Quotes on Being Honest

He who dares not offend cannot be honest. Thomas Paine

The only way you can truly control how you are seen is by being honest all the time. Tom Hanks

I can't write. I would love to. I don't really have an interest in it, to be honest. I'll leave that to my fiance. Jennifer Aniston

To be honest with you, being Bruce isn't easy. Bruce Jenner

To be honest, Im not that much of a reader of Korean fiction, since so little is translated. Chang-Rae Lee

I certainly don't want to be formulaic. I want to be honest and authentic and everything else. Stephen Fry

To be honest, politics is so weird. I think it's more heavy than religion. Chris Bosh

Humility is not denying your strengths, humility is being honest about your weaknesses. Rick Warren

I'd rather be honest and lose than be dishonest and win Greg McKeown

Don't ever regret being honest. Period. Taylor Swift

Its important to be honest and truthful with your constituents. At the end of the day, we represent them. Devin Nunes

Ill be honest - I never saw myself making a ninja movie, never entertained the idea. I think ninja films can be quite cheesy unless you do them in feudal Japan. Scott Adkins

I'm a hip-hop kind of guy, but to be honest with you, I could listen to RB all day. Give me some slow jams, and I'm a happy person. Ryan Guzman

I always try to just be honest ... As opposed to artifice or manipulation. Demetri Martin

Shakespeare language is fantastic, and to be honest, you dont need to do anything to Shakespeare. Sam Heughan

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained... Laozi

The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Thomas Jefferson

Living without Laughing isn't living. Be silly. Be honest. Be Kind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humility is all about being truthful and honest. Radhanath Swami

I just try to be honest and true to the character and play the part. Denzel Washington

Ireland is a wonderful place to write in. Even although the atmosphere was so Faith-laden that I was often worried that I was not writing a book to the glory of God, I had to admit that words flowed from my pen like all-get-out. To be honest, there is nothing to do in Ireland but write. Nancy Spain

I read individual stories a lot in magazines and other places, too, but I really think there's something to be said for reading story collections as collections. That's not true of all story collections, to be honest, but for good ones I think it often is true. Brian Evenson

I talk about stuff like my Blackberry, Lost, the internet, music, etc. so I guess that leads to the "nerd" moniker. But I don't get it that much to be honest. I guess its better than being labeled a "racist" comedian. Aziz Ansari

This world is so full of hypocrisy, the only way you can be honest is to be a hermit. Pete Seeger

Tis well to be merry and wise, 'Tis well to be honest and true; It is best to be off with the old love, Before you are on with the new. Charles Robert Maturin

I'm somebody who doesn't work with a stylist. I'll be honest with you, I'm a mom and it's just not something I want to put money toward because it's expensive to have somebody who helps dress you and I feel like I have to pay for preschool and so many things so I don't have a stylist. Busy Philipps

Oftentimes, you read these pilot scripts that come through for American work, and they dont sing to you. Ive got to be honest, not many of them ignite the flame or give you that burning feeling of, Oh, God, I really want to be a part of this. Antony Starr

To be honest, the play that was drawn up, I scratched it. I just told coach, 'Give me the ball.' We're either going to go to overtime or I'm going to win it for us. It was that simple. Lebron James

The people who watch Fox are not going to watch CNN. You know, lets be honest. Fareed Zakaria

Requesting permission from someone to be honest is really a way of accusing the other person of being so demanding or overbearing that you couldn't be honest all along. Walter Kirn

The first step to greatness is to be honest. Samuel Johnson

I try to forgive her for my father's sake. But to be honest, I'm not the forgiving type. Suzanne Collins

Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be. Mahatma Gandhi

In matters of honesty, there are no shortcuts; no little white lies, or big black lies, only the simple, honest truth spoken in total candor... Being true is different than being honest. Gordon B Hinckley

We must learn to be honest with ourselves, and know our shortcomings. We will acquire cohesion but we will pay dearly for being a slow pupil. Zora Neale Hurston

Totally uneventful. It was a very successful first flight. To be honest, it was a little bit boring. Fernando Alonso

Soldiers must possess integrity in order to build trust and confidence in themselves, our leadership, and the American public. Among the things I've learned during my career is that you must be honest with everyone about everything. Glen E. Morrell

I don't have a strict diet. It's all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can. To be honest with you, I have a tough time keeping weight on. Michael Phelps

Honest people are never touchy about the matter of being trusted Ayn Rand

I have tried if I could reach that great resolution . . . to be honest without a thought of Heaven or Hell. Thomas Browne

It 's guid to be merry and wise, It 's guid to be honest and true, It 's guid to support Caledonia's cause, And bide by the buff and the blue. Robert Burns

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. Mother Teresa

I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help. Tommy Lasorda

Recently it was pointed out to me - in a kind of hurtful way, to be honest - that people in Los Angeles are aurally challenged. That is, at social events, we simply do not listen to others. We do not ask them questions about themselves, we do not nod attentively when they speak; really, if we were to examine ourselves, we would realize that we simply have no interest in others at all. Sandra Tsing Loh

