Honesty Quotes SMS Collection

The least initial deviation from the truth

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.  ~Aristotle

It is always the best policy to

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

The truth brings with it a great

The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always.  ~R.D. LaingCUL

Truth that is naked the most beautiful

Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes; this is partly because

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread. 

Today i bent the truth to be

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I

It takes two to lie one lie

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

Honesty is the first chapter of book

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

If we were all given by magic

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

Those who think it is permissible to

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

A lie may take care of the

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

Worse than telling a lie is spending

Worse than telling a lie is spending the rest of your life staying true to a lie.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Always tell the truth even if you

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

People who are brutally honest get more

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

Dare to be true nothing can need

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

If you tell the truth dont have

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

Truth fears no questions unknown

Truth fears no questions.  ~Unknown

A half truth is a whole lie

A half truth is a whole lie.  ~Yiddish Proverb

The truth is the only thing worth

The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is

The truth is more important than the

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

Often the surest way to convey misinformation

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.  ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Reality is bad enough why should i

Reality is bad enough.  Why should I tell the truth?  ~Patrick SkySD

Truth is such a rare thing it

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

Respect for the truth is an acquired

Respect for the truth is an acquired taste.  ~Mark Van Doren, Liberal Education, 1943LCD

Truth is the most valuable thing we

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

It is not difficult to deceive the

It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses,

A lie has speed but truth endurance

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

One of the most striking differences between

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

Always telling the truth is no doubt

Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Beware of the half truth you may

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

Men occasionally stumble over the truth but

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.  ~Winston Churchill

When a man lies he murders some

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

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.  ~Saki, "Clovis upon the Alleged Romance of Business," The Square Egg; CTO

A lie is just the truth waiting

A lie is just the truth waiting to be itself.  ~Terri Guillemets

A little candor never leaves me it

A little candor never leaves me.  It is what protects me.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

A lie can travel half way around

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

No man has a good enough memory

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.  ~Abraham LincolnGCLE