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Quotes About Honesty

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Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

Jess C. Scott
“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

Stephen Chbosky
“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Paulo Coelho
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Virginia Woolf
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
Virginia Woolf

Khaled Hosseini
“And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Albert Einstein
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
Albert Einstein

George Washington
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
George Washington

Franz Kafka
“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka

Laura Ingalls Wilder
“The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

George R.R. Martin
“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Mahatma Gandhi
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Thomas Jefferson
“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”
Thomas Jefferson

Jenny O'Connell
“[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn't make you nice, it just makes you a liar.”
Jenny O'Connell, The Book of Luke

Robert Louis Stevenson
“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Jess C. Scott
“Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long.

Good things come to those who wait.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

Mahatma Gandhi
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Leo Tolstoy
“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking...”
Leo Tolstoy

Charles Dickens
“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”
Charles Dickens

Alan Moore
“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Leo Tolstoy
“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Barbara De Angelis
“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
Barbara De Angelis

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Jane Austen
“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
Jane Austen, Emma

Criss Jami
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
Criss Jami

Rick Riordan
“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Victor Hugo
“You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Walter Scott
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”
Walter Scott, Marmion

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