40 Honesty Quotes

  • No legacy is as rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

 

  • Honesty is the best policy. – Aesop

 

  • If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. – Marcus Aurelius

 

  • Let’s get things straight. – Unknown

 

  • A friend’s eye is a good mirror. – Gaelic

 

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

 

 

  • Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee. – George Chapman

 

  • You can fool people some of the time, but you can’t fool them all of the time. – Aesop

 

  • Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.- John Lennon

 

  • Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. – Julius Caesar

 

  • It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. – Danish Proverb

 

  • The sting of a reproach is the truth of it. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • A loan though old is not a gift. – Hungarian Proverb

 

  • Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • There is one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says ‘yes’, you know he is crooked. – Groucho Marx

 

  • From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks. – Jesus Christ

 

  • Possession is nine tenths of the law. – Unknown

 

  • The contented person can never be ruined. – Chinese Proverb

 

  • A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth. – Tagalog Proverb

 

  • Before you can lie to another, you must first lie to yourself. – Naval Ravikant

Honesty Quotes

  • Don’t take any wooden nickels. – American Proverb

 

  • Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk. – Egyptian Proverb

 

  • He that steals an egg will steal an ox. – George Herbert

 

  • When a thief kisses you, count your teeth. – Yiddish Proverb

 

  • A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. – Edgar J. Mohn

 

  • Following the path of least resistance is what makes both men and rivers crooked. – Unknown

 

  • A fair exchange is no robbery. – Scottish Proverb

 

  • If you can’t be honest with yourself, you can’t fix yourself. Admitting you have a problem is the first step for a good reason. – Ed Latimore

 

  • Half the truth is often a whole lie. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Pay what you owe and what you’re worth you’ll know. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Dally not with other folk’s spouses or money. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Keep conscience clear, then never fear. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • When we are committed to honesty, we help reduce the level of misunderstanding, doubt, and fear throughout society. – Dalai Lama

 

  • A man who never made a mistake, never made anything. – Unknown

 

  • When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie. – Criss Jami

 

  • He that first cries out “stop thief” is often he that has stolen the treasure. – William Congreve

 

  • The best thing about telling the truth is…you don’t have to remember what you said! – Unknown