will always be a crime. - Dennis Adonis
Who knew that the path to a womans heart was through the soul of an honest man? - Melissa de la Cruz
Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! - Henry David Thoreau
Yes, if we were prepared to be honest we might rid ourselves of much self deception. - Moliere
Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news: give to a gracious message an host of tongues; but let ill tidings tell themselves when they be felt. - William Shakespeare
Actions reveal… If you have to TELL me you’re honest, caring, generous, spiritual, kind, loving, and a good person... you’re doing it wrong. - Steve Maraboli
In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. - John Steinbeck
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. - Umberto Eco
I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile. - Tyler Knott Gregson
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends it’ll get you the right ones - John Lennon
In any honest analysis, change is the basis of fear, the idea of something new, of some paradigm that is unfamiliar, that is beyond our experiences so competent that we cannot even truly predict where is will lead us. - R.A. Salvatore
If the people can’t comprehend or don’t want to apprehend the approach of a person being honest in own attitude towards resolving any issues, then they will squarely put the blame or burden on him by saying that he lacks ability to make them understand his views. - Anuj Somany
When the going gets tough, people bail. When the going gets easy, people get lazy. Honest, smart, hard work is the way to get results. - Richie Norton
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. - Alfred Tennyson
To love, you close your eyes. To do good, you deceive oneself. To be honest, you ditch oneself. To be good, you have to transcend all the three ideas. - Harshit Walia
If you try to make something just to fit your uninformed view of some hypothetical market, you will fail. If you make something special and powerful and honest and true, you will succeed. - Hugh Macleod
To be honest with you, I don't have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and I have a heart; a heart that's aching to see you smile again.lines from Love Vs Destiny... - Atul Purohit
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. - Simon Cameron
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. - Mahatma Gandhi
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world. - Thomas Carlyle
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. - Isaac Asimov
You have a spark of anarchy in your spirit and that's not to be tolerated. Nothing wild or honest is tolerated her! It has to be extinguished... - Tennessee Williams
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - Jimmy Carter
Honesty is one of the key elements to a great relationship. If you cannot be honest with your partner, stay single. - Kemi Sogunle
As the sun shines I will make hayTo keep failure at bayFor there remaineth a payFor my honest toil each day. - Ogwo David Emenike
You don't need another Human Being to make your life complete, but let's be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them as disasters In your soul, but cracks to put their love into, Is the most calming thing In this World. - Emery Allen
I don’t want to sit there and be like, ‘Oh, I don’t care what the audience thinks.’ It does matter to me. I just want them to think, to be honest. - Donald Glover
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. - Marianne Moore
To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other. - Mahatma Gandhi
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in. - Thomas Paine
If a sect does officially insist that its structure of belief demands that evolution be false, then no compromise is possible. An honest and competent biology teacher can only conclude that the sect's beliefs are wrong and that its religion is a false one. - George Gaylord Simpson
My only sin in this world has been that I have been truthful and honest and God has blessed me for this earthly sin. - Amit Abraham
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what y ou are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
I ain’t the only old woman looking. I’m just the only one honest enough to admit it. The others just hire the boy to cut their grass so they can sit at the window and drool. - Abbi Glines
Be careful of fake faces, the most honest the most evil. - M.F. Moonzajer
Love is being honest with yourself at all timesbeing honest with the other person at all timestelling, listening, respecting the truthand never pretendingLove is the source of reality - Susan Polis Schutz
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
Being one’s true and honest self can often be dangerous; and poetry should always be a place where, if only between the pages, that danger and energy and fear and excitement and love can fizz and spark without ever threatening to burn something down. - Andrew McMillan
Be honest. Be truthful. If you tell lies, you lose your credibility. - Timi Nadela
You know why Love Doesn't get Honest To you ?;Because you're choosing Them Enemy ;Lie ; - anne idris
In a world full of polished and perfected final drafts, she was the raw and honest scribbled story. - Kavya Janani.U
GOD is super intelligent - says GO & DO GOOD things, if not I may pick you as an ODD human & like a honest DOG knows what to do next! - Ningraj
It's better to be quotable than to be honest. - Tom Stoppard
Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity. - John Brown
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. - James Russell Lowell
Never give up in life. Learn to be humble, resilient, honest, wise and submissive and you'll be able to make a change better than anyone else. - Auliq Ice
Don't ever regret being honest. Period. - Taylor Swift
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
It was the first honest emotional connection I'd had in a while. So I immediately panicked and had to leave. - Candace Bushnell
An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. - William Shakespeare
