Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty?
He had the haughtiness of Henry the Eighth, without his spirit; the avarice of Henry the Seventh, without his exactions; the indignities of Charles the First, without his bigotry for his prerogative; the vexations of King William, with as little skill in the management of parties; and the gross gallantry of his father, without his goodnature or his honesty:– he might, perhaps, have been honest, if he had never hated his father, or had ever loved his son.george ii of great britain
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
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.zig ziglar
honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other and everything, that's probably the biggest key to success.Taylor lautner
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.adrienne rich
Your honesty is not to be based either on religion or policy. Both your religion and policy must be based on it.john ruskin
Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.benjamin n. cardozo
I know nothing, by experience, of party discipline. I would rather be a raccoon-dog, and belong to a Negro in the forest, than to belong to any party, further than to do justice to all, and to promote the interests of my country. The time will and must come, when honesty will receive its reward, and when the people of this nation will be brought to a sense of their duty, and will pause and reflect how much it cost us to redeem ourselves from the government of one man.davy crockett
To the cheater, there is no such thing as honesty, and to Republicans the idea of serving the public good is counterfeit on the face of it — they never felt such an urge, and therefore it must not exist.garrison keillor
We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington.jack kevorkian
Words like virtue, nobility, honor, honesty, generosity, have become almost impossible to use or else they have acquired bastard meanings; language is no longer equipped for legitimately praising a man’s character.Simone Weil
Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty.russell baker
I regard criticism as an art, and if in this country and in this age it is practiced with honesty, it is no more remunerative than the work of an avant-garde film artist. My dear anonymous letter writers, if you think it is so easy to be a critic, so difficult to be a poet or a painter or film experimenter, may I suggest you try both? You may discover why there are so few critics, so many poets.Pauline Kael
To follow implies not only the denying of one's own clarity, investigation, integrity and honesty, but it also implies that your motive in following is reward. Truth is not a reward.jiddu krishnamurti
The little honesty existing among authors is to be seen in the outrageous way in which they misquote from the writings of others.Arthur Schopenhauer
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy.Arthur Schopenhauer
In seeking tales and informations Against this man, whose honesty the devil And his disciples only envy at, Ye blew the fire that burns ye.william shakespeare
Now, if you can blush and cry, "guilty," cardinal, You'll show a little honesty.william shakespeare
Far from blushing at conduct so contrary to equity , to right, and to national honesty , they boast of their dexterity, and pretend that they deserve the name of great negotiators.
I had as lief preach humanity to a battle of eagles, as to urge honesty and integrity upon those who have determined to be rich, and to gain it by gambling stakes, and madmen's ventures.
Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at, be thy country’s, Thy God’s, and truth’s; then if thou fall’st, O Cromwell, Thou fall’st a blessed martyr!
The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. honesty is not only "the first step toward greatness," — it is greatness itself.christian nestell bovee
honesty is the best policy when there is money in it.mark twain
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