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    honesty Quotes

    For most people, honesty is such an unusual departure from their standard modus operandi - such an abherration in their workaday mendacity - that they feel obliged to alert you when a moment of sincerity is coming on.
    — Zoë Heller
    Don't be afraid to make people mad. Your honesty will inspire your true followers. I piss off tons of people every day.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: people  honesty  true  inspire  afraid 
    Honesty is the greatest aphrodisiac.
    — Zan Perrion
    tags: honesty 
    I shall pursue a straight forward course deviating neither to the right or left so that comes what may I hope my real friends will never have to blush for me, so far as truth, honesty & fair dealings are concerned.
    — Zachary Taylor
    tags: truth  friends  honesty  right  real  hope 
    I think the most important thing for me in a relationship is honesty.
    — Zac Efron
    Honesty is most important, and it's difficult when you're young and single and sort of figuring out your own life.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: young  honesty 
    The most important thing for me is honesty. Just be honest and up front. I think that's the hardest.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: honesty 
    One day posterity will remember these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: time  honesty  courage 
    I never want to listen to the songs in front of people close to me. There's an emotional honesty in that place where it's not earnest but it's vulnerable.
    — Yannis Philippakis
    Nothing poisons love more than honesty. If love lasts until the day we die, we will live without showing our real self to our beloved until the day we die. Love makes us more beautiful and distorts us. Love takes our impulse to lie to an extreme.
    — Yang Gui-ja
    tags: live  self  honesty  lies  beautiful  real  die  extreme 
    There's a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
    — Wynonna Judd
    The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: character  men  honesty  honor 
    When self-interest inclines a man to print, he should consider that the purchaser expects a pennyworth for his penny, and has reason to asperse his honesty if he finds himself deceived.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: men  honesty 
    Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: honesty 
    To keep a diary is to attempt a difficult literary form. Its effectiveness is likely to derive from a special blend of honesty and appetite for life that gives the power to record everyday happenings while magically freeing them from banality and triviality.
    — William Plomer
    tags: power  honesty 
    Sometimes honesty can be incredibly messy
    — William P. Young
    tags: honesty 
    Refreshing honesty has been getting me in trouble since I was five, but it's probably had some positive effects - like not being a liar.
    — William Monahan
    tags: honesty  positive  liar 
    In all honesty a gangster picture was the easiest kind of film for me to get made.
    — William Monahan
    tags: honesty  film 
    Honesty, capacity, and industry are nowhere more indispensable than in public employment.
    — William McKinley
    tags: honesty 
    Just as the apparent openness of rectitude will have its hidden places where foul things moulder in the dark, so, in the shadowed lives of those outside the law may sometimes be found concealed honesty and naive ideals.
    — William McIlvanney
    tags: live  honesty  law  dark 
    Honesty is not necessarily the best policy. The best policy would be to acquire a reputation for honesty and then to cheat at the psychological moment.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: honesty  moment 
    We can exterminate Ku Kluxism better by recognizing their honesty and teaching them that they are wrong.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    tags: honesty  wrong  teaching 
    Democracy begins in human conversation. A democratic conversation does not require elaborate rules of procedure or utopian notions of perfect consensus. What it does require is a spirit of mutual respect-people conversing critically with one another in an atmosphere of honesty and shared regard.
    — William Greider
    So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    The quality an artist must have is objectivity in judging his work, plus the honesty and courage not to kid himself about it.
    — William Faulkner
    Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
    — William Bourke Cockran
    I believe honesty comes across in music because for [most] people music isn't just something to dance to.
    — Willa Ford
    tags: people  honesty  believe  music  dance 
    Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. some people are better at hiding it than others.
    — Will Smith
    tags: people  pain  honesty 
    Success is ninety-nine percent mental attitude. It calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience, and enthusiasm.
    — Wilferd Peterson
    How is it that society professes to embrace the value of honesty when so few are found of it?
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: society  honesty  value 
    In time, lies bring turmoil, where honesty brings peace.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: time  peace  honesty  lies 
    It is in scientific honesty that I endorse the presentation of alternative theories for the origin of the universe, life and man in the science classroom. It would be an error to overlook the possibility that the universe was planned rather than happening by chance.
    — Wernher von Braun
    With grown children, we can look back at both our mistakes and what we did well in our parenting, having conversations with a greater degree of honesty than was possible before. In getting older themselves, our adult children may begin to comprehend the burdens and strengths we carried from our own parents.
    — Wendy Lustbader
    Honesty is something you can't wear out.
    — Waylon Jennings
    tags: honesty 
    Commend me to sterling honesty though clad in rags.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: honesty 
    Motivational Quotes on: Honesty, Success, KindThere was a tremendous modesty in the man as he spoke, a quietness and dignity. There was a simplicity and honesty and unselfconsciousness, and a tremendous peace.
    — Walter Russell
    You don't have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw the engines of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: men  honesty  human  soul  care  creative  instinct 
    Where two factions see vividly each its own aspect, and contrive their own explanations of what they see, it is almost impossible for them to credit each other with honesty.
    — Walter Lippmann
    LIGHT FROM WITHIN my friend, cancer got you damn it: you had it beat for seven years at least. how did it come back? Why all that pain. again. and you, such a fighter you fought me over and over with tears and words and promises. you fought for me with honesty and a light so bright it hurts my heart. sweet lorna. at peace now finally no more battles, just light from within a flickering candle in the dark burns with you.
    — Wallace Stevens
    tags: peace  pain  heart  friends  hurt  honesty  dark  tears  battle  year 
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