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50+ Quotes on Honesty- Assures You That Honesty is the Best Policy

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Since childhood, we have been taught that honesty is the best policy. Legends like Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Mother Teresa have always emphasized the importance of being honest. This is why we have come up with this article.

Even though sometimes the truth can hurt your loved ones, being honest and truthful is important. It’s far better than keeping the other person under the covers of lies because loyalty liberates you. It makes your soul accessible. However, it can be painful sometimes, but the consequences will always be good.

What is your opinion about being honest? Do you also believe that it is better to hurt someone with the truth? Or do you think of comforting someone with a lie?

Well, we are not judging anyone here. Each one of us has our own reasons behind any decision.

In this article, we are going to share some quotes with you about honesty. This assures you that your honesty is the best value you possess.

Quotes About Being Honest in Life

“Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“As you grew, we encouraged you to be open and direct. As you leave, never lose your honesty with those whom you speak to.” Catherine Pulsifer and Byron Pulsifer

“It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Honesty is only an illusion to those who seek their own selfish needs.”―  Theodore Higgingsworth

“Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.” ― William Shakespeare

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.” Harvey S. Firestone

“Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.” – Kent M. Keith

“No legacy is as rich as honesty.” – Unknown

“A leader should maintain a level of honor and honesty that should be valued and maintained by all.”Michele Morgan, Work Ethics

“Don’t ever regret being honest. Period.” – Taylor Swift

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.” ― Warren Buffett

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf

“True honesty is hard. Throughout my career, I’ve faced moments where I’ve needed to take an honest look at myself and face some very uncomfortable realities.” Les Brown

“Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another.” – Simone Elkeles

“When you walk a life of honesty, you live a life of truth.” – Therese Benedict

“Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.” – Thomas Carlyle

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.” Charles Dickens

Quotes about being honest

“Honesty and loyalty are key.” – Taylor Lautner

“Honesty prospers in every condition of life.” – Friedrich Schiller

“Be honest in your life, it creates positive energy, stopping all unfairness through life.” Fathima Bibi Joosab, Inspirations of the Heart

“Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.” – Steven Aitchison

“But the truth is that people need other people, that a good story requires more than one character. We were all made to be loved and made to be known, to find ourselves in honest relationships where those things can be reciprocated and exchanged.” Jamie Tworkowski

It is not the lie that passes through the mind, but the lie that sinks in and settles in it, that does the hurt.” Francis Bacon

Honesty Quotes

“Brutal, inner honesty… The three scariest words on the planet, and yet, at the same time, the very KEY that unlocks all the doors.” Ken Dahl, Honesty: The Final Frontier

“And if you learn to have those difficult conversations in a loving, honest, and responsible way, your relationships can become better than you ever thought they could.” Henry Cloud; John Townsend, How to Have That Difficult Conversation

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ― Spencer Johnson

“Often, too, with children, conformity, rather than honesty, is encouraged. I would like to see children feel free to express their emotions and, as they grow, learn how to control their impulses.” Magda Gerber, Your Self-Confident Baby

I wish to be simple, honest, natural, frank, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected ready to say, ‘I do not know,’ if so it be, to meet all men on absolute equality to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unafraid and unabashed.” Elbert Hubbard, Works of Elbert Hubbard

Honesty Quotes

“Reconciling honest doubt with deeply held faith is a paradox, something that seems unlikely, if not impossible, but turns out to be true. God makes it true.” Stephen Shortridge, Deepest Thanks, Deeper Apologies

Inspirational Quotes On Honesty

“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” – Mother Teresa

In its simplest form, communication is talking and listening; however, unless talking and listening are accompanied by honest, loving feedback on the part of the listener, little communication can take place.” Dr. Gary Chapman, Now You’re Speaking My Language

Honesty Quotes

“You have to be able to understand what your insecurities are if you want to change them. In order to do this, you are going to have to be very honest with yourself.” Jennifer N Smith, Anxiety Book

“Every honest researcher I know admits he’s just a professional amateur. He’s doing whatever he’s doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has sense enough to know that he’s going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional.” Charles Kettering

“Every honest researcher I know admits he’s just a professional amateur. He’s doing whatever he’s doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has sense enough to know that he’s going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional.” Charles Kettering

