The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Honesty is the best policy.
Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
No such thing as a man willing to be honest — that would be like a blind man willing to see.
An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.
Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.
Honesty always sounds like impudence to the vain and stupid.
Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
Honesty is praised and starves
I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time
The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.
Honesty consists not in never stealing but in knowing where to stop in stealing, and how to make good use of what one does steal.
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy
Most of us are honest all the time, and all of us are honest most of the time.
Honesty is the soul of business
I am not an economist. I am an honest man!
Honesty is the best image.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it
Typing up a detailed news post at this moment would not further the goals of my great society. Stay tuned for ideological update.
Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity.
Honesty: The best of all the lost arts
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity
Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
In answer to the question posed by the title, I can’t in all honesty say, “This movie.” But that’s only because there are far too many Freddy Got Fingereds and Say It Isn’t Sos out there. The fact that What’s the Worst That Could Happen? is better than these movies should in no way be misconstrued as even a backhanded compliment. It’s like comparing stale, moldy, rancid bread with soggy, stale, moldy, rancid bread. Both are equally probable to turn one’s stomach, and, if ingested, likely to require some time spent kneeling in front of a toilet bowl.
Honesty is a question of right and wrong, not a matter of policy
If you truly want honesty, don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to
A very honest woman but something given to lie
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
Occasionally, when honesty was the best policy, he was honest
Men are disposed to live honestly, if the means of doing so are open to them.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
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.
Honesty is something you can’t wear out
Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty.
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.
Absolute honesty is essential in one’s search for God (Truth). The subtleties of the Path are finer than a hair. The least hypocrisy becomes a wave that washes one off the Path. It is your false self that keeps you away from your true Self by every trick it knows. In the guise of honesty this self even deceives itself. For instance your self claims, I love Baba. The fact is, if you really loved Baba you would not be your false self making the self-asserting statement!