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.
We disagree so violently on almost everything that it's a real pleasure to drink with him. If nothing else, he's absolutely honest in his lunacy — and I've found, during my admittedly limited experience in political reporting, that power & honesty very rarely coincide.hunter s. thompson
Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty?
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
honesty is the best policy, but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man.
I suppose all writers are crazy, but if they are any good, I believe they have a terrible honesty.Raymond Chandler
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.john quincy adams
It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty.steve allen
Complete honesty has nothing to do with "purity" or naivety. The full truth is unattainable to naivety, and the completely honest artist is not pure in heart.Clement Greenberg
America today is a confused society, caught up in a terror war, a culture war, and a media war, where honesty and professional standards have vanished.Bill O'Reilly
Of course, fanatical Communists and Russophiles generally can be respected, even if they are mistaken.:; But for people like ourselves, who suspect that something has gone very wrong with the Soviet Union, I consider that willingness to criticize Russia and Stalin is the test of intellectual honesty.:; It is the only thing that from a literary intellectual's point of view is really dangerous.george orwell
There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee.william shakespeare
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 .
You have to choose (as a voter) between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.george burns
Let the prince be ever mindful of Sallust's teaching that neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds , merit, and honesty .
Mine honesty and I begin to square.
Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house, as your pearl in your foul oyster.
A romantic relationship requires honesty between a couple.Tzipi Livni
"honesty is the best policy," but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man.