101Kidz : Quotations : Honesty


The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
- Cicero

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
- Don Marquis

The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
- Euripides

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
- F. M. Hubbard

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

When in doubt, tell the truth.
- Mark Twain

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
- Mary MacCracken

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
- Sam Rayburn

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
- Samuel Butler

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

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously.
- Thomas Sowell

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
- Walter Anderson

Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
- William Shakespeare

I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.
- William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
- William Shakespeare

Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.
- William Shakespeare