Quotes on Honest Truth

He who dares not offend cannot be honest. Thomas Paine

There are no whole truths: All truths are half-truths. Alfred North Whitehead

An honest man's word is as good as his bond. Miguel De Cervantes

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth. Mark Twain

Whores are the most honest girls. They present the bill right away. Alberto Giacometti

You can't cheat an honest man. W C Fields

The highest compact we can make with our fellow is - "Let there be truth between us two forevermore." Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always. R D Laing

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

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Dogen

The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do. E V Lucas

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Breault

I have no idea what the mind of a lowlife scoundrel is like, but I know what the mind of an honest man is like; it is terrifying. Abel Hermant

I've always felt protected. That's the God's honest truth. Denzel Washington

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships. Bertrand Russell

If ever I said in grief or pride, I'd tired of honest things, I lied. Edna St Vincent Millay

How happy is he born and taught; that serves not another's will, whose armor is his honest thought and truth, his utmost skill. Henry Wotton

It is not without good reason, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. Michel De Montaigne

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

Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said. Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory. Jesse Ventura

The more honest you can be, the less you have to hide... when I have nothing to hide, I have everything to give. Kenny Loggins

Baddies always do get the best lines, that's the honest truth. James D'arcy

The aim of fiction is absolute and honest truth. Anton Chekhov

Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Confucius

I am very honest, even in interviews. Christina Aguilera

Somewhere between the honest truth and the deceptive lie is the deceptive truth and the honest lie. Robert Breault

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie. Robert Breault

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other. George Macdonald

I like children; I like 'em, and I respect 'em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Youth is the only thing worth having. Oscar Wilde

When truth is divided, errors multiply. Eli Siegel

We may well be the ones Proverbs warns when it reminds us: "Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks the truth." The point is clear: If the people speak and the king doesn't listen, there is something wrong with the king. If the king acts precipitously and the people say nothing, something is wrong with the people. Joan D. Chittister

When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to [profess] things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. Thomas Paine

All good writers speak in honest voices and tell the truth. Eudora Welty

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? Marcus Tullius Cicero

Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. Vernon Howard

Dare to be honest and fear no labor. Robert Burns

There is always a way to be honest without being brutal. Arthur Dobrin

Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance. William Shakespeare

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. James E Faust

Go to Fox News for conservative, maybe go to msnbc for liberal, and be right here on CNN for the God's honest truth. Anthony Weiner

And even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as honest man can be tortured into telling a lie. William Faulkner

Being alone makes us stronger. That's the honest truth. But it's cold comfort, since even if I wanted company no one will come near me anymore. Roberto Bolano

Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news. William Shakespeare

In honest truth, a name given to a man is no better than a skin given to him; what is not natively his own falls off and comes to nothing. Walter Savage Landor

Being alone makes us stronger. That's the honest truth. But it's cold comfort, since even if I wanted company no one will come near me anymore. Roberto Bolano

Sometimes being honest with someone or hearing the truth hurts, but it is always better to be honest and accept what is. Syesha Mercado

He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave. George Berkeley

Be prepared and be honest. John Wooden

To live outside the law, you must be honest. Bob Dylan

Truth and, by consequence, liberty, will always be the chief power of honest men. Madame De Stael

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. Sigmund Freud

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so. Mark Twain

All of us contain Music & Truth, but most of us can't get it out. Mark Twain

Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth. William Blake

Time discovers truth. Seneca the Younger

Words are nets through which all truth escapes. Paula Fox

To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted. Voltaire

Respect for the Truth is an acquired taste. Mark Van Doren

Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological. Robert Breault

The only way to speak the truth is to speak lovingly. Henry David Thoreau

Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. James Gibbons

A man who lies, thinking it is the truth, is an honest man, and a man who tells the truth, believing it to be a lie, is a liar. William Safire

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess. Josh Billings

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. Aristotle

Weep for me, whoever has charity, truth and justice! I did not come on this voyage for gain, honor or wealth, that is certain; for then the hope of all such things was dead. I came to Your Highnesses with honest purpose and sincere zeal; and I do not lie. I humbly beseech Your Highnesses that, if it please God to remove me hence, you will help me to go to Rome and on other pilgrimages. Christopher Columbus

Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn't glitter and shine. Chuck Palahniuk

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, repute possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. Charles Edward Montague

If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory! Mark Twain

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

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. Richard M. Nixon

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. Josh Billings

A liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest. John Winthrop

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

The truth needs so little rehearsal. Barbara Kingsolver

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby. George Herbert

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