honesty Quotes

I think I'm sort of blind to genre. As long as it has a sort of honesty about it, which I think you'll hear in whatever music you respond to, then I think it doesn't need to be called anything particularly.
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— Lianne La Havas
In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
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— Leslie Banks
[Success] always starts with the material; it always starts with the truth and honesty of the characters that you read in the screenplay and that's rarely something that can be remedied if it's simply not there by the time you shoot the film. Thank God we had that.
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— Leonardo DiCaprio
Your gift to God is honesty. God's gift to you is truth.
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— Leonard Jacobson
One of the principal qualities that you need as national security adviser is trust, the trust of the president. And that depends on truth and it depends on honesty.
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— Leon Panetta
Honesty is the precondition for genuine scientific and scholarly work.
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— Leo Baeck
Maybe it's easier to think about dishonesty and what kind of trouble you can get into as a writer when love and honesty collide and you sidestep that collision, either because you want to protect somebody or you want to blame somebody - which are the usual impulses in love: protection and blame, frequently at the same time - so you don't exactly tell the truth.
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— Leigh Newman
Anything short of the discipline and honesty of a true gold coin standard will inevitably self-destruct, consuming our wealth and liberties, and nurturing the omnipotent state.
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— Lawrence Reed
A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.
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— Lawrence G. Lovasik
How frequently is the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or shrug! How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped With the imputation of proceeding from bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
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— Laurence Sterne
Callie always said Luce was incapable of brutal honesty and that was why she got herself stuck in so many crappy situations with guys whom she should have just told no.
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— Lauren Kate
Integrity, honesty, and honor may not give immediate rewards or gratification, and they can be life-threatening (for example, being a whistle-blower or turning state's evidence). The absence of integrity, honesty, and honor do not always bring punishment or scorn, and can be life-aggrandizing (connivers and cheats often gain power and wealth). Therefore, morality must be its own reward.
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— Laura Schlessinger
The thing about death is that it's honest. I go to things that have a core of honesty about them and there's nothing more honest than death.
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— Laura Linney
A commentary on the times is that the word 'honesty' is now preceded by 'old-fashioned.'
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— Larry Walters
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
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— Laozi
Rituals are the end of fidelity and honesty, and the beginning of confusion.
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— Laozi
Coming out is a means of redefining oneself, of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social order with distinct values. Chief among these values is honesty.
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— Lance Loud
If partisanship makes us abandon intellectual honesty, if we oppose what our opponents say or do simply because they are the ones saying or doing it, we become mere political short-sellers, hoping for bad news because it's good for our ideological investment.
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— Kurt Andersen
Living a lie - pretending everything is fine when we areactually discontented - is hard work and, in the long run, even bad for our health. We pay a high pricefor compromising on this honesty - and neglecting ourselves. Finding our inner passion, our missionin life, and connecting with who we really are, our spiritual being or our higher self - this is the key to success and fulfilment. Our 'soul' purpose is our sole purpose in life.
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— Kristiane Backer
Royal Young has accomplished a rare feat in his fresh and riveting debut: he manages to recount his fascinating youth and unconventional family with a mixture of humor, scathing honesty and tenderness. Much more than simply a book about a kid who dreams of stardom, Fame Shark is a thoughtful, hilarious and moving love letter to his family and the Lower East Side of New York City.
tags: humor youth young honesty fame hilarious book dreams kids fascinating
— Kristen Johnston
Truth, honesty, perseverance, strength, love of all kinds and forgiveness are all beautiful, Tack. The most beautiful stories ever told are the most difficult to take.
— Kristen Ashley
People are drooling for the truth. They want honesty from politicians, and they're not getting it.
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— Kinky Friedman
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
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— Kin Hubbard
I wish every American explored the importance of novel writing, identity, honesty, character and place in fresh-ass ways.
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— Kiese Laymon
The work of John Lennon was marked by its exquisite beauty and by its brutal honesty.
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— Kevin Spacey
We do have to remain true to the idea of honesty within what you want to do.
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— Kevin Drew
Sincerity is a Christian virtue, as is honesty about our struggles. But my generation needs to realize that Christianity is more than chic fragility, endless self-revelation, and the coolness that comes with authenticity.
— Kevin DeYoung
When I go home, I try to raise my children with honesty and integrity and teach them to take care of the world and of each other.
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— Kevin Bacon
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it's integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards. And it's much easier to do business with someone when you look them in the eye and say, "This is what we're going to do," and you understand what you each mean, and you can go away and get it done.
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— Kerry Stokes
To be honest with my music... for me to expect anyone to connect it has to come from a place of honesty.
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— Keri Hilson
Responsible Development shares many practices with XP but the roots are different. Responsible Development's values are honesty, transparency, accountability and responsibility. These lead me to pairing, test-first, incremental design, continuous integration and so on because they support the values.
— Kent Beck
I strive for honesty in playing what I feel.
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— Kenny Burrell
It doesn't mean old or younger. I've learned a lot from people much younger than me as well as people much older than me. So I think it's about honesty and generosity.
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— Kenneth Branagh
Baseball is something more than a game to an American boy; it is his training field for life's work. Destroy his faith in its squareness and honesty and you have destroyed something more; you have planted suspicion of all things in his heart.
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— Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Don't say it...I've seen too many loves sundered by too much needless honesty.
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— Ken Kesey
Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy.
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— Kelly Rowland
In all honesty, I'm not really familiar with Stevie Wonder's music, since country is more of my style. I really have no idea what I am doing.
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— Kellie Pickler
Maybe my expectations for honesty are too high.
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— Kelley Armstrong
Honesty has always worked for me.
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— Katy Perry
In all honesty, we never tried to get the number-one song anywhere anyway.
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— Katie White