I think to be honest, that being is inside. I meet that being in so many people that I meet everywhere in the world and when I do meet that being, in other people, what I want to ask is "How do we keep opening ourselves so that we can become as vulnerable and as willing to live in the deepest complexity and ambiguity and truth that we can?" Eve Ensler

Just do this one thing: promise yourself you'll never deal underhanded to anybody. You'll be honest in all of your business dealings. That is hard. Conquer that one. Demand it of yourself. Demand a higher standard for yourself and your children and do it. Glenn Beck

Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.' Nicki Minaj

I suppose my life has always been about pleasing people, making sure theyre all right, doing the right thing. Then, suddenly, you have to face up to what you want and be honest about it. Emilia Fox

But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown-a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest. Pablo Picasso

There are a lot of artists who've said they'd like to work with me. To be honest, I'm not sure there is such a thing as an inappropriate artist. The trick is matching the artist with a story. Neil Gaiman

You can't say you want things to be simple and then in the next breath ask me to be honest. Margaret Mahy

Anybody who picks up a guitar and tells you that there's some inner message that they're trying to convey... it's nonsense. They're not being honest. The reason they're doing this is they wanna get lots of chicks and they don't want to work for a living. Gene Simmons

To be honest about it, that is the view of Christians taken by modern society. Surely those who adhere to all or most of these traditional Christian beliefs are to be regarded as simpleminded. Antonin Scalia

Be honest, how hideous do I look?" He took another step back and pursed his lips. "That bad, huh?" I muttered. No, no Bella. Actually. . ." He seemed to be struggling for the right word. "You look. . .sexy." I laughed out loud. "Right." Very sexy, really. Stephenie Meyer

The theory is that if you spill all your secrets, you'll have no desire to lie about anything, ever again. Like the worst about you is already in the open, so why not just be honest? Veronica Roth

I wish I could be honest and true, but truth as I see it is not something abstract, a pious generality-It is justice at work, righteous, demanding, disciplined, sincere and unswerving; otherwise, it is not, it cannot be truth at all. F Sionil Jose

To be honest I always have to say no one is guiding me better than God David Archuleta

The allure becomes, "Can I make these rooms bigger?" Can I fill these 1,500-seat rooms? Then the allure is, how much, if we're being honest, how much can I squeeze out of it financially? Jay Mohr

I prefer being honest to being 'honest to God.' C S Lewis

Let's be honest, there are a lot of family movies; I like some of them, I don't like other ones. John Krasinski

I've really carelessly gotten out of relationships that were incredibly destructive instead of being honest. Leslye Headland

I don`t use much Obamacare, I must be honest with you. Donald Trump

Be honest in your music. Caleb Shomo

To be honest, I don't listen to groups, really. Hardly ever. I know I'm in one, but I don't like them very much. David Gilmour

We have to be honest with ourselves. Donald Trump

I have to be honest about one thing. When I want to America, no on asked me how I was. Everyone always asked me, "How much do you make?" Sergio Leone

It doesn't endow me, to be honest... Alan Mullery

Being honest with the public is how they respect you. Angel Haze

Be the measure great or small, let it be honest in every part. John Bright

When you've written a script, if an actor has a question you're the writer as well as the director, so you have the answer. And if you don't, then you just be honest and say 'I don't know' and then you discuss it. So, working with the actors is fine. John Michael McDonagh

You don't feel honest on a date, I guess. You don't really get to learn about anyone. You're kind of being polite and you can ask the questions, it's just not a great time for me. Vince Vaughn

Let us be real, honest, and sincere in our Christianity. We cannot deceive an all-seeing God. J C Ryle

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune. . . . Samuel Smiles

Work and thou canst escape the reward; whether the work be fine or course, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to the senses as well as to the thought. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be honest, be brutally honest, and if you want something go out there and get it. Asher Roth

Giving honest and well-intended feedback is often confused with being mean. It's not mean; it's nice. Robert Kiyosaki

What I know for sure is this: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there - as long as you're willing to be honest with yourself about the preparation and work involved. There are no back doors, no free rides. There's just you, this moment, and a choice. Oprah Winfrey

I've never been that person to fake it, and say what everyone else wants you to say. Then you never have anything personal. If I wanted to be an actress all the time, I could do that. But I don't. I want to be real. I want to be a real person. That's what an artist is. An artist has to be honest. Without honesty, there's nothing. Miley Cyrus

You have to be true, you have to be honest.. Don't do anything, just figure out what it is that is true to you, what makes you happiest to do and be out there. And if it doesn't work, then you just have to call it a day and go find something else. But don't make it up. Don't go out there and pretend to be something you aren't. Pat Benatar

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard J Needham



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