Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Honesty.

The repository contains 28 quotes in the category “Honesty.”
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When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another, the practiced person relies on the language of the first.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882

Repetition does not transform a lie into truth.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1882 — 1945

The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

George Carlin
1937 — 2008

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

Infidelity does not consist in believing or disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.

Thomas Paine
1737 — 1809

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

1694 — 1778

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
1815 — 1898

I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.

Dan Rather
1931 —     

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

384 — 322 B.C.

No one deserves praise for being honest when no one tries to corrupt.

106 A.D. — 43

Honesty is a fine jewel but much out of fashion.

Thomas Fuller
1654 — 1734

No honest man ever repented of his honesty.

Thomas Fuller
1654 — 1734

If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.

Paul Gallico
1897 — 1976

Nobody has the right to put another under such a difficulty that he must either hurt the person by telling the truth or hurt himself by telling what is not true.

Dr. Johnson
1709 — 1784

The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: “I do not know.”

André Maurois
1885 — 1967

The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

The Bible

The nearest to perfection that most people ever come is when filling out a job application.


Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.


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