Candor Quotes

Quotes tagged as "candor" (showing 1-30 of 34)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Veronica Roth
“Can you tell me where to find Tobias'? I ask. When I imagine his face, affection for him bubbles up inside of me and all I want to do is kiss him. 'Four, I mean. He's so handsome, isn't he? I don't really understand why he likes me so much. I'm not very nice, am I?'
-Tris”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“I'm not abnegation, I'm not dauntless, I am Divergent”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Peggy Noonan
“Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.”
Peggy Noonan

Veronica Roth
“The tiles in the Merciless Mart are always black and white, and here they are in a checkered pattern. If I unfocus my eyes, I see exactly what the Candor don’t believe in—gray.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Donna Lynn Hope
“Straightforwardness intimidates people. They prefer the veneer, despite what they claim.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Megan Devine
“The reality of grief is far different from what others see from the outside. There is pain in this world that you can't be cheered out of. You don't need solutions. You don't need to move on from your grief. You need someone to see your grief, to acknowledge it. You need someone to hold your hands while you stand there in blinking horror, staring at the hole that was your life. Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.”
Megan Devine, It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

John C. Maxwell
“It is easier to move from failure to success in from excuses to success.”
John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Pam Bachorz
“In a few minutes nobody will know what I did. Everything will be perfect again. Except for my life.

[Oscar Banks]”
Pam Bachorz, Candor
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Megan Devine
“When you try to take someone's pain away from them, you don't make it better. You just tell them it's not OK to talk about their pain.”
Megan Devine, It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

Donna Lynn Hope
“Only strong women, and they seem to be rare, can handle a frank and direct woman who doesn't sweet-talk or need others to nerve her. You can identify the easily intimidated because they need a gaggle of like-minded clones to back them up when they feign offense, which is merely a guise for their insecurity.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Joy Davidman
“Being a fool for God was not merely alright but liberating.”
Joy Davidman

Megan Devine
“Every loss is valid. And every loss is not the same. You can't flatten the landscape of grief and say that everything is equal. It isn't.”
Megan Devine, It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

Megan Devine
“True comfort in grief is in acknowledging the pain, not in trying to make it go away. Companionship, not correction, is the way forward.”
Megan Devine, It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

“Essentially there are two actions in life: Performance and excuses. Make a decision as to which he will accept from yourself.”
Steven Brown

George Eliot
“To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Will Davis Jr.
“Instead of fleeing God scrutiny, David welcomed it. It's like he was saying, "Look God, since I can't hide from you, since you know my very thoughts before I think them, I want you to fully know me. Be in the very core, the essence of my being. If you're going to know me, then know everything about me!”
Will Davis Jr., 10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them

Donna Lynn Hope
“Can I be trusted? Can you? I can be trusted with some things, but not all things, just like you.”
Donna Lynn Hope

“The people who enlighten us are the ones who tell us their secrets.”
Marty Rubin

Mark Buchanan
“There is too wide a gap, for most of us, between what we say and what we mean. Between our words and our thoughts. The first thing the Prophet Isaiah said when he saw the living and exalted God was, “Woe is me, I am ruined. For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips” (Isaiah 6:5). Isaiah was one of the most godly men who ever walked the earth. But seeing God, he sees also, abrupt and stark and grief-making, his own duplicity. Then God does what only God can do: he sears his lips clean (Isaiah 6:6-7). And herein lies our hope: truly seeing God, we truly see ourselves, in all our woe-begotten duplicity; but crying out to God, we are truly and greatly helped.”
Mark Buchanan

Peter Tieryas
“Since we're all snails riding on the razor's edge, we might as well say it as it is.”
Peter Tieryas, United States of Japan

Lolly Daskal
“Do not allow your inner doubts to keep you from achieving what you can do.”
Lolly Daskal, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

Lolly Daskal
“When your intuition is strong, follow it.”
Lolly Daskal, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

George Santayana
“The more pleasure a universe can yield, other things being equal, the more beneficent and generous is its general nature; the more pains its constitution involves, the darker and more malign its total temper. To deny this would seem impossible, yet it is done daily; for there is nothing people will not maintain when they are slaves to superstition; and candor and a sense of justice are, in such a case, the first things lost.”
George Santayana, The Life of Reason: Five Volumes in One

Clifford Geertz
“What we had actually demonstrated was our cowardice, but there is fellowship in that too.”
Clifford Geertz

Lolly Daskal
“Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act decisively without needing to know why.”
Lolly Daskal, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

Anne Brontë
“A spirit of candor and frankness, when wholly unaccompanied with coarseness, he
admired in others, but he could not acquire it himself.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Kristen Henderson
“I wonder what became of you, your Johnny
Rotten skin, no Emerald City eyes.
You'd have been a beauty if you let inferiority
steam your glasses with its candor, sans laughter.”
Kristen Henderson

Erving Goffman
“The more there is about the individual that deviates in an undesirable direction from what might have been expected to be true of him, the more he is obliged to volunteer information about himself, even though the cost to him of candor may have increased proportionally.”
Erving Goffman, Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity

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