let me tell you i'm in love with you. let me tell you that the first thing i do when i wake is think of you. let me be completely honest about this-- about what you mean to me.let me take it there without ruining everything. - Ava
If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good. - Beatrix Potter
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant
I'm sorry. I just meant that all this is new to me. I get lost sometimes." I give her my most honest expression. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
Sometimes, I present myself as an expert and talk non-sense. To be honest, passing out hugs is far better than passing judgements. TRY THIS! - Saurabh Sharma
If you'd combat bigotry, use honest language and call things out for what they really are. - DaShanne Stokes
Be honest with yourself, face your feelings and what they really mean, then you will be able to deal with them and move on. - Jay Woodman
Success comes to those who do not waste time looking and criticizing what others are doing but focusing on honest self-evaluation and what they have to do. - Amit Abraham
Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. - Robert Ingersoll
Being honest it doesnt mean you are always doing the right thing. It means you are truethful. In doing that you are getting more respect and being respected for the trueth you say nomatter what you did or worse is the damage. You will also be trusted in many things. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
I have learnt that we expect honesty and genuineness from others, while not being honest and genuine with our own self. - Aisha Mirza
Honesty can sometimes be so brutal to take in. It's usual to get so drowned in perceived idealism that you can't seem to separate it from honest reality. If, and when, you can separate the two, the gaiety of fantasy is destroyed - Ufuoma Apoki
It would be better for us to have some doubts in an honest pursuit of truth, than it would be for us to be certain about something that was not true. - Daniel Wallace
Let us be honest we have praised Angulimala, will make no difference If you convey my salute to Amrapali. - Suman Pokhrel
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. - H.L. Mencken
It is always healthy to be honest. - Amit Kalantri
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin
Vulnerability is strength. It is being honest about who you are & about your experiences. - Tara Estacaan
The man who believes that honesty is the best policy is not an honest man. - Paul Hoffman
CIf you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy. - Dalai Lama XIV
She was one of those people who are irrevocably, incurably honest and therefore both inflexible and vulnerable at the same time. - Azar Nafisi
ATHEIST is really a thoroughly honest, unambiguous term, it admits of no paltering and no evasion, and the need of the world, now as ever, is for clear-cut issues and unambiguous speech. - Chapman Cohen
Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions. - C. Terry Warner
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, alistening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, allof which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
Communication must be HOT: honest, open, and two-way. - Dan Oswald
The hushing of the criticism of honest opponents is a dangerous thing. It leads some of the best of the critics to unfortunate silence and paralysis of effort, and others to burst into speech so passionately and intemperately as to lose listeners. - W.E.B. Du Bois
The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend. - Stephen Richards
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
A corrupt dies a thousand deaths. An honest, just one. - Premchand Shetty
An honest and wise man is always a very simple man. - Debasish Mridha
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. - Henry Fielding
Those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest; and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly. - William Shakespeare
Even the most honest human in authority often does not have the power to undo the damages that bad people do. - Auliq Ice
If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy. - Dalai Lama XIV
To feel successful, you must be able to be honest about the things that are really important to you. - Daniel G. Amen
The easiest way to be inscrutable is to be completely straightforward and honest. Then no one will be able to figure out what you’re up to. - George Hammond
It is not possible to be intellectually honest and believe in gods. And it is not possible to believe in gods and be a true scientist. - Peter Atkins
No one can make you honest. Only your heart and mind can do that. - Debasish Mridha
A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness. - Seneca
I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I. - William Shakespeare
Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity.
Even crocodile has honest tears..sometimes - Mohammed Sekouty
The real test for your ethics, is with you deal with bad persons, ethics coms normally with deal with the honest type. - علي الماجد
Be jealous of fellow men, but of those men who are pious - your fellow men who are honest, sincere and loyal with their friends, family and teachings of their Creator. See everyone as equal and wish no harm on anyone - who are we to judge each other when we are being judged by our Creator. - Mizan Chaudhury
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. - Franklin P. Jones
The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
Like a kiss on the lips is the one who gives an honest answer. - Bible Proverbs 24 26
No human being can be so honest as to become completely false. - Yukio Mishima
To laugh often and much,to win the respect of the intelligent peopleand the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest criticsand endure the betrayal of false friends;to appreciate beauty;to find the best in others; to leave the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to be quotable than to be honest. - Tom Stoppard
The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America.
