Honesty Quotes and Captions

As honesty is the fundamental building block for trust in relationships, I think you’ll find a review of these honesty quotes and captions worthwhile.

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Best Honesty Quotes

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

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein

Truth builds trust.
Marilyn Suttle

If you’re not honest with the world, you can’t really be honest with yourself.
Joe Norman

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Charles Spurgeon

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
James Altucher

Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
Friedrich Schiller

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

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Good Sayings on Being Honest

These inspirational honesty quotes tell it like it is.

Life comes down to honesty and doing what’s right. That’s what’s most important.
Bob Feller

We have a set of core values. Honesty, respect.
Urban Meyer

Every time somebody speaks of my honesty, there is someone who quivers inside me.
Albert Camus

I strive for honesty because I think that’s where the funniest stuff comes from.
Romesh Ranganathan

Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.
Taylor Lautner

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

The honest man falls prey to guilt and conscience far more often than the dishonest one even when he has acted honorably.
Kapil Gupta

Honesty is the cornerstone of character. The honest man or woman seeks not merely to avoid criminal or illegal acts but to be scrupulously fair, upright, fearless in both action and expression.
B.C. Forbes

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

Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth.
Oprah Winfrey

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

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Funny Insights

Humorous honesty quotes make the medicine easier to swallow.

People are like music, some speak the truth, and others are just noise.
Bill Murray

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Frank McKinney

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

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.
Josh Billings

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
Groucho Marx

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
George Carlin

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Mark Twain

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
H. L. Mencken

If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny, or they’ll kill you.
Billy Wilder

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. Thomas Carlyle

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

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Short Quotations on Honesty

Our short honesty quotes get right to the point.

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

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Honesty is something you can’t wear out.
Waylon Jennings

Loyalty and honesty, those are important.

An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.

Honesty and loyalty are key.
Taylor Lautner

I admire honesty more than any other trait.
Jerry Reinsdorf

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

Aim not at being clever but at being true.
Marty Rubin

It is a fine thing, to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
Winston Churchill

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mahatma Gandhi

Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.
Mark Twain

Don’t ever regret being honest. Period.
Taylor Swift

It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.
Rick Riordan

Anything is better than lies and deceit!
Leo Tolstoy

Truth Be Told

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You should not honor men more than the truth.

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

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

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud

Real honesty is a responsibility to the present moment.

When you are truly honest with yourself, some people won’t like you.
Maxime Lagacé

Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.

To believe in something and not to live it is dishonest.
Mahatma Gandhi

When truth is divided, errors multiply.
Eli Siegel

An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.
Khaled Hosseini

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

If an offense comes out of the truth, better is it that the offense comes than that the truth be concealed.
Thomas Hardy

Leading your life honestly and truthfully will create trust and friendship.
14th Dalai Lama

Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.
Vernon Howard

People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.
Ben Carson

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest, and truthful.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

If you want to get free, you have to first get honest.
Joyce Meyer


Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?
John Steinbeck

You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.
Anne Lamott

Your feelings wouldn’t get hurt if you were honest with yourself.
Tye Lewis

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

People are just looking for honesty and authenticity more than anything.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders

There is always a way, to be honest without being brutal.
Arthur Dobrin


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

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.

One word of truth outweighs the world.
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

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

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.
Fred Rogers

Be honest about where you are at so that you can get to where you want to be.
Joyce Meyer

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

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

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

Living with integrity means: Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.
Barbara De Angelis

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
St. Catherine of Siena

I would rather be damned by my honesty than caged by my lies.
Omega Maverick

Honesty is not only the first step toward greatness; it is greatness itself.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy

Positive Takes

Honesty and openness are always the foundation of insightful dialogue.
Bell Hooks

Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
Ed McMahon

If, in day-to-day life, you lead a good life, honestly, with love, compassion, and less selfishness, then automatically, you will find peace.
14th Dalai Lama

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Mary Browne

Art is to beauty what honor is to honesty.
Winston Churchill

I stand by the principle of honesty, fair play, and trustworthiness.
T. S. Kalyanaraman

All I’m ever looking for in my work, in general, is honesty and truth and people being real to themselves.
O Tillett Wright

If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory.
Jesse Ventura

Be True Thoughts

It is always helpful to remain honest and truthful in the face of difficulty.
14th Dalai Lama

Honest hearts produce honest actions.
Brigham Young

I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.
Daniel Radcliffe

Honesty first, then courage; then brains – and all are indispensable.
Theodore Roosevelt

Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it.
Ray Blanton

The life of an honest man must be a perpetual infidelity.
Charles Peguy

The good I stand on is my truth and honesty.
William Shakespeare

An honest man is respected by all parties.
William Hazlitt

There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.
Frank Ocean

My strength would be my honesty and my passion towards my work.
Sushant Singh Rajput

Telling the Truth

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
Richard Bach

Good music is timeless, and if you create with that honesty, it will last.
Jorja Smith

I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
Summer Altice

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
Abu Bakr

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.
John Gerzema

Boastfulness and excessive pride do not equate at all with humility and honesty, credibility and integrity.
Angelica Hopes

Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity.
Warsan Shire

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglass

Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them.
Suzy Kassem

Honesty and integrity are an important part of our character, my character.
Nick Saban

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters; decency and honesty are what matter.
Tiger Woods

The line between honesty and dishonesty is a narrow, shifting one and usually lets those who are the most subtle and already have more than they can use get by.
Clarence Darrow

When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

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

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

Honesty Captions for Instagram

  • I’d rather be honest than impressive.
  • Being honest never hurts anyone.
  • I’m not interested in nice; I’m interested in honesty.
  • Always maintain your honesty because your honesty is not your compulsion.
  • You can’t lie to your soul.
  • Truth fears no questions.
  • Be honest rather than clever.
  • If you want to be trusted, be honest.
  • Be true to your work and to your word.
  • Don’t expect loyalty when you can’t provide honesty.
  • Honesty and loyalty mean everything to me.
  • I can handle the truth, but not the lies.
  • Fed up with getting lied to every day.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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