Honesty Quotes




The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Honesty    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Truth    Wisdom    Wise words

I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.

And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Honesty    Lies    Stories    Truth

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Blithe Spirit

Noël Coward

Blithe Spirit
Deceit    Honesty    Hypocrisy    Morality    Shock    Top 8

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones
Denial    Honesty    Truth

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

Confession    Excuses    Honesty    Lies    Lying    Truth

You can't lie to your soul.

Porno

Irvine Welsh

Porno

[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn't make you nice, it just makes you a liar.

The Book of Luke

Jenny O'Connell

The Book of Luke
Honesty    Life    Life lessons    Love

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.

Books    Honesty    Wisdom

Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long.
Good things come to those who wait.

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Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking...

You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.

The human body is the best work of art.

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Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

Anything is better than lies and deceit!

Deceit    Honesty    Lies    Lying

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.

Let's tell the truth to people. When people ask, 'How are you?' have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don't want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.

It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.

The Red Pyramid

Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid

A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement

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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.

I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears?

Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson Halse Anderson

Speak

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.

Emma

Jane Austen

Emma

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.

Aggravation    Concealment    Confusion    Contemplation    Dishonesty    Hardcore    Honesty    Lie    Lying    Never    Pain    Provoke    Secrecy    Secrets    Thinkers    Thought    Torture    Truth

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.

Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?

Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.
-Maggie

Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride

You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?

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If you want to write a negative review, don't tickle me gently with your aesthetic displeasure about my work. Unleash the goddamn Kraken."
[on
Twitter
, July 17, 2012]

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.

Forest    Happiness    Honesty    Inspirational    Life    Love    Nature    Power

In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.

Democracy    Dissent    Heroes    Honesty    Integrity    Truth    Truth telling    Virtue

Honest people don't hide their deeds.

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for your loved one I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.

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if you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.

Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates

Revolutionary Road
Alone    Honesty    Yates

The answer is good things only happen to you if you're good. Good? Honest is more what I mean... Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote-Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.

Death    Honesty    Life    Truth    Wisdom

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

Honesty    Lies    Truth

What have I always believed?
That on the whole, and by and large, if a man lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out all right.

Small Gods

Terry Pratchett

Small Gods
Belief    Decency    Honesty    Morality    Religion

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Last night I was seriously considering whether I was a bisexual or not but I don’t think so though I’m not sure if I’d like to be and argh I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, if you like a person, you like the person, not their genitals.

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.

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