I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. - Rudyard Kipling
You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. - Lydia M. Child
I like the way we talk to each other. It feels honest. It was different with Manuel. One of us always had to win. Husbands and wives do that, worry more about being right than being truthful. - Richard Lange
Better an honest devil than a lying angel... - Larry Bonner
Instinct is all of our humanity being deliberately honest with all of life. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I have been the patient one. I have waited for the world to stop being silly. I have waited for it to stop wars. I have waited for politicians to be honest. I have waited for real estate men to be good citizens. But while I wait, I dance! - Ray Bradbury
There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter. - Charles Caleb Colton
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
An honest government is the childish dream of the gullible men! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words. - John Milton
Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest - William Faulkner
A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest, honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly stupid.
When we are honest about the limitations we are self imposing it becomes necessary to cry out with determination and state you’ve had enough of the mediocrity of stagnation. - Heidi Reagan
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. - Charles Caleb Colton
You Can Not Me Honest To Others, If You Are Not First Honest With Yourself. - Chris Mentillo
Cut the connection between your clothes and your beliefs, because clothes will not make you something, it won’t make you honest or dishonest, good or bad! Your essence will not change because of what you wear! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Quite often you look for answers and strength in friends (supposed 2b) around you, without realizing All the true strength and honest answers come from within!!! - v filipa ketteridge
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. - Albert Einstein
People often think I'm a faker, but I'm usually honest, in a certain way--in such a way that often nobody believes me! - Richard Feynman
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. - Thomas Jefferson
The best way to learn to be an honest, responsible adult is to live with adults who act honestly and responsibly. - Claudia Jewett Jarrett
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Master: When a human being asks 'WHO AM I?', the honest answer is eternal silence.Disciple: Do we make noise to feel that silence, Master? - Saurabh Sharma
It is good to know; it is better to do; it is best to be. To be pure and strong, to be honest and earnest, to be kindly and thoughtful, and in all to be true,... - S.D. Gordon
I have to be honest he was more than a friend to me, I don't know why, but I found myself having feelings for him.~once again...life goes on~ - Rim Ibrahim
It may be risky to marry for love, but it's so honest that the Lord just has to smile on it. - Josh Billings
Effective, true deep listening and honest dialogue is a gift a soul can choose to give. How easy or difficult that can be depends on the values you hold in your life. - Angelica Hopes
I have been unable to save much money in my life. I have been in politics, and in politics an honest man does not get rich. -Sam Rayburn (whose savings at his death totaled $15,000) - Robert Caro
being honest to the people around you is the best thing you ever do to them,but expecting the same from them is the worst thing you ever do to yourself - Anonymous
The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck. - Henry Ward Beecher
He wanted more, as did I, but we still had a ways to go. I wasn’t a tease and my demands seemed pretty reasonable: always be honest and try not to eat me. ~ Sam, Living Violet - Jaime Reed
Crime brings together honest men and concentrates them. - Émile Durkheim
One must be honest with himself. Then it will be much better than it is now. - Ali A. H. Al-Allaq
You Can Not Be Honest With Others, If You Are Not First Honest With Yourself. - Chris Mentillo
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them. - Lily Tomlin
Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate. - John Fletcher
An honest god's the noblest work of man. - Samuel Butler
We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone. - Roy Bennett
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. - John Quincy Adams
Do not cast away an honest man for a villain's accusation. - William Shakespeare
Literature is the product of a deep-seated need for honesty. Hence, those who lie most are struck most deeply by it, and those who are honest have no need for it. - Anthony Marais
But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
He who is truly honest with his words will be shown instantly ,upon his speaking , by the mother nature the picture first of the people who are either the worst or the best to him and others of his nature. - Anuj Somany
To be honest, as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.Hamlet Act II, Scene II Lines 178-179 - William Shakespeare
Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything. - Chuck Klosterman
Freud was not entirely honest with himself when he said, Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise". - A. Cretan
A relationship is about commitment, making quality time to spend with each other, keeping lines of communication open, being honest and loyal and respecting each others differences. When one person stops doing this, the future of the relationship is in jeopardy, - Karon Waddell
it is being honest about my painthat makes me invincible. - Nayyirah Waheed
I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible. - Joseph de Maistre
By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu. - Steven Pinker