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation!” David Brandt Berg

Honesty Quotes

“Working through conflict, we maintain and build a strong but flexible, honest but loving connection in our relationship.” Aaron F. Steinberg, The Honesty Practice

“If the ego is the voice that tells us we’re better than we really are, we can say ego inhibits true success by preventing a direct and honest connection to the world around us.” Ryan Holiday, Ego Is the Enemy

Most Inspiring Quotes About Honesty

“Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws.” Timothy Keller

“Simple honesty of purpose in a man goes a long way in life if founded on a just estimate of himself and steady obedience to the rule he knows and feels to be right.” Samuel Smiles

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Where do we get the word honest? If you will study the way this word developed, you will see that it is related to honor. Honour, honesty, and truth are closely related concepts.” Kenneth Copeland

“Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.” Herbert Hoover

“Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” Mary Kay Ash

“Healthy relationships of all kinds are usually composed of honesty, trust, and respect.” Ace McCloud

“It still takes a serious commitment and honest effort for your goals to come to fruition.” Alex Altman, Take Action!

“Accepting our emotional truth is essential for self-acceptance. In turn, self-acceptance is necessary for accepting others. Learning the principles of emotional honesty enables us to stop punishing ourselves and others for our emotional pain. By acknowledging our emotional vulnerability we also increase emotional intimacy.” Ronald R. Brill, Emotional Honesty & Self-Acceptance

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.” Thomas Jefferson

“All parents want their child to be honest but often forget to place emphasis on being trustworthy even though this is also a form of honesty.” James R. Morrison

“Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” – Khaled Hosseini

“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Honesty is perhaps just as important a factor in one’s communication skills as trust.” Ross Elkins

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” – James E. Faust

“Honesty, truth, and decency all link together- by loving all of these, we can improve our families, communities, and our society.” Estella Eliot

Quotes on Honesty and Loyalty

“While a relationship is typically dependent upon, both the boyfriend and girlfriend trusting each other as well as respecting and caring for one, another important factor that is vital in a successful relationship is honesty.” John Franks

“There is nothing that we can’t accomplish in honor, in God’s honor. There is no place we can’t go, no goal we can’t reach – if we keep an honorable attitude.” Kenneth Copeland

“Being an honest person should be simple but being truly honest with others and yourself can be a real challenge at times.” Chris Hughes

“Confidence grows from being honest with myself because I know my strengths, weaknesses, capabilities and I am realistic and honest about what I can do.” Patricia A Gilpin-Hudson; Carol R Muschette, Find Joy in Daily Living

“Sometimes it is more difficult, to be honest with yourself than to try to please other people by saying what they want to hear.” Gerard Strong, The Groom’s Guide

“Just like showing trust is essential in a marriage, it is also of vital significance to be completely honest with each other.” Christian Olsen, Marriage Tips

“Radical honesty would be the core of truth, not just the outward trappings. Just as there is “the letter of the law” and “the spirit of the law,” so there is literal truth and essential truth.” Marilyn Ferguson

“Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin.

“There are links between your words and actions that are either positive or negative. If you insist on honesty and then privately brag about lying on your tax form, what are your actions really saying?” Rose Marie Whiteside, As For Me And My House

“As you experience changes and breakthroughs, know that integrity, honesty, and truth are the highest vibrating energies to guide you forward. Everything else will fall away.” Molly McCord, Conscious Messages

Quotes on Honesty

“As a parent, you need that grace too. Most of our kids have already figured out we’re imperfect. Admitting so will come as no surprise to them, and it will tell them you are honest.” Dave Gipson, Your Brain’s Too Small for God

“A leader should maintain a level of honor and honesty that should be valued and maintained by all.” Michele Morgan, Work Ethics

“While all humankind unconsciously utilizes oxygen to sustain existence; integrity, in the converse, develops only through the conscious design of pursuing honesty.” Byron R. Pulsifer

“Open palms represent openness, honesty, and non-threatening behavior. I believe if you want to be trusted you need to be honest and having opening palms is a great way to subconsciously show you can be trusted.” Joe Hinchliffe, Average Joe’s Secrets to Personal Development

“One honest relationship can be more productive than fistfuls of business cards.” – Susan Cain

“To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.”― John Ruskin

“People have an innate sense of honesty and realness. It’s not up to you to put on a show or to impress anyone. Your job is to express who you are.” Joe Gaebel, Bridging the Gap Between Strangers

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