Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
An honest man is always a child.
There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's crooked.
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
[T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man.
Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are not as they ought to be.
Frank and explicit--that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to success.
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
Falsehood is never in words; it is in things.
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.
The bourgeois novel is the greatest enemy of truth and honesty that was ever invented.
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