I was against the Iraq war I was against the Afghan war I was against bombing Libya and Syria but to be quite honest and with a heavy heart because more innocent people are gonna be killed....We have to step in and help wipeout ISIS! - Cal Sarwar
Doesn't matter you have thousand of qualities but if you are not honest with your beloved then other all qualities are rubbish.to hold relation and love there is need only one quality Thats call Honesty and just Honesty - Moahmmed Zaki Ansari
The man had a smooth voice, like velvet. I’m Detective Inspector Me. Unusual name, I know. My family were incredibly narcissistic. I’m lucky I escaped with any degree of humility at all, to be honest, but then I’ve always managed to exceed expectations. - Derek Landy
Meanwhile 1st April to lie as if they were honest throughout the year. - Nabil TOUSSI
We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day. - Gary Hopkins
Being honest to yourself is the smartest you can ever do.Do no allow the words of others to lead you to a road of confussion, follow your heart beat. - Osunsakin Adewale
To find the inner peace be utmost honest to yourself. - Debasish Mridha
You'd be surprised how difficult it is to ask alms of a stranger when you've never done it before, what a psychological barrier separates the honest man from the panhandler. ("Dusk To Dawn") - Cornell Woolrich
You just became the most interesting person at this party. I don't think anyone here has worked an honest day in their lives. - Minority Report (TV show)
I am not an Economist. I am an honest man!
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. - Maya Angelou
An honest man is the noblest work of God. - Alexander Pope
Early in my career...I had to choose between an honest arrogance and a hypercritical humility... I deliberately choose an honest arrogance, and I've never been sorry. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Sometimes, inflexibility creates a callus, scarring over all the bitterness and disappointment improperly, and there is no honest way to break that silence or that infinite distance, not even in death, not even in memory. - Víctor del Árbol
Confusion is always the most honest response. - Marty Indik
Most countries have only few honest politicians and this is just like having a body with only few good organs functioning! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Death gives people the courage to be honest, sometimes for the first time in their lives. - Elise Maybelle, Timecrest
Relaxation is good, holidays are necessary, but there is nothing as rewarding and healthy as doing what you love and loving what you do. Our honest toil should inspire and satisfy us. - Ogwo David Emenike
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what you are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
An honest election, under democracy, is an act of innocence which does not take place more than once in the history of a given nation.
America seemed like a place for honest people. The United States of America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. The most righteous, politically correct and awesomest country in the world. It even says "in god we trust" on the dollar bills. God bless America. - Carlito Sofer, Nik Krasno
I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition. I believe there is something doing somewhere, for every man ready to do it. I believe I'm ready, RIGHT NOW. - Elbert Hubbard
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Communication works best when we combine appropriateness with authenticity, finding that sweet spot where opinions are not brutally honest but delicately honest. - Sheryl Sandberg
I don't think most people take honest well. They prefer the games. They want to believe the pretty lies. - Richelle Mead
You know that you're a true friend when somebody says "But what about that wart on the end of his nose?" and your honest response is "What wart?". You see true friends accept you for what you are, wart and all. - Jeffrey Michael
Self awareness is key, and the first step in change. We cannot change our world or ourselves without the awareness of what needs to change. To shift the patterns that disempower you, you must get honest with yourself and become aware of what they are. - Eileen Anglin
to spoil in the borrowed time of denial is a liar to its self. and yourself, to banish the seeds of time is fruitful to be honest to one’s self. - vm
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none - Thomas Jefferson
A lot of lip service gets paid to being honest, but no one really wants to hear it unless what's being said is the party line. - Colin Quinn
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves. - Euripides
Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to deceive you and he does. - Karl Germain
Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question. - Willard Scott
To be perfectly honest, I enjoy thinking dangerously - Jimmy Henderson
The stars are honest and sensible. But humanity is insane! - Lloyd C. Douglas
The rule is easy to understand.Be simple, honest & smart. - Prince Akwarandu
Creativity is contagious. And so is banality. Criticism is an art in itself. Don’t let the dullness around destroy the creativity within. T.S. Eliot said, honest criticism and sensitive appreciation is directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry. Good to remember… - Elif Shafak
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. - William Shakespeare
We are all travelers in the wilderness of the World, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Being honest may not get you a lot of friend but it'll always get you the right one - John Lennon
The phrase "I dont know" is the most honest thing anyone could ever say. - Markus W. Lunner
Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin. - Allan Pinkerton
I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition." (Said to Leopold Mozart) - Joseph Haydn
I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son (W A Mozart)is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition. - Joseph Haydn
