November 14, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Honesty..is the best Policy

Honesty..is the best Policy

 Some Quotes on Honesty…

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.  ~Henry Louis Mencken, A Little Book in C Major, 1916

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.  ~Mark Twain

Who lies for you will lie against you.  ~Bosnian Proverb

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.  ~Thomas Carlyle

A half truth is a whole lie.  ~Yiddish Proverb

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.  ~Austin O’Malley

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.  ~William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence,” Poems from the Pickering Manuscript

Dare to be true:  nothing can need a lie:  A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.  ~George Herbert

With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back.  ~Russian proverb

Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.  ~Mark Twain

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.  ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.  ~Author Unknown

We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us.  But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.  ~Tad Williams

Truth fears no questions.  ~Unknown

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.  ~Thomas Jefferson

There is no well-defined boundary between honesty and dishonesty.  The frontiers of one blend with the outside limits of the other, and he who attempts to tread this dangerous ground may be sometimes in one domain and sometimes in the other.  ~O. Henry, Rolling Stones, 1912

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.  ~Oliver Wendell

The truth is more important than the facts.  ~Frank Lloyd Wright

If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms.  For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain.  But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field.  ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.  ~Rospo Pallenberg and John Boorman, Excalibur, based on Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.  ~Richard J. Needham

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.  ~Bertrand Russell

Beware of the half truth.  You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.  ~Author Unknown

When truth is divided, errors multiply.  ~Eli Siegel, Damned Welcome

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.  ~Emily Dickinson

Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.  ~Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.  ~Slovenian Proverb

Always tell the truth.  Even if you have to make it up.  ~Author Unknown

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.  ~Adlai Stevenson

The highest compact we can make with our fellow is – “Let there be truth between us two forevermore.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.  ~Oscar Wilde

The truth needs so little rehearsal.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.  ~Mark Twain

It takes two to lie.  One to lie and one to listen.  ~”Homer Simpson,” from the television show The Simpsons

There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him.  If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook.  ~Groucho Marx

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.  ~Mark Twain

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.  ~Jerome K. Jerome

Always tell the truth.  If you can’t always tell the truth, don’t lie.  ~Author Unknown

I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle.  Washington could not lie.  I can lie, but I won’t.  ~Mark Twain

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