Quotes on Intellectual Honesty

Mathematics is persistent intellectual honesty. Moses Aaron Richardson

Honesty has always worked for me. Katy Perry

Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character. Brian Tracy

Science, not religion, has taught me my most useful values, among them intellectual honesty. It is better to go without answers than to accept those that merely resolve puzzlement. B F Skinner

The core of science is not a mathematical modeling-it is intellectual honesty. It is a willingness to have our certainties about the world constrained by good evidence and good argument. Sam Harris

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get. Samuel Eliot Morison

It is the opposite of ignorance-it is intellectual honesty: to be willing to accept reality and to call things what they are even when it is hard. Todd Burpo

Intellectual honesty consists in stating the precise conditions under which one will give up one's belief. Imre Lakatos

For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity. Arthur Peacocke

It takes courage to live through suffering; and it takes honesty to observe it. C S Lewis

Most of the stories I have go downhill quickly. In all honesty most of the good stories I have, no one else would think is funny. JD Era

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty. Robert Green Ingersoll

The most important quality of leadership is intellectual honesty. The reality principle - the ability to see the world as it really is, not as you wish it were. Jack Welch

But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts. Gerrit Smith

Lotte Lenya was all emotion. She wasn't anything but emotion. She was not an intellectual. John Hurt

Barack Obama is an intellectual. Jonathan Chait

In Shankaracharya we saw tremendous intellectual power, throwing the scorching light of reason upon everything. Swami Vivekananda

I am still happy to be close to the city, [to be] connected to the intellectual source in Ferndorf. In this area, [I feel] connected with nature and unimportant in a postitive way. Volker Bertelmann

When your IQ rises to 28, sell. Irwin Corey

I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual. Emile M Cioran

The notion of saving the planet has nothing to do with intellectual honesty or science. The fact is that the planet was here long before us and will be here long after us. The planet is running fine. What people are talking about is saving themselves and saving their middle-class lifestyles and saving their cash flow. Lynn Margulis

When I talk to anyone or read the writings of anyone who has any axe to grind, I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgement have simply disappeared from the face of the earth. Everyone's thought is forensic, everyone is simply putting a "case" with deliberate suppression of his opponent's point of view, and, what is more, with complete insensitiveness to any sufferings except those of himself and his friends. George Orwell

If partisanship makes us abandon intellectual honesty, if we oppose what our opponents say or do simply because they are the ones saying or doing it, we become mere political short-sellers, hoping for bad news because it's good for our ideological investment. Kurt Andersen

The root of the matter is a very simple and old fashioned thing... love or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence, a guide for action, a reason for courage, an imperative necessity for intellectual honesty. Bertrand Russell

What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no such thing as intellectual property. Jean-Luc Godard

I'm not an attorney or a person who does intellectual property . Manning Marable

Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy. Kelly Rowland

I don't have fights with actors. In absolute honesty, I've never fought with any actor ever. Baz Luhrmann

The more a human being in his worldview approaches the goal, the hegemony of love in a moral universe, the more has he become slipshod in the light of intellectual honesty. Peter Wessel Zapffe

In intellectual honesty, we should be willing to study and explore the spiritual life with all the rigor and determination we would give to any field of research. Richard J. Foster

The intellectual power, honesty, lucidity, courage, and disinterested love of the truth of the most gifted thinkers of the eighteenth century remain to this day without parallel. Their age is one of the best and most hopeful episodes in the life of mankind. Isaiah Berlin

All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge. Aristotle

The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated. George Orwell

How could anything non-controversial be of intellectual interest to grown-ups? Edward Abbey

The intellectual power, through words and things, Went sounding on a dim and perilous way! William Wordsworth

Love makes intellectual pretzels of us all. Sarah Bird

An intellectual mind that is unconnected to the heart is an uncultivated mind. B.K.S. Iyengar

Microsoft has long hired based on IQ and "intellectual bandwidth." Bill Gates

Creationism, perhaps the most pernicious of the intellectual perversions now afflicting the American public. Arthur C Clarke

We've had 60 years of intellectual development in Iran. How can we have the same system? Even theories of secularism are constantly being revised and changed. Akbar Ganji

I love this idea of trying to create that intellectual eroticism. That was what I was working toward all along. Lily King

He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out. Iris Murdoch

I have spent a good part of my life showing what an intellectual bubble the Left lives in. Dennis Prager

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

Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin

I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him. Shirley Maclaine

The history of medicine proves that in so far as man seeks to know himself and face his whole nature, he has become free from bewildered fear, despondent shame, or arrant hypocrisy. As long as sex is dealt with in the current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity. Alfred Kinsey

Hold firmly to your word. Maimonides

Whatever I did, I did with love and I did with honesty. Paulo Coelho

Not me. Give me honesty anytime. Richelle Mead

Like begets like; honesty begets honesty; trust, trust; and so on. James F. Bell, III

Your gift to God is honesty. God's gift to you is truth. Leonard Jacobson

Honesty leads to peace. Veronica Roth

I gave them all the truth and none of the honesty. Colum Mccann

There's times I'd rather kill you than listen to your honesty. Garth Brooks

We do have to remain true to the idea of honesty within what you want to do. Kevin Drew

I've always been about honesty, whether on the radio, whether I did a movie, whether I wrote a book. As long as you're honest, you don't lose your edge. Howard Stern

What is dishonorably got, is dishonorably squandered. Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you don't know how, why pretend? Huang E

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine closely the things they believe. Todd Rundgren

You know, I find people with great honesty, bodily, physical honesty, who sit just the way they like to sit, and walk the way they like to walk, and don't come into a room all pumped up, I find them elegant. Alexander Siddig

No one can ever enter the celestial kingdom unless he is strictly honest. Joseph Smith Jr

It is better to learn late than never. Publilius Syrus

Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. Joseph B Wirthlin

Dare to be honest and fear no labor. Robert Burns

If you think something's funny, go with that. Most comedians pull jokes from a place of honesty. Olivia Munn

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. Edward R Murrow

Truth and honesty is my thing. Karrine Steffans

I think the freedom to express one's views is more important than intellectual property. Shepard Fairey

Human learning presupposes a specific social nature and a process by which children grow into the intellectual life of those around them Lev S. Vygotsky

NAFTA and GATT are quite similar. They both have highly protectionist elements. They're kind of a mixture of liberalization and protection designed to expand the power of transnational corporations. They're very basically investor's rights agreements. One crucial part in both is the "intellectual property right," which is a funny way of saying that corporations, like pharmaceutical companies, will have near-monopolistic rule over future technology. This now includes product as well as process rights. Noam Chomsky

We as a music community have our own issues about advocacy, copyright, intellectual property, being paid fairly for the work that we do. Neil Portnow

It is only through the opposition of ideas that we can learn to be self-critical, to work towards intellectual humility. Tariq Ramadan

The University of South Carolina has always played a role in my life and the intellectual life of South Carolina. Pat Conroy

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. William Lyon Phelps

Many rogue sites exist to make a profit and others are enormously expensive to maintain. If they don't have the resources to continue stealing intellectual property, they'll wither away. Jared Polis

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival. Jeremy Rifkin

Thus the State never intentionally confronts a man's sense, intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Henry David Thoreau

To set aside one's prejudices, one's present needs, and one's own self interest in making a decision as a director for a company is an intellectual exercise that takes constant practice. In short, intellectual honesty is a journey and not a destination. Mervyn King

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