When prescribing one of the drugs I take, my doctor warned me of a common side effect: exaggerated, intensely vivid dreams. To be honest, I've never really noticed the difference. I've always dreamt big. - Michael J. Fox
To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. - Bertrand Russell
If you’re honest with yourself as a writer, trying to tell the best story you can, your story will be an honest one. And your values will come out, no matter how hard you try to disguise them. - Joe Clifford Faust
I cannot choose but adhere to the word of God, which has possession of my conscience; nor can I possibly, nor will I even make any recantation, since it is neither safe nor honest to act contrary to conscience! Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God! Amen. - Martin Luther
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. - George Bernard Shaw
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. - Sigmund Freud
They say that only very good friends quarrel. But at the end of the day a quarrel is a fight between two people’s egos. Since people cannot understand each other by just being honest. May be its impossible to live your whole life without getting hurt but don’t hurt the people close to you. - Ai Yazawa
He who dares not offend cannot be honest. - Thomas Paine
I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms. - Alistair Cross
Wagging tongues from prejudiced, sophisticated facade of show-off people can never blemish any honest, genuine, golden heart. - Angelica Hopes
To make a statement that one knows is false is more honest than to make a statement that one knows is true. - Lionel Suggs
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it...try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't. - Lenny Bruce
Sex is my practice. It's where I always strive to be my best self. I try to be as honest as possible, as present as possible, as centered as possible, as kind as possible, as generous as possible without being a doormat. - Nina Hartley
The journey is made up of the most genuine and honest wonders of the mind, but also includes unfathomable sorrow and despair; yet, this is what makes up a journey as well as the human experience in entirety. - Forrest Curran
When people don't tell you the truth what they really are saying is they don't value you or their relationship with you enough to be honest. - Shannon L. Alder
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed. - Lord Chesterfield
When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate. - Pamela Ribon
in a relationship that is successful, communication has to be totally open and honest, without judgement or anger. and before you end a relationship that is very important to you, you have to be able to say to yourself that you seeked every avenue to make it work. - Anonymous
For the hand of a beauty with honest words and sensibilities so mighty.Though your mother and father had hoped for something more fragile (and flighty), - Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth. - William Hazlitt
Let's be honest. Sometimes art is dangerous, though. And that's why governments sometimes get nervous about art. But one of the things I truly believe is if you try to suppress the arts, then I think you are suppressing the deepest dreams and aspirations of the people. - Barack Obama
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it. - G. K. Chesterton
Honest differences of opinion should never be permitted to destroy a friendship.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. - Mahatma Gandhi
Doubt is your intellectual conscience pleading with you to be honest with yourself. - Peter Boghossian
Integrity is the ability of being honest and having strong moral principles and values, which reflect in our character.Decide to work in integrity and uprightness of hearts that is the price to be paid for you to realise your vision. - Prince Akwarandu
Let's be honest, honest it's important. I don't care about you, don't say bullshit and if there isn't any important thing please don't write me. - Deyth Banger
The key to happiness is loving yourself. For years I have struggled to reach this point and even now at the age of 20 I will be honest in saying I am not 100% there yet. However, I will say I am much closer to that 100 than I was 5 years ago. - Gabriela M. Sanchez
Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson
I’m brutally honest. No kidding. Sometimes a little too honest. There’s this word called tact, it’s in the dictionary under the letter T.I don’t believe you, I think you just made that word up. - St. Clair, Georgette
From good to the better for the best!Sounds like taken from Advertisement, as for my works. If you are open person in being honest... rape/murder/killing... it's something which is around us. - Deyth Banger
I said I'm selfish, I'm a liar and I'm brokenShit runs through my head every day that I would never tell anyoneYou're just like meThe only difference is that I'm honest enough to scream my flaws in the lines of this song - Real Friends
A girl has to have a beautiful smile, Beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honest, loving and trustworthy. - Justin Bieber
We have to be honest to ourselves to see honesty in others. - Debasish Mridha
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership. - Ann Landers
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself. - Margaret Cho
An honest man is a debtless man, he doesn't owe anyone anything. - Amit Kalantri
The best way to try to motivate somebody is by being direct with them. To be honest with them. Lies are never the right way to get your message across. - Trey Parker and Matt Stone
To be honest, i know noting about religion, since the world was created thousand of years ago, am just 30 years of age, and have stopped asking questions about how things came to being, but the truth about what i know is that the truth does not exit because i know noting - lanre efizie
Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honor and dignity.
One honest John Tompkins, a hedger & ditcher, Although he was poor, did not want to be richer;For all such vain wishes in him were preventedBy a fortunate habit of being contented. - Jane Taylor
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him. - Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu
Three things will make you happy: always have happy thoughts, be honest to yourself, and express unconditional love for everything. - Debasish Mridha
Some of the most polished ideas are discovered through healthy, honest debate, so if you don't argue with yourself every once in a while, other people will gladly point out if, in any sense, you missed a spot. - Criss Jami
No matter whether you’re a gay or a mixed race couple; when you’re drawn together, ultimately it doesn’t matter what everybody thinks because it’s so honest, true, and sincere. How can that be wrong? - Tegan Quin
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. - Frank Lloyd Wright
I lie without a mask, thus I am an honest man. - Lionel Suggs
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. - Mary MacCracken
Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.
A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs. - Harry Truman
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest? - Sidney Madwed
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and sudden acquisition of wealth.
It's honest to admit you'll kill someone because you hate them. - Fuyumi Soryo
Academics have given up trying to recover an honest picture of the past and have decided that their history-writing should be simply an instrument of moral hand-wringing. - Gordon S. Wood
I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest. I'm going to continue to speak my mind, and that's who I am... - Jesse Ventura
Do not believe that you will get punished for the things you do. Just be honest to yourself and the people you love. - Poonam Dhandhania
She laughs an honest laugh... one that puts the fakes on edge and makes them dream of being better. - C. JoyBell C.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Art becomes an honest expression once done for oneself. Failure of that results to empty and transparent art. - Unarine Ramaru
In your hearts ,you will always find water and flames ,when the flames get out of control ,you need to give them some water ,it's like you have to find the perfect by balancing the fire and water in your hearts for a honest ,truthful life. - Amira -Fadil
No more apologies! So we're poor! All right, we're poor! This is America! And America is one place in this sorry world where people Shouldn't have to apologize for being poor. The question in America should be, 'Is this guy a good citizen? Is he honest? Does he pull his own weight? - Kurt Vonnegut
To get to know yourself better, examine what you really want from life and become true to yourself, Be clear and honest and work hard to make it. - Auliq Ice
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. - George Washington
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough. - Mark Twain
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Always there is a bitch lies in every virgin heart, and a virgin always lies in the heart of a bitch. To be honest, there cannot ever be anyone who is one-man or one-woman human, in action or may be in thought! - Argha
With honest and straightforward business principles, close and careful attention to details, and the ability to take advantage of favourable opportunities and circumstances, there is a scope for success. - Jamsetji Tata
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. - John Ruskin
Artists, especially writers, great writers, are the most honest people I know. There are deep confessions in their words. And if we're strong enough to expose the spaces between them, we find truths there also. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Showing your true self sometimes don't give you any benefit, but at least you do honest to your self and God. - Olivia Sinaga
I have notice most writers wants your honest opinion but not your true honest opinion, therefore become upset. Sorry, I will always give my true honest opinion... - Lin
An honest religious thinker is like a tightrope walker. He almost looks as though he were walking on nothing but air. His support is the slenderest imaginable. And yet it really is possible to walk on it. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them
I must be honest. I can only read so many paragraphs of a New York Times story before I puke. - Rush Limbaugh
An honest man speaks truth, don't expect him to speak sweet. - Amit Kalantri
Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. - Vernon Howard
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. - Thomas Jefferson
I find the concept of Hell to be more honest than that of everyday life. In Hell, no one can lie to you, because you already know what to expect for the rest of eternity. Nothing more and nothing less. - Lionel Suggs
Unfortunately in today’s world a liar seems to be more reliable than a truthful honest man. - Munia Khan
Your feelings wouldn't get hurt if you were honest with yourself - Ty Gray
Vulnerability brings honesty. We become most honest with ourselves when we are faced with real fear around a situation or an outcome. Yet many still stay in their comfort zone, listening to their own excuses and lies. - Tony